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2008 Presidential Race

Best Video of the Campaign Award

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Here, on election day, I offer my nomination for Best Video of the Campaign.

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist  |  Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I...

Art, Politics and Soul in New York

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

If you weren't in Times Square tonight, the only place to be was downtown in the West Village at Gavin Brown's gallery for an installation by Jonathon Horowitz called Obama '08.

A New Day is Within Our Grasp

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

While John McCain would like to make this election about fear and division, we all know it's about hope and unity.

Post-Obama Cyncism Sets in Early: "Why Wait?"

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In what observers say is the shortest "honeymoon" between the public and a new Administration, dissatisfaction with the Obama Administration began before it was even elected.

Barack Obama Is Smarter Than Us

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama campaign did not leak, and they did not squabble amongst themselves in public -- right there, two astounding feats that no other candidate in the race could manage.

Chicagoans Studs Terkel and Barack Obama (and the Election of 2008)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John Steinbeck's widow asked Studs Terkel to write an introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath. And while he was working o...

Campaign Trail PDA: The McCain/Palin Edition (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley/Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

This was originally posted October 23rd. In light of the reported "tenseness" between John McCain and Sarah Palin during their interview with Brian W...

Obama Shuffle: Election Day Poetry

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

I've been on tour in the swing states of Appalachia these days -- southern Ohio, West Virginia, southwest Virginia -- having crisscrossed through Indi...

Memorable Moments 2008

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

On the Democratic side, just about anything Mike Gravel said or did qualifies as the weirdest among his party's candidates.

Campaign Cool Downs: 10 Steps To Inner Peace (SLIDESHOW)

Women's Health | Kristen Dollard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When politically provoked, here are 10 no-fail ways to go from riotous to relaxed. Debate parties starting to feel like World War III? Are you aliena...

The John McCain I Used to Know.

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Johnson

I wonder why John McCain now sounds like someone who's willing to sacrifice this planet in order to win an election.


August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Let the healing begin. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Why I Am (Cautiously) Voting for Obama

Sunil Garg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Garg

Over the past eight weeks, John McCain has not shown the interest or the temperament to deal with this crisis. On the other hand, Obama has shown discipline, open- mindedness and a desire to understand the complexity of this crisis.

John McCain's Wrong Answers to Working Women's Questions--Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.

Campaign Trail PDA: The Obama/Biden Edition (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

This was originally posted October 23rd. **SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDESHOW** By this point in the campaign, it's pretty obvious that presidential election...

Powerful New American Vote Trumps Nativist Dogma

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

Latinos are fighting back with the power of their vote and many fall into the category of New Americans.

Keep It On the D.L.

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Hughley is quickly growing into his own.

Burning Down the House - McCain and Palin Go Down in a Blaze of In-Fighting, Betrayal and Backstabbing

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Many people ask if Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has a future - possibly a presidential run in 2012 - if she loses this election. The answer is no. Sh...

BOO!! Two Spine-Tingling Tales Of Terror

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Today's Hallowe'en column is in two ghastly parts -- one frightful, fingernail-chewing tale for each side of the corpse-ridden and zombified politica...

Don't Do It, Rahm!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Even if helping Obama means more to Rahm Emanuel than his personal political career, he can do more for Barack by staying in the House.

Expanding War, Contracting Meaning: The Next President and the Global War on Terror

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

A week ago, I asked a four-star U.S. military officer: What exactly is the strategy that guides the Bush administration's conduct of this war? His dismaying, if not exactly surprising, answer: there is none.

A Referendum on Uncertain Times

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

I have absolutely no desire to join the clubs of the hyperbolic. That said, I think it is reasonable to assume that the presidential election on Tuesd...

Family's Vote Hinges on Health Care Reform

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

A Democrat, she voted for President Bush in 2004, partially over national security. "I bought into the whole fear thing. By 2006 I knew it was a big mistake, and I'll never do that again."

Let's Remember Super Bowl XLII and Chill on the Presumptive Victory, Please?

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Frevele

I'm not ready to declare any victory on anything until I see it on November 5th. That's what I've learned from being a New York Giants fan -- it ain't over till it's over. Really. I'm dead serious.