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Gaza From the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel's bombing of Gaza is bringing home to me. Of one thing I'm sure of -- I want to tell Netanyahu, "I told you so." Netanyahu's purpose was always designed to prevent any chance of rapprochement. What's unfolding was foretold by his actions.

Here Are the 20 Least Socialist States, and Half Voted for Obama

John A. Tures | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Perhaps socialism in America is just a little more complicated than which party the state voted for.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

German Socialists off Road Without a Compass

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

The Liberals, even though sunk, continue to be loyal to their Liberal economic agenda. The Christian Democrats (CDU) are not in great electoral shape but have Merkel at the forefront. So where does the SPD stand?

Teen Socialist's Big Win

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A 19-year-old socialist took office last week as the member of a local school board in New Jersey. Pat Noble, a pharmacy clerk, was sworn-in as a ...

Butte, Montana Goes to the Polls

Brian Kahn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Brian Kahn

For six and a half hours I watched the people vote. They got their ballots from volunteers who knew what they were doing and treated their neighbors with friendly respect.

John Celock

Senate Hopeful Praises Tea Party Leader's Shocking Obama Comparison | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania praised a local Tea Party member who had just compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler dur...

Lucky Sarko

Eric Margolis | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

France's presidential elections are only two weeks away. President Sarkozy, who was trailing Socialist challenger Francois Hollande just weeks ago, is now neck-and-neck with his leading rival. One suspects Sarkozy has either made a pact with the devil or should head straight to Monaco's casino.

Texas Gun Safety Instructor Refuses To Teach Liberals And Muslims

Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

For Crockett Keller, the customer is always right -- or at least right-leaning. That's because the Texas firearm safety instructor refuses to teach...

The Sort of Revolution in Puerta del Sol

Danna Harman | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Danna Harman

"They did not bring down the government in Cairo's Tahrir by doing meditation sessions and offering free popcorn," remarks a young policeman. "Part of their problem here... is that they don't have tanks to confront."

Most Americans Are Closeted Big Government Spenders

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When we're asked whether or not we want to cut spending, a plurality of Americans want to slash away. But when we get specific, our preference is to keep spending -- by wide margins. And when I write "wide," I mean chasm-wide. Huge.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

First Wave -- Second Wave -- And Then Came Sarah Palin

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I wish Palin and Schlafly had staged a photo-op together after they met recently because that image would have cemented for eternity the strain of American anti-feminism these women represent.

The Obama Disappointment and Its Cost

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The disappointment Obama supporters feel is not simply due to their naïve expectations and hope being hijacked by reality.

The Real Tea Party Movement -- Speaking The Language of Self-Interest

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

The Tea Party's real purpose is to prevent change that threatens privileges enjoyed by middle aged, white Republicans, who feel America is under assault by the poor, people of color, gay Americans and immigrants.

Hungary Elections: Fidesz, Center-Right Party, Wins Majority, Socialists Stunned

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's center-right party reclaimed the right to govern on Sunday, winning over 50 percent of the vote and handing the ru...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Justice Alito offered up the refined, Supreme Court version of Joe Wilson's "You Lie!"; James O'Keefe went from ACORN-busting "pimp" to FBI-busted perp; and Kirstie Alley, under the influence of her made-for-TV diet, Tweeted her desire to "bash" Joy Behar "in the vagina with her microphone." President Obama, meanwhile, was so effective during his masterful 82 minute Q&A session at the House Republican retreat on Friday that Fox News cut away from the riveting broadcast 20 minutes before it ended -- turning the airtime over to his critics. The president being smart, forceful, and offering well reasoned, fact-based arguments didn't jibe with the relentless Fox framing of him as a radical, Kenya-born Muslim socialist.

Be Your Own Analyst (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

If someone has ever told you that everything you need is not inside you, they are misinformed, misaligned, and have forgotten what is always there. Or, they're just trying to control you.

Life, Liberty and Happiness: If This is Socialized Healthcare, Sign Me Up!

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all its faults, its shoddy waiting lists and its dreadful dental care, the NHS erases health inequalities and relieves millions of people from the burden of constant anxiety about medical bills and sudden sickness.

Think Again: Chiller, Socialist Theater

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

In conservative world, this administration is leading a march on socialism. Just last week alone, Media Matters counted more than 143 mentions of the word "socialism" on the cable news shows.

Sam Stein

Michael Steele Hails End Of "Era Of Apologizing" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Celebrating his 100th day in office, RNC Chairman Michael Steele did his best Thursday morning to present a GOP that was prepared to "turn a corner" f...

Car-Nage or Industrial Policy?

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

We so completely lack an industrial policy that we are presently working to spend money to maintain our car market while decimating U.S. domestic car producers.

Socialist Successes

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Branding someone as a socialist has become the slur du jour. If we could get beyond such nonsense, I think we could use a good debate about what goes on here compared to places with a long social-democratic tradition.

Historical, Hysterical Conservatives

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Conservatives have opposed progressive change -- for states rights and against "big government socialism" -- in every era. In those past eras, history was not on their side. It is not in our time, either.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Grand Old Party continued its march into madness -- and irrelevancy. Rep. Spencer Bachus pegged the number of Congressional socialists at 17. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she fears the Obama administration will use "volunteerism" to create "re-education camps for young people." Sen. James Inhofe responded to news that Obama plans to increase military spending by $31 billion dollars by claiming the president "is disarming America." And Rick Santorum penned an op-ed accusing Obama of having "disdain for American values." Elsewhere, proving that stupid has no borders, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the 17,000 survivors of Italy's deadly earthquake "should see it like a weekend of camping" -- a lovely companion to Barbara Bush's memorable observation that Katrina victims housed at a relocation center in Texas "were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them." Happy Easter, HuffPosters.