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2012 Presidential Election

Chris Matthews' Smackdown of Reince Priebus Should Be Taught in Journalism School

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Andy Ostroy

With the exception of a couple of righteously indignant journos like Matthews and O'Brien, the American news media, given all that's at stake in this most critical election, appears utterly useless right now.

Romney: It's Not My Platform...Those Guys Are NUTS!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So here we have the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, on the eve of the GOP convention, distancing himself from his party's oppressive pla...

Study's Grim Finding About Campaign Coverage

Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

A new study from media trends research group 4th Estate found that newspaper articles about the 2012 presidential election were overwhelmingly written...

Only in Romney's Right-Wing Bubble Is Birtherism a Joke

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Although Romney has said he believes President Obama was born in the United States, the unspoken assumption in his remark is that we may not really know where his opponent was born and raised. That little piece of inside information is the punch line.

Mitt's Meaningless Campaign for Energy Independence

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Drill baby drill is a cynical and misleading response to a complicated question. If we want lower energy costs we must look to new technologies for energy generation and distribution.

1st Poll Of Colo. Voters Post-Ryan Pick Has Good News For Obama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Denver

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

Why You Should Vote Republican

Peter Gorman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Gorman

It's time for those of us who still have a vote to go exercise it. And here's how this New York kid living out in the boonies in Texas sees it.

Interest Creep, Intervention, and Military Power

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Do we respond to disruptions around the globe as problems to be solved with the military or as changes to be managed with diplomacy? Perhaps it's time, as a country, that we step back and have that debate, or insist that the presidential candidates have that debate.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Inside Man | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - In the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was left to pursue his predecessor's unfinishe...

Republicans Taking a Cue from the Great Richard Pryor?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one of Richard Pryor's best bits: a woman catches her man and another woman having sex. In a moment of supreme male arrogance he says "Are you gonna believe me or your lyin' eyes!?" Welcome to the 2012 Republican campaign strategy.

A Giant Step Backward for Voters in Nevada and Beyond

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

A "none of the above" voting option allows Americans to articulate their disappointment with individual candidates and political parties while still being actively involved in the political process. States should be expanding this option, not eliminating it.

Guns, God, Gays, Abortion and Now Rape: Republicans Simply Can't Help Themselves

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Poor Mitt Romney. All he wanted to do was talk about the stalled economy and lingering unemployment. But then he went ahead and put Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who never met an anti-abortion bill he didn't like or wish to co-sponsor, on the GOP ticket with him.

Why Dolan Should Have Snubbed Obama And Why I'm Glad He Didn't He Didn't

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

That precedent exists for excluding pro-choice candidates from this event makes it all the more difficult for Dolan to put the kind of spin he needs on his decision to invite the president to the dinner.

Mitt Romney, Not Barack Obama, Is the Real 'Other'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
John-Manuel Andriote

Clearly, rationality, or even sanity, has nothing to do with these ferociously defended delusions. Far be it from Mitt Romney, however, to correct, rather than exploit, the delusions and division fomented by his key supporters.

5 Issues Being Debated This Election That Affect Teens

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Here are five issues being debated this election that, depending on who wins, could drastically alter the lives of teens around the country.

Why Would Any Woman Vote Republican This November?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Will 2012's Republican women voters recognize this presidential election for what it really is for every American woman voter: a referendum on the very notion of what a woman can be in this day and age? I sure hope so.

Romney Will Be President, CU Professors' Model Predicts

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.23.2012 | Denver

Two University of Colorado professors, one from Boulder and one from Denver, have put together an Electoral College forecast model to predict who will...

There's a Pattern to Akin's Blips

D. Robert Worley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Recently, Representative Todd Akin, from my home state of Missouri, made national news by expressing his views on rape and abortion. He's not alone in his views, nor are his views limited to those issues. Quite the contrary.

An Open Challenge to Journalists

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Andy Ostroy

Can you imagine how difficult it is in this toxic climate for the average, typically apolitical American to decipher fact from fiction?

Could Ryan's Apostasy on TARP and Immigration Help Romney with Moderates?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Right now, the debate over Ryan is focused on his proposed budget, but there's another side to the Wisconsin legislator's political persona that seems to defy easy caricature.

Jon Ward

The One-Termer? | Jon Ward | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington. To read more, download the free app from the App Store. Matt Rhoades is gua...

Revolutions Are the Norm -- What Will the Candidates Do?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

We should expect to deal with an abundance of instability and we should know where our candidates stand on military intervention.

New Presidents: How to Make a Smooth Transition Into the White House

Tom Fox | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Martha Joynt Kumar is a professor of political science at Towson University and the author and coauthor of several books on White House-related subjects.

The Politics of Social Media

Gerard Bush | Posted 08.20.2012 | Miami
Gerard Bush

Shouldn't the candidates volunteer to open themselves up, at least within reasonable constructs, to the public they hope to one day serve, or in the incumbent's case continue serving? Shouldn't the voters insist upon it?

Craigslist Ad: Seeking Replacement for Joe Biden

Spencer Green | Posted 10.20.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Job Responsibilities: Support current President of the United States without sabotaging re-election campaign. Do what you are told. Other duties may be assigned as they are discovered.