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A Citizen Journalist's View Of The RNC From The Rafters

Jessica Wilt | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Jessica Wilt

As mainstream media outlets gather together this Sunday morning to discuss and review the Republican National Convention week that was, I spent time q...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a speech that was highlighted by an outrageous opening act, Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination for President of These United States on Thu...

Talking Foreign Policy: Solutions vs. Rhetoric

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Rhetoric will not fix the complex issues facing the global community. We need our leaders to be more concerned about discussing solutions, instead of presenting the American people with talking points.

Where Was Higher Education's Millennial Voice This Week At The RNC?

Jessica Wilt | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Jessica Wilt

"Are you any better off?" resonated throughout Mitt Romney's Republican nomination acceptance speech Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Fl...

A Liberal City With Military-Like Force and Diplomatic Savvy

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

On the car ride to Huffington Post's Oasis, I was listening to Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk about the city's police presence and how he and law enf...

'Invisible Obama' Fully Visible In RNC Speeches

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

In every speech given at the Republican National Convention, Barack Obama appeared. Mentioned twice as often as Romney throughout the roster of speak...

Jobs Baby Jobs!

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

Calling all job creators! Yesterday's Job Expo, sponsored by Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post proved to be quite the energetic happening. O...

Will The GOP Be Faced With An Ultimatum?

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Speakers and participants at the Republican National Convention are eager to talk about the future of America, but are silent on what political shifts...

Racial Tension Heats Up At RNC

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The closer we get to the November elections, the bigger the stakes become among delegates, politicians and the media. To no one's surprise, race is ba...

Speech Tracking: Words Do Count

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

On Wednesday, the first day of true activities at the Republican National Convention, I did something I thought I could never do: I sat and actually l...

Tampa: City Under Siege or Control

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a show of unprecedented force, the likes of which Tampa has never experienced before, law enforcement officials of every stripe flexed their muscle...

GOP Speeches Mention Obama Twice As Often As Romney

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

On the first night of speeches at the Republican Convention, Obama was mentioned twice as often as Romney, even with Ann Romney's penultimate address ...

A Change of Pace On The Other Side of The River

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Yesterday I decided to take a step away from the Beltway mentality that has consumed the convention center to see how people on the other side of the ...

The Protesters, the Press and the Police

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Only time will tell whether the relationship between the police, the protesters, and the press will continue to be calm and cordial over the next few days at the Republican National Convention.

Advocacy Groups March On The RNC

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Despite the ever changing weather conditions, protesters continued along with their plan to "March on the R.N.C." Assorted organizations gathered to m...

Arizona Democratic Party Primary Candidates Battle To Finish Line

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Social media was on fire yesterday, as Arizona Democratic candidates and their surrogates battled it out on Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail blasts. Alt...

Women Protest At Republican National Convention: 'Hands Off My Vagina'

Jessica Wilt | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jessica Wilt

When I arrived in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday to report as a citizen journalist from the Republican National Convention, I don't think I could have imagin...

A Stressful, But Peaceful Day of Protests in Tampa

Daniel Simon | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Police, National Guard members and other security personnel were more than prepared for the protests on Monday. Multiple helicopters hovered above the...

Paul Ryan Carpet-Bombed His District's Factories, Then Strafed First Aid Stations

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Roger Bybee

Before Paul Ryan was anointed as the Republican vice presidential candidate, Ryan reigned as the GOP's resident economic genius and "leading intellect...

The Shamefulness of Niall Ferguson

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The current Newsweek cover story, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President," is now stirring public attention because of its false allegatio...

Did Mitt Romney Commit a Crime Punishable by Prison?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On August 17th, Britain's Telegraph (which is perhaps the world's best daily newspaper) published a stunning investigative news report by Jon Swaine, ...

Editors Advise Citizen Journalists On Covering The Conventions

Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Huffington Post

"The trouble with covering a convention," HuffPost's Ryan Grim tells us, "is it's almost impossible to find an actual story there." That's the challe...

The Panic In The Romney Team

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Reporters don't get admission into the innermost important workings of a presidential campaign until the historians do -- if ever -- but on some rare ...

Don't Put A Mustache On It

Lucia Graves | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Lucia Graves

There's a piece of Internet wisdom known as Godwin's law that says as an online conversation grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving t...

Lucia Graves

‘What Does This Kind Of Negligence Do To Our Students?’ | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Leila Chakravarty, a seventh-grade math teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, measures the cost of austerity cuts to education not in gym s...