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Socialist Kshama Sawant Doesn't Call Obama Her Comrade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Socialist Kshama Sawant, who was elected this year to the Seattle City Council, said Tuesday she does not count President Barack Obama as a comrade in...

As Goes Vermont, So Goes The Country?

Heather Gautney | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Heather Gautney

As the longest serving independent in congressional history, a Sanders run could serve as a litmus test for breaking open our two-party political system. More fundamentally, it could become a referendum on American capitalism itself.

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

What Is the Economy of Tawhid?

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

In 1977, Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first president, wrote a book introducing an alternative approach to economy based on the principle of Tawhid, which challenged the principle of dichotomy which are at the centre of both capitalist and socialist models of economy.

The Demise of the Left (and How to Revive It)

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Obama's health care reform was supposed to include a public option, universal Medicaid expansion and exclude the Cadillac tax (which will hurt union workers who negotiated good health care plans). Ideally, of course, we would move to single-payer or socialized medicine, but this is America!

INFOMERCIAL: Introducing 'Liberty' by the GOP!* (*Some Restrictions Apply, Not Available to All)

Dan Treadway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Treadway

Are you frustrated? Tired of gridlocked government? Wish this whole shutdown thing would just end? Introducing: "Liberty," the traditional word utilized by conservatives that can mean whatever you want it to!

De-Kochification: The Kochs Are Creating a Generation of 'Socialists'

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

By grinding more and more people under their greasy thumbs, the Kochs engender more and more distrust of capitalism itself as the cause of misery rather than what it could be if its excesses were reigned in.

Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.

What Do Socialists Think of Obamacare?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

You know who should be angry about Obamacare? Real socialists. The tea party opponents of the Affordable Care Act promised them a government incursion that the new law does not deliver.

Rush's Revisionist Reading Rainbow

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Limbaugh says that his book, titled Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, will tell "just the truthful history of the Pilgrims" and "the true story of Thanksgiving."

Does the Free Market Corrode Moral Character?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Victor Udoewa

I actually do not know what system would be better, though I am willing to work with others to create one. Perhaps, a possible solution is more subtle than a change of systems. One of the communal moral corrosions that I see all around will help explain this -- a lack of satisfaction.

Zach Carter

Tea Partiers Use Cardboard Stand-In For Absent Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) was unable to attend a town hall meeting earlier this month, Idaho's Gem State Tea Party opted to host a mock event h...

Social(organ)ism

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Socialism is a dirty word, perhaps deservedly so. But the real trouble resides with our persistent use, and misuse, of a word we made dirty. Vocabulary so encumbered is like bathwater we refuse to drain; it takes on an opacity that quite obscures the baby

The Economic Philosopher's Outcast: Mises

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Mises witnessed firsthand rampant government spending, overwhelming debt, and inflation in both Germany and Austria. The results of similar economic policies are threatening major urban centers around our country.

Revisiting 'Resisting Republican Excess'

David Coates | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
David Coates

It is time, surely, for those of us who want to see important things done in Washington D.C. and in state capitals like Raleigh, North Carolina -- who want Washington and Raleigh to succeed -- to unite together to minimize the impact in both cities of those who want government to fail.

Let's Have a Higher Minimum Wage -- and a Lower Maximum Wage

Floyd Elliot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Conservatives love incentives. Let's pay a top executive 1800 times what a worker makes... because incentives! Let's tax capital gains at half the rate we tax worker's pay... because incentives!

Life Underground in the GDR

John Feffer | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

In the early days of dissent in East Germany, the state and the Stasi were dedicated to eradicating all signs of opposition. As Thomas Klein, a leading oppositionist from those days, explained to me, they didn't even know the size of their dissident circles until after 1989 when the Stasi files became available.

What Does Equality Mean?

John O'Kane | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
John O'Kane

There's no question that many are down on socialism, or most any other "foreign" ism. But few can have a grasp of what it is. They must be driven by a media-stoked fear of the unknown since the alignment of power in this country now is far from socialistic.

What's Xi's Textbook for Upcoming Reforms?

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Observers inside and outside China are trying to figure out what Xi's reform agenda will be -- and, in recent weeks, Chinese leaders have given a new cluster of clues.

Are Fire Hydrants Too Socialist?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

There were bodies everywhere. I'd never seen anything like it before -- especially on a dog-walk...

Which Would You Choose? Money Or Love?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Does it make any sense at all then for a man of 60 to hook up with a woman of 30? Or vice versa? Logic would dictate against it; yet it happens all the time and many such relationships last for years.

Is Socialism the Answer for Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Capitalism is all about competition and profit, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that... so long as there is a level playing field. Otherwise, capitalism becomes unfair, cruel, and unsustainable.

Taxed More Than Their Income?

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

* 8,000 households paid more in tax than they earned * Data show impact of Socialists' one-off levy PARIS, May 18 (Reute...

Hugo Chávez Will Be Missed

Rafa Fernández de Castro | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Rafa Fernández de Castro

Cancer was a blessing for the legacy of Hugo Chávez. Cancer allowed the former Venezuelan president to die a martyr, derailing him from a fate á la ...

I'm With Stupid: Start Actually Promoting the General Welfare

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It ain't socialism if it's in the Constitution, right? I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay (and have poor folks pay, too) a little more in taxes and not have to subsidize the health-insurance industry.