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Punched Bloody by a Hand We Think Is Invisible, We See Only Trump and Fox. But There's Worse

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

While apocalyptic religious and racist ranting can provoke emotionally disturbed people, so can journalism and entertainment that massage hatreds too diffuse to be called racist, religious or ideological.

RANKED: The 14 Best National Universities

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

Forget the Ivy League -- you just need to go to a flagship university in California, Michigan, Washington or North Carolina if you want a world-class ...

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul. Learning is a transformative experience and there is no way to gauge that against the cost of education

The Best U.S. Community Colleges

Posted 08.27.2013 | College

Saint Paul College was once again named one of the best higher education institutions in the U.S. Haven't heard of it? That's probably because few...

The Best Colleges For America

Posted 08.30.2012 | College

The following originally appeared in this month's Washington Monthly and was republished with permission. As a nation, we are inadvertently conduct...

An Approach to Retirement That's Not So Ridiculous

Jon Stein | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
Jon Stein

For the unawares, the Baby Boom generation is on the verge of retiring with nowhere near enough in the way of assets to see them through their old-age.

Michael Calderone

American Prospect Rakes In Donations Amid News It May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The American Prospect has raised $7,500 from 130 individual donors since The Huffington Post reported Monday that the cash-strapped libera...

College Rankings That Aren't Ridiculous

Posted 10.29.2011 | College

We here at HuffPost College know that college rankings can get a bit... repetitive. Sure, sometimes Stanford and Yale switch places in the top ten of ...

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

One More Thing About Keith

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Watching Keith's apparently unmoored anger has often been confusing, but given what's now been widely reported, it makes more sense. The end was near, and he knew it.

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

Weekly Pulse: On Health Care Repeal, House GOP Full of Sound and Fury

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger House Republicans will hold a symbolic vote to overturn health care reform on January 12. The bill, ...

Weekly Audit: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt Ceiling

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt CeilingBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is calling for a "big show...

Weekly Audit: A Progressive Deficit Fix?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The co-chairs of the 18-member deficit commission issued a preliminary presentation two weeks ago tha...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

Weekly Audit: Surprise! Bailed Out Banks Backing Anti-Bailout Candidates

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Some of the banks that got bailed out during the financial crisis of 2008 are backing Republican can...

The TOP Community Colleges: Washington Monthly List

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Along with Second Lady Jill Biden -- who announced the first-annual White House Summit on Community Colleges today -- Washington Monthly is one a few ...

Which College Rankings Set Should You Use?

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

College rankings are out -- and in such great numbers that it's hard to know where to start. To help with this daunting task, here are a few prominent...

Weekly Pulse: Uncovered Abortions, Toxic Mani-Pedis, and Kagan's a Go

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Uncovered Abortions, Toxic Mani-Pedis, and Kagan's a Goby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Obama administrati...