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Don't Be Fooled--Hillary Clinton Is No Progressive

As the Democratic primary heats up, there's some debate over the definition of the term "progressive." Some of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters use this term to describe the former First Lady, senator, and Secretary of State....Show More Summary

Hey Hillary, Here's Why People Don't Trust You

Hillary Clinton gave a fascinating interview recently in which she tried to explain why so many people simply do not trust her. She was stumped. Hillary struggled to offer an explanation. Clearly, she is very troubled by this perception of her, so she knows it is a real issue for her presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton in Manet's "Bar at the Folies-Bergère"

Somehow, as the central figure of painter Edouard Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Hillary Clinton just works... -- 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.

The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza

Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise Cross-posted with The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, who in 2013 killed four people in a car accident while driving drunk. Show More Summary

Why Bernie vs Hillary Matters More Than People Think

Lately the Internet has become full of arguments about the merits and demerits of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Over the past couple weeks, I've been discussing and pondering all the various views about this, and I'm increasingly...Show More Summary

New Hampshire Just Gave the Republican Establishment a Waking Nightmare

For Marco Rubio, Tuesday night was supposed to be phase two of a daring strategy that would shoot him into the lead in the Republican primary for President of the United States. Step one was to come in a strong third in Iowa, then a strong second in New Hampshire and finally to win the South Carolina primary on February 20th. Show More Summary

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

The late Bob Harder served as a cabinet secretary under five Kansas governors. He was an ordained Methodist minister, a Sunday school teacher and a former legislator. When I interviewed him for a magazine profile in 2012, he recalled his time in the Kansas legislature when he would cross the aisle to work with Republicans to hammer out policy. Show More Summary

Obama, American Muslims, and Our Constitutional Duplicity

President Obama's recent speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore was an attempt to reassure an American minority population feeling very much under siege that they are, in fact, full-fledged Americans -- part of the national fabric, valued, and indeed badly needed in the West's war on ISIS and like-minded groups. Show More Summary

On Big Sugar's pollution of Florida, social media could spark a political revolution

On Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, hundreds of thousands of viewers are sharing photos, videos, and terse observations on the massive destruction caused by the release of hundreds of billions of filthy water from Lake Okeechobee --Show More Summary

The Whistleblowers' Plan Offers Hillary the Perfect Opportunity

I am writing as one of the four founding members of Bank Whistleblowers United. We came together recently to create a detailed plan that could restore the rule of law to Wall Street and dramatically reduce the risk and damage of future financial crises. Show More Summary

The Past And Future Truths In The Democratic Party

There is an interesting conversation going on in the Democratic Party... regarding who is being more "honest" about the future: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. (See "Like it or Not, Hillary Clinton is Being More Honest with Voters...Show More Summary

Hillary's Superdelegate Coup Just Confirms to Millennials: The System Is Rigged

I try to imagine what life must look like to a Millennial voter. If you were are between the ages of 18-29, in your reality: Marijuana has always been medical; Gay people have always been positively portrayed on TV; We've always been...Show More Summary

Tale of 2 Shoemakers: A Century of Nativist Prejudice

A little over a century ago, two southern Italian men, like thousands of their impoverished brethren, moved to the Boston area to work as shoemakers, settling in the then-leather capital of the New World. One was trained in the art of handcrafting leather in Italy; the other learned the piecemeal production-line technique of edge trimming. Show More Summary

When Government 'Saves Money' and Gets 'Smaller' We All Lose

Many say we should "run government like a business" and "save money" by "cutting spending" and "making government smaller." Does this work? Do We the People really save money by doing these things? Have you heard the phrase "penny-wise...Show More Summary

Scrambling for Delegates? Remember 3 Lessons From Scrabble for Politics

There comes a time in every cycle when we the people prepare to elect our President, only to peer into the rulebook and ask "what IS this hodgepodge?" I love scrabble and play it daily as a release from politics and law. As the raceShow More Summary

Will Bernie's leadership style deliver the change he seeks?

As the New Hampshire primaries come to a close, many of us watch in awe as Senator Bernie Sanders directly takes on the Democratic establishment and energizes a populist nerve, calling out what some feel is legal corruption in our country's democracy. Show More Summary

New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

In Support of Coates and Alexander #FeelTheBern

I'm proud of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michelle Alexander for supporting Sanders based on principle. It's not easy to go against conventional wisdom, particularly for two brilliant intellectuals who are well-known for their reasonable, ironclad logic. We all have our roles to play. Show More Summary

Anyone But Trump the Real Winner in New Hampshire and Iowa

Donald Trump: Bombaster-in-Chief? Can the nation and the GOP be saved from this man? In New Hampshire 64 percent of Republicans voted against Donald Trump. In Iowa 76 percent of Republican voters told Trump that "he's fired." The big...Show More Summary

A Place in Hell or Hell on Earth?

When Madeliene Albright threatened women who voted for Bernie Sanders with a place in hell, my first thought was, "how can she condemn a whole new generation of feminists for being what those of us over 60 fought so hard to raise upShow More Summary

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