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Barbara Lee Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) was re-elected Tuesday to represent California's 13th Congressional District. Lee was first elected to the House in 199...

Amanda Terkel

Remember When the US Barred Travelers With HIV? An Ebola Ban Could be Worse.

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican politicians, joined by a few Democrats in tight election races, have stepped up their calls in recent days for a temporary ba...

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

Progressive Democrats Push For Vote To Authorize Force Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama maintains that he doesn't need congressional approval before engaging the nation's armed forces in Iraq. But prog...

Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Whatever one thinks of the President's actions so far, it does not seem likely that there will be a majority in Congress in the near future to force the withdrawal of U.S. military forces. But there might well be a majority in the near future to insist that a military campaign that goes on for months needs explicit Congressional authorization.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

Amanda Terkel

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles ...

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

'Humanitarian Emergency' Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

9 Public Figures Who Rightly Opposed The Iraq War

Dennis Earl | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Dennis Earl

When the George W. Bush administration commenced its global sales pitch to invade Iraq in 2002, misplaced fear and overly rosy projections for its success helped make it happen. If only they had heeded the prescient warnings of these nine individuals.

The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Regardless of whether we can agree that President Obama does not have the authority to bomb Iraq or Syria in a legal sense, as a political matter he should come to Congress for authorization anyway.

Welcome to "Post-Racial" America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the controversy over the racist remarks of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, one a rural cattle rancher in Nevada, the other an urbane California billionaire, we might want to reconsider just how "post-racial" America's race relations have really become.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very...

Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine: I'd Rather Have Debate Than Ranting-and-Raving Journalism

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

When it comes to influencing public opinion, broadcasting has been the single most powerful force in American society since the turn of the 20th century, but especially since 1987. That's the year American society lost accountability for one-sided opinions spread over the airwaves.

Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

If you care about democracy in Afghanistan, you should be happy for the Afghans. But if you also care about democracy in the United States, you should be a bit troubled.

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Protest $5 Billion Food Stamp Cut They Voted For

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of nine Democratic members of the House of Representatives held a press conference outside the Capitol on Tuesday to demand Cong...

You Can Beat City Hall: How We Stopped the U.S. Bombing of Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What should you do if you're the first person on the scene in an emergency? Try to stabilize the situation and call for help. Try to keep everyone alive until help arrives. The War Powers Resolution helps us keep everyone alive until help arrives.

162 Representatives, Including 64 Democrats, Call for Debate and Vote Before War With Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Why does this matter? It matters because if President Obama were to strike Syria without Congressional authorization, he would violate the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. But it also matters because debate surfaces key information.

A New Bipartisanship

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.

The Real SNAP Challenge

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

The difference between spending a week restricted to a $31.50 food budget and actually living that reality daily is the difference between being on a waterslide and trying to survive onboard a sinking ship.

Arthur Delaney

Republican Mocks Dems' Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats say it's hard to feed a family on a food stamp budget, and for the past week more than two dozen have been eating on $4.50 a d...

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Protest Nutrition Cuts By Going On Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To protest nutrition assistance cuts this week, nearly 30 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are limiting their food budgets...