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Election 2012

How We Win

Craig Fleishman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Craig Fleishman

Republicans ought to understand that while this election was a repudiation of their candidate, it is also a strong validation of some of the techniques and practices they profess to revere.

The Reality of Secession and Unicorns

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I hate to disappoint the 675,000 whiny diaper babies calling for secession in the wake of the election but, sorry, no matter how hard they stomp their feet and pout and fling their feces at the electoral map, demands for secession might as well be demands for goblins and unicorns.

What This Election Means for Women

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Katrina Alcorn

This election, a record number of women -- binders and binders full of them -- ran for office. Best of all... they won.

Can Americans Really Afford Four More Years of Entitlements? Former Liberal Says Loyalties of the Poor are Misguided

Virgil Brannon | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Virgil Brannon

How can America survive if she refuses to stand with her founders on what has always made her great? America is the super power of the world, but now it has been downgraded by entitlements to maintain a status quo.

What Television Shows Were Undecided Voters Watching This Election Season?

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.14.2013 | TV
Vanity Fair

Speaking of obscure television programming and its relation to this year's election, we wonder how many campaigns (if any) targeted HGTV during Love It or Leave It, the "very calming" choice of Hillary Clinton.

Mark Blumenthal

How Sandy Almost Knocked Out The Exit Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy may have shaken up the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, but few realize how close the storm came to crippli...

Election 2012: A Republican Extinction Level Event (ELE)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we are to move "Forward" it's time we eliminate the potholes to progress known as the regressive Republicans. Give the Libertarians, Peace and Freedom, Green Party or countless others a chance.

In This Election, Democracy Was on the Ballot

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Regardless of which candidate they went with, in this election Americans cast an unequivocal vote for democracy. We must honor that mandate by shielding this fundamental right through new laws that ensure that our election process will be free, fair and accessible to all.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Election

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Domenick Scudera

The whole election has left a bad taste in my mouth. Big American elections bring out the worst in people's natures. The euphoria from the results may erase the ugliness temporarily, but the enmity and spite is still present, just under the surface.

Paul Blumenthal

How A Costly Failure Can Reap Big Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove's Crossroads groups have come under heavy criticism since the Nov. 6 elections, from which they walked away with little to sho...

Twilight of the Old White Guys

Mark Morford | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

This doesn't mean it's going to be easy. This doesn't mean it's going to be smooth or fun or make any sort of cohesive sense. Not by a long shot. And ...

CEO Math

Steven Conn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

CEO Math is what results after drinking an ideological Red Bull. Suitably buzzed, you then begin to do arithmetic to maximize short-term profits -- regardless of whether your math is legal, ethical, good for business in the long-term

Post-Election: Fact & Fiction

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Some people would rather spin stories. Some people would rather change the subject. So: Before the Woes of Petraeus drown out that whole election thin...

Republicans' Woman Problem Transcends Race

Margie Omero | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

To claim the gender problem Republicans faced in 2012 is "merely" a race problem is the denial that has actually helped cement this pattern.

Election Protection 2012

Andrea Lyon | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

On Tuesday November 6, 2012 I did what many supporters of President Obama did; election protection. We were sent mostly to battleground states to make sure the rules were followed and every voter got to vote.

Zach Carter

Romney Economic Adviser Calls For Raising Taxes On The Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's former economic adviser Glenn Hubbard published an op-ed in the Financial Times Tuesday calling for higher tax rates on the wealthy and ...

Amber Genuske

Wolf Blitzer's 'Major' Presidential Predictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Genuske | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media

Though every network was bullish about timely election predictions, none were quite as enthusiastic as CNN. With seasoned anchor Wolf Blitzer leading ...

Romney for VP

David Paine | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
David Paine

The degree to which the electorate is divided today is a true threat to our democracy. That's got to change.

Same Love: Rejoicing Two Big Wins on Election Night

Macklemore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Macklemore

There are a couple things on the 2012 ballot that carried a lot of weight for me: the presidential election and Washington State's Referendum 74 legalizing same sex marriage were personally significant.

Controversial Candidate Leaves Country

Bedford Patch | Ryan O'Connor | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

Frank Szabo made national headlines in August when he made controversial comments regarding his staunch pro-life platform. Today, the Concord Monit...

Yes, They Actually Said That: Quotes of the Post-Election

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

No one on the Romney team saw this coming?? Not one person? Y'know, it was in all the papers. Pretty much every single national poll said that Barack Obama was leading and would likely get at least 306 electoral votes. You missed that??

Election Night 2008 to 2012

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

I attended election nights with President-Elect and President Barrack Obama in 2008 and in 2012. Both evenings rendered victory, but the nights were ...

It's About Time: Marriage Equality, The Gender Gap, RuPaul And The Reelection Of President Obama

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

My mother raised me right. I have always looked beyond my own life to have compassion for others. Even considering my own interests, I find that there are reasons to have voted Democratic in this election other than feminism and LGBT equality.

The Most Astounding Thing About This Election

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Election 2012 is only the latest example of human beings' incredible capacity to fool themselves when they desperately want to. And another reminder that today's GOP live on a different planet from the rest of us, with dangerously little regard for facts.

The Meaning of a Do-Nothing Election

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This country is stuck in a hell of its own making that passes for everyday life at a moment when the world, for better and/or worse, is coming unstuck in all sorts of ways.