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The Debater as a Gladiator

Lev Hakak | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
 Lev Hakak

Do debaters try to receive "compensation" by demonstrating their skills and abilities? Are they drawn to the presidency as a public service only, or do they have additional considerations such as power, status, and honor?

Cleveland Native Runs for POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

In the first installment of my Search for the Next POTUS, meet James "Jimmy" Bell of Cleveland, Ohio. Though he originally declared his Presidential candidacy as a Democrat, he's now running as an Independent write-in candidate.

America's Political Arab Spring

Christine Horner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Christine Horner

The truth is the ripple effect of Bouazizi's actions continues to reverberate around the world, including the U.S. as rage boiling over. The disenfranchised and those who've always suspected their vote doesn't count for much are determined to have their say.

Keep Calm and Meditate The Vote

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Sister Jenna

The first public Meditate The Vote event gathered individuals from the arenas of education, media, government, and religion. It catered to folks born in America and others who chose this as their country.

In Search of the Next POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If you're like me, you aren't happy about the two presumed choices for President: Hillary and Trump. Bernie Sanders says he will run for Senate in Ver...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

President Trump's Cabinet

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

After this week's big win in New York, we are one step closer to the White House. It's time to start thinking about the team we need to assemble to Make America Great Again!

What Trump Might Be Like If He Was A Good President

Outspeak | Posted 04.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

D-Trump's yuuuuuuge New York primary win marks his first popular-vote majority in a state primary or caucus. It doesn't really change anything about the race, other than making his likely general election candidacy feel more real than ever.

Earth Day 2016: Why George W. Bush Gives Me Hope for the Future of the Planet

Joshua Pearce | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

The more you know about the current state of the environment the harder it is to remain optimistic about the future. George W. Bush, however, gives me great hope for the future of the planet.

The Candidates' Positions On Marijuana Policy

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While mostly ignored by the media (and almost completely ignored in the debates), the issue is going to become a lot more important in the general election, as many states will have recreational legalization ballot initiatives to vote on.

Spike Lee Wants America To 'Wake Up' In Star-Studded Bernie Sanders Ad

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices

Spike Lee is calling for Americans to "wake up" in his latest joint, an endorsement ad, for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The dir...

Bernie Visited Me in a Dream. Here Is What He Told Me

Jerry Stocking | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Jerry Stocking

I love Bernie, like I used to love my grandfather and Santa. And this is the really cool thing about being for Bernie is we won't ever have to see him torn apart by rabid Republicans like the guy I voted for in the past two elections.

Competing Perceptions of the Republican Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How it all turns out is anyone's guess at this point, but at least one Republican faction will be able to say "we told you so" at the end of the process. The questions are who is going to be right, and what it will mean for the party going forward.

Donald Trump - 'Before They Were Famous'

Outspeak | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Before Donald Trump was bringing his racist, homophobic, islamophobic, bigotry to the Presidential stage, he created a reality TV shows and filed for corporate bankruptcy four times. The Republican Candidate with a strange obsession with his tiny hands, grew up in New York and took over his family's real estate business, never really knowing many hardships, as his parents ensured he had everything he wanted.

Our Next President Will Likely Be a New Yorker

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Wachtell

Two hometown sons from New York City are in the race. There is Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, who was raised in outer borough Queens and has spent decades stamping his name in large, gold letters on luxe buildings across Manhattan.

Democratic Nominee (Whomever That Is) Still Strong

David Rothschild | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
David Rothschild

Wisconsin's Election Day went pretty much as expected if you were following the prediction markets. On April 4, those probabilities were 81 percent for Ted Cruz to win over Donald Trump and John Kasich in the Republican Wisconsin primary, and 88 percent for Bernie Sanders to win over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Wisconsin primary.

Blurred Lines: When Reality TV, Social Media and Presidential Races Collide

Nia Hamm | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Nia Hamm

The ever momentous campaign of Donald Trump, once considered the ugly step-child of the Republican presidential field, has made the him leading contender for the party's presidential nomination. And that is in part a reflection of how many Americans' appetite for entertainment and celebrity culture.

Governors in Too Deep Over LGBT Potty Laws

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Governors and Mayors across the country are issuing executive orders banning non-essential, government-funded travel to North Carolina. Governors are proclaiming it is in their states interests to promote equality and act out against discrimination. This may be true, however, they have no power to do so outside of their states.

Little Girl Who Couldn't Believe Obama Was Leaving Office Finally Met The President

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

A few people are upset that this is President Barack Obama's last year in office, but perhaps no one is more disappointed than Kameria Chayten. A vide...

America Already Agrees on Who Should Be President

Zach Foster | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Zach Foster

From our experience as brand positioning gurus we know that people select and are loyal to brands they believe embody personality traits that align with their own. We wondered if this would hold true with this election's political candidates as well.

Armenian President's U.S. Visit to Include Meaty Topics Such as Proliferation

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is spending three days in the Boston area, home to one of America's oldest ethnic-Armenian communities, before taking part in a nuclear summit in Washington on Thursday.

Dear President Obama,

Tyler Lewis | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
Tyler Lewis

I haven't always supported you. I haven't always liked your policies or ideologies on certain subjects. For a long time I considered myself to be a Re...

My Friends and I Went to a Ted Cruz Rally-- Here's What Happened

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I believe that there are a lot of things we do in life not because they will be fun, but just because we want to say we did them. For me, one of those...

Bernie Sanders - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 03.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In the wake of Bernie's big victories, Michael McCrudden is back to educate us on the man's life before he begins his steepest climb yet.

Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure Of Black People In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices

Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers' role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled "History Reconsidered....