President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.
But in an era of ''low info" voters --- for the right and left and everything in between, this is easier said than done. For the moment, Darwinism is the central tenet of the super extreme right and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the arts is alive and well.
One of the favored talking points that conservatives like to direct at the LGBT community is that "Obama is just pandering for your votes with his support of marriage equality." But a look beyond that rhetoric, going deep into the record, tells a vastly different story.
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In reality, we try to use all the information we have to judge a potential president, but religion as a personal brand attribute can be a weak and unreliable predictor.
For the first time in history the LGBT community has a delegate from every state present at the DNC. The total number is around 550, up 200 from the 2...
In Charlotte, the Democrats rightly celebrated the President's signature achievement and made clear they're going to run hard on it. Paul Ryan has said bring on this debate, so it's game on. Thanks to President Clinton, that debate now must include Medicaid.
If we expect to protect our billionaire agenda from the tyranny of the majority, we need to cultivate some Democrats who will work tirelessly on our behalf.
As an arbiter of modern Southern style, it's been a delight to see which of the current style statements revealed themselves at the DNC here in Charlotte, the heart of the New South. Wow, what a kick!
No piece of the safety net is more at-risk of devastation from federal budget cuts than Medicaid, but many politicians have accepted the cynical and incorrect idea that the program serves poor people, so why stand up for it?
A three-day convention is not simply a measure of time -- it's also a measure of endurance. When you're surrounded by the chaos of a political gathering of this magnitude, places to collect yourself are few and far between. Enter the HuffPost Oasis.
On a balmy August morning, after the Organizing for America office in Asheville, North Carolina announced they would be would be handing out DNC "cred...
The haste with which Democratic leaders rushed Wednesday to reinsert mentions of God and Jerusalem in their already published platform suggests that these party manifestos may actually matter to American voters and policymakers.
The contrast between a strong Democratic Party and a flaky, unstable, flip-floppy Republican Party has prompted the GOP to spend the week whining and pooping their big boy pants about how the Democrats are being so mean.
Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tears into Mitt Romney's record as the governor of that state. He, like t...