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2012 Presidential Election

I Am the 99 Percent and the 47 Percent -- And Anything But the Romney-Percent

Alfredo Quintana | Posted 11.18.2012 | Miami
Alfredo Quintana

How in the world are we supposed to feel about a presidential candidate who is a real "Mr. One Percent" and who explicitly only desires representing no more than 53 percent of us?

U.S. Presidential Race and the Social Media Battle

Mark Knight | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Knight

He personally answered over 1000 questions, no minions intervened, ranging from politics, to philosophy, to Washington's secret beer recipe. Obama received a mountain of praise for his efforts. But will all this social media activity keep Obama in the White House?

Why the Elections Matter (No Matter Where You Are)

Bryant Yang | Posted 11.18.2012 | Teen
Bryant Yang

Don't let November 6 be the first time you see the ballot. Visit your secretary of state's website to see all the state-wide ballot issues and your district's state representative candidates.

Who's Afraid of Magical Thinking?

Michael Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

People are afraid that if we recall the truth about both corporate-money-driven political parties and both corporate-money-driven presidential candidates, our lack of 100-percent loyalty to the lesser evil will pave the way for victory for the greater evil. I don't think so.

Is the Problem With Mitt Romney Really Mitt Romney?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Maybe it takes more than telling people that God wants you to vote for Mitt Romney especially when the vast majority of your platform is the antithesis of Christian values.

Looking Ahead to Election Year Garbage Time

William Laney | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
William Laney

When we will know we are in garbage time? When the Republican fat cats turn their attention, and redirect their money, from Mitt Romney's campaign to the Congressional races.

It's the Economy, Not Jobs, Stupid!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Every month politicians and pundits eagerly await the release of the latest government employment report like 'tweens awaiting the latest Bieber album. But is it worth the wait?

The Presidential Politics of Climate and Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that climate science is continuing to be challenged by the fossil-fuel industry and its political beneficiaries is no longer news, but the credence given to these fringe views is scary.

An Educated Voter Is Our Democracy's Best Citizen

Matthew Tolliver | Posted 09.15.2012 | Media
Matthew Tolliver

Are the citizens of this country, by virtue of our general lack of political fluency, the cause of this lackluster discourse? The numbers support the idea. We need to set a new standard for our political leaders' fluency in policy.

The 2012 Campaign Reveals Two Contrasting Views of Personal Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

The 2012 presidential campaign exposes a clash between an older, narrowly focused view of success, and one that's both broader and steadily rising. Romney's view about the pathway to success reflects a world that no longer exists.

'Oh, So Now You Notice Us?!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

It is an inescapable fact: Senior citizens vote. They care. And as the years unfold, with the aging of the baby boomers and the resulting senior demographic explosion, this sector's voting power is going to reach unprecedented levels.

Obama's America vs. Romney-Ryan-Rand's America: Citizenship vs. Selfishness

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The most important thing the president did in Charlotte was offer a specific definition of what it means to be an American. That definition centered on one word: citizenship.

A 2012 Debate Prep Checklist

Alan Schroeder | Posted 11.14.2012 | Media
Alan Schroeder

With the first Obama-Romney debate just around the corner, the presidential and vice presidential candidates are hard at work preparing for combat. What should each of them be concentrating on?

It's Best We Get on With Today

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am much more interested in what is going to happen after the election to fix the things that the great majority of us Americans of both parties are concerned about and have to deal with regularly in our personal, family, and professional lives. We want solutions, not blame!

F-16s Intercept Single-Engine Plane After Obama's Speech In Golden

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scra...

The Personal Is Political

Cindy Reed | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Cindy Reed

I almost never post about politics on Facebook, because seriously? You are either high-fiving your friends who agree with you or pissing off your family members who don't. There's one exception to my no-politics rule: gay rights.

Poll: Obama Builds Lead Over Romney In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

A new poll released today from OnSight Public Affairs/Keating Research gives President Barack Obama a five-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney ...

The Jane Austen Weekly: 'Northanger Abbey' and the Presidential Campaign

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Granted, the heroine has been accused of flirting with an idiot, not of ending the welfare-to-work requirement (as Romney said of Obama), or of causing a woman to die of cancer (as an Obama super PAC ad implied of Romney). Nevertheless, the campaign against Catherine has not been "dictated by fact-checkers."

Your Vision For America

Monique Ruffin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

What do you vision, not just for your children, but for all of the children in America? What is your vision for the future of energy? Do you see a country becoming more reliant on its own energy resources? Do you think that renewable energy sources are being pursued with enough vigor?

We Asked, They Answered: Obama, Romney on Poverty

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The faith community has asked both presidential nominees for a response and they have answered. So it's time now to put poverty on the campaign agenda, from our local churches, to our public forums, to our presidential debates.

Obama Talks Terror Attack, Middle Class In Golden

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN — President Barack Obama, making his eighth campaign stop in Colorado this year, vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the attack o...

Should I vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Gary Teal, Republican Vote Romney. That's my opinion. If you think I'm wrong, and you hav...

Suburbs Are Key To Victory In Colorado For Obama, Romney

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — The road to victory in many of the most competitive states in this year’s presidential election winds through the strip malls, tra...

Bumper Sticker Politics

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

The discussion of important political issues, I teach my students, deserves something more than a catchy slogan or 10 second soundbite that serves only to simplify very complicated, multifaceted issues.

Romney Sticks Silver Foot in His Mouth Again

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.