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If I Were President

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

If I were President of the United States (POTUS), I would make the economy my top priority. I know there are many challenges besetting our great country.

Hillary President? The Elephant in the Room...Bill

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Sorry, Mr. President, for calling you an elephant, although it is a very intelligent animal, as you well know.

Constructing a Black President

Craig Carpenter | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The similarities between Barack Obama and Louis Ortiz extend beyond being a parent, and struggling in a new job. The most obvious similarity, and the most life altering for Mr. Ortiz, was his physical resemblance to the former freshman Senator from Illinois.

The Incredible Shrinking Presidency

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

I have now received roughly five hundred emails soliciting DNCC and DNC money, circa ten a day for several months. Please stop it. The names of senders are immaterial, since no one would ever believe that anything other than a bot originates this torrent.

Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It was worth the wait for Hillary Clinton to speak out. Clinton skipped the platitudes and echoed the uncomfortable truths that black men are routinely profiled, disproportionately pack America's jails and prisons, and get longer sentences than white males.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Eric Holder Said the Obvious: Racism Drives the Obama Bashing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When Holder speaks out on race, the GOP attack machine instantly kicks into high gear with a barrage of denials and then another deft turn of the racial table. This means the usual finger point of Holder as a race baiter.

President Obama Keeps Hearing the Silly Charge He Has Failed Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has refused to say that any of his initiatives and programs were aimed at blacks. The absence of this frank statement and the longing of many blacks to hear him say that fuels the perception and frustration that he isn't doing enough, or even anything.

Overcoming the Six Year Jinx

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It is a staple of American history that the president's party loses seats six years into his term. Voters are weary of the incumbent and receptive to change. In the past century, even the beloved Franklin Roosevelt lost seats in his sixth year, 1938, before going in to win two more terms. What are the odds that Barack Obama and the Democrats will beat the odds, and what might they do to improve their chances?

Scuttle the 'Bully Pulpit' Metaphor

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As it is often said that "elections have consequences," in fact so do words. Therefore, let us assign and bury the "bully pulpit" to the archives of linguistics.

Ethics is Leadership Work

Terry Newell | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

Pressed in recent days on his reaction to the revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the personal phone calls of the l...

Challenges Ahead for Suu Kyi's Political Ambition

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

It now clears any lingering doubt about Suu Kyi's political ambition. The question now is how can she assume the highest executive office. What are the available options, if any at all?

Can Ted Cruz Be a 'Legitimate' President and From Canada? The Tea Party Argument Says No

Dee Evans | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

Barack Obama's mother was born in Kansas... Ted Cruz's mother was born in Delaware. Barack Obama's father was born in Kenya... Ted Cruz's father was born in Cuba. See a pattern?

Romney 'Shellshocked' By Loss

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans search for reasons why they came up short in Tuesday's elections, anonymous Mitt Romney advisers have described what it w...

How President Obama Can Now Govern

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's reelection has effectively shaken the ghost away of having to look over his shoulder at every turn to appease and conciliate the avowed enemies of social and political progress and reform. His reelection won't make them totally go away.

Why Vote Fraud Is Possible and What To Do About It

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

The consensus is that this presidential election may all come down to Ohio and a few other "swing" states, as it did in 2000 and 2004. If there are any voting irregularities to be found this time around, Ohio will be the place to look first.

Do You Think President Obama Truly Wants a Second Term, Or Is He Just Running Because He Feels Like It's His Duty?

Quora | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ian McCullough, Consultant for Consumer-Facing Startups, Armchair Policy Wonk, and Quora User Since ...

It's the (Electoral College) Math, Stupid

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If the Obama campaign can deliver the ground game and turn in victories in at least one of the three major states -- or wins in the smaller swing states -- then the numbers will add up to a victory.

Growing Up to Be President

Grant Calder | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Today's students seem less influenced by their parents' experiences than by the fact that the nation has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost as long as they can remember, and by years of recession and fitful recovery.

Economic Dice Rolling Against Romney

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The proverbial "it's the economy, stupid" is a glaring fact of presidential elections. But it's still the luck of the roll for the incumbent on the economy when it's up, or perceived up, or down.

Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

Mitt Romney: Unfit to Be President

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You can't be president of the United States if you don't want to be the president of everyone, but that's what Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a remarkably arrogant speech to a closed-door high-donor fundraiser -- all captured on video.

Politico Bombshell Exclusive: Empty Chair and Empty Suit Tell All

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

After Romney had departed and the lights were turned off, hidden microphones picked up the following exchange.

Job No. 1 for Romney: Tell Why He Cares

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

With the addition of Paul Ryan to the ticket, Romney has made a bold statement that the fiscal cliff is an issue of paramount importance. This was a prudent move. Now as we enter convention week, Romney's campaign must fully develop his life stories that give meaning to his convictions.

Romney's Safety Net

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

It's not every day that a major national political candidate commits himself, on air, to fixing all the holes in the frayed safety net. If only he meant what he so glibly said.