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Michael Moore's New Film Features Portugal's Groundbreaking Policy of Not Arresting People for Drug Use

Filmmaker Michael Moore never shies from taking on tough issues and challenging the status quo. His latest film "Where to Invade Next" is a clever spoof of U.S. foreign policy that encourages our military leaders to "invade" other countries...Show More Summary

Perfecting Presidential Primaries

America has been the beacon of democracy since its founding. It demonstrated to the world how popular sovereignty and stable governance could be reconciled. We confirm that fundamental truth every four years in the election of a constitutional ruler who serves as custodian of the Republic. Show More Summary

New Yale Study on Guns Asks The Wrong Questions

A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University and covered in The Trace appears to confirm a truism in how people develop and hold opinions, namely, the more you want to believe in something, the more you can make yourself believe in something. Show More Summary

A Much Better Way for Hillary and Bernie to Compete

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have a great opportunity to advance the Democratic cause, but to seize it they'll have to think differently about their contest. A Shadow Over The Democratic Race This opportunity grows out of a shadow that hangs over the campaign for the Democratic nomination. Show More Summary

More Flints to Come

The unfolding water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a sign of things to come. Flint was one of a number of Michigan cities run by an emergency economic manager appointed by the Republican governor, Rick Snyder. It was an emergency economic manager who oversaw Flint's switching of its water supply to the badly polluted Flint River in 2014. Show More Summary

Get Your Game Face On

I love sports with a passion and follow many teams here in the Bay Area and around the country. I'm also a political junkie, and since my uniform reads Practically Republican, I focus less on individual stats than I do on the success of the team -- in this case Team U.S.A. There are so many fascinating parallels between politics and sports. Show More Summary

5 Myths (And One Big Truth) About Hillary's 2002 Iraq War Vote

Although Hillary Clinton has many advantages in the current Presidential campaign (advantages of policy, programs, and, yes, personality) surely her greatest strength vis-à-vis her principal primary opponent is in the area of foreign...Show More Summary

Voters Hiding From the World

The insularity of that minority (i.e., "the base'') of the electorate that tends to dominate presidential campaigns' first innings explains much of the current nasty race, especially on the Republican side. These people seek to protect...Show More Summary

Sexism, Alive and Well in 2016 Presidential Campaign

As a scholar of Communication Studies and gender, the rhetoric and media coverage of Hillary's speaking style, post Thursday's Prime Time Democratic Debate, came as no surprise. Sexist attitudes and perceptions, regarding men and women's...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Independents: Can You Really Be That 'Undecided'?

Oh, you independents! For decades now you've been the hot girl at the party. Those highly coveted "undecided" folks who at the last minute will finally figure out who you prefer and become the critical votes that tilt an election to one candidate or the other. Show More Summary

How Marco Rubio Crusades Against Gays and Women While Still Being Labeled 'Moderate'

Last week, The New York Times, in an example of how a lot of the media portray Marco Rubio, referred to Rubio as the "only candidate outside the hard right to perform well in the caucuses." Over and over again, reporters at news organizations...Show More Summary

Why We Must Try

Instead of "Yes we can," many Democrats have adopted a new slogan this election year: "We shouldn't even try." We shouldn't try for single-payer system, they say. We'll be lucky if we prevent Republicans from repealing Obamacare. We shouldn't try for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Show More Summary

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

A century ago, Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago the City of Big Shoulders: “hog butcher for the world, tool maker, stacker of wheat, player with railroads and the nation’s freight handler; stormy, husky brawling.” All of this was true of America itself as well: Nation of big shoulders. Show More Summary

Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

Anderson Cooper: "But did you have to be paid $675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?" Hillary Clinton: "Well, I don't know. That's what they offered." Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech...Show More Summary

Larry David Plays Bernie Sanders in Bern Your Enthusiasm

Last night, Larry David hosted "Saturday Night Live" and this was the result. The author of this post is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund an entire series of animated rap videos about Bernie Sanders and the 2016 election. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

Human Development and the Integration of Vulnerable Migrants

There are 42 million foreign-born persons in the United States, nearly 14 percent of the population. They come from virtually every nation in the world. If you add their U.S.-born children, the percentage jumps to 26 percent. Worldwide, there are more than 232 million international migrants and nearly 60 million forcibly displaced persons. Show More Summary

Generation Sanders

For more than a year, my pragmatist friends and colleagues have under-estimated the appeal of Bernie Sanders. As a big Sanders win approaches in the New Hampshire primary, they insist that this will be Sanders' last hurrah and urge his...Show More Summary

GOP Establishment Field Scrambled: What Happens Next?

The New Hampshire Republican debate of February 6 likely accomplished something that few debates manage: It has probably shifted the dynamic of the GOP primary contest. There are, at this moment, three lanes to the GOP nomination. There is the lane occupied by Donald Trump. Show More Summary

U.S. Military Is Not Being Weakened

Each of the candidates in Saturday's presidential debate boldly asserted that if elected, he would rebuild the U.S. military and restore its flagging morale. These assertions, however, rest on the mistaken assumption that the armed forces have actually been weakened. Show More Summary

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