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2016 Presidential Election

What's So Bad About an Open Convention?

Newton N. Minow | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Success in Iowa and New Hampshire translates into more publicity and more money. But it shouldn't. The primary system that was originally intended to make elections more democratic has made them far less so.

A Brief History of The 2016 Presidential Candidates Playing Sports

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.11.2016 | Sports

The 2016 presidential election has become a circus. Between the schoolyard spitting contest that is the GOP primary and the surprisingly contentious ...

The Pressures Of Feminism From Heroines Like Gloria Steinem

Quora | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women

Is Gloria Steinem correct that young women's political preferences are dictated by male approval? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...

Hey Hillary, Here's Why People Don't Trust You

Cody Cain | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

If Hillary is going to confront and address this issue, she must look within herself. Time and again, she does not appear to be motivated by the truth, but instead, she behaves like a political attack machine motivated by an insatiable drive to win for herself at any cost.

New Hampshire Just Gave the Republican Establishment a Waking Nightmare

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Tuesday night could have been the end of a very long nightmare for the Republican establishment that has been going on since June 16th 2015, the day Trump announced he was running for president. Instead, it appears to be just the beginning, with no telling if or when they'll wake up.

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

William Bradley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.

Bernie Sanders Is Starting To Get Serious About Polls

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) famously eschewed polling in the runup to his bid, instead drawing on his decades of well-kno...

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

What Hillary Doesn't Understand About Being a Woman

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Schafer

This past weekend's message of toughness and damnation are the wheezing gasps of a belief that feminine power is not as important as masculine power. Women under 50 live in a different world because of feminist trailblazers, one in which fighting, anger and repudiation of others doesn't resonate with them.

Bullying Won't Work on This Undecided Voter

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Marianne Smallwood

Hillary Clinton is highly experienced, politically savvy, and brilliant. I have great respect for her and believe she could be an excellent president. But I'm still undecided, and I need to see more honesty and transparency from her regarding the issues I care about. That -- and no amount of bullying or shaming -- is what will determine my vote.

A Message of Uplift Won New Hampshire

William Astore | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Hillary charged ahead with a concession speech that was basically a recycled stump speech. It looked like she was using tele-prompters. She offered the obligatory thanks to her supporters, to New Hampshire, and so on, but you could tell she just wanted to move on from her crushing defeat.

Is Donald Trump Headed to the White House After New Hampshire Primary Victory?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Donald Trump's decisive win in the New Hampshire Primary may have put the final nail in the coffin of conventional and establishment theories on presidential campaigning in the United States, as a new paradigm has arisen. Its author is Donald J. Trump.

O'Malley's Green Legacy and Lessons for Those Who Will Follow

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we'll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward as the party's nominee. But now, there are only two Democratic candidates, because Martin O'Malley has ended his campaign.

Marco Rubio Should End His Campaign

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Andrew Pavelyev

It is time for Sen. Rubio to face the truth: He will not succeed in his campaign to become President of the United States.

I'm Not Ashamed to Like Hillary

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Lesleyann Coker

I like Hillary. There, I said it. I'm tired of feeling like a pariah. Liking Bernie Sanders is cool. Liking Hillary Clinton is not. Whenever I tell people I like Hillary, I'm met with incredulous stares and voices dripping with disgust.

An Open Letter to Millennials: Bernie Sanders Will Break Your Heart

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I hate to burst your bubble, but Bernie Sanders will never win a general election to become president of the United States. And it's highly unlikely that, after an expected victory in his neighboring state of New Hampshire Tuesday, he'll have any meaningful nomination juice.

Stop Trying to Convince This Hillary Supporter to Vote Bernie

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

'm not going to do is engage Bernie Sanders' followers when they try to derail me. No more. You have your venues to make your points. So, expect more Hillary content in this spot without Bernie bashing.

Presidential Debates: Does Tone Trump Substance?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

At the end of the day, most of us vote from our gut. We are skeptical, prone to seduction or aversion, sometimes fickle, sometimes loyal. We know, if not with our head, then with our heart, a leader when we see one, or hear one.

What Gloria Steinem Gets Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Setareh Sabety | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Setareh Sabety

This morning I woke up to Gloria Steinem's ugly pronouncement about young women are supporting Bernie Sanders in order to please their boyfriends and decided that I should defend my 21-one-year-old daughter and myself. To quote Bernie: Enough is Enough.

GOP Presidential Candidates' Attacks on Hillary Clinton and Megyn Kelly Are War on All Women

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

Ted Cruz wants American voters to give Hillary Clinton "a spanking." What will he want to do to non-compliant Congresswomen or the millions of female citizens who disagree with his policies? Spank us all?!

Bernie: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

Sanders' rhetoric is not unlike the rhetoric of the Zapatistas, an indigenous group on the other side of the NAFTA border, which also called for an anti-establishment political revolution. Of concern, is that the mainstream media, and the public, has not challenged Sanders' use of his persuasive tropes of "anti-establishment" and "revolution."

America Should Not Vote With Anger

Robert Alexander | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Alexander

There has undoubtedly been a lot of "mourning in America," but it is not all doom and gloom. Frustration and anger are not necessarily bad, but making decisions based out of fear, misinformation, or emotion is. Let's do better America.

Scheer Intelligence: Jill Stein - Presidential Candidate

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of "Scheer Intelligence", Robert Scheer sits down with potential Green party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, to discuss her plans and why she thinks the Green Party is more relevant than ever.

A List of Fun Things Trump Has Said to Female Reporters

The Cut | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
The Cut

(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) By Jessica Roy If the presidential election were decided merely on who could sling the most hate-filled i...

The Interview That Should End Donald Trump's Candidacy

Cody Cain | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president.