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Suppressing the Vote? They're Still At It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Very creative, those Republicans....

A Thanksgiving Letter to the Republican Party

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

Thank you. Thank you for your class warfare, for your bull-headedness on taxes, your contempt for the poor and middle-class. On this Thanksgiving Day, I am so grateful that we can count on you to learn exactly the wrong lessons from your recent election debacle.

Stuff and Nonsense

Richard C. Leone | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

There are many problems with O'Reilly's argument but none is more fundamental than his assertion that past majorities of Americans (as a group, as white as the folks at a Republican convention) were not interested in "stuff from the government."

Why Rachel Maddow Was the Best

Liz Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media
Liz Smith

So, I gave the nice folks who use my column five days a week a break and stopped being so momentarily controversial. After all, I am only half of the United States and who knew how the election would turn out.

Be Bold Mr. President

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

It is time for the president to be bold and use an "all hands on deck" approach in order to galvanize Congressional support around solutions. The president should also be transparent with the American people, in effect, "crowdsource" ideas, and include them in the process.

Misperceptions of the U.S. Election

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

While the U.S. election is a peaceful affair, untouched by corruption, it is still not the democratic affair which I had perceived it to be.

Why Vote Today? Props, Pops and Revenge

Wayne Self | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

Whether you live in the bluest of the blue states, or the reddest of the red, your vote in this election is crucial, and here are three seldom-heard reasons why.

Mitt Romney Is a Proven Bipartisan Leader for Tough Economic Times. I Endorse Him for President

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

By growing this economy in earnest through across-the-board tax cuts, job training, energy infrastructure, smart regulation, a strong dollar, and by ending the job-destroying demonizing of job creators, big and small, Mr. Romney will reverse that decline from day one.

Why the Citizens Who Can Should Vote and Why 96 Million Citizens May Not

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The religion of civic responsibility and duty has atrophied. There has been a decline in both the quality of education and the quality and quantity of civic education in the schools, only now beginning to be righted.

Never Mind the Models, Here's Some Data

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

So, at the end of a day when Twitter was alive with the sound of pundits railing against poll averages (well, one poll average or even one poll averager in particular), I thought I'd try this.

Crossing Party Lines

Lisa Gray | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gray

Tis the season to hunker down and shut off your TV, pre-set your car radio to music-only stations, block everyone but your mother or grandchildren on Facebook, and let your Twitter account temporarily expire.

Sam Stein

WATCH: Romney In '08: If You Write Automakers A Check, 'They're Going To Go Out Of Business' | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's opposition to the loans President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have extended to the auto industry has long be...

What We Have Lost (and What We Are Fighting for)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

It's time to fight like hell for the party of the center-right, represented by Barack Obama, against the party of the far right. There is no alternative. It's a time for progressives to be disappointed and resolute.

Close Votes and the Electoral College

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Where Romney's winning, he's almost always winning by a lot. Obama's leading in more than a few states by just a little. But the estimates for each state are just that -- estimates -- and are accompanied by uncertainty.

The Presidential Debates: More Than Just 'Zingers'

Jorge Casanova | Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen
Jorge Casanova

With Election Day closing in, people need to commit to watch the rest of these debates, as every move by both candidates are will be watched.

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Four Years Later

Brian Jencunas | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Romney has to include some narrative of positive change. Even if all Obama has to offer is scorched-earth attacks and minor successes, that small campaign will be enough to beat a candidate who stands for nothing.

Romney Stumbles

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

A just-released poll shows President Obama with a 48 percent to 43 percent lead over Mitt Romney. Perhaps Romney's actions have had an adverse impact on his campaign. After all, you learn a lot about a person in a time of crisis.

Is This Race Over? Ask a Pollster

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democratic pollsters working in top races across the country say they don't expect Obama to run up the score like he did in 2008, but Romney's window is closing quickly. Most I talked to pointed to the upcoming debates as Romney's last chance.

'You Didn't Build That.'

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz


Unexpected and Expected Surprises in the Campaign

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many voters, Romney is still a relative unknown who can be defined by Obama, while all Romney can do is remind voters of what they already think of Obama. That may be Obama's biggest edge in what is likely to be a very close campaign.

Is This JFK vs. Nixon Deja Vu?

Dan Payne | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dan Payne

The president's personal favorability remains relatively high, compared to his job performance ratings. I'm not saying Obama will win because he's cool. Well, a little, maybe.

President Obama, the Democratic Party, and Socialism: A Political Science Perspective

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

It's entirely fair to call President Obama a liberal. It's even fair to call him a "big spending" liberal (assuming you're willing to call our previous president a "big spending conservative"). It is inaccurate, though, and a little disingenuous to call him a socialist.

Obama Wants My Donation: Tell Me What to Do

Phil Campbell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phil Campbell

The question before us is plain: Why should I pick up the phone and give Barack Obama money this year?

10 Reasons Obama Can Win

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Many of my homies believe it is inevitable that Barack Obama will not be reelected. Fear not liberals, Obama can still win.