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2012 Presidential Election

The Digital President

GVH Live | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Even before he took office, the president recognized the political value of social media tools. His 2008 election team is often credited as waging the first digitally-focused campaign, using Twitter, Facebook and even their own original platform to get voters excited about the candidate.

Hillary's Emails

Mike Smith | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith


Why Trump Could Win the GOP Nomination

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Creamer

Trump is not a political clown. He is a very talented right wing populist demagogue. And he has brought into full relief many of the radical policies of the entire GOP field -- especially when it comes to immigration.

The Perception Primary

Maguire Mealy | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Maguire Mealy

The public's perception of a candidate -- as a flip-flopper or as a Socialist, as a nervous wreck or as a statesman -- matters more in elections than those substantive characteristics and beliefs which define the president that candidate will become.

Donald Trump: There He Goes Again

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Trump's whole agenda is provocation, which isn't to say he doesn't believe what he's saying. But he's also so over the top, so almost unbelievably bold, that he's become something of a parody of himself. And it feels as if he's fully in on the joke, which he may be. We could use a little provocation.

The Donald Speaks

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

When it comes to other important issues facing America, Trump speaks as a man who is never in doubt, although he is frequently wrong. For instance, he has claimed he has a plan to defeat the terrorist group ISIS, which now controls oil fields in Iraq.

Baltimore Left Behind by Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

If we wish to get serious about helping the poor underclass instead of just policing it, then we must be honest about what is causing it. We must be willing to face our own imperfections as a society. It's time. And we can handle it.

Marco Rubio Enters the Presidential Race

Mike Smith | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith

Marco Rubio Enters the Presidential Race

Scott Walker Ain't Dumb

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Neal Wooten

Having a college degree, once thought of as a necessity for most upper-level careers, including holding the most powerful office in the world, might suddenly seem like a cross to bear as Scott Walker attempts to demonstrate how that little document has screwed up our country for over two decades.

The New GOP Congress Americans Do Not 'Wish They Had'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Midterm elections are not intended to neuter a president. They are midcourse corrections intended to make government work better for the people who elect their representatives; to -- in fact -- transform the government we have into the government the people wish they have.

What's Gone Wrong for/with Barack Obama?

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The mid-term election is still days away, but it sure isn't looking good fro President Barack Obama and Democrats. With his job approval rating down precipitously since his strong 2012 re-election performance, Democrats are on the ropes and on the run.

More Drama from the Polls: What Have We Really Learned?

David Belk | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
David Belk

What can we learn from the mess of the 2012 election? Could someone who isn't Nate Silver use past polling errors to make predictions for this next election? It's time to start looking at the old polling data to see what might have gone wrong.

Hillary's Lesson: Defending a Criminal

Joel Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Let's not talk about Hillary Clinton specifically -- let's examine, instead, the role of the run-of-the-mill criminal lawyer who chooses to, or is appointed to, represent an extremely unpopular defendant, or a defendant counsel believes is truly guilty.

Lila Shapiro

Gay Republican Presidential Candidate Reveals Why He Ran -- And It Wasn't To Win | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

You may not be aware that Fred Karger ran for president in 2012. He was on the ballot in only a handful of states. He wasn't allowed to take part in a...

Americans Say They'd Be Least Likely To Vote For A President Of This Religion

Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

Here's The Real Story Of The 2012 Election

Salon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

It fueled a couple days’ worth of chatter on “Morning Joe,” and it no doubt lined the pockets of its authors quite handsomely. But all in all, ...

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

A Modest Early Voting Rise in 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Without a catalyst of a large state adopting early voting, I expect the early voting rate will again rise modestly in 2016. The trend should continue upward since once a state adopts early voting, the percentage of voters voting early tends to increase from election to election.

'No Regrets': Ann Romney Dishes On Mitt's Loss, Her Sons' Political Future

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Ann Romney, wife of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, talked about her husband's loss and her sons' political prospects Thursday on CB...

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

What If the GOP Just Keeps Getting Whiter as America Gets "Browner"?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

My hope is that the GOP's leaders read these numbers and adopt both a tone and policy stances that unite rather than divide.

The Republican Party Is Going to the Dogs

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Obviously, the Republican Party wants to die, and as much as I disagree with Republicans on just about everything, I feel compelled to help.

Republican and Catholic Rebranding Isn't Enough

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Leaders in both institutions are fooling themselves if they think that merely presenting diverse faces and voices and using simple language to reach "normal people" will lead them to victory.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?