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Extreme Parenting Made Simple

Juliet Linley | Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

What most people seem to ignore is that creating an attachment bond with your baby is about putting your child's needs ahead of yours. It's as simple as that. Seriously.

Salafis Coming to America

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

It remains to be seen how the Salafis will present themselves to the Western world. Will they portray their movement as a replacement for violent groups, as an alternative to al-Qaeda, or as the embodiment of conservative Islam?

Why "Martin O'Malley" and "2016" Always Appear in the Same Sentence

Death Race | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.

Rep. Ryan's War on Seniors

Eric Griego | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Eric Griego

Paul Ryan's budget -- which the House passed -- proposed drastic cuts to two programs that can literally mean life and death for America's most vulnerable citizens -- Social Security and Medicare.

Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Ted Kaufman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington, believe it or not, that a 35% rate is too high. What complicates things is that very few if any corporations actually pay that rate.

Election Regulations and Voter Disengagement

Sundeep Iyer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Sundeep Iyer

Congress alone cannot completely counteract the harmful effects of the new rules governing our elections. But in an election cycle where these rules threaten to undermine voter participation, Congress must act now to soften the blow.

A Plea to Students: Vote

Elizabeth Nerich | Posted 07.03.2012 | College
Elizabeth Nerich

Even if they do know of the issue, they quickly brush it off using various ideas to ease their consciences. That they feel they aren't full members of Alamance County may be one reason; the fact that their permanent addresses are in another state could be another.

Election Year in Venezuela

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Stephanie Kennedy

This year in Venezuela is a general election year and like in any country when general elections occur, it becomes a drawn out year of circus-like journalism.

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

The French Presidency Is a Bargain

Sophie Meunier | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Sophie Meunier

Money is a good thing to have in a French electoral campaign, to be sure, but there is not that much money can buy.

Beer and wine wholesalers behind legislators pushing controversial voter ID laws

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul AbowdiWatch NewsSome of America's best known brands are dropping their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council at least part...

Elise Foley

GOP's List Of Latino Candidates Echoes Challenges With Latino Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is coming face to face with what could, for it, be a demographic calamity. Currently, just 12 percent of Latino reg...

Five Lessons About Politics I Learned From Baseball

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.13.2012 | Sports
Christine Pelosi

It's Opening Day in San Francisco and opening week for the Presidential general election -- a perfect time for renewal, hope, and plans for victory next fall.

Small Step Towards Multiparty Rule in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Jordanian government presented the draft elections law to Parliament. It is sure to garner much discussion before it is finally approved and published in the Official Gazette.

"Southern Democracy": Can Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs Rekindle Their Romance?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

I firmly believe that it takes both Yellow Dogs and Blue Dogs for Democrats to win in most Southern elections. The hitch is that there are few Blue Dogs left out there to be wooed.

To Bet or Not to Bet? Why Gambling on Elections Is Wrong

Matt Bieber | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

The world is a complicated and uncertain place. But that doesn't mean that everything in it should be treated like a March Madness pool. Some things are sacred.

Machiavelli and the Rough Realities of Power Politics

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
O'Brien Browne

Although we may cringe from his descriptions and prescriptions, somehow we realize that this is how politics is conducted, whether by managers jousting for power and position in the corporate world or politicians seeking office.

GOP Makes 'Unprecedented' Effort To Help Rick Scott

The Orlando Sentinel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

With more than 30 months until the next gubernatorial election, Gov. Rick Scott appears to be already campaigning for re-election. Though he's said...

Democracy Under Attack

David Morris | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The 2011 Florida law is perhaps the purest distillation of the Republican effort to making voting more difficult.

Burma: Hard Yards Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi

Simon Roughneen | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Simon Roughneen

After winning a landslide victory in April 1 by-elections in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) will face the hard yards of politicking in a parliament dominated by the same military and its allies that the NLD trounced in Sunday's vote.

#VoteEveryTime: Max Skolnik Should Be Elected to D.C. Council, Ward 4

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 06.02.2012 | DC
Sara Haile-Mariam

Historically, we've tried just about everything in the pursuit of making things better. Protesting, rioting, marching, rallying, boycotting. We've yet to explore what happens if we #VoteEverytime.

Transgender Man Could Be New York City Council's First If Elected

New York Times | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices

These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressin...

Weekend Voting Will Work

David Orr | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago
David Orr

Weekend voting makes sense for working people and election workers alike. It's time to pass a bill to vote when most people can do it. After all, isn't voting what democracy is all about?

Makers, Takers and $2-a-Dayers

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The right pushes a delusional narrative of a country divided between "makers and takers" -- productive go-getters versus welfare-hungry sloths. But it's all too clear who the real takers are: the ones who make it harder for everyone else to make a living.

Americans Elect: The Future of U.S. Democracy

Michael Eisner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Eisner

America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.