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The 2016 Election and the Supreme Court

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Frank A. Weil

Two of the possible Republican candidates are from Florida and are very popular there. That puts both Bush and Rubio into a favorable position for the nomination, and could help them both in the general election.

My Question for Obama on Google Presidential Hangout

Maura Sweeney | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Maura Sweeney

I'd like to hear someone ask this president to distinguish himself not only as the man who broke the White House color barrier but as the leader who inspired progress toward cooperation and good will.

Aaron Sankin

The Most Politically Polarized State Is... | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.06.2013 | San Francisco

When most people think about California politics, the word "liberal" often comes to mind. While California's Democratic Party is dominant, labeling...

Alaska GOP Drama in Post-Palin Era as Crazy as Ever

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home
Alaska Dispatch News

With the Alaska GOP set to meet Monday evening to decide the fate of party chairwoman Debbie Brown of Kasilof, she has seized the Republican headquart...

Parenting and the Electoral System

Grant Calder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Grant Calder

No matter how many times I explain it to them, my kids can't seem to grasp that the people's choice in the world's oldest democracy is not necessarily the one who assumes the country's highest office, but they're only 10 (twins).

Crash The Parties

Rich Tafel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Rich Tafel

If Americans were told to choose between two cars, shirts, colors or family sizes, we'd rise up in revolt. Tell us we have only two parties, however, and we accept it as though any alternative is unimaginable.

Conversation With Thomas Ferguson: How Political Money Drives Deadlock

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Lynn Parramore

Ferguson, father of the Investment Theory of Politics, explains why polarization has completely gripped Washington -- and why the New Deal is getting rolled back in the process.

'Soul Of A Citizen': The Redeemable Spark: Reaching Out To People Whose Actions May Appall Us

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Loeb

When we're building coalitions or negotiating with political opponents, we don't always get to choose our ideal political partners.

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

Story is Everything

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Dale Norton

Hillary Clinton is shifting the paradigm and the narrative. Because the story is everything in the culture of politics, these are important shifts to ...