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Debate Moderators Need to Take a Lesson from Matt Lauer

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Andreozzi

With the presidential debate just a couple of weeks away, Lauer's performance serves as a teachable moment for the moderators as they prepare for the mammoth event. First, though, let's examine why Lauer was so roundly criticized.

My First Election To Vote In--And I Really Don't Want To

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 08.23.2016 | College
Mackenzie Patel

Fake hair versus email shiftiness, a giant wall versus open arms to illegal immigrants. I'm usually cynical towards politics (everyone in the business is a crook), but even more so because of the candidates I'm forced to vote for.

Was Ted Cruz's RNC Speech Political Suicide Or Political Preservation?

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Jesse Andreozzi

Let me be clear, I'm no fan of Cruz. My political beliefs and values couldn't be further from his. Yet, I fully support his bold move on the convention stage. It takes guts to hold fast to your convictions in the face of intense opposition.

Army Reservist Fights for Honor, Country... and a Crown

Jessica Trisko Darden | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Jessica Trisko Darden

The United States military is not a genderless institution and will likely never become one. The existence of a "band of brothers" culture is indisputable. And yet thousands of women, including Deshauna Barber, serve in our armed forces regardless of this fact.

Protest and Politics, Black Women and Leadership

David Ragland | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
David Ragland

I write to you from a circle formed by women. They are leading, preaching, singing and protesting the sad state of things. They are also working to tr...

How Will The GOP Respond If Trump Wins The Nomination?

Quora | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics

It is very likely that Republican Senate candidates running in blue states will actively work to distance themselves from Donald Trump, either by stating that they won't vote for Donald Trump or denouncing some of his more extreme statements.

Donald Trump: The Man, the Candidate, the President

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Many years ago, I had a surgeon with a terrible bedside manner. He was abrupt and spoke above my level of understanding. There was nothing about this ...

Say It Ain't So, Bob

Frank Askin | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Frank Askin

As a long-time supporter of Senator Menendez, I would certainly give him the benefit of the doubt if he were seriously challenging the allegations against him. But that does not appear to be the case.

If We Love Politicians Who Speak Their Mind, How Come We Don't Elect Them?

Nick Desai | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
Nick Desai

Donald Trump is sucking up every molecule of Oxygen this side of Jupiter in the GOP primary by speaking his mind. Love him or hate him, he is unabashedly saying what he thinks.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

What Would George Washington Do?

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

It is not the first time our nation has felt that we were headed in the wrong direction. In fact, the father of our country, George Washington, at one time also felt very disappointed in the direction of our newly-formed nation and was not afraid to state it.

The Spirit of Public Service

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Now in her early 50s, Sheila has had a great deal of experience as a parent, fundraiser, an entrepreneur and as a member of local city government where she instated programs and policies that made a difference.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Swarthmore College, What Are You Values?

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

Swarthmore has an endowment of $1.635 billion, some of which is invested in support of the fossil fuel industry, and yet historically the college has been a strong supporter of social justice. The climate change -- fossil fuel connection does not appear to be on its radar screen.

Indiana May Elect Its First Openly Gay State Representative

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

An openly gay 28-year-old Democrat is running to become Indiana's first openly gay state representative. With an affable yet determined demeanor, he m...

North Carolina House Bill 589; or, Politics in the New Third World

Mark Axelrod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

I find it increasingly difficult to believe that certain states in the alleged "United States" would mindfully attempt to undermine the right to vote ...

It's Time Congress Stands Up to Insurance Companies

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Gregory G. Allen

People complain about a socialistic government that takes on medical benefits for its citizens, but what is our congress doing to offer up solutions? There are so many examples of hard-working Americans that have been kicked to the curb when it comes to medical assistance -- all because of insurance companies.

Stability Through Compromise

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Paul Ruth

Extremism can have the appearance of populism, but rarely the numbers. It can be a blinding thought process that takes advantage of the disadvantaged, and is controlled by narrow minded leaders who are resolute in their mission

The Real Tax Issue: Mitt's vs. Mine

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

What does this say about our country when the extremely wealthy get special treatment? Just as capitalism is part of our democracy, so is fairness.

The Kinsey Sicks: Electile Dysfunction Rises to the Occasion

Greg Archer | Posted 08.16.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Politics is always a festive target for comedians and performers, but leave it to a gaggle of famous drag queens to impregnate 2012's election fodder with some of the best if not fertile material around.

Zach Carter

Bachmann: Iraq Should 'Fear' America, Reimburse War Costs | Zach Carter | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) condemned President Obama’s handling of the end of the war in Iraq on Sunday, and sa...

Mitt and the Seven Dwarfs

Dave Helfert | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

I sat down to write an analytical post about the nuanced messages used by the Republican presidential candidates. But, c'mon! These people make the seven dwarfs look like a MENSA steering committee.

Zach Carter

Another Rick Perry Staffer Ensnared In Teacher Death Bond Scheme | Zach Carter | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's ties to Swiss banking giant UBS go beyond his relationship with former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas). Perry's cu...

Watch: Bachmann Spends Nearly $5,000 On 'Hair and Makeup'

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann is catching heat for running up a hair and makeup tab totaling almost $5,000 since launching her bid for the White House. She spe...

Corruption on Their Hands

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

We have just come through an election where huge amounts of secret contributions were spent in the congressional races. We cannot go through another n...