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Election Season

The Presidential Campaigns' 10 Biggest Surprises Of 2015

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

So, let’s spin this, shall we? Life is supposed to be full of surprises. It wouldn’t be any fun if it didn’t confound you every once in awhile....

Biden's Exit Might Clinch the Race for Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her strong showing in the debate began this trend, and if Biden's supporters put her comfortably over 50 percent in the Democratic race, the trend may become irreversible.

The Echo Chamber Is Getting Louder

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I dread social media during election seasons. I have friends who sit all across the spectrum of political ideology. The constant barrage of vitriolic online postings from both sides of the aisle is like being trapped inside a bass drum in a marching band.

Jason Linkins

Americans Would Like To Have A Presidential Primary Process That Doesn't Suck, According To Poll | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The process by which we elect presidents sucks canal water, and people hate it. One of the things that people really hate about it is the long and dra...

Political Snoozes: Why a Working Mom Just Can't Stay Awake This Election Season

Randi Mason | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Randi Mason

During the town hall-style debate, I fell asleep about three sentences before Romney's "binders full of women" remark. I didn't learn about it until I saw a couple of biting posts on Facebook the following day.

Are Political Pundits Making You Panic?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

What if we just followed this election for ourselves, moment to moment, living in each actual moment as it happens, without checking to see how anyone else on the planet is interpreting that moment? Wouldn't that be a better way to prepare ourselves to cast ballots?

Here's How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

it's still hard to get that $15,000-$250,000 seed capital to get your idea off the ground. Enter crowdfunding.

Compassion In Politics

Sean Meshorer | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Compassion for others is not only the hallmark of person mental and spiritual health, but also necessary for a positive, thriving society.

Election 2012, The Series: Bridezillas, Revenge Or The Housewives Of D.C.?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Unlike a 13-episode arc that can be mercifully cancelled when the audience clicks away, we are obligated to suffer through the soap opera plot twists and nefarious characterizations of the characters all the way up to that seemingly ever-distant date in November.

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

Instant America

Gina Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gina Glantz

Instant analysis, instant reaction, instant tactics to meet the perceived American voter need for instant gratification. Missing in all this are old-fashioned Democratic values and political principles.

Obama Wins: America Has Nothing to Whine About Anymore

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

It's time for the world to stop being snarky at every turn (too easy anyway) and to realize we're all in this together.