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Mid Terms

Using Star Wars as a post-Election Tonic

Bryan Young | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Bryan Young

Like Yoda sensing the destruction of Order 66 from the treetops of Kashyyyk, the turnover ofthe Senate made my heart ache.

Midterm Madness

Terence Smith | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Terence Smith

Mid-term elections are the constitutionally-mandated pause that refreshes in our political system. There is a broad, anti-Washington sentiment among the public today. Congress is down to single digits in the public opinion polls. Little has been accomplished on Capitol Hill and the public knows it.

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Paul Loeb | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We live in a contradictory world. Dispiriting events coincide with progress for human dignity. Bombs fall on children. The gay rights movement makes unimaginable gains. But when change occurs, it's because people find ways to act even in demoralizing times or when all the doors seem closed, and open up new possibilities by doing so.

Some Democrats Finally Get it Right About President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's popularity numbers are down for the moment. But for most of his first and second term he has been popular and an enormously appealing president and campaigner.

Why a Bikini Matters During Mid-Terms

Susan Pace | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Midterms? Oh please, go back to high school. It's spring break and the only thing my daughter is focused on is whether her online purchase of Victoria Secret bikinis will arrive on time.

Why Did Democrats Sweep California? Ask Meg Whitman

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

You could almost hear Meg Whitman's campaign coming off the rails the day she became "tough as nails" on undocumented immigrants.

Facing Midterm Results: Do Liberals Really Want a One-Term Presidency?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

President Obama, don't just appeal to your base. With the right programs and outreach, you could appeal to a much broader group -- say the 51% you'll need to get reelected.

Read Before You Vote

Matt Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kohn

I decided to curate a group of thoughtful and distinguished individuals to choose one substantive, surprising, and provocative article that anyone and everyone should read before the election.

White House Emotional Intelligence Rating: 0

Raphael Cushnir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raphael Cushnir

Right now, the White House is failing miserably at emotional intelligence, and it's about to cost the election. Here's a wild idea: How about listening?

National Self-Interest: The Reason to Pass the Dream Act Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

While the opposition cries out that the DREAM Act is a kind of back door amnesty for undocumented workers, it is actually a sensible, rational strategy to meet America's economic and social needs.

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...