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Top Ten Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Can Win

Late last year, as I was making my way by Capital Bikeshare across the Washington National Mall on an unseasonably warm December night, the phone in my jacket pocket dinged. It was a text from a longtime pal of mine, Jack Democrat. Jack reads The Washington Post every day. Show More Summary

Sanders' And Clinton's Caucus Night Reactions Present Striking Contrast; Emotional Victory Clearly His

I have taken to watching With All Due Respect on MSNBC lately; a very new addition to the network, it is rebroadcast from Bloomburg Television. The show is extremely wonky, much less flashy, and is not so bound up with MSNBC's normal orthodox-Democratic viewpoint. Show More Summary

Extremists in Oregon Choose the Easy Road

Greater sandhill cranes follow migration routes along the Pacific Flyway. © Critterbiz The armed seizure of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon began on January 2 with the arrival of a small sad band of would-be insurrectionists, most from outside of Oregon. Show More Summary

Contradictions from Across the Aisle: Hillary vs. Sanders

Now that Sanders' campaign has picked up steam, the rhetoric of democratic unity is taking its gloves off. Senator Sanders says that Mrs. Clinton cannot be both progressive and moderate. Well, that's campaign talk. That's a handler's line though Bernie's camp would never admit it. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Middle East Strategy

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Why I Love Being Queer

One of the most notable reactions, for me, to changing our name from "HuffPost Gay Voices" to "HuffPost Queer Voices" has been the number of self-identified gay men who are arguing that they hate the word "queer" because it means "different"...Show More Summary

On Hillary Clinton's Overwhelming Support Among African Americans

I have no doubt that many African Americans view Hillary Clinton favorably because they have fond memories of her and her husband stemming from the 1990s. President Clinton was, of course, once known as our first Black president. Good feelings toward the Clintons extended to 2007 when Sen. Show More Summary

Four Horsemen of the Democracy

"It was also a shock to the system that a candidate universally known in Iowa, with deep pockets and long experience, could come close to losing to a relative unknown who was initially considered little more than a protest candidate." Just...Show More Summary

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack. She hated India but wasn't sure why, just knew that her uncles watched India testing bombs on the news and grumbled about how India hated Muslims. Show More Summary

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. Show More Summary

The Best Defense Is a Good... Defense

This piece was co-authored by Erik Goepner, retired Air Force veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, it seems like a good time to discuss the American foreign policy establishment's love affair...Show More Summary

Fear of the Invisible

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Is there a category of human beings who, in election 2016, have been the focus of more negative attention, fear-mongering, or worse press than immigrants, especially undocumented ones coming from or through Mexico (those infamous "rapists")? I doubt it. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Health Care for All and Free College: Idealism or Practical Realism?

Fifty-eight countries with universal health care--en.wikipedia.org Republicans and other critics call Bernie Sanders' proposals for single payer health care for all and free college education impractical idealism. Do these proposalsShow More Summary

The Media Is Failing to Vet the Candidates, and Failing Our Democracy

What would our democracy be like without a vigorous press? Unfortunately, we might be on the verge of finding out. The press has always been absolutely crucial to our system of government. The press uncovers the truth about government and discloses it to the public. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Turns Stand-Up Comic: "I'm a Progressive Who Gets Things Done."

In her speech claiming victory after the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton proclaimed herself "a progressive who gets things done." I had to laugh. And it wasn't just because former President Bill Clinton - the centrist Triangulator-in-Chief...Show More Summary

Previewing the January Jobs Report

Those brave enough to predict think that tomorrow's jobs report will show a net gain of 188,000 payroll jobs (compared with 292,000 in December) and an unchanged 5.0 percent unemployment rate. Unless tomorrow's numbers are substantially...Show More Summary

Bastardized Political Labels

As Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton argue about who is a progressive, it illustrates that the American political class really doesn't understand the term. A progressive is defined by incremental change toward liberal ideas whether they be fiscal or social reform. Show More Summary

As Goes Iowa...

Monday night Iowa spoke as thousands of Iowans went to caucus and put their stamp on the beginning of the road to the White House. What message they sent will be debated for days to come by pundits and political players across the country. There is one message, however, that is abundantly clear. Show More Summary

Annual Arrests for Marijuana in NYC Drop From Nearly 51,000 in 2011 to Under 17,000 in 2015

According to data just released by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York City marijuana arrests in 2015 dropped to under 17,000 for the first time since 1996. The 16,590 arrests for low-level marijuana possession...Show More Summary

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

In December, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, sent a letter to the York City Department of Education stating, "the City is still not fully compliant, and children with disabilities and their families...Show More Summary

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