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Letter To A Trump Supporter #5: Affirmative Action

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fifth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our con...

Pensive Pence

William O'Rourke | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Pence is nothing but a Republican talking points machine, now augmented by lines about how great Donald Trump is and how he hears the heartbeat of the American public. So, who is Hillary going to pick?

Mike Pence Is Even More Extreme Than Donald Trump

Matt Baume | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

So Donald Trump picked Mike Pence as his running mate. And on the surface, Mike may look like a comparatively stable, moderate guy, especially next to...

Accidental Presidencies

William O'Rourke | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Donald Trump isn't the surprise frontrunner he's made out to be. He is the result of a long trend line, heading downwards, in American politics.

Rubio's Stepford Malfunction: The GOP New Hampshire Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

This debate was not so much about winners and also-rans as it was about the one clear loser: Marco Rubio. If Rubio had not shown so much promise earlier in the campaign, the loss would seem less momentous.

When Considering a Presidential Bid, When Does 'No' Mean 'Yes'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Even after a potential candidate says with absolute certainty that he will not run, many do not believe him or her. With the exception of Pete Wilson, one would be hard pressed to find presidential candidates whose past denials actually had deleterious effects on their presidential candidacies.

Well-Known Scholar Says Planned Births, Not Marriage, Top Priority for Child Well-Being

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Years of research show that a baby who was unplanned or unintended is at risk for any number of things including premature birth, low birth weight, and later, doing less well in school than children whose births were planned. The sad thing is that it has never been easier to plan pregnancies.

Cerberus Loots Bankrupt Airline's Health Care Account

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

We don't know how much was in that account. We do know it barely amounted to pocket change for Cerberus, which stands to profit handsomely from the wind-down of World Airways and the sale of assets from a sister airline.

Celebrating A TV Trailblazer

Posted 05.18.2013 | TV

"Murphy Brown" ended its run 15 years ago on May 18, 1998. The comedy from Diane English starring Candice Bergen lasted 10 seasons and produced 247 ep...

Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How fitting that Dan Quayle, a bumbling excuse for a vice president of the United States, should end up as a top executive of a $20 billion private equity firm mired in controversy.

WATCH: Climate Change In Every Debate Since 1988 ... Until Now

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

The October 22 presidential debate, the last of three meetings between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, bookended a campaign ma...

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

Paul Ryan's Text Messages Utterly Boring

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

While stumping at a VFW hall in the capital of Indiana this afternoon, Republican Vice Presidential candidate and emerging heart-throb Paul Ryan inadvertently left his iPhone on a lectern and departed in a motorcade destined for the Indianapolis airport.

The Five Presidential Debate Lines You'll Hear Again Wednesday

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

They'll carefully review tapes of their own performances, as well as those of their opponents. But these presidential debates don't exist in a vacuum; they're part of a long chain stretching back (at least) to the Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. And over the past half century, candidates have landed some real zingers.

The Great Veep Hunt

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


What Vice Presidential Selections Tell Us About Our Presidents

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Mark Joseph

In the last 30 years, we've learned a lot about our presidents and wanna-be presidents by whom they chose and as Mitt Romney seeks a running mate, we'll also learn a thing or two about him.

Bill Maher: Dan Quayle Was Just Like Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy

It's not often a liberal political satirist experiences a bout of nostalgia for the good old conservative days. But after Jeb Bush's controversia...

20 Years Later, the Biotech Brigade Marches on...

Heather Pilatic | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

When government officials are consistently opposed to the idea of regulation (i.e. the implementation of rules of governance) one wonders what they're doing in their posts... other than jockeying for a better-paid exit when they next waltz through the revolving door.

Who'd Want to Be U.S. Vice President?

Eddy Evans | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Eddy Evans

It's the nature of the office. Either you're lampooned as an obsequious toad for doing the president's bidding or you're a hapless clown the moment you step out of line.

20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Dave Murphy

Clearly, Americans believe strongly in their right to know what's in their food. Ninety percent of U.S. voters want this type of labeling. Yet we still don't have it. Why?

Romney's Running Mate Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.

Ignorance of the Issues May Not Be as Useful as Many Republicans Think

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In the last two decades, inability to discuss issues in any depth has shifted from being a liability to a point of pride among Republican candidates.

John Celock

Congressman's Mother Said To Have Called Governor About Redistricting | John Celock | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker in Arizona said that Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and the mother of Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) ca...

Jon Stewart Is Definitely A Comedian; Chris Wallace Admits Fox's Bias

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
Andy Ostroy

Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.

In Wacky GOP Presidential Field, the Donald Trumps the Shark

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Donald Trump's transparently idiotic statements about President Obama's birth certificate and other matters haven't made Rupert Murdoch's New York Po...