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Goddess Bless America: My Wild and Crazy Fantasy

Lisa Levart | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Lisa Levart

The word God was used a total of 57 times during the recent Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Just for fun, let's imagine if the word Goddess were used instead.

Medicaid -- an Entitlement Absolutely Needed to Protect Both the Poor and the Middle Class

Ed Koch | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For these reasons alone, President Barack Obama should be reelected and given a majority of Democrats in both houses of Congress.

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Reveal Their Plans If Mitt Romney Wins In November | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The November election is still two months away, and President Barack Obama's reelection is anything but certain. Yet Democrats are ...

The Politics and Psychology of Time

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"Time is relative," Einstein discovered. So, too, is political time. But these two facts together cause many problems, as reflected in current debates over the seemingly simple question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Passports, Political Rhetoric and Constructions of American-ness

Melissa Blanco Borelli | Posted 11.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Melissa Blanco Borelli

Michelle Obama's speech can serve to wake us up from the "American Dream" to an American reality where talented Americans inspire us to materialize an America where respect for diversity and facts, supersede illusions put forth by out of touch politicians.

Joe Walsh To Sandra Fluke: 'Go Get A Job'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) took aim at Georgetown University Law graduate Sandra Fluke on Saturday, attacking her on the issue of birth control. In a...

Villaraigosa: DNC Jerusalem Controversy 'A Lot Of Ado About Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa stood by his handling of the party's decision to change its platform on God and Jerusalem...

A President for Cities

Brad Lander | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Brad Lander

If you love cities, if you see them as the places where the promise of America, the ideal of citizenship highlighted by the president, can be fulfilled... you have one more reason to keep pushing for real change over the next four years.

Ryan Grim

Corporate Cash Ban Changes Face Of Democratic Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama steamrolled into Denver in the summer of 2008, vowing to change the very nature of American politics as a four-day celebration coronated ...

Obama: 'Climate Change Is Not A Hoax'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

"Climate change is not a hoax," President Obama declared to a cheering crowd on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Obama's decl...

Fired Bain Worker Blasted As $100,000 Takedown Artist

Neil Katz | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

To hear the conservative blogosphere tell it, Randy Johnson is a $100,000 per year, heat-seeking missile that big unions and the Obama campaign have p...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

WATCH: John Kerry Got Jokes

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) stepped up to the Democratic National Convention podium on Thursday prepared to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romne...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top Catholic Archbishop Prays At DNC, Alludes To Abortion And Gay Marriage | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

Offering a benediction to close the Democratic National Convention, Cardinal Timothy Dolan largely stuck to a similar script as he did when praying in...

DNC Video Highlights Obama Accomplishments

Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Before giving his nomination acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama was introduced with a video highlighting hi...

Gene Demby

101-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist At The Democratic Convention | Gene Demby | Posted 09.06.2012 | Black Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Thursday afternoon, an old lady in a wheelchair and her caregiver waited near the exit of the convention center here, delayed fr...

Biden Video Paints VP As Middle Class Hero

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

An introductory video before Vice President Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention sought to cast him firmly as a success story of A...

Janell Ross

Dream Activists Enter the Political Mainstream | Janell Ross | Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In 2010, Gaby Pacheco was a frustrated college student planning a 1,055-mile protest walk from Florida to Washington, D.C. The l...

Sandra Fluke Doesn't Buy Bill Clinton's Claim Of Nerves: 'Sir. Please.'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Girl's got some spunk. Newly minted Democratic star Sandra Fluke shared a moment with former President Bill Clinton backstage at the Democratic Na...

Dave Jamieson

Auto Worker At DNC: Obama 'Saved Our Community' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Reminding viewers once again of the successful rescue of the auto industry, Democrats trotted out a group of everyday "American her...

Joe Biden Cries As Son Speaks At Democratic Convention

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden teared up as his son Beau Biden placed his name into nomination for reelection at the Democratic National Convention in Charl...

Man Arrested Over Alleged Threat To Obama

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 21-year-old Charlotte man has been arrested by the Secret Service for allegedly posting threats to kill President Barack Obama on...

Michael Calderone

Obama Aide Denies Reporter's Claim Of Being Kicked Out Of DNC | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, denies journalist Michael Tracey's claim that she or her staff had him re...

Ryan Grim

Young Man With Two Moms Inspires Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, who rose to Internet stardom with a moving plea before the Iowa legislature on behalf of gay marriage, spoke Thursday a...

Romney Death Threat Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Julia Rodriguez, a Democratic delegate from New York, is reportedly under investigation by the Secret Service after she told a reporter at the Democra...