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Hillary and Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

By mobilizing the nation's leading thinkers, Clinton could tap the spirit of Francis to propel the next great era of shared American prosperity.

Rand Paul to Detroit: You're Being Punished Because You Don't Worship the Rich

Jason Sattler | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Rand is the guy who accused the president of being too tough on BP during the largest oil spill in American history. His feelings about corporations resemble how pre-Reformation Catholics felt about the Pope -- absolute infallibility.

Government Shutdown: It's Not About the Economy, Stupid. In America It's Always About God

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The reality based community suffers from its own version of closed circuit thinking. Ironically it's their reasonable commitment to reason that blinds many people to what is underlying our poisonous political climate on the right wing fringe.

John McCain Is a Liberal?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

When its constituents start referring to Sen. John McCain as a liberal you know the GOP bus has officially careened off the cliff. Let's just visit McCain's record for a second, because perspective and context here is critical.

How Prop 187 Became the Pivot for the Immigration Issue and Future of Democratic Politics

William Bradley | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.

Reward Investors in Banks That Break Up

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Brent Budowsky

I agree with George Will about as often as the Boston Red Sox agree with the New York Yankees, but as the law of broken clocks suggests, we must both be right at least twice a day.

Obama's Minimum Wage Gambit

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Ladd

It makes sense to hike the minimum wage significantly if the mass availability of desperate workers is causing technology investment to lag. However, that is the opposite of what we are experiencing.

Ryan's Mentor Sounded Warning About Wrong Path

washingtonpost.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

When Paul Ryan began ascending as a young congressman on the House Budget Committee, his old mentor, Jack Kemp, was concerned....

How Reporters Can Beat the Convention Hall Wisdom

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Yes, way too many journalists are attending the conventions, and many if not most of the folks carrying press credentials this week should have stayed home. But I never found any shortage of news at national conventions I covered.

Worshipping at the Altar of Ayn Rand's Undeserving Elite (Ryan Is No Kemp)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I have something in common with Republican vice presidential nominee Congressman Paul Ryan: We were both friends with the late Congressman Jack Kemp. Today, some Republicans are comparing Paul Ryan to Kemp. That is a slur on Kemp.

Laura Bassett

What Would Jack Kemp Think Of His Protegé, Paul Ryan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

In January 1988, Republican presidential candidate Jack Kemp, the former boss and mentor of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), employed a dirty campaign tactic:...

Can Paul Ryan Follow in the Footsteps of His Mentor, Jack Kemp?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

It may be useful for Paul Ryan to re-drink from the waters of wisdom that characterized his mentor Jack Kemp -- especially on the issue of exercising the right to vote.

5 Myths About The Veepstakes

The Washington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Every presidential election cycle, once a party’s nominee becomes clear, we focus on the veepstakes. Who will Mitt Romney choose? Will he play it sa...

No More Drama

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices
D. R. Tucker

I could spend months detailing my differences with John Derbyshire regarding American race relations. However, one of his observations about politics and race is uncomfortably true.

4 Kinds of Republicans

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party elite is depending on uneducated aging frightened white males and radical anti-abortion females for their votes. Long term the party is doomed.

My Favorite Republican

Chris Ladd | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The lost hero of modern conservatism was a charismatic maverick who represented the best hope for the post-Cold War Republican Party.

Huntsman's Honor

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Huntsman's departure from the race is a viscerally painful moment in American politics. He was the last connection to the Jack Kemp brand of open-minded, optimistic, rational conservatism. Were the term not so obviously tainted, I'd call it "compassionate conservatism."

Conservatives in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As conservatives prepare for an urgent meeting this weekend to discuss their options in the 2012 campaign, they face an epic crisis of identity and el...

WATCH: Arianna Discusses Bob Dole On 'Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher'

Huff TV | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

In 1996, Arianna appeared Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", to discuss the election with Al Franken in a segment called Strang...

WATCH: Arianna Talks About Bob Dole On Bill Maher's 'Strange Bedfellows'

Huff TV | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Huff TV

In 1996, Arianna appeared Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", to discuss the election with Al Franken in a segment called Strang...

WATCH: Arianna Talks About Bob Dole On Bill Maher's 'Strange Bedfellows'

Huff TV | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

In 1996, Arianna appeared Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", to discuss the election with Al Franken in a segment called Strang...

WATCH: Arianna Talks Republican Candidates In 1996 Clip Of 'Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher'

Huff TV | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

In 1996, Arianna appeared Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", to discuss the election with Al Franken in a segment called Strang...

Dr. Strange: Newt Gingrich and Conservatism's Insane Idea Industry

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Gingrich's supporters tell us he was born to generate new and creative ideas. He "thinks outside the box." But Newt doesn't think outside the box at all. His box is an ironclad container for ensuring and amplifying oligarchic wealth and power.

Huntsman Is Like Reagan

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like Reagan, and unlike Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, there is a linear consistency to Huntsman's life, philosophy, career and achievements.

What Distinguishes Occupy Wall Street From the Tea Party? Follow the Money

Asher Smith | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Similarities between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street certainly exist on a micro level -- but they are hardly big-picture.