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Post-Election: Fact & Fiction

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Rick Horowitz

Some people would rather spin stories. Some people would rather change the subject. So: Before the Woes of Petraeus drown out that whole election thin...

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

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
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.

Debates Leave Much Unsaid

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home

Thing One: The Silence Of The Candidates: Well, this cycle's presidential debates are sadly over. We've had a lot of fun, haven't we? But more importa...

Walking a Fine Line

Lisa Blackwell | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Lisa Blackwell

Watching President Obama during the past few debates has given America an upfront seat from which to observe the struggle and penalties incurred by many highly educated African-Americans trying to promote their virtues during the course of their careers.

President Obama Whiffs at the Debate

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Robert J. Elisberg

Yes, I know that the airwaves are full of videos of "smackdown" moments by the president. But the president had a softball lobbed across the plate on one question, and he missed blasting it far over the wall for an easy, Ruthian grand slam home run.

I'm a McGovern Democrat: Now, More Than Ever

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Jeff Biggers

As the Democratic Party and President Obama scramble to formulate a lasting policy for change this election season, I hope they take McGovern's enduring challenge to heart: "Don't throw away your conscience."

When's The Next Presidential Debate?

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet for their third and final debate on Monday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET. The e...

Bubba and the Boss Go Buckeye

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

The Clinton-Springsteen ticket, in support of the Obama-Biden ticket, will live as one of those magic moments that make American politics, at its best, so great.

Let's Not Have Another Big Bird Incident: How to Watch the Presidential Debates

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Heather Wood Rudúlph

With so many messages and agendas being thrown at the American public these days, the need for media literacy is more critical than ever.

'TOON: The 800 Pound Immigrant No One Seems To See

Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

It is anyone's fault? Maybe, maybe not. But one thing is for sure, despite their use of immigration reform and border security as issues to galvanize ...

A Doorstep Focus Group Every Night

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Richard Trumka

Mitt Romney's Achilles heel is what he supports and what he won't own up to. President Obama's strategy should be to relentlessly explain, explain, explain.

Debate This: A Real-Time Look at How Voters Feel About the Economy

David M. Walker | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
David M. Walker

The campaigns are so caught up in messaging that they aren't seeing that this moment requires real leadership and specific solutions, not spin and mud-slinging.

Moral Leadership: What Obama Has to Show Tomorrow in the Debate Performance, and for Real

George Lakoff | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
George Lakoff

Mr. President, this is a grand performance that means something; it is much more than a policy debate where most people won't understand or remember the fine details of the policies. We need you to show America what real moral leadership is.

Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won't Be Raised in the Presidential Debates

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home
Peter Van Buren

When it comes to foreign -- that is, military -- policy, the gap between Barack and Mitt is slim to the point of nonexistent on many issues. That old saw about those who fail to understand history repeating its mistakes applies a little too easily here.

Rope-a-Dope Won't Work for Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home
Clarence B. Jones

Watching the debate last night reminded me of the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman boxing championship in Kinshasa in 1974. In contrast to Muhammad Ali, President Obama can't hope or expect that Romney will tire or self-destruct.

The Debate: What Happened?

Seth Masket | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home
Seth Masket

It was hard not to see this as a very one-sided debate, with Romney proving very assertive, confident, and in-command, and Obama really appearing not those things.

How Obama Was Clobbered

Brad Hill | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home
Brad Hill

If this had been an audition for a dramatic role as president, President Obama wouldn't get a call-back. He was sluggish; his responses amorphous and dissolute. Romney was quick and precise.

Obama, Romney Prep For Debates While No. 2s Campaign

Posted 12.02.2012 | Home

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The presidential candidates are leaving the heavy lifting of campaigning to their running mates Tuesday as th...

Mitt Romney's Debate Strategy Revealed

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Davis Schneiderman

So, in keeping to this spirit, and to bring light and heat to the Romney debate, I will share with you, yes you, the Wednesday-night strategies I offer to the conservative candidate.

Michael Calderone

For 2012 Presidential Debates, Campaigns Speed Up The Spin | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave the debate stage at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, many of the 3,000 journalists churning out sto...

Tough Talk for America: A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won't Hear

Mattea Kramer | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Mattea Kramer

Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but you're not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. And yet, on those five subjects, a little reality would go a long way.

Dave Jamieson

Ryan Sets Super-Low Bar For Romney In Debate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- With the first presidential debate slated for Wednesday night, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took part in an age-old po...

Debates Have Questionable Impact On Elections

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home

From Al Gore’s loud sighing to Jimmy Carter saying he consulted his 12-year-old daughter on nuclear proliferation, presidential debates are full of ...

10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Debate Prospects Are in Trouble

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home
Robert J. Elisberg

Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, he is entering the debate stage having hit many large hurdles, and needing to demonstrate to the American public that he is presidential.

2012 COUNTDOWN: Debates Risk The 'Big Deal' Moment

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Howard Fineman

The debate season will be Romney's last chance to overtake Obama in what, so far, has been an uninformative and tactical contest of accusation, innuendo, non-ideas, non-specifics and invisible agendas.