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I Used To Be A Republican, And Then I Studied Religion

Susie Meister | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Susie Meister

Once I removed the dogmatic lens that had informed my biblical interpretations, I found a figure that defended a prostitute and ate with the poor. The life of Jesus simply didn't reflect the agenda of the political right, so now neither could I.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the two men who finished first and second in New Hampshire offered us a tale of two Republican parties. John Kasich's speech that night was the starkest contrast to Donald Trump's triumphant ugliness, scapegoating and division. "We're going to solve the problems in America not by being extreme," he said, but by "reminding everybody that we are Americans dedicated to shining up America and fixing our problems." He declared that we are all meant to be "a part of the healing of this world." Kasich's speech was an alternate path forward for the GOP -- Trump's focused on our darkest fears, Kasich's on our better angels. As the campaign heads south, let's remember that presidential elections are about more than choosing the leader of the country. They are also about choosing what kind of country and people we want to be.

Bush v. Gore and Voting Problems: We Still Haven't Fixed All That

Allegra Chapman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

It's simple: when more people vote, our democracy is more representative and reflective of who we are as a nation. It takes all of that to make that happen.

Scott Conroy

Florida Voter Purge Fiasco May Complicate Jeb Bush's Appeal To Minorities

HuffingtonPost.com | Scott Conroy | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

On Friday morning, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continued to emphasize his push for a more inclusive Republican Party in a much anticipated speech at ...

Bush v. Gore 2000 -- Cruz v. Constitution 2016?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Given the bizarre and bitter nature of American politics today and the relevance of a 226 year old document to the 21st century, a repeat of Bush v Gore in 2016 with a Cruz v Constitution petition is not entirely unimaginable.

Natalie Jackson

No, Fox News Probably Doesn't Change Election Outcomes

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

A recent Washington Post article indicated that if the Fox News Channel had not existed, then-Vice President Al Gore would have gotten 1.3 percent mor...

When Ralph Nader Was the Consumer's Hero

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Ralph Nader is to blame. It's that simple. I'm not talking about the election of 2000, where his candidacy was enough to hand the presidency to George W. Bush and all that has followed. I'm talking about when Nader went AWOL as the nation's consumer conscience.

Is It Time to Implement a National Popular Vote in Presidential Elections?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?

Senior Al Gore Advisor Admits 2000 Loss Still Hurts: 'I'll Never Be Over It'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fourteen years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, Al Gore's loss still stings. Ron Klain, Gore's former chief of staff, told HuffP...

Former Supreme Court Justice Questions Bush v. Gore Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delive...

How Al Gore Could Have Won With Ease

Upworthy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

I had no clue about approval voting before I saw this. Luckily, this is just my speed when it comes to understanding political processes....

Al Gore Stands By Decision On Make-Or-Break Case

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

One day after former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor expressed doubts about Bush v. Gore, one half of the 2000 presidential election equatio...

Chelsea Kiene

Obama's Election Commission Offers 'Business As Usual' Without Reform, Activists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's creation of an independent Presidential Commission on Election Administration to address voting problems has sp...

Former Vice President Al Gore On 2000 Election: "No Intermediate Step Between A Final Supreme Court Decision and Violent Revolution"

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke with Charlie Rose about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, at 92Y on January 29, 2013. After...

What Were the Most Controversial Presidential Elections in American History?

Quora | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Quora

In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received an identical number of votes. In 1824, four candidates ran for president, with the result that no one received a majority of the popular vote.

Mercury Retrograde Election Day

Eric Francis | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News
Eric Francis

It was 2000, when Al Gore won the election and George Bush took office. Remember the chaos that surrounded that election? It really was classic Mercury station material. And it's not a good precedent.

On Greens and Libertarians

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

Why go through with a national campaign they are going to lose, that keeps them in fringe territory, and risks throwing the election to the party they most disagree with? Herewith a solution: don't.

Popular Vote Speculation Interlude

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I like to engage in the sheerest of blue-sky speculation about possible interesting outcomes that could happen. This time around, the scenario I've been hearing bandied about is that Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote, but Mitt Romney wins the popular vote.

Janell Ross

U.S. Lawsuit Attacks Florida's Process, Not Principle, To Stop Voter Purge

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Experienced canvassers know that to register voters in South Florida, bottled water is as essential as voter registration forms. But this year, as Nat...

Seriously Guys, Would You Invite Mitt Romney to a Barbecue?

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Before Election Day, ask yourselves this: Is Mitt Romney really the kind of dude you'd want peering over your shoulder while you stand in front of your Weber wondering why the burgers are sticking to the grill again?

Don't Underestimate Santorum

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While Democrats will decry Santorum's views on social issues, and the Republican base will rally behind him, most truly independent voters may largely ignore his extreme conservatism on social issues, simply because they don't really care about the wedge issues.

Andrea Stone

Joe Lieberman To Newt Gingrich: Get Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) rejected Newt Gingrich's controversial comment last week that the Palestinians are an "invented" people, sa...

Former Supreme Court Justice Blasts Bush Over 2000 Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new memoir, Five Chiefs, that the George W. Bush campaign's 2000 appeal to the United Sta...

80 Million Disenfranchised and Disinterested Americans Didn't Vote In '08. What Portends for 2012?

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

As the 2012 Presidential campaign heads into high gear, we must engage eligible non-voters who are young, uneducated and economically deprived.

Michael Calderone

How Roger Ailes Runs Fox News

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Roger Ailes' week isn't over yet. On the heels of New York magazine's bombshell cover story on Ailes' influence over the Republican Par...