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In Elizabeth Warren We Trust

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The negotiations over Cromnibus show why Americans don't trust the government in Washington. While no sensible citizen wants the Federal government to shut down, most of us are sick of special-interest giveaways. Someone has to stop them.

Classic Christmas Carols Get Hilariously Updated For Modern Times

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy

"He's making a list ... of gluten-free foods." The world is changing fast, and there exists an increasing number of people out there who need to be...

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Urge Senate To Reject Obama Treasury Nominee Antonio Weiss

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100,000 progressive voters are urging the Senate to reject President Barack Obama's choice of Antonio Weiss, a former Wall Str...

An Intervention for the Democratic Party

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

We can wait for the Democratic Party and candidates to change -- but we've been waiting for decades and it hasn't happened yet -- or we can take it into our own hands.

Our American Quandary: Inequality, Inadequacy and Instability

Frank Islam | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.

The Democratic Party Must Find Its Core Values in Order to Become Relevant Again

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Democratic Party's leadership has said they will release a report in February on what went wrong in 2010 and 2014 to produce such a "shellacking" and what corrective steps must be taken. I, for one, can hardly wait to read it and see if anything has sunk in.

Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Keeps Preaching 'We Can Actually Do Something' About Corruption

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout emerged as a political star among progressives when she challenged New York Gov...

Why 'Obamacare' Has Exiled Me To Florida

David Kanegis | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

If I remain a New York resident I have no health insurance plan with out-of-state benefits available. Legally changing my residence to Florida there are at least three major insurance carriers with physician networks across the nation. The choice -- though frustrating -- is a no brainer.

5 Lessons From the Midterm Elections

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Nonetheless, there are five elementary lessons to be learned from the debacle.

A Dem Who Can Explain That Fairness Is Prosperity Will Sweep in 2016

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The Democrat who champions bold policies to build an America that works for all of us, not just the wealthy, and policies that create broadly shared, sustainable prosperity, will triumph in 2016.

The Mid-Term Elections: Taking the Longer View

David Coates | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Cruel as it may be to say now, much of the November 2008 hype to which many progressives (me included) subscribed, was just that -- hype -- the product of a profound misreading of what had, and what had not, just happened.

Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jeza Belle

While a host of progressive issues are dear to many of us, none of these should cloud our judgment in getting behind the one person who could not only win, but effectively govern this country and keep the conservative dogs at bay...Hillary Clinton.

Freedom of Speech: When a Human Right Is Sometimes a Luxury

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 11.18.2014 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

Young diaspora Muslims are flocking to Syria and signing up with ISIS to fight in a cosmic war while others plot domestic violence against secularism in their adopted homelands. Nothing as horrific as 9-11 or 7-7 has yet to take place but some believe it's just a matter of time.

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

Change is Possible!

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

After growing demands from the grassroots over recent years for bipartisan problem solving to address the nation's continuing economic woes -- from wage and income stagnation to growing asset inequality -- Americans are tired of waiting for a fix.

The Best Way To Learn Tolerance? Raise A Teenager

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Edwin Leap, MD

Tolerance is the word we now use to say, "you have to agree with my views." However, as one sees with teenagers, tolerance in truth means to disagree, but to respect. And in its highest, most beautiful incarnation, to disagree and yet love.

Don't Soul-Search. Stiffen Your Backbone.

Bill de Blasio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

The Democratic Party has core values that are very much in sync with most Americans. But this year, too many Democratic candidates lost sight of those core principles -- opting instead to clip their progressive wings in deference to a conventional wisdom that says bold ideas aren't politically practical.

How to Organize Under Plutocracy

Max Berger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Max Berger

In response to the midterm losses, many progressive are asking what we can do to win elections. How can the progressive community deal with problems like inequality, climate change, immigration, and mass incarceration when we can't decide who serves in office?

The Future of the People's Climate March

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Reverend Billy

During the six weeks since the "biggest climate march in history," the CO2 emissions have entered the atmosphere from American cars at two trillion po...

The Left Has a Radical Agenda and Democrats Should Embrace It

Mike Mennonno | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

Democrats are adrift again. Liberal and progressive commentators have been saying we're winning the culture war for years now, and yet even when Democrats manage to win elections (which is rare enough these days) it doesn't translate into political victory.

Corporate Triumphs, Progressive Victories and the Roadmap for a Democratic Revival

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Tuesday's Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP's triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups.

Don't Worry Democrats, There Are Still Progressive Parties On The Upswing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

American voters headed to the polls on Tuesday and appeared to be ready to hand the nation’s Republican party a substantial victory in the midterm e...

The Progressive Presidential Primary

Cenk Uygur | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?

Would You Vote for This Atheist?

Staks Rosch | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Conventional wisdom says that James Woods doesn't have a prayer. As an atheist, Woods relies on his message, values, supporters, and voters and not on prayers. While it is also true that the demographics are against him, his message is getting out there and that is an awesome win for atheists and for progressives.