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Republican To Assume Role Of 'Obama'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will play the role of President Barack Obama during Mitt Romney's presidential debate preparation, the Romney campaign confi...

How Can I Become Good at Debating?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco Witzmann, German speaking Debating Champion '12, European Semi-Finalist (ESL) '11 The most imp...

Does It Pay To Buy Into The Lottery Hype?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Money

Every now and then, we go completely bananas over the lottery. Even though it's more likely you'll get killed by a falling coconut than win the lo...

Why You Shouldn't Buy Lottery Tickets

Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
Bonnie Kavoussi

The lottery is ruining your life. Whether you buy lottery tickets once a day or once a year, the lottery is destroying you because it is insidiously convincing you that the only way you can succeed in life is through luck instead of skill.

Are We in Violent Agreement?

Terry Newell | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Perhaps like arguing friends or couples, we should step back and take note of what we agree upon.

Why Debates Matter

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

Just as voting is fundamental to our system of government, informed voting makes it work correctly.

NCLR Anticipates Same-Sex Marriage Debate | Michel Martin | Posted 07.06.2012 | Latino Voices

The Latino civil rights group, the National Council of La Raza, is headed to Las Vegas for its annual convention. Members expect to address recent cha...

The Yankees Playlist: A Biographical Compilation

Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports
Dean Praetorius

As a Yankee's fan in the modern era you get used to a lot of things. A Steinbrenner in the executive suite. Captain Derek Jeter. The Playoffs. But one...

Debate: Should You Be Able To Do As You Please In The Skies?

Katherine Patke | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel

Last week the story of a woman who was removed from an American Airlines flight by pilots because of her offensive clothing became big news. American ...

There's Danger in Playing Chess with Politics

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Leslie Reece Schichtel

The object of a game of chess is to vanquish one's opponent. To do so, both players strategize each piece's trajectory to eventually lock the opponent...

'Marvel's The Avengers': Pure, Unadulterated Fun

Mike Hogan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

"The Avengers" is two and a half hours of pure, unadulterated fun -- the cinematic equivalent not just of a roller coaster ride but of the whole damn amusement park. Drop tower, log flume, Tilt-A-Whirl, Gravitron -- you name it, it's in there.

When It Comes to Politics, Intelligence Squared Is Closing Our Minds: Google and Facebook Do Not the Internet Make

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Intelligence Squared suggested that "When It Comes To Politics, The Internet Is Closing Our Minds," I suggest that sites like eVoter will be changing our actions.

Should Pantyhose Make A Comeback?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The topic of pantyhose has become a hot topic here at the office, with the girls at Stylelist being divided on whether hosiery are a necessity. While ...

DEBATE: Bloomberg vs. Blackwell Over 'Stand Your Ground'

Posted 04.13.2012 | Miami

Few people would argue against a person's right to defend themselves in their own homes if an intruder burst through the door. But does a law like ...

My Secret Weapon: One Simple Rule Destroys Brainless Political Banter

Edward Muzio | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Muzio

I hope you see that brainless banter is powerless against my secret weapon. If you're intent on starting it, please do us both a favor and don't choose me.

Wearing the Pants: What it Means to Be the Breadwinner

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 05.21.2012 | Women
Heidi Sinclair

It is hard to be a woman who not only wins all the bread, but also must bake it.

Is Chick Lit A Valid Literary Category?

Posted 03.19.2012 | Books

There have been many arguments for and against the label "chick lit". Since we have a new feature called 'Change My Mind', we figured this heated deba...

Kony 2012 Debate: Does The Campaign Create Effective Social Change?

Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

Welcome to a new Huffington Post platform called “Change My Mind.” In this forum, we will match two bloggers against each other with the aim of ch...

I Would Boycott Limbaugh, If I Could

Paul Ruth | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Paul Ruth

It would be decent to assume in a free market that if a figure can exist, it will. In this particular case, Rush Limbaugh may take the podium acceptin...

The Gang That Couldn't Bomb Straight

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Here we go again. With the economy showing faint signs of life and their positions on the social issues alienating most moderates, the leading Republican candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.

Republican Candidates Face Off In Arizona

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. — Primed for a fight, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded fiery accusations about health care, spend...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Candidates Face Off In Arizona

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are looking to make a splash in Wednesday night's primary debate in Arizona. The f...

Santorum Looks For Upset In Grand Canyon Territory

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. — Rick Santorum is looking for another upset or two, while Mitt Romney is hoping to keep his leading ...

Debate Nation - The Need for Dialogue

Terry Newell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

While conflict is built into our system of government (the Constitution enshrines political conflict and protects differences of expression), so is the need for consensus. We seem, of late, to be having far more of the former than the latter.

Predicting Florida: Newt's Petard

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we wend our way through the Republican primary season, at times predicting the outcome of a single state's race is very hard to do. At other times, it is actually pretty easy. Florida looks to be one of the latter.