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Obama Beats Back Accusations Of Socialism

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected the notion that his policies rang of socialism on Thursday, arguing that his platform was more similar to a "moderate ...

Maduro Is No Chávez, for Now

Javier Corrales | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Javier Corrales

After much speculation, President Hugo Chávez announced that he now had a person in mind to succeed him -- Nicolás Maduro, the minister of foreign affairs who was elevated to vice president in October. So who is Maduro, and will he ever command the loyalty of chavistas?

Fearing a Diverse Future

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the wake of Obama's resounding victory, many people in the GOP base refuse to accept the election results. So what happens if the GOP's fear of change persists even in the face of overwhelming evidence that American society is becoming a multilingual and multicultural?

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Lots Of Confused People Were Led To Look Up The Word 'Socialism' In The Dictionary Because Of The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

According to the news, two of the most looked-up words in the dictionary (or, at least the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anyway) in 2012 were "capitalis...

Palin Scared Of 'Socialist' Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

"Barack Obama is a socialist," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), claimed on Fox News Monday night, speaking about her concerns regarding a fiscal cl...

Is Fox Even Helping the Republicans Anymore?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There is no inevitable link between conservatism and stupidity, but one could be forgiven for coming to that conclusion while watching Fox News.

Apartment Hunting In Paris

Seth Engel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Seth Engel

No Paris apartment is ever a sure thing.

Socialist Candidate Makes Waves In The Northwest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is not a socialist, but the frequent and misguided use of the word to criticize him might make it hard to believe that there ar...

7 Exciting, Inspiring -- and Overlooked -- Lessons From the "99 Percent" Election

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.

Bloomberg Invokes 'Socialism' In Criticism Of Warren

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg explained Friday why he is supporting Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, in...

Christie Fends Off Tea Party, Conservatives

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Several dozen tea-party and conservative activists converged on this Ocean County township recently to express their concerns about an elected officia...

Mitt Romney: Closeted Redistributionist

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Of course Mitt Romney supports redistribution. Everyone supports redistribution to some extent. It's literally how the government collects and spends tax revenue.

Ragging on America?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Politicians love to tell us rags-to-riches stories. Democrats do; Republicans do. Independents probably do, too. Our president has one. So does our first lady. These tales ostensibly emphasize the American dream, and indeed they do -- but what of the generation in rags?

The Official Art of Capitalist Society

William M. O'Barr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
William M. O'Barr

One effort at defining advertising -- this modern phenomenon that is so much a part of contemporary life -- stands above all others. The British social theorist Raymond Williams dubbed it the official art of capitalist society. In doing so, he located it in time, place, and history.

Africa and the Chinese Invasion: Some Nuts and Bolts in the Craft Sector

Atim Oton | Posted 09.10.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Africa needs China's help to develop but I am still a strong believer in Africans doing it themselves. We are a continent of grand bargains. As nations that are about 50 years old, we are still too young to figure it out. In time, we will.

Socialism Can Be Fast And Comfortable

Rick Steves | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

If you've never traveled beyond the U.S., I think you'd have a hard time imagining a society not built around automobiles.

The Basic Care and Feeding of a Social Animal

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I suspect those who ever lived under the brutal oppression of truly socialistic regimes must find the denigration of a Democratic administration's efforts to preserve some strands in a social safety net as "socialism" objectionable at best, appalling at worst.

Anti-Obama Tea Partier: Health Care Law Is 'Cancer That Feeds On Itself'

Patch.com | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

As promised members of the Rochester 912 Project, Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC and other groups staged a rally and march to voice their oppositi...

This $4,000 Caviar Has Socialist Roots

Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

Caviar may be the food of kings, but one brand of $4,000-per-jar caviar found in New York City restaurants has its roots in socialism. Kibbutz Dan...

My Lunch with Adam Smith

Floyd Elliot | Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

When I got to the car, I saw a tidy red envelope on my windshield: a ticket. I checked: I still had half an hour on the parking time I'd bought. Freakin' Adam Smith.

Economic Success Isn't a Zero-Sum Game, Just Ask Canada

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Carroll

If capitalism builds wealth, why are Canadians wealthier than we are?

Is Barack Obama a Radical Socialist, a Pro-Business Sell-Out, Both, or Neither?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

History reveals that business groups and their political and academic allies always issue dire warnings about the awful disasters that will befall us if government protects consumers, workers, seniors, children, the disabled, and the environment. As we've seen time and time again, they are usually "crying wolf."

Will President Obama Denounce the Subversion of Leftist Jewish Summer Camps?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Thank goodness for Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller for shedding light on the ugly reality of socialism in Obama's America, still thriving in leftist Jewish summer camps.

Chinese Economic Debate Heats Up as Growth Cools Down

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China's growth is widely expected to slow further in the second half of 2012. As it does, the new and old guards of China's leadership will be hard-pressed to reassure the Chinese public that their way remains the best way.

Canadians Now Richer Than You

Bloomberg View | Stephen Marche | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

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