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What's in a Name? Captain America: The Winter Soldier

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Reviewers are wondering about the film's title, pointing out that the titular 'Winter Soldier' doesn't figure as prominently as the title might suggest. Au contraire. I'll explain what the 'Winter Soldier' of the title really means.

Now That the Future's Back in California, What's Up and Why with Jerry Brown, Democrats, and Republicans

William Bradley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?

Inside The Night JFK Decided To Create The Peace Corps

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It's not everyday that a group of student activists are able to influence the policies of the President of the United States. But without a meeting be...

WATCH: If JFK Had Survived...

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Half a century after John F. Kennedy's assassination, history lovers are still debating what the world would look like if those fateful shots in Dalla...

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

President Correa, Put Your Shield Over Edward Snowden

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whistleblowers should be able to expose government wrongdoing without getting the Bradley Manning treatment.

Sunnylands Summitry: Alternate Chinese View, Alternate Californian Summit

William Bradley | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Snowden's revelations have dramatically undercut Washington's effort to corner Beijing on the issue. They allow Xi to counter Obama's complaints by saying that the rest of the world, including China, is a potential victim of this massive and formerly secret American cyber-surveillance program.

Inspiring Each Other Forward

Mike Lux | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Yesterday, homeowners who have been royally screwed over by big Wall Street banks risked not only arrest but worse in demonstrations at the Department of Justice demanding that they start prosecuting bankers rather than the people ripped off by them.

On Port Huron Statement's 50th Anniversary, Generations Gather To Rewrite Political Manifesto

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.15.2012 | Detroit

The Port Huron Statement, a pivotal document that gave force and focus to the student movement of the 1960s and helped spark a reinvention of the Amer...

Dems Look To Recapture Obama '08 Spirit

Steve Early | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Steve Early

In 2008, millions of Obama-for-president volunteers got fired up about electoral politics in a way they hadn't been before. The incoming president's 1...

A Hatchet Job and California's Hottest Assembly Race

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

"Torieistas" need to recognize that this seat does not belong to Sheila Kuehl, the L.A. political machine or any single group to give to Torie Osborn. The seat belongs to the diverse population that makes up the 50th Assembly district.

Oy! The New "Fight to the Finish" to Save the "Soul" of Occupy

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Danny Schechter

Political paranoia is always driven by what could happen, not, necessarily, what is happening. Can we learn from this destructive history of acrimony and sectarianism or are we doomed to repeat it?

WATCH: Animal Activist Urges Jerry Brown To 'Stop And Think Of Sutter'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.25.2012 | San Francisco

Former state senator and animal activist Tom Hayden has put forth a commendable effort to tug right at our dear governor's heart strings. His secre...

Tom Hayden to CA Gov. Brown: Don't Kill Animals to Close the State Budget Gap (VIDEO)

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

Repealing the law would do away with all of these basic protections, consigning countless animals to death. Sadly, this heartless remedy is what passes for a practical solution in today's fiscal and political climate.

Jane Fonda: 'I Knew I Would Die Married And Rich, But Not Whole'

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 01.18.2012 | Divorce

Jane Fonda was featured on Oprah's Master Class Sunday, where she revealed how her divorce shaped her as a person. The 74-year-old legend recalled...

Jane Fonda: The Private Life Of A Public Woman: 600 Pages Of What Feels Like The Whole Story

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Google "Jane Fonda hate site" and you get 10 million results. She's a 73-year-old actress who had her last box office hit thirty years ago. So why is she hated?

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-03-22-ochs.jpg Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.

One Word: Obama's Nightmare Scenario, and Why It Hasn't Happened (Yet)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Poor Barack Obama. If it weren't for all these geopolitical crises, he'd have some fairly decent-sounding news to spin.

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

HuffPost Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bowser's documentary shows Ochs to be driven by his political beliefs, shattered by the deaths of John F. Kennedy and disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of protest against the Vietnam War.

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

It's Always a Bad Year to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

2010-06-06-soldier.jpg After 104 months of war, the last 12 of which saw the U.S. triple the number of troops in Afghanistan, attempted terror attacks against our country are at an all-time high.

Withdrawing from Afghanistan: What's the Rest of Our Plan?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

It's pretty much conventional wisdom at this point that we're going to have to negotiate with the Taliban. Washington, Kabul, and Islamabad will div...

Forty Years After Chicago, We Have Not Found the Things We Lost

Judy Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Collins

The Chicago Seven were very serious peace activists and were baited into a festival of confusion instead of a festival of life in Chicago in 1968, launched to take the focus off the war.