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My New Hampshire Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is time once again to peer deeply into my somewhat-foggy crystal ball, and attempt to pick the winners of tomorrow night's New Hampshire primary. Before I get to that, though, some old business needs to be brought up. First, we have some very recent old business and then some truly ancient business, so bear with me.

America Ferrera’s Response To Reporter’s Tone Deaf Question Will Make You Cheer

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera made some applause-worthy points on social justice and feminism while chatting with Gloria Steinem during the opening of the 2...

My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

A Millennial Wake Up Call to All Presidential Candidates

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Mark Weinstein

They just don't get it. Five zillion Presidential candidates (or so it seems) and not one in tune with what young Americans want from the Internet. Mi...

A New Years Musing: Aquasize for the Candidates

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It's been some years already that my friend Craig and I have been collaborating, at least in fantasy, in various ideas as to how Aquasize -- exercise in the water -- might be used as a variant of tranquilizer and cooperation agent, in meetings of great importance which often are burdened with conflict bordering on hatred.

GOP Field Shrinks to Four as Jeb Fades

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a month since I last took a look at the Republican presidential horserace, and there have been a number of dramatic developments in the meantime. So it's time once again to cast an eye over the Republican field.

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

Presidential Candidates on Supporting Women in the Workforce

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.

What Do Candidates Propose To Boost Stagnant Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Republican solutions are an agenda for their billionaire donors at the expense of the rest of us. But what else would you expect?

Join HuffPost For Analysis Of The GOP Primary Debate

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

The candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are coming together for another debate on Wednesday night. The Huffington Post's Jas...

Democratic Debate Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.

Bernie Sanders' Stand for Racial Justice Requires That He Stand for Palestine

Zahra Haider | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Zahra Haider

Sanders at Houston town hall meeting in July With a surprising number of Americans now rallying behind the Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders i...

When Can We Talk About Anchor Babies on Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

When the current crop of presidential candidates speak of aliens, they are not referring to those living on other planets. There are no off-Earth colonists and no anchor babies on Mars - yet.

What Makes This GOP Presidential Debate Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP debate will be critically assessed if for nothing else because one of the candidates will eventually emerge from the pack and get the party nod to challenge the, at this point, likely Democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton. Debate number 1, is not the terrible waste that many think and say.

Dollars Or Sense

Dave Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Dave Spencer

While money can't buy you love, it can certainly help win you an election and even more so, enact or defeat legislation.

How to Hire Good Candidates

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

Recruiting and staffing a company is time-consuming and complex. The pressure to fill an opening has as much pressure for the employer as it has for the candidate. In fact, there is more pressure for the employer as a bad hire is very expensive on may levels.

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

What's a Good Journalist to Do?

William S. Becker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

In the 2012 presidential election, the candidates all remained mum about climate change. Neither the reporters who followed them nor the moderators of the official presidential debates called them out on the issue. Responsible journalists simply cannot let that be the case this time.

Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking, "What did the voters want?" But the right question is why only 36.4 percent of potential voters bothered to register and vote? Obviously Democrats did not give those voters a good enough reason to take the trouble. Is the Democratic Party relevant anymore?

Samantha Lachman

These Democrats Could Be The Party's Ticket To A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Republican Party took control of the Senate, strengthened its House majority, picked up a host of state legislative chambers a...

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Wanted: Candidates Willing to Debate the Issues

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

AARP is committed to helping voters get the real scoop on where the candidates stand on issues important to older Americans, such as Social Security and Medicare, without the spin.

Why More Women Need To Run For Political Office

Ellevate | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Ellevate

There are many good women who are serving on the local level; on school boards, city governments, county boards and in various state bodies; but there is still a very dismal representation of women on the federal level.

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

A Note to Politicians: What Do You Believe in? What Are You for?

Tristan Higgins | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Tristan Higgins

I am tired of politicians, be they candidates or elected officials, who spend our time and money telling us what they are against. Typical campaign a...