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Sunday Roundup

This week brought powerful reminders of what happens when a government fails its citizens. On Wednesday, as the nation continued to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's unnecessarily tragic destruction of a uniquely American...Show More Summary

A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee

MINNEAPOLIS. At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership...Show More Summary

A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee

MINNEAPOLIS -- At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership...Show More Summary

With Jeb and Torture, It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

Just when you thought the summer of Fant4stically-failed reruns was over, here comes Bush III. As the New York Times reports on August 24, candidate Jeb has finally come out swinging at provocations from his Republican rivals. Contrary to tough-guy Jeb Bush, I would not leave the door open to torture, not even for use against those U.S. Show More Summary

Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

Over a year ago I wrote a post about mental illness and the demise of mental health facilities. I spent a lot of time researching the timeline of how we got where we are today. Take a look if you're curious about how we ended up here with no mental health facilities, to speak of, for people in need. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Katrinas

When I teach a course on the history of New Orleans I often tell my students that there were two Katrinas. To be sure, this is a heuristic device, but I've found that it helps students understand the historical origins of the disasters that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. Show More Summary

High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans

All across the country, Americans are finding that the prices of the prescription drugs they need are soaring. Tragically, doctors tell us that many of their patients can no longer afford their medicine. As a result, some get sicker....Show More Summary

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Women's issues are taking center stage in the lead-up to 2016. As they should: The conservative war on women's health and reproductive rights has raged on for far too long. And in all measures of social and political inequality, we remain...Show More Summary

Gun-Crazed Nation

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Gun-Crazed Nation

"We're Number 1!" (We must be so proud...) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

"You Stink"

It was a stroke of genius that Lebanon's young protesters named their movement "You Stink". In just two words, they captured both the essence of their country's immediate crisis over uncollected garbage and its longer-term structural problems. Show More Summary

Black Box Voting: Voter Intimidation

Hard to believe, but true. Voters are flat-out intimidated to come to the polls. During the 2014 midterms, incumbent Mitch McConnell sent out warnings to Kentucky voters that read: ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE. You are at risk of acting...Show More Summary

End Gun Violence by Repealing Not Enacting Legislation

I have no doubt that some additional legislation, such as background checks, will help stem the tide of this endless gun violence. But the real answer is in repealing existing legislation -- the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Show More Summary

Is the FDA Ready for Kim Kardashian and Mutant Head Lice?

By Molly Knobler and Tim McCormack Two closely watched and much-debated court cases, Amarin and Caronia, have largely given pharmaceutical companies the green light to promote their drugs for uses not approved by the FDA -- also known as "off-label marketing." But in the end, this may prove to be a pyrrhic victory for big pharma. Show More Summary

I Survived The VA: A Veteran Tells His Shocking Story

You've heard about the VA scandal, but you've never heard it like this. Warning: Graphic descriptions and video. Names and locations have been changed. The skin around the lesion on his chest disintegrates with each peel of the dressing. Show More Summary

Higher Minimum Wage: A Crucial Tool for Lifting More Californians out of Poverty

Come January 1, 2016, California will have the highest minimum wage of any state in the country. But it's not enough. So I'm committed to a path toward increasing the minimum wage to at least $15, because no one who works for a living in one of the world's leading economies should have to live in poverty. Show More Summary

After the Storm, Schools Rise Again

Akili Academy of New Orleans looks in many ways like a new school, with its bright white walls, long-tinted window panes and a shining banner announcing the school's name. But that's just the new wing. The heart of Akili Academy is the other half of the school -- a perfectly renovated building with freshly polished wood floors and desks. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Refugees and Market Woes Put World on Edge

The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now... Writing...Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- Every Sulfurous Belch

OK, I fully admit I stole that title. Well, maybe not "stole," since I'm about to give it proper credit, but it certainly wasn't my own original idea. The line comes from George Will, and (of course) refers to Donald Trump. Part of the...Show More Summary

Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea. Show More Summary

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