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Senate Leaders on Target to Break Obstruction Record

On August 7, the Senate left town for its month-long summer recess, a pretty long break for lawmakers who have accomplished so little. In terms of meeting its constitutional responsibility to fill judicial vacancies, the Senate has confirmed a whopping total of five new federal judges to date this year. Show More Summary

Water Scarcity and Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango

Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. -- Dr. Jerry L. Crawford,...Show More Summary

Whose Opinion on Iran?

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Everyone knows the basics of the dispute over the nuclear deal with Iran. In no time at all, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaped directly into the American political arena to take potshots...Show More Summary

I've Worked at Mcdonald's for 7 Years Without a Raise. Now, the Fight for 15 Gives Me (and Workers Worldwide) Hope.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- I'm 57 years old and I've worked for McDonald's for seven years, getting paid a few pennies above the federal minimum wage. For a long time, I felt like I had no choice but to accept $7.65 an hour and the daily struggles that come along with that poverty wage. Show More Summary

Out of Touch Punditry Should Get a Grip -- Hillary's Email Is Non-Story

A message to the out-of-touch Washington pundit class: get a grip. What was or was not on Hillary Clinton's email server when she was Secretary of State is not a game-changing news story. In fact, no one outside the chattering classShow More Summary

Scott Walker and Anchor Babies

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Why The Press Can't Figure Out Trump

Read, or better yet, talk to a political reporter or Republican operative about the Donald and you find a pattern. Left, Middle and most of the Right there is contempt, head-shaking and bad, predictable jokes. He's spoken of as stupid, unqualified, bombastic, out-of-touch and inexplicable. Show More Summary

2016: The Coming Train Wreck

Six months ago, the 2016 election looked to be predictable and boring: Clinton II vs. Bush III. Advantage: Clinton. Well, forget about that. The Republican demolition derby has been getting most of the publicity lately, but one should worry more about the Democrats. Show More Summary

A Grandmother on Wedding Cakes

Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, were ordered by Oregon state officials last month to pay $135,000 in damages after they declined to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple... [The bakers] decided this week...Show More Summary

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

According to a recent above-the-fold, front-page article in the New York Times by Jason Horowitz, Senator Bernie Sanders "bellows" "snarls" and "glares" his way through campaign appearances. His candidacy, Horowitz writes, amounts to...Show More Summary

The Un-Obama

Donald Trump is the un-Obama. A lot of Americans see President Obama as weak and ineffectual. They see Trump as just the opposite. The extreme opposite -- not just self-assured, but cocky. Trump told his campaign rally in Alabama last week, ``The reason I have this really incredible enthusiasm... Show More Summary

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi is at the crossroads. Again. In the wake of Alabama and South Carolina having removed the Confederate battle flag from their state capitol grounds, Mississippi stands conspicuously alone with that emblem on its state flag. Show More Summary

Sunday Roundup

This week we saw how dissimilar appeals to our better and lesser angels look. For the former, there was Jimmy Carter's grace-filled press conference on Thursday revealing that cancer has spread to his brain. He reflected proudly on the...Show More Summary

The Carter Presidency Revisited

From the moment he left office in 1981, Republicans from President Reagan to Mitt Romney have embraced Jimmy Carter as the poster child for Democratic failure. Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. Show More Summary

Commemorating 52nd Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

During the past two weeks two great persons in the struggle against injustice, both of whom I knew, passed away. First was Julian Bond at the age of 75, the other was Louis Stokes, a 15-term former congressman from OH. He died at the age of 90. Show More Summary

Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Leaders

Chris Christie credits his fifth grade teacher for developing his writing skills - and his work ethic - after she gave this straight-A student his first-ever C on a paper. Carly Fiorina remembers the college professor who ignited such an interest in medieval philosophy that she chose the obscure subject as her major. Show More Summary

Thank You Julian Bond

When Julian Bond died last week, every major news outlet featured tributes praising his more than five decades of leadership in the struggle for civil rights. He was all the things that were said about him. He was courageous and visionary,...Show More Summary

Out-Trumping Trump? Good Luck with That!

Scott Walker tells voters, "I'm a tough guy, too!" (Right...) -- 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.

Lincoln 2.0?

Will we at some point in the future elect an artificial intelligence (AI) to higher office? Would you ever vote for an algorithm to represent you in Congress, to manage your city, to be your President? Could we ever vote for an Abraham...Show More Summary

Lincoln 2.0?

Will we at some point in the future elect an artificial intelligence (AI) to higher office? Would you ever vote for an algorithm to represent you in Congress, to manage your city, to be your President? Could we ever vote for an Abraham...Show More Summary

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