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Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?

The Harbus | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
The Harbus

By Robert Carpenter, Harvard Business School, Class of '18 & Harbus Contributing Writer A pickup truck rolled through Harvard Square on the morning...

Trump Won. Now What?

The Harbus | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
The Harbus

Like it or not, Donald J. Trump will become leader of the free world. Where do we go from here? By Terrance Rogers, Harvard Business School, Class ...

HBS Culture: A View from the Right

The Harbus | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
The Harbus

By Aaron Kinsey, Harvard Business School, Class of '17 & Harbus Contributing Writer The mood on the Harvard Business School campus last week was in...

The "Silent Majority" And The Triumph Of Donald Trump

The Harbus | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
The Harbus

These elections brought reality in front of us. We believed we were in a country where citizens would not vote for a candidate temperamentally unsound, racially biased, and misogynist. We also believed in the political discourse of mass media that constantly supported Clinton. It turns out that we all were wrong. The "silent majority" of angry, white working class voters was louder this time.

Emily Swanson

Feingold: Victim Of The Wave Or Local Demographics? | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 elections undoubtedly represented a wave. Republicans gained at least six Senate seats and at least 60 house seats. However, not every Democr...

Biggest Voter Turnout In 90 Years, Since Women Won The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans turned out at the polls in record numbers today. According to MSNBC: Americans were voting in numbers unprecedented since women were g...

Merit is Not a Dirty Word

Roxana Badin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roxana Badin

This Thanksgiving weekend, as I watched events unfold abroad, I was most grateful that the foolishness of election time is over.

Will Smith's Obama Happiness, Sobs (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Will Smith joined Oprah on Thursday and talked about how moved he was when the election was officially called for Barack Obama, even imitating himself...

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Lessons of November

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Fraad Wolff

I believe that hordes of voters went yesterday and voted for Republican candidates and discriminatory marriage platforms even though they voted for and like Obama. I also believe they are expressing an anger that liberal and conservative pundits alike do not understand.

Republicans Employ New Strategy: Limit Part-Time Resident Votes | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Republicans, armed with private investigators, are pursuing a new strategy to preserve their power: take away part-time residents' right to vote here....

Cracks in Obama's Coalition or Conventional Wisdom?

Jennifer Merolla Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Merolla Ph.D.

While some have made a fairly convincing case that there may be warning signals for the Democratic Party, I would caution against reading too deeply into the electoral tea leaves.

Professor Obama

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia DeSanctis

Rather than preach, build or spread democracy, we proved that our system works. By winning, Obama did more to teach the Iraqis about democracy than four years of nation building has done.

Fox and The Wall Street Journal Don't Get It: Americans Want Action on Global Warming and Clean Energy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Despite what the Wall Street Journal would have you believe, the election on Tuesday did not indicate opposition to action on global warming and clean energy.

An Entirely Different Inauguration Day

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Eight years ago, the country was experiencing an entirely different sort of Inauguration Day. On January 20, 2001, people were outraged.

The Unequivocal Faith of the Climate Change Quibblers

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

It's mind-boggling how little evidence it takes for a free market think tank like the Heritage Foundation to be convinced that we should do nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Waiting for Obama

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Southwood

I've lived in Oslo for eleven years and, although I've rarely feared for my physical safety as an American abroad, I've taken pains not to advertise my citizenship.

Apres le Qvelling

Peter Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Mehlman

American Jews -- nearly 90 percent of whom voted Barack Obama -- are slowly coming around to one major question: "How did a black guy get in the White House before a Jew?"

12 Top News Year's Resolutions for the Republican Party

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

First, I will never, ever, ever again pick a running mate just because she or he is "hot" and makes me want to say "You Betcha" even though my Viagra prescription has expired.

The Day the Music Died

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

For eight years, our president, his team, and his vocal fan club on Fox and the radio have been singing the same sick and dissonant song. They tried to divide the country by spreading fear.

Mike Duncan's Silence and The Republican Party of Exclusion

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

That is why Bobby Jindal and Anh Cao are being heralded as the saviors of the Republicans. Because they see nothing fundamentally wrong with their party, only with its packaging.

An American Tune

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anne Hill

It's one of those weird things, the patriotic hymns of your youth still live in your heart somewhere, despite all the things you learn in the meantime.


August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Why, oh why, did this clear voice of the majority electorate go no further in the election?

Debriefing the New Mexico Dem Chair

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Maass

I grilled Democratic Party Chairman of New Mexico Brian Colon on the election cycle, his political ambitions and whether he taunted his Republican counterpart with text messages.

IMDb Ratings Reveal Attitudes Towards The Election, Race

Kate Beale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kate Beale

Rising interest in movies dealing with interracial relations, particularly after the election, presents a candid peek into how Americans negotiate identity through the prism of popular entertainment.