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Obama Empathy

Why Mitt Romney Lost: Empathy

Yashar Ali | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Yashar Ali

Tuesday night, Barack Obama won reelection because of one big reason: empathy. More specifically, he and the Democratic Party were more successful at expressing empathy than Mitt Romney and the Republicans.

Freedom to Make Art, from Oscar to Junot

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

Last night's resplendent Academy Awards ceremony put me in mind of a less opulent affair: the Associated Writing Program's annual conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

Obama's Missing Moral Narrative

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Barack Obama may be one of the best communicators of this generation, but he is not living up to his own talents. In a year of disasters, communication failure doubles the crises.

You Were Right the First Time, Mr. President: The Supreme Court Needs Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Rifkin

The evolution of empathy has fostered the evolution of democracy over history. Shouldn't the ultimate litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee be the empathic maturity that he or she brings to the task of interpreting American laws?

Breaking the Gender-Merit Link

Nancy Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Hopkins

When someone suggests gender diversity as an asset of a job candidate, the reply is often "Oh no, I'm only interested in merit." Yet name some other quality needed for the position, and the idea of merit is assumed, not questioned.

Sam Stein

Specter Defends Empathy, Activism And Wise Latina-ism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter, who just months ago was poised to lead the Republican opposition to President Obama's Supreme Court picks, is now, as a Democrat,...

Indiana Governor: Empathy Can Revive Republican Party

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, said Wednesday that his fellow Republicans need to work harder...

Sam Stein

White House Talking Points On Sotomayor Don't Shy From Empathy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talking points distributed from the White House on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court emphasize the president's commitment to find...

Alberto Gonzales: Empathetic Judges "Dangerous"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following Supreme Court Justice David Souter's announcement that he planned to retire, conservatives have attacked and mocked President Obama's statem...

Empathy for Society's Child

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I want someone on the United States Supreme Court who can look back at actions that were wrong, feel a sense of injustice and make amends, even if the act happened forty or fifty years ago.

Sam Stein

Steele: Perez Hilton Is Obama's Kind Of "Empathetic Judge" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele has made perhaps the most peculiar case yet against President Obama's criteria for choosing a Supreme Court nominee. It involves the qu...