[....] Ryan’s main concern, at least as he expresses it here, is with the people who deeply want to see the ACA repealed: the Republican base. He and the rest of his party have been terrified of them for the past eight years, so it’s no surprise that the base’s wrath is still foremost in their minds.
But there’s a problem: 2018 is probably going to be a bloodbath for Republicans whether they pass repeal or not.
To understand why, let’s quickly run through the possible scenarios for the midterm elections as they relate to this effort, which will be the most dramatic and vividly emotional of all the legislative battles of the next few years [....]
We’ve got a new name, look and mission ― to tell the stories of people who have been left out of the conversation.
A simple but powerful question drove me to join HuffPost three months ago after nearly 15 years at The New York Times: What would it mean to create a news organization that saw itself not as writing about people who feel left out of the political, economic and social power arrangements, but for them?
This question is particularly pressing at a moment when trust in news is at a historic low [....]
Like, what's eating Gilbert Grape? usually people who resign to spend more time with their family just kina fade away. But Jason's got a case of heartburn, and The Don'a just may be his roll of Tums. Look out, Stumpy Trumpy. Short fingers can still get burned.
61% of Americans think pot should be legal. The percentage of young voters who support legalization is significantly higher. The war on drugs has disproportionately harmed people of color with blacks nearly four times more likely to be arrested on pot charges. Marijuana has proven medical value. Yet Democrats refuse to embrace Tulsi Gabbard's commonsense bill to legalize it.