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How My Daughter Watches the Debates

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

This Monday evening, Obama and Romney will face off for their third bout, this time in Florida. And from what I can tell, there are some debate drinking game rules that are bipartisan.

Dear Undecideds: If You Don't Know Me By Now...

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

This is between you and all your confused, reluctant, fence-sitting voters who still can't figure out which of you to vote for. Whoever they are. Those people who make very... slow... decisions. What more do you need to know?

The Elephant in the Room

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

The second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was a standoff in my view, with President Obama returning to form and Romney continuing his confident performance from their earlier exchange.

Deception: An Election Primer

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

The real issue in this election -- and it is both fundamental and urgently important -- concerns the proper uses of government.

For the Unemployed, Romney's Debate Was Full of "Wind Jobs"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We heard a lot of discussion about employment and economic recovery. But there wasn't much talk about why the economy's in such bad shape. No mention of the bankers whose illegal and unethical behavior triggered the financial crisis.

Chris Kirkham

Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Largely Absent From Presidential Debate | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

It was the opening question in Tuesday night's long-awaited presidential debate sequel: A 20-year-old college student wanted to know how he would fare...

Debate Questioners Remain Undecided

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Phillip Tricolla doesn't think either presidential candidate adequately answered his question about what can be done about rising gas...

Romney IS a Binder of Women

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Brenda Peterson

While Romney boasted about considering his infamous "binders of women," for a job, it was clear he and his policies are the true binders of women.

Saki Knafo

Obama's Silence On Poverty: Moral Failure Or Political Necessity? | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

A little over five years ago, in a poor neighborhood of Washington, a promising presidential candidate delivered what was widely considered an extraor...

My 15 Thoughts on the 2nd Presidential Debate

Blake Henderson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Candy Crowley moderated the debate. Asking the questions. Kickstarting dialogue. Setting the tone. And how serendipitous and American is it that someone with her first name was moderating a debate in October? Sweet.

The Recovery Is Better Than Romney Would Like It to Be

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The challenger will always try to talk down the economy. Obviously we're far from out of the woods. The GDP is growing barely at trend, unemployment is still too high, and millions of foreclosures remain in the pipeline, though filings are at the lowest level since July 2007. So it's a mixed bag, but nothing like the dark picture that Gov. Romney and his supporters have been trying to paint. We're slowly sailing out of a storm. Too slowly, in my humble opinion, due to the refusal of policy makers other than Bernanke and Co., to put some policy-induced wind in the economy's sails. But remember, when Bob Dole tried Romney's argument back in 1996, it was a huge loser for him. The timing isn't nearly as supportive for the president, but the truth is that things are slowly getting better and Romney's claims to the contrary may be drowned out by this reality.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

A Binder Full of Memes

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.

Joy Resmovits

Does Education Really Reduce Violence? Checking The Candidates' Claims | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

When asked about gun control in Tuesday night's presidential debate, both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both change...

Romney's Secret Plan to [Fill in the Blank]

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Many elections turn on the issue of credibility. This presidential race will turn on the issue of gullibility. The Romney campaign begs the question: Are we really so easily taken in?

"Binders Full of Women" Distracts From Debate's Focus on Workplace Issues

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Cara Woodson Welch

Setting aside today's focus on parodies and memes that the phrase spawned, let's remember that the phrase was used in response to a question on women in the workplace, a serious issue that deserves more attention.

Winners and Losers If Romney Wins

Richard Klass | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

We should not let discussion of who won the second presidential debate distract us from the consequences of who wins and loses if Romney is elected.

Obama Could've Closed the Deal Last Night... But Didn't

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Last night the president still left unsaid what he plans to do in his second term. Romney, on the other hand, trumpets a clear message of hope and of change.


Brad Hill | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Brad Hill

Breakthrough investigative journalism has uncovered several more binders that inform and help define the Romney candidacy. Sources tell me that these collections represent campaign policy bibles that shape major points of the Romney platform.

Your Photos Of New York State: The People

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

To mark last night's presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, we asked HuffPost readers throughout New York to send us some pictures of the Empire ...

Obama and Romney Capture Numerous Debate Awards

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...

Romney Lost That Debate, but Not Last Night

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney did not lose this debate last night -- he lost this debate, and probably this election, a few years ago when he decided that it would be easier to get the Republican nomination if he embraced the right wing ideology and magical economic thinking that is so popular among his party's base.

Really Listening to the Debate

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lev Raphael

I spent most of the debate riveted by the screen, and was focused on the point-counterpoint. But whenever I got up to get something to drink, the difference between the two men's voices was remarkably stark. One sounded presidential, the other just sounded a bit lost.

Environmental Activist: Obama's Silence On Climate Change Is Good For Climate

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

After the Obama administration issued new rules in August that required automakers to nearly double the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks by 20...

Romney Releases Ad Off Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and...