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10 Things We All Can Do to Save America: PART #1

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Terra Lawson-Remer

At first, grief and shock. Then rage. Now action. Too many of us will vent angrily for weeks, perhaps till New Years eve, and then go back to car p...

What Successful Students Do Differently

Jessica Payette | Posted 01.23.2017 | Teen
Jessica Payette

My school introduced a new schedule this year. Which hasn't been a problem for me, but for many its effects have been detrimental. The-effects-of-Al...

Who's To Blame When a Student Fails a Test?

Serena Piper | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
Serena Piper

I teach at a preschool and I find every way I can to work with my kids to make sure they take something away from each activity. Why should college be any different?

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.

Midterm Election Lessons, One Month Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When voters pass minimum wage hikes in four of the reddest states--Alaska, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas--but still reject Democrats nationally and, perhaps more troublesome, even locally, that should tell you something. It also provides more clarity in terms of the lessons of this election.

My Candidates Lost: Now What?

Amy Arndt | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Amy Arndt

My family remains a bit lost as we figure out what to do post-midterms. Our 11-year-old who remained involved throughout the midterms is ready to move on. In the car the other day, she nudged me to find a new hobby.

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

Congressional Republicans Consider Showdowns Over Immigration

The Washington Post | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Congressional Republicans said Friday they are considering a series of showdowns over funding the government if President Obama goes ahead with his ex...

Voter Suppression in the 2014 Midterm

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Research finds that felon disenfranchisement laws have influenced the outcomes of both presidential and Senate elections. Such laws disenfranchised almost 6 million voters this year -- most of them poor and people of color.

Fight for Big Ideas: Expand Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Democrats have historically been the party of Social Security and the champion of the middle class -- so what happened?

Don't Blame Me

Justin Frank | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

The one accurate criticism I have of Obama is that he did not clearly and regularly label Republicans as obstructionists. In the end I blame Obama for not blaming anyone but himself. But at the same time, not evading personal responsibility is one of his greatest strengths. Go figure.

How the Lame Ducks Can Strike Back

Al Lewis | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Al Lewis

The lame duck session gives ousted legislators a chance to do something they dare not have done before the election: propose legislation that actually benefits constituents even if it means upsetting contributors.

War Brewing Inside Republican Party | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conferen...

That Which Doesn't Kill Us...

Michael Brune | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Yes, the election hurt. We feared it would be bad -- and it was worse. By now we've all heard the analyses of how and why the Democratic Party gave up control of the Senate and lost a bunch of other races around the country. For the Sierra Club, it's especially painful.

Midterm Results: We All Lose

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Let's face it, the status quo is sustained -- and the media should know better, that the more things "change," the more they stay the same.

In Midterms Aftermath, a Bright Spot in Ohio

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Whatever new leadership rises from the smoldering rubble of Redfern's ODP, it will be clear that the party has to be inclusive, it must encourage many different voices to attract more supporters, and, like the college football that Ohio is so obsessed with, they have to work like a team.

Full Speed Ahead For Hillary

The New York Times | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

In the coming weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton will stop delivering paid speeches....

Obama To Host Congressional Leaders As Post-Election Battles Boil

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

(Repeats for additional subscribers) By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S...

GOP's True Identity

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

At their own peril, Republicans have conflated deregulation of red tape bedeviling business with environmental regulations protecting public health. The electorate overwhelmingly support dispensing with the former, not with the latter.

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

When $4 Billion Isn't Enough, It's Time to Rethink Our Elections

Luke Squire | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Luke Squire

The dust from the 2014 election is still settling, but at over $4 billion spent on the midterm elections, this campaign season was record breaking. And with the average American household earning $53,046a year, regular citizens cannot participate in elections.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Republican Wins Outpace Predictions | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Polls correctly forecast a Republican Senate majority, but missed their margins nationwide by a mile. And exit polls show Americans remain thoroughly ...

10 Things I Learned While Standing in Line to Vote

Julie Niehoff | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Julie Niehoff

The polling place I usually go to -- the local Sheriff's office just down the street -- was closed down this year. So I ventured out to the alternative this time, the local Grocery store, and stood in line. It was boring. It was maddeningly inefficient. It was cold (we extended the line down the frozen food aisle) and it was educational.

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure Passes In Tennessee | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tennessee voters on Tuesday approved a controversial ballot measure that ensures the state constitution does not protect a woman's right to abortion u...