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Symbol or Solution?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The flag debate is seriously getting in the way of more pressing issues. As long as our focus is on the stars and bars, we are not talking about the nine Americans who were shot to death in their own church by another American.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Change Coming to Fox News?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

Rick Perry Tries Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

He, obviously, wants to follow the trail Bush blazed from the Texas governor's office to the Oval Office. However, this will be the second run for Perry, and he'll have to improve significantly on his previous performance to even have a chance of doing so.

Game Featuring 'Transgender Kills' Raises Online Debate About Hate Speech

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa Miles McCarter

A game promoting "transgender kills" was removed on Monday morning from the online game curation community Steam after a short time on its Greenligh...

Giving the Facts a Fighting Chance

Tom Steyer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

Last year, I challenged the Koch brothers to meet me for a debate so that we could have an open, transparent exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, they refused, so I'm about to give them another chance. I am formally inviting the Kochs -- again -- to participate in a public debate.

Israel's Shallow Campaign Discourse

Tal Schneider | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Tal Schneider

Until the media wake up and find a creative way to demand that Netanyahu provide relevant answers to the many questions currently left unanswered and demand the publication of a socio-economic platform, the Israeli public will continue to wish for serious treatment of these issues -- but it won't get one.

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

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.

What Does the Illinois Constitution Do for the State?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Questions about changing the Illinois constitution played an important part in the gubernatorial election this summer, and the topic made a comeback Oct. 21 at the candidates' third and final debate.

The Mt. Everest of Pettiness: Gov. Rick Scott, 'Fan-Gate' and the Farce of Fairness

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Gosh darn it, Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants you to know that fair is fair and that he plays by the rules. He's going to make his opponent sweat and feel the heat (literally), even if it means putting a floor fan ahead of a debate about the future of Florida.

Fancy Fangate

Tom Falco | Posted 12.16.2014 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Emboldened By Small Lead, Kay Hagan Goes After Senate Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) came out swinging against Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their second debate Tuesday, perhaps encouraged b...

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

The Needed Debate

Richard Klass | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

It is inexcusable that young American men and women put their lives at risk and the House and Senate cannot take the time to debate the limits, goals and strategy on which their lives may depend.

Are Political Debates Dying?

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

Declining to debate, especially when it's an incumbent who is declining, continues the erosion of trust between the people being served and the person in the elected office. It is a sign of disregard for democracy, and the voters who pay their salaries and finance their campaigns.

Wendy Davis' Opponent Is Afraid of Something. Very Afraid.

Jackson Williams | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Polling doesn't suggest that the race is neck and neck. It has tightened some, but Abbott still leads by 10 points and has a huge cash advantage for paid media down the stretch. Something has spooked his campaign.

Ballot-Measure Wording Often Unclear, Incomplete

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Issues with neutrality in wording choices are just one part of the battle when it comes to ballot measures. Missing or incomplete information is another issue that can taint voter decision-making.

Discussions Are Not Dialogues

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Wrong start. We need to start talking -- and listening. Nothing creates a stronger foundation for peace than feeling listened to, acknowledged, and respected.

Who Will Save Hawaii's Middle Class?

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) has a utopian vision for Hawaii in which residents can earn more money, cut ties with the local electric utility...

Schatz And Hanabusa Face More Major Disagreements During TV Debate

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

It’s been nearly two years since Honolulu’s $5.2 billion rail project was center stage in a major televised debate between politicians. But dur...

Hanabusa Comes Out Swinging At Schatz In Senate Debate

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) still doesn’t have anything nice to say about Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Hanabusa, who’s t...

5 Most Unbreakable and Impressive MLB Records

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

145 years for baseball's legends, and underdogs, to set the most unbelievable and unbreakable records in their sport. Let's take a look at some of the best.

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.

Argumentum Ad Hominem: An Appeal to Privilege

Udoka Okafor | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Udoka Okafor

As long as persons are able to fully recognize the spaces that they occupy in society and how that informs their belief systems, then we ought not shut them down simply because they are privileged.