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2012 Presidential Election

The Best Man for the Job Is Already in It

Daniel Koas | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Daniel Koas

I agree that there is a time and place for conservatism, but now isn't it. The U.S. is in an incredibly important historical period right now, especially with the changing face of the world around us.

Why Politics Needs More Losers Like Newt Gingrich

Keli Goff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Gingrich may have lost in Iowa, but he could perhaps take some small consolation in coming close to winning an unexpected new role by default: spokesperson for the movement to get rid of super PACs.

Iowa Wasn't Close. Consider It a Romney Landslide, and New Hampshire Will Be Too

Melanie Batley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Melanie Batley

Contrary to the media commentary following the Iowa caucus, Romney's narrow victory among the country's most conservative voters is a sign of the massive strength of his candidacy and campaign.

An Invitation to The Great Conversation

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

At the dawning of 2012, we find ourselves in nervous, troubling times not unlike 1943.

Former D.C. Madam Lawyer Is Running For President, Files Birther Suit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Disbarred District of Columbia attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, who wants to start a medical marijuana cultivation center in the nation...

Presidential Politics and 'The War on Cancer'

Gabe Canales | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

In many GOP primary debates on many topics, not once have I heard a serious discussion of the No. 1 health-related killer in the world: cancer.

Why National Popular Vote Is a Bad Idea

Curtis Gans | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The appeal of NPV is the simplicity of its message. The danger of NPV is that it will undermine the complex and vital underpinnings of American democracy.

2012: Will the Left Support Obama?

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Whether or not you believe that on December 21st a cataclysmic event will occur, you can agree that on November 6th there will be a monumental presidential election to determine whether U.S. democracy survives.

Jason Linkins

After Iowa, Santorum's Challenge Is Ramping Up His Shoestring Operation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The close second-place Iowa finish has given Rick Santorum's candidacy new life, but he is now playing catch-up with the new top tier. And he has a lot of catching up to do.

"Those Hands Dug Freedom For Me"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

If Rick Santorum should win the Republican nomination for president next November, much of the credit should go to those six powerful words he delivered in an emotional victory speech in Iowa early Wednesday morning after a long night of caucusing.

Pat Robertson: God Told Me Who The Next President Will Be

Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson says he has a secret straight from God: He knows who the next president of the United States will be. ...

Social Security: Secure with Obama?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Republicans handed Obama a tactical victory when they agreed to extend the payroll tax cut on Obama's terms. But maybe it's Democrats who've set themselves a trap. What if the president's partisan victory is actually hollow?

'We're Just Ruining Ourselves.. Destroying Ourselves'

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA, ALLEN G. BREED and ADAM GELLER | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

A decade ago, customers flocked to the store in the converted fire station on the east side of Toledo, Ohio, in pursuit of Old Glory. Howard Pinkley ...

Morphing Romney Into Gordon Gekko

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

The 2012 presidential campaign will be a $2 billion slugfest. With his strategy of morphing Mitt Romney into Gordon Gekko, David Axelrod hopes to convince voters that President Obama, not a former corporate raider, remains the best hope for workers, unions and the middle class.

The Necessary Mix Of Religion And Politics

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Maintaining a pluralistic society and a secular state does not require citizens to divide themselves into believers on certain days and irreligious citizens on others.

The Republicans in 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While a Romney victory could precipitate a crisis for the right wing of the Republican Party, an Obama victory over Romney, which is certainly a real possibility, could lead to greater chaos within the Republican Party generally.

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.

What Does Leadership Look Like?

Glenn Llopis | Posted 02.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

It's time for us all to step back and ask ourselves the question: what is my leadership responsibility and how can I act in 2012 to make this country a better place to live in?

Year End Reflections on the Political Pitfalls, and Opportunities in the 2012 Presidential Election

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Yes, the state of the economy will be the political stage of 2012. But the presumed players of Obama and the Republican Party's eventual standard bearer may be less important than even they currently contemplate.

Potentially Game-Changing New Political Party Qualifies For California Ballot

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

Earlier this week, the privately funded political group Americans Elect scored a spot on the California ballot in the 2012 presidential election by su...

Billionaire backer may open wallet for Gingrich but bring unwanted baggage

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsWhen Newt Gingrich and other White House aspirants gave political pitches at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish C...

Tyler joins Gingrich PAC, big ad buy imminent

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsWinning Our Future, the super PAC recently set up to boost Newt Gingrich's campaign, has recruited long time Gingrich...

The Presidency: Character, Competence, Charisma and Cash

Terry Newell | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

As we head toward 2012, the American public seems underwhelmed by its choices for president. Charisma and cash seem, once again, to be trumping character and competence.

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Obama Needs More Involuntary Head-Nods

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Maybe, just maybe, President Obama is finally shaking off his subdued demeanor and will resume the kind of soul-stirring leadership stance that carried him into office.