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Our Freedoms Are Slowly Slipping Away

Ken Blackwell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As Americans celebrated Labor Day and the freedom to provide for their families, let's hope they didn't spoil the holiday yesterday by pausing to consider whether government today is making their lives easier or more difficult.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Attacked By Club For Growth For Supporting Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club For Growth is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with a web video attacking her support for the Export-Import Bank, inte...

Too Many American Cops View Citizens as "The Enemy"--And Washington's to Blame

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

A sea change has been taking place over the last decade that's been invisible to most Americans. Across the country, in big cities and small towns, police forces have been turning into armies. It's taken the events in Ferguson to blow things wide open.

Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

The Young Person's American Dream

Summer Collins | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Summer Collins

It's time to find a way to help young people struggling to make their way in this world without the fears of unmanageable debt.

The Dawn of a New Political Narrative?

Philip K. Howard | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Perhaps this is the dawn of a new political narrative. The current fault lines don't get us anywhere, with Tea Party conservatives attacking the very idea of government, and liberals defending the virtuous aims of government without coming to grips with their pervasive semi-failures.

Power To The Apes: The Costs of Climate Change

Molly Miller | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Molly Miller

What is the cost of millions of asthma deaths? What is the global cost of flooding, disease and destruction directly caused by climate change?

Jon Ward

Despite Insurgent Attacks, Republican Senatorial Committee On Record Fundraising Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The soft-spoken, mild-mannered Republican operative opened his mouth, and out came knives. Rob Collins, executive director of the Nat...

Study: Don't Scapegoat U.S. Trafficking Law Because of Child Refugee Crisis

Free The Slaves | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Assertions have been made that the TVPRA is to blame for the influx of children fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Some news articles suggest that smugglers are telling parents of at-risk children that the U.S. offers a "free pass" to minors.

Muslim Woman Berated At Heritage Event Speaks Out On Independence Day

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Muslim woman who was mocked at a Heritage Foundation event last month penned an Independence Day op-ed, extolling her beliefs and urging critics t...

When Is the Science Settled?

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

The first stage in planting doubt is to deny the evidence. When the evidence can no longer be denied, the second stage kicks in with its disingenuous claim: "The science isn't settled." This most cynical trick of disinformers exploits a germ of truth that strikes at the heart of all science.

Zach Carter

Democrat Invokes Ugly Conservative Anti-Muslim Event At Human Rights Markup

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) invoked this week's ugly anti-Muslim Heritage Foundation panel during a markup of a human rights bill Thursday, suggesting...

I Won't Apologize for Being Muslim

Sarah Harvard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Sarah Harvard

Muslims make up less than one percent of this country's population. Yet we're still asked to hide our faith and are expected to apologize for terrorist organizations that don't align with our religious beliefs.

Conservatives Berate Muslim Woman After She Stood Up For Islam

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

A Heritage Foundation panel on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, turned ugly on Monday after a Muslim student stood up to say her faith wasn't being acc...

You Need to Know: How Climate Change Affects The Food System

Eve Turow | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

Some smallholder farms are already practicing innovative farming techniques like growing indigenous plants that protect natural resources like water, and improve the density of nutrients in crops.

Vance McAllister's Latest Snafu Blurs The Line Between Donations, Votes

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) said last week he thought he would receive a campaign donation after voting against a bill, according to The Ouachita Ci...

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Meet Hans von Spakovsky, the Face of the Right-Wing Defense of Citizens United

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If you need proof of the relationship between voter suppression and big money in politics, look no further than today's Heritage Foundation panel starring Hans von Spakovsky.

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.

Death Penalty

Martin Marty | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Martin Marty

Amnesty International reminds Texans and the rest of us that America is in very distinct and distinctive company among executors: Only Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and China, 'disreputable peers,' execute more.

The Tax Code in Action: Charity Starts at the Top

Dean Baker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The right-wing thinkers at Heritage may object that they have the right to pay their president whatever they feel like. Of course they are right, but the issue here is whether they have the right to force taxpayers to subsidize the bloated salary they pay to their president.

Regulating Regulations: New Rubio Proposal Flawed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is trying to stimulate a serious discussion about the cost of government regulation and its impact on our economy. But his proposal lacks common sense and should serve only as a starting point.

Conservative Groups Voice Support For Arizona Anti-Gay Bill: Fighting 'Organized Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Despite bipartisan opposition to SB 1062, Arizona’s controversial measure allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals on the basis of ...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Got Science? Beyond the Spin: Here's Why Energy Efficiency Standards Are Worth Celebrating

Seth Shulman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Recent advances in lightbulb technology offer a gigantic win for consumers, businesses, and the planet.