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Unleashing the Democratic Tsunami in 2016

Mike Lux | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

We can't go into the 2016 cycle thinking that Republican arrogance and demographics alone will save us. We have to have a strategy that simultaneously fires up our base and appeals to middle- and working-class swing voters.

Build a 21st Century Economy? GOP Stalls Even the Highway Bill.

Roger Hickey | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. They claim they have an alternative, but their program has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.

Ryan Grim

Michele Bachmann Has A Strong Opinion About Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't think Republican populists have much to fear from the rival brand being peddled by Sen. Elizabet...

Elizabeth Warren Changes the Conversation

Mike Lux | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is our moment to light a fire under Democrats and change the dynamic from us being in a defensive crouch, whining because our voters are unmotivated to turn out and vote, to going on offense and taking it to the Republicans and their billionaire, big-business buddies.

Hanged For A Lamb

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

To the extent that the Obama budget is intended as a "campaign blueprint" -- to signal to working families that Obama cares about them and to force the Republicans to cast difficult votes -- it is a very small step in the right direction. But it probably will sway a few voters, because it doesn't make enough of a difference. Obama is being branded a populist by the establishment press and irresponsible by Republicans for what is really a very tame program. He should at least earn these adjectives and get the public's attention. As it is, he might as well be hanged for a sheep. He might as well come out for policies that would make a real difference. That would actually be worthy of the terms "populist" and "campaign blueprint."

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

Pope Francis: 2013 Politician of the Year

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Bob Burnett

In 2013 there was a resurgence of populism in the U.S., with the enormous popularity of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and the victory of Bill de Blasio in the New York mayor's race. And populists gained a powerful ally in Pope Francis.

The Populist Temptation: Will Latin America Escape Its Past?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Though the interventionist role of the military has mostly disappeared across Latin America today, the temptation of populist politics remains. Indeed, today, the temptation is greater than ever as democracy joins with a politically active middle class.

The Winner of the Opportunity vs. Fairness Debate Is...

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The important take away here is that this is a false choice. The NBC News /Wall Street Journal survey makes it clear that the strongest Democratic message links fairness, and middle class opportunity.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Leans On Social Media For State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the White House on Friday unveiled a new web video and blog post mapp...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Channel Teddy Roosevelt In State Of The Union Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he steps before a bicameral gathering of Congress next Tuesday night to deliver his fourth State of the Union Address, President Ba...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Clumsy Populist Attack On Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Perry's swipe at Mitt Romney's private equity career Saturday was delivered with the precision of a mallet. Perry lumped toge...

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

Michele Bachmann's Brilliant Move

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Michele Bachmann's idea of giving a second Republican reply to the State of the Union was politically brilliant. Democrats, progressives and real populists would be well-advised to understand why.

Exclusive Interview With Populist Caucus Chairman Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bruce Braley's campaign was an interesting one, because rather than try to distance himself from his own party or from what Democrats have accomplished in the past few years, Braley instead embraced his own record.

Are Progressives Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

If fall of 2008 was "silly season", then what does that make this election cycle? We are in a critical moment (yes, I know someone says that every ...

Sarah Palin, My Sarah Palin?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

We need a Democratic woman who somehow finds a way to resonate with people in the way that Palin does, and in the way that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did for their respective fans.

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

We Are the Power Base

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We, the people, have been far too trusting in delegating our society's equities to those at the top rung. Instead, what is needed now is a return of power to the people.

Will Rogers: Tribute to a Political Hero at the 75th Anniversary of His Death

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Rogers was the nation's most influential political commentator, and his views on the economy, FDR and the need for bold action are particularly interesting in the Obama era.

What's at Stake in the Golden State? Corporate Cash vs. Progressive Populism

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Nothing less than the biggest statehouse, the biggest Senate seat, and the future presidency of America is at stake here in the Golden State.

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...