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2008 Presidential Race

No Remittance: Romney's Comeback and Fade-Out Illuminate a Curious Republican Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

How strange is it that Mitt Romney suddenly announced at the end of last week that he's out of a third presidential run he'd only recently spun up? No stranger than getting back into the fray in the first place.

8 Years Ago Today, Hillary Clinton Said: 'I'm In To Win'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

On Jan. 20, 2007, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) announced her 2008 White House presidential bid. “I’m in, and I’m in to win,” Clinton ...

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Please, Mr. President, Lead Rather Than Divide

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

He assured voters that he would bring the county together and especially quell the gridlock in Washington. But, instead, the discord in Washington is greater than ever and has spread throughout our country. How did this happen?

What Do We Do Now?: Why Our Leaders Are Better at Campaigning Than Governing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.

In The GOP's Wildest Dreams...

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Republican politicians are apparently not the only ones to wax nostalgic about the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to a new poll by Kelton Rese...

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Presidential Skills: What We Need Most Now

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

No job in America requires more desire, drive and determination than that of being the leader of the free world. It behooves those of us doing the hiring to take the process just as seriously.

Obama Campaign Wins Week of Sept. 23, According to GSPM THE HORSE RACE

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the seventh installment of its weekly H...

New Romney Ad Is Mirror Image Of One Released By Obama In 2008

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

When the Republican National Committee released a web video hours after President Barack Obama's "the private sector is doing fine" comment last Frida...

Americans Elect's Failure Is Our Victory

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Isn't it clear by now that flesh and blood humans have made a complete mess of things? We trust corporations with what we eat, watch, drive, and do online -- so why not complete the circle and give corporations our vote?

Obama's Accidental Heroism

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

That the president finally was motivated to grant his approval is a wonderful event. However, I stand apart from those who believe Obama's 11th hour gay marriage support was risky and courageous.

Hacking Away at the Pearson Octopus

Alan Singer | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson is tilting the coverage of U.S. history to win approval by school boards in red states, and in doing this, allowing the most conservative school boards in the nation to determine what gets taught in New York State schools.

The Working Years

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


The Hunger Games & the Race Issue

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Americans seem to be still hung up on the idea that skin color, and even gender, is a better way to define someone, rather than defining them by their achievements, potential, intelligence or moral character

Opening Day: Mitt Romney Already Ruins the Season

Gavin Shulman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Now that politics has become America's actual favorite pastime, there have got to be a lot of nervous sports writers out there. Who wants to watch a full campaign-long blow-out? Even worse, who wants to announce it?

Doubling-Down on Dumb: The GOP War on Being Smart

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?

Rise Up Corporations! Don't Hide Behind Super PACs! Democracy Belongs To You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Instead of hiding behind Super PACs and campaign committees, why aren't corporations taking the logical next step after Citizens United and running for office themselves?

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.

All That Glitters Is Not Silver: How Nevada and the West Got Short-Changed

William Bradley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Nevada is far more diverse than Iowa or New Hampshire and presents a set of challenges on economic, energy, environmental, and social policy that any party interested in governing had best be accustomed to.

We Loved You, Sarah, Because You Made Us Feel Smart

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It's a fine line between politics as fun, and politics as farce. Sarah Palin crossed it the first time she spoke, but at least if you're laughing, or scowling, or even if you're wincing, you're probably still awake.

Hope in the Era of Obama: A Lesson From Egypt

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary Stockill

This past Thursday afternoon, as the television screen boasted stunning images of a people claiming -- nay, seizing -- agency in their political desti...

Bill Clinton Hearts Jerry Brown! (And Other Tales of Intrigue)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley


Race, the Numbers and the Nomination

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Black voters gave Obama the commanding majority that appears to have won him the nomination. It was a great political strategy for the primaries, but how it will affect the general election?

Should President Obama Use His Platform to Diffuse Racism?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dexter Rogers

Obama's ascendancy demonstrates he has the capacity and the means to make a difference along racial grounds. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be high on his list of priorities.