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The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Has A History Of Rapping Incredible Acceptance Speeches

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices

And the award for best Grammy acceptance speech goes to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” rapped his...

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

Blame John McCain for Donald Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I blame John McCain more than anyone else for the fact that Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner of the Republican pack right now. McCain's pick of Palin as running mate truly set the stage for where the GOP finds itself now.

Clinton Not Inevitable Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no guarantee that the name on that ballot will be Hillary Clinton. She's already vulnerable in at least two of the first four states to vote, and if she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire then the rest of the country (including the media) will start paying a lot more attention to Bernie.

Americans Gorge on Slogans: O'Kane Shows, More Than Tells

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Ximena Ortiz

The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.

Igor Bobic

Who Said It: Marco Rubio Or Barack Obama?

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A young, fresh-faced senator full of optimism for what America can be is once again running for president. No, it's not 2008's Barack Ob...

Toughening Up Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I write today to challenge what is fast becoming conventional wisdom in the political world -- in particular, the notion that Hillary Clinton really needs a strong primary challenge to "toughen her up" for the upcoming race with whomever the Republicans decide upon. When you deconstruct the logic behind this idea, however, it falls apart.

IBM: A Lesson for American Business

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I see in its story a larger lesson about the maximization of shareholder value and how it distracts an executive team from the real job of business: to create new customers by luring them into the fold with new solutions and new products.

New Year's Resolution for Business

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

We need to revive that Harvard Oath and make it the centerpiece of a new commitment to actually solving America's most urgent challenge: to restart the engine of job growth and revitalize the middle class.

Recalling Hope, Fear and Race in America

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.10.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the sunny, crisp and final Monday of October 2008, three friends met at around 1 p.m. in Downtown Manhattan's financial district for lunch where buildings inspired by finance touch the sky.

The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're going strictly by attendance levels as well as the amount of money this theme park pulled in during its brief life span, then Hard Rock Park clearly was a failure. If -- on the other hand -- you're going by what happened in themed entertainment circles after 2008... Well, that's where this story gets complicated.

Did Shia LaBeouf Warn Us About Prism?

Posted 06.11.2013 | Celebrity

In a Tonight Show appearance promoting "Eagle Eye" in 2008, Shia LaBeouf gave us a warning we should have listened to. Although the conversation doesn...

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

The Economics of Scraps: Why I May Vote for Mitt Romney (No, Seriously!)

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

Often, only a major crisis can make us abandon one set of beliefs and take up another. So maybe the only way to move past the economics of scraps is to make a full return to it, letting it lead us back to the precipice of 2008, and to step off into a new Great Depression.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

America's Path to Economic Slavery Under the Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

Disenfranchise the Disabled? Republican Laws May Deny Vote to the Blind

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Are you, or is someone you love, among America's thirty-five million voters with a disability? If so, you hold power in the 2012 elections. If the...

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe

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Ex-AIG CEO May Take On Federal Government

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

July 3 (Reuters) - A company run by former American International Group Inc Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg may pursue a $25 billion lawsui...

From "Yes We Can" to "We Know You": How Obama's New Internet Strategy May Cost Him the Election

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Here's a question for President Barack Obama's re-election team. It could influence the outcome of this year's election: How do they get the "we" back?

Rick Perry: National or Niche Candidate?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

In order to become president, Rick Perry will need to significantly build on his current status with swing groups. But to count him out and dismiss his candidacy out of hand would be an incredible folly for strategists on either side of the aisle.

Will President Obama Become Mayor Dinkins?

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

The president could lose his reelection bid if enough Black voters stay home because they either do not believe the Republican nominee can win or they just do not feel the same urgency to show up on election day.