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A Holocaust Survivor Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Intervention

It is only in retrospect that the early 1940s seemed like good years for my family. As a 16-year-old prisoner in Auschwitz in 1944, I would have given anything to go back a few years. To be at home with my family was my greatest wish,...Show More Summary

The Lesson From This Election Shouldn’t Be To Elect More White Men

After Hillary Clinton’s loss at the top of the ballot on Nov. 8, some Democrats have begun wondering where we go from here, what course we need to chart, and if we need new leadership to steer us into a brighter future. These are decisions our party must not take lightly because there is more at stake than just who will lead us. Show More Summary

You Want to Talk Flag Burning? Let's Talk Flag Burning!

We've been to this circus before. This one's from the summer of '89, along with a terrific Tony Auth cartoon. -- 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.

Asking Trump Voters, Does Truthfulness Matter?

This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). Liberals are debating how to understand the millions of Americans who voted for Trump. Since many of us see Trump - putting aside the usual...Show More Summary

Is Democracy In Trouble?

I live in the state of North Carolina. We had an election on November 8 for governor. It has still not been declared over. Our Republican governor refuses to admit that he has been defeated and his party is engaged in a long and exhausting challenge to over half of the county boards of election. Show More Summary

The Final Solution:The Sunny Side of a Republican Controlled Congress

If those who wanted Hillary to win had gotten what they wished for, they would have simply gone back to everyday life, with its petty insults, snubs and petty defeats. Now they are bonded together against the threat to all the things...Show More Summary

Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent

Protests in April and May galvanised the government to crack down on dissent. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Nurseit Niyazbekov, KIMEP University In Kazakhstan, the power of citizens to resist authoritarianism has been dealt a significant blow. Show More Summary

We Must Never Forget To Reject Trump Every Goose Step of the Way

Undoubtedly, Trump is as surprised as anyone to have won the election. At least in candid photographs since November 8th, Trump looks more like a deer caught in the headlights than a man preparing to assume the most powerful elected office in the world. Show More Summary

Hey, Donald! Let's Make A Deal On A National Recount

Donald Trump says there were 3 million fraudulent voters in a "rigged" election he lost by more than 2 million popular votes. But he has no proof. The solution is obvious: He should fund a 50-state recount. He could pay for it with a...Show More Summary

It's Time for the Winners to Win

Name an elected office in America, other than the president, where the candidate who wins the most votes can still lose the election. You can't. The presidency is the only office in the land where the winner is decided not by the popular...Show More Summary

Vote Recount: The 3rd Stage of Election Grieving

In her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross created a framework of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While her book was essentially about grieving the loss of human life,...Show More Summary

"All we are saying, is give Trump a chance"

This slogan with the word peace rather than President-elect Trump was the darling of liberals of the Vietnam era. Those same liberals and their children see no irony in their denial of "a chance" to the man who fair and square won election as President. They decry his rhetoric. Show More Summary

The Trumpocalyps -- What Will The Future Really Bring?

Many of us have been shaken to their cores that Trump has won these elections. The fact he has not won the popular vote does nothing to soften the blow. Many have been loosing sleep after the upset as it dawned on them their worst nightmare...Show More Summary

An Open Letter To Dr. Tom Price

Dear Dr. Price, As the appointee to head the US Department of Health and Human Services under the new Administration of Donald Trump, I believe I speak for millions when I say we are worried about what you will do to our health care. You are a doctor and a member of Congress. Show More Summary

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our mutual destruction? Here are 2 are practical and life-changing ways: create reconciling conversations and become a proud peace-maker. We are reduced to living in bubbles of various kinds. Show More Summary

The War on the First Amendment Didn't Start Last Week

For those who woke a week ago to realize the First Amendment is under attack, I lost my job at the State Department in 2012 for writing We Meant Well, a book the government did not like, and needed the help of lawyer Jesselyn RadackShow More Summary

Betsy DeVos: Secretary Of Privatization

For almost 16 years, across two administrations of different parties, America's teachers have watched federal education officials embrace destructive policies. President George W. Bush ushered in the era of test and punishment based accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act. Show More Summary

Giving by Americans abroad tilts distinctly leftward

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton received far more than President-elect Donald Trump from Americans living abroad. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill famously claimed that "all politics is local." True, but it's increasingly global as well -- especially for the roughly 5.7 million U.S. Show More Summary

Fidel Castro's Health Care Legacy

Fidel Castro's passing on November 25 is a vivid reminder of the outsized role that he and Cuba have played in the history and imagination of the United States. Over nearly 60 years, U.S. governments of both parties have repeatedly tried...Show More Summary

Dinner With Don and Mitt

DT: Keep shaking my hand and smile for the cameras, Mittens. MR: Don't you ever get tired of the cameras, Don? DT: What did you say? MR: Forget it. May I let go of your hand now? DT: Follow me. We're eating in the ballroom tonight. Melania is joining us. MR: But I didn't bring Ann. DT: I was joking, Mittens. Show More Summary

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