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The Most Substantive Debate in Recent Political History

David Morris | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.

The Provocateur: Cruz Goes Hard Right on the Influence Spectrum

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

In contests of most any kind, it's often best to go second. Particularly if you think you're the better player. But if you're the weaker, then surely you should go first.

Fundraisers: Sinking One Politician at a Time

Julianne Shinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.

Politics and the Infotainment Problem

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

The scene resembled a Super Bowl party, except it was Election Night and Wellesley College students were following the people we wanted to empower with the rule of law, not the people whose field goal expertise we admired.

Are Political Pundits Making You Panic?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

What if we just followed this election for ourselves, moment to moment, living in each actual moment as it happens, without checking to see how anyone else on the planet is interpreting that moment? Wouldn't that be a better way to prepare ourselves to cast ballots?

What A Political Donation Can Buy You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

Got $100,000 to spare? It could buy you a sleepover at the White House. As the presidential election heats up, so too does the competition for pol...

Romney Position

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Mitt Romney Sings | Posted 04.01.2012 | Weird News

If President Obama absolutely killed Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," Mitt Romney has apparently responded by just plain murdering a patriotic standa...

Paul Rudd Will Be Back As Leslie Knope's Opponent On 'Parks & Rec'

Posted 03.20.2012 | TV

Update: Paul Rudd will be back for at least three more episodes of "Parks and Recreation," according to Vulture. How did "Parks" land Rudd? Series co-...

Lessons for Politicians From YouTube's Viral Stars (or, What Candidates Can Learn From the Old Spice Guy)

Ramya Raghavan | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology
Ramya Raghavan

Billions of eyeballs are right now looking for the most compelling video to watch -- make sure it's yours, and not your opponent's, that shapes your campaign.

Where's the Human Touch? A Congressional Candidate Laments the Loss of Personal Connection.

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Kennedy

If I had to describe what it's like running for office for the first time, I'd explain it this way: Wait for a sunny day and seek out the tallest, thickest, nastiest tree you can find. Once there, strip naked and climb to the very top, wrap a blindfold around your eyes and jump into the thicket below.