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The Paradox of Donald Trump

Jeff Wald | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jeff Wald

The sad irony is that Trump is the exact opposite of what America wants/needs him to be. He is not a straight talker; he is telling us simple things that some want to be true. He is not an anti-establishment outsider; he panders more than any politician.

CultureZohn: Dear Barack and Michelle

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

We need to remember how artists' work can make things easier to see, that together we must continue to make our country a more vibrant, transparent, clear-eyed, self-aware place.

Here's What Baby-Name Data Says About Our Current (And Next) President

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weird News

With all the wackiness coming from the Republican presidential field, including but not limited to immigrant "package tracking" and a great North...

Trump Is Growing on Me Like a Fungus

Ben Gleib | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Gleib

As much as I have mocked the idea, and tweeted jokes about it, in a weird way that I am reluctant to admit (which is why this sentence is going on for so long) the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is starting to grow on me. Like fungus maybe, but growing nonetheless.

Trump's War on 'Anchor Babies' Ignores the Law

Bill Blum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Bill Blum

In the face of the overwhelming legal authority against them, you might expect Trump and his minions to let anchor babies off the hook and declare a truce in the war against them. Don't count on it.

From the Land of Mass Expulsions

David Rivera | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
David Rivera

The Land of Mass Expulsions is an Ancient Wonderland attracting over the ages visitors from all corners of the globe. Notable guests have included despots, freedom fighters, world leaders, religious bodies, and terrorists to name a few.

9 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.31.2015 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump’s affront against the Latino community reached new heights last week after Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos was forcibly rem...

Here's What Trump Would Look Like As Various Disney Villains

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment

What has the bewigged thumb we call Donald Trump been up to lately? Notably, he's clarified that his proposed fence along the U.S.-Mexican b...

Trump's Protectionist Fallacies Have Been Refuted By Free Market Economists for Hundreds of Years

Tom Mullen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Mullen

It's not what Donald Trump is against that bothers me. It's what he's for. So much attention has been paid to his immigration stance from a race perspective that no one seems to care how anti-free market his platform is. Trump is running on economic fallacies that have been consistently refuted by free market economists for hundreds of years.

Evangelicalism TRUMPS the Shark: What's a Messy Middle Christian To Do?

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Can a Christian with a godly sense of compassion and commitment to peace and justice morally justify not speaking out against a candidate like Trump -- and voting against him too?

Donald Trump Collects Fees Insisting 'This Is Not A Fundraiser'

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.29.2015 | Entertainment

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser — outsi...

Fascist Trump, Neoliberal Hillary, and Progressive Bernie: Three Contrasting Performance Styles

Anis Shivani | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Anis Shivani

I was curious about the big show of humanity Donald Trump assembled in the old Dixie stronghold of Mobile, Alabama, supported by nativist Senator Jeff...

Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

Excuse Me! Excuse Me! Kids Are in the Room.

Joseph Rollins | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Rollins

In polite circles men that behave in this manner to women are shunned. So why is this behavior okay with some women? Am I missing something? Why are women allowing Trump to define them in this way? Is this the new normal?

These 10 Charts Show Where Donald Trump Stands On The Issues

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.27.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

With so many interviews, press conferences, tweets, Instagrams and Facebooks, it's hard to keep track of where presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on the issues. And even if you could keep track, a lot of what he says doesn't quite make sense.

The Real And Surprising Reason Donald Trump Quit Oreos

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.27.2015 | Comedy

On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated that he was quitting Oreos because of the cookie manufacturer's decision to...

Ricky Martin Urges Latinos To Unite Against Donald Trump In Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.28.2015 | Latino Voices

Ricky Martin has had enough of Donald Trump’s “xenophobic” rhetoric against Latinos. And the singer wants Latinos to do somethi...

Trump's Tropes

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Robert L. Borosage

For years, Republicans have used race bait politics to consolidate their support among white, working class voters. For years, they postured about military action for partisan advantage. For years, they have worshipped Reagan as a man on a horse who rode in to save the country. Now Trump's tropes recycle these themes, in more nationalist, bawdy and bigoted rants. And in indicting our failed trade policies, defending Social Security and Medicare, questioning mindless interventions, he strays from the Republican gospel to appeal to the concerns of working Americans. He's calling out the phonies and offering himself as a true man on the horse to make America great again. The Republican establishment may just find themselves reaping what they have sown.

Keeping Trump Off the Ballot Will Backfire

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

If the state-level Republicans do decide to create loyalty oaths in a naked bid to keep Donald Trump off their primary ballots, his supporters are going to be enraged.

Violence Is Our Good Teacher -- Can We Learn From It?

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Violence is big business. But we don't see how it operates or is sustained because we keep things in compartments without grasping how interconnected they really are. We slice and dice "causality" and correlation" without seeing that this is because that is.

Addicted To Trump? So Is This News Anchor.

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

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Notes From a Dive Bar XXV

Alan Black | Posted 08.24.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

You know it's too late for civilization when tennis and pornography get mixed up in bar talk. Way too late. But it's not over yet.

Donald Trump's Endgame

Stu Kreisman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

FOX and the Republican elites have been playing the long game in the shadows. They thought they had their men in Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. What they didn't foresee was a celebrity billionaire with nothing to lose. Trump was also playing the long-game except right out in the open for all to see. And he is the one who might very well succeed.

Deconstructing Donny, Part VII: Donny's Secret Diary

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.24.2015 | Comedy
Mark Axelrod

According to people closest to Donald Trump, a diary of his, written when he was six-years old, was recently discovered. In it, the youthful Trump imagined what he would do if he were President of the United States and could build a wall like the Great Wall of China on his own.

Scott Walker and Anchor Babies

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger