The memorial has been dedicated; the march through Chicago's Marquette Park honoring Martin Luther King's encounter with northern racism is over--an...
We have a big pop culture-related question about Donald Trump. (No, not if he is "fired." We're mostly past "reality" TV and well into appalling reali...
It is widely understood, particularly among peoples who have suffered the consequences, that the Obama administration's foreign policy has downplayed human rights and freedoms; has stressed "stability" over these principles, attempting to assuage dictatorships and murderous ideologies; and has met severe challenges with passivity and equivocation.
No presidential candidate since 1952 in Trump's low polling position at this stage of the campaign has won the popular vote.
When we sob for a fallen hero, all we are doing is sobbing for ourselves because we have to say goodbye to the years of diversion, but most of all we have to say goodbye to the heroes that we have made up.
Shrum and Christie largely agree on Trump's trajectory -- almost no chance to win POTUS because "gaffes" that didn't sink him among only GOP voters are now revealing him as temperamentally unfit to be president. Will Fox consider him as a post-election Host? Will his name be mentioned at 2020 convention? (Yes and no).
Clinton made it clear that she expects the rich to foot much of the bill by demanding hefty tax hikes on them. She added the final FDR touch to her big spending plan by promising to plop the legislation on Congress' table within her first 100 days in office.
Cuba is giving Fidel Castro a weepy goodbye on his 90th birthday today. In the official press, at least, Cubans are sad because the Comandante is approaching death "like everybody else," as he told the Communist party congress in April.
Dear Beyonce, I heard you were invited (again) to President Obama’s Birthday Bash. I saw the pics on social media. Was it fun? Silly question. ...
This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.
This week, as American Olympians made history and shattered records, Donald Trump continued setting his own record for most unstable, unqualified and dangerous presidential candidate in our country's history. An overshadowed and aggrieved Trump, who sees a very different America than the one making most Olympics-watching Americans proud, has achieved something truly remarkable: He has become unsatirizable, since his every utterance is already a punch line. He is the "you can't make this stuff up" candidate. This time, on Tuesday, he was wink-winking at the idea of, yes, presidential assassination, implying that if Hillary Clinton were elected, nothing could stop her from appointing judges, except, maybe, "Second Amendment people." The Secret Service confirmed that it had "more than one conversation" with the Trump campaign about the comments. Trump then denied it in a tweet, implying that those protecting him round the clock are lying. Then, on Wednesday, he claimed that President Obama and Clinton were the "founder" and "co-founder," respectively, of ISIS. And while more and more Republicans are choosing to maintain their credibility and integrity by jumping off the Trump Train to the Bottom, others like Paul Ryan continue to support Trump and, by extension, what he stands for. On the HuffPost front, I announced that I'll soon be leaving HuffPost to launch my new venture Thrive Global, which will be helping individuals and companies reduce stress and burnout and improve their health and productivity. I've long been passionate about doing everything I can to change the way we work and live, and now I'm putting that into action! And there is a real connection between leadership and the principles of Thrive, as FDR demonstrated in 1940. When he was confronted with the difficult decision of the U.S. entering the war at a time when the public was solidly against it, he took 10 days off, sailing around the Caribbean on a navy ship to think through this monumental question. The result was his idea for the crucial Lend-Lease program. As Roosevelt's speechwriter Robert Sherwood put it, "One can only say that FDR, a creative artist in politics, had put in his time on this cruise evolving the pattern of a masterpiece." Trump, at the extreme other end of the spectrum, demonstrates the opposite: that the more burned-out and sleep-deprived he is from his manic shambles of a campaign, the more unhinged he becomes and the more idiotic his decisions and pronouncements. And that's exactly what science tells us will happen. On Thursday, Trump said of his campaign's prospects: "at the end, it's either going to work or I'm going to, you know -- I'm going to have a very, very nice long vacation." Here's hoping he gets that nice long vacation -- not only for the sake of his country, but for his own sake.
I listened to it, and I didn't throw up. I need a medal. But since breaking down summer playlists is a thing , let's break it down.
Hillary Clinton's record of bundlers contains some familiar names -- though it's not nearly as long as President Barack Obama's list was at this point in 2012.
Just tell the entire truth, Hillary, admit when things were not always done in the best fashion and you will find that, in particular alongside Trump, you will come out smelling like a rose.
In my initial comments about the recent political conventions, I opined that the socio-political dynamics between Trump/GOP and Clinton/Democrats were eerily similar to the one in Kenya between Jubilee and CORD. However, my friend's response was scathing and biting.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB,...