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Tom Hayden

My Last Visit With Tom Hayden and Why He Endorsed Hillary Over Bernie

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Last spring I visited with progressive lion Tom Hayden for the last time at his comfortable, but modest, west Los Angeles home. We chatted about the e...

Tom Hayden, 1939-2016: A Life Of Words And Action

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Join us, join us," a police-battered Tom Hayden shouted to passing delegates from the 1968 Democratic Convention.

His Was The Life Of Consequence That I Always Aim For

Trey Ellis | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Trey Ellis

I'm still trying to process that Tom is gone. In some ways, I'm still trying to process that I was lucky enough to ever consider someone so monumentally consequential a friend.

Prominent Anti-War Activist Tom Hayden Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of America’s New Left who served 18 years in California’s state legislat...

Goodbye dear friend

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

Stanely will be sorely missed. If ever I thought of cloning a person, it would have been him. So much to offer from a man who gave his wit, his love, his passion to all that surrounded him, a man who truly believed that a better world had to be possible.

With Great Respect for Tom Hayden, I Gotta Say: His Support for Hillary Clinton Makes Less and Less Sense the More He Tries to Explain It

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the California primary fast approaching, Berkeley-based KPFA Radio invited me to debate Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Hayden -- who declined to participate in a direct debate but agreed to back-to-back live segments, which aired on Tuesday.

To Become President, Hillary Needs to Move Left and Right at the Same Time

William Bradley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Paradoxically, Hillary is at once at risk of losing the general election to a rampaging Trumpist populism and in reach of winning a smashing victory.

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

For Hillary Clinton, Three Problems and A Solution

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Elections take place in the now, not the long-term, especially in an ahistorical American era. And the now these days in this ADD/hyper-partisan media environment is short-term and savagely prone to character assassination.

The Sean Penn Controversy (So What?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The feverish over-reaction to the weekend revelation in Rolling Stone that two-time Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had interviewed a recently recaptured Mexican drug lord points up some of the biggest toxic dynamics in our media culture.

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

Why Cuba Matters

Camila Osorio | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Camila Osorio

When President Barack Obama met Cuban leader Raul Castro in the last summit of the Americas on April 11, he said: "The United States will not be imprisoned by the past. We're looking to the future and to polices that improve the lives of the Cuban people."

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

Tom Hayden, 75, Is Still Rocking the Boat

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout his remarkable career, Hayden has been both a prophetic voice and a political strategist, a rare combination. No single figure embodies the spirit of the generation that came of age in the 1960s than Hayden.

Remembering Vietnam, Ministry-of-Truth Style

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

It was our duty, they said. The government wouldn't lie to us. Serving our country would make men of us. We didn't know what war was, but we would find out. And we did. And few of us will ever forget what have commonly been called "the lessons of Vietnam."

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

On the Set: Federico Castelluccio Directs Lily of the Feast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On the last day of shooting Lily of the Feast, a feature set in 1970s Williamsburg, Troy Garity, in a suit, sits on the edge of a bathtub, counting. The L.A. based actor, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, plays Santo Bastucci.

What's in a Name? Captain America: The Winter Soldier

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Reviewers are wondering about the film's title, pointing out that the titular 'Winter Soldier' doesn't figure as prominently as the title might suggest. Au contraire. I'll explain what the 'Winter Soldier' of the title really means.

Now That the Future's Back in California, What's Up and Why with Jerry Brown, Democrats, and Republicans

William Bradley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?

Inside The Night JFK Decided To Create The Peace Corps

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It's not everyday that a group of student activists are able to influence the policies of the President of the United States. But without a meeting be...

WATCH: If JFK Had Survived...

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Half a century after John F. Kennedy's assassination, history lovers are still debating what the world would look like if those fateful shots in Dalla...

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

President Correa, Put Your Shield Over Edward Snowden

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whistleblowers should be able to expose government wrongdoing without getting the Bradley Manning treatment.

Sunnylands Summitry: Alternate Chinese View, Alternate Californian Summit

William Bradley | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Snowden's revelations have dramatically undercut Washington's effort to corner Beijing on the issue. They allow Xi to counter Obama's complaints by saying that the rest of the world, including China, is a potential victim of this massive and formerly secret American cyber-surveillance program.