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Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half ...

Can Equity Crowdfunding Save Capitalism?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Christian Chiakulas

Imagine a world where a small community business can turn its own customers into investors through the internet; where medical startups can invite the involvement of those affected by the disease they seek to cure.

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has...

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Hugo Chavez is dead. Chavismo, which was more of a cult than a political ideology, is on its last legs. Before Venezuela succumbs as well, it's time for a radical restart in the land of Bolivar.

Glenn Beck Explains the Root of His Addiction and Questions Climate Change

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Glenn Beck on How Silicon Valley Is Disrupting Politics

Quora | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Why Bernie Sanders Is Still Standing

Bill Blum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

As a self-described "democratic socialist" in a country where the "S" word has been anathema for most of the past century, Sanders should have been a ready mark for Hillary Clinton, branded as an out-of-touch, elderly extremist and consigned to the fringes of political relevance.

The Return of Democratic Socialism

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

Trump and Right-Wing Nationalism

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The success of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing nationalism in the United States should come as no great surprise, considering the strength of right-wing movements in many other developed nations.

Dad, That's Not Socialism

Allie Long | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Allie Long

My dad sends the occasional Wall Street Journal article my way because I think he likes to watch me squirm while I read it, but putting Bret Stephens' "What's Socialism, Dad?" in my hands just made me laugh and not for the reason Stephens would have hoped.

10 Ways That Bernie Sanders Has Described Democratic Socialism That Prove It Isn't a Radical Idea at All

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

The vision that Sanders introduces is neither idealistic nor radical, but rather, a practical response to the problems that our current political and economic systems perpetuate.

As a Leftist, I Will Not Be Supporting Hillary Clinton for President

Dan Arel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

I will not have another war on my conscience. I will not contribute to fewer Americans having healthcare and I will not endorse someone with my vote who refused to lift the working class out of poverty.

No, Bernie Sanders Has Not Pushed Hillary Clinton To The Left

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Different people run for president for different reasons. Some want to publicize important issues or influence political party platforms. Some want to...

Clinton, the President of Scandinavia

Thor Steinhovden | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Thor Steinhovden

Scandinavians are avid followers of U.S. politics, particularly during election season. This time around, our curiosity has been peaked even further, as the Nordics have become a frequent topic of conversation on the campaign trail.

5 Things Leftists Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Jonathan Kissam | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Kissam

While we may not agree with every decision he has made, is making, or will make, we need to understand that fundamentally what he is doing is looking for the most achievable radical change, and the most radical achievable change (within his own political framework of social democracy).

Bernienomics Is a Mix of Fairytales and Populism

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Gregoris Kalai

In a country as diverse and divided as America, both the policies and ideals that Sanders stands for would be hard (read: impossible) to enforce.

Call Me a Communist

Merima Trako | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

When I read about the failed Pfizer deal to merge with Allergen and move the headquarters to Ireland, allowing them to evade paying US taxes, I think that I may be discussing a possible future for the US market. Large corporations are not interested in the common good of human beings.

Dubioza Kolektiv Representing World's Gen X Population

Merima Trako | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Merima Trako

As Dubioza Kolektiv took the stage of a small performance venue The Cutting Room in New York City I was prepared to have fun, feel young (my boys at h...

Decoding The Socialist Stigma: Why Youth Understand More Than Adults

Sue Scheff | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Sue Scheff

I typically write about bullying and cyberbullying -- with today's political atmosphere, I would say I'm in the right arena. One thing I've learned a...

5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Should Not Endorse Hillary Clinton

Dan Arel | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out his requirements for endorsing Hillary Clinton for president should she win the party nomination.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Radical Feminism Still Challenges Us Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No celebration of Women's History Month would be complete without acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gilman was the most important feminist thinker in the United States.

Part two: The Trip Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, Should Take

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

Here's the Cuban lesson in all this for Bernie and his quest for ending income and wealth inequality: Capitalism with all its faults offers everyone at least the possibility of becoming rich. Socialism gets rid of inequality by making everyone equally poor.

We Need a New Party of the 99 Percent

Kshama Sawant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Kshama Sawant

This weekend Washington State voters delivered a whopping 73 percent victory for Sanders. The night before the caucuses, thousands came to Seattle's Safeco Field to hear Bernie speak. But before Bernie took the stage, I was able to address the audience of approximately 15,000.

Bernie's One Last Chance: Unleash the Inner Socialist!

Cody Cain | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Throughout his campaign, Bernie Sanders seems like he has been holding back. It's like he has been afraid of the S-word: Socialism. Sure, he has fl...