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Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history.

Friday Talking Points -- Utter Foolishness

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For decades, smoking pot outside the White House was no more than a (dangerous) lark. The protesters didn't seriously expect to see the laws changed. Now the laws have changed, which means that such protests are a lot more targeted and a lot more important.

Trump Flirts With Strongman Governance

Marvin Meadors | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Donald Trump has been compared to Benito Mussolini because of his authoritarian leanings. Both men underwent political transformations with Mussolini...

No Friend of Honor: Donald Trump and the Politics of Hate

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Paola K Amaras

We need to understand something. This one-time joke has become a menace to society.

Will Democrats Vote for a Socialist -- Or a Dynasty?

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Dieter Holger

The Democratic Party will make history this year and nominate either a socialist or the wife of a former president.

History Lesson: Bernie Sanders is no 'Communist,' and 'Democratic Socialists' are as American as Apple Pie.

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

Bernie Sanders' version of Democratic Socialism fits easily in this long moderate tradition. Those who try to stigmatize him by shouting "Communist!" are engaging in scare tactics and nothing more. Sanders is no communist, and in America, we have all been socialists for years.

A Rigged Game And The Illusion of Democracy

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Mike DeLeonardis

It should come as no surprise that the passage of recent trade agreements have their roots in campaign finance, because of the immense lobbying power large corporations have over campaign coffers.

Bernie Sanders Is a Faux Socialist and a 'Sheepdog'

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Sanders political career took off in 1981, when he abandoned socialist politics, but not the label, and ran as an Independent for mayor of Burlington, Vermont's largest city. Locals said that he hoped to avoid alienating the city's business interests.

When It Comes to the Budget at Least the Socialist Is Honest About His Plans

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Politicians pander. It comes naturally to them. But voters can change that by asking difficult questions and insisting on honest answers, no matter how embarrassing.

An Urgent Message to Bernie Sanders' Supporters

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald

Bernie Sanders' supporters must come to understand that the only way he can make good on his promise of single payer healthcare, more social security and repairing America's broken infrastructure is to adopt this pragmatic foreign policy position as his own.

Bernie Sanders Initials, BS, Is the 'Snake Oil' He Is Selling

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat and has never been one and if he becomes the Democratic nominee at the head of the ticket Democrats on the ballot below him from school board to U.S. Senate will be running for the hills.

Bernie's Burden, Voter's Dilemma

Ken Allen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ken Allen

"Socialist" has been used as an attack cry by multiple generations of Republicans, even when there was no discernible justification for it.

Sanders Versus Trump, Revisited

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the general election? How preposterous an idea! Of course, when writing one of these articles a good rule of thumb is to always point out how speculative the concept all is, which I dutifully did.

George W. Bush -- Not Bernie Sanders -- Is The Real 'Socialist'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Igor Bobic

McCaskill: Bernie Sanders Is 'Too Liberal' To Be President

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The knives are finally out in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who just happens to be a Hillary ...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Jonathan Cohn

Bernie Sanders Is A Socialist And That's Not As Crazy As It Sounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who calls himself a socialist, is running for president. Don’t be afraid. Sanders announced his candidac...

Bernie Sanders Jumps In

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think his chances of winning the nomination (or the presidency), Bernie Sanders is going to force everyone else to focus on the little guy.

Bill Maher Says Socialism Created America's Successful Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.31.2015 | Comedy

In the latest "Real Time with Bill Maher," the host sounded off on politicians for repeatedly talking about middle-class economics, saying, "No one is...

Socialist Elected!

Annie Polland | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.

Albert Einstein: A Radical Voice Sorely Missed; He'd Be 135 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.

Why Can't We Defend Obamacare? Catch-22, That's Why

Michael Wolkowitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Wolkowitz

Just because the ACA is better than what came before it doesn't mean it is good. It certainly doesn't mean it is good enough. The right can call out all the problems and label them as they wish. Never mind that they laid the groundwork for those problems.

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...

How to Speak 'Politician'

John K. Herr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

First, you'll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths -- or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths.