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New Hampshire's Voters with Disabilities Head to the Polls

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Jobs, mental health and addiction are key issues in New Hampshire for people with and without disabilities. They are just some of the 16 issues candidates addressed in specifics in RespectAbility's 2016 New Hampshire Candidate #PwDsVote Questionnaire.

The Trump Virus

Mike Smith | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Mike Smith

The virus continues to spread.

Here's What's Hiding In Presidential Campaign Finance Disclosures

Center for Public Integrity | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

This story is from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative media organization in Washington, D.C. Read more of its in...

White House Race Nearing $1 Billion

Center for Public Integrity | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

This story is from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative media organization in Washington, D.C. Read more of its in...

It's Election Time! (Finally!)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In an endless campaign, a milestone: actual voting! That's worth a celebration -- or at least a song...

Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning the Hearts and Minds of America

Tom Weis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

If you've watched the Democratic debates (I feel your pain if you've suffered through the rancor of the Republican ones), you've probably noticed something else about Bernie Sanders: he's tough, but he's not a gutter fighter.

Clinton on Autism: Need for a Paradigm Shift

Craig Snyder | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Craig Snyder

After nearly 20 years of advocacy on behalf of an appropriate public health response to the public health emergency of rising rates of severe autism, ...

REVIEW: Why Are the Republicans Acting So Crazy -- and Will They Ever Be Sane Again?

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The Grand Old Party is dead - and Republicans have killed it. The party's decline, and how it might be able to find its way once again, is the story Washington Post political columnist E.J. Dionne tells in Why the Right Went Wrong.

As a Millennial: These are (some of) my issues for the Upcoming Election

Gloria Noble | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Gloria Noble

This will be the first election I am eligible to vote in and this is the first time I have sat down to think about the issues I have with the direction of the government and other associated items. While there are plenty of different issues, here are the ones that stuck out to me as a millennial voter. But now as a concerned American, is the government paying attention to my issues? To my vote?

The Theatrics of a Rubio Town Hall

Andrew Plotch | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

On Friday afternoon, Marco Rubio's town hall event in Henniker, New Hampshire was my first chance to see him in person.

Loving America, But Hating Americans

Terry Newell | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Stoking hatred may be a productive campaign strategy, creating as it does wedge issues and energetic voting blocks. But what makes for successful campaigning makes for bad governance.

From A Front Row Seat In Iowa: A New View of Hillary Clinton

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Jade C. Angelica

I broke my foot in September. It's been painful and slow to heal. The only good to come of it happened on Thursday, January 7 when my broken foot afforded me a brief conversation with President Bill Clinton.

President Ted Cruz's State Of The Union: An Exercise In Fantasy And Delusion

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

ISIS, is of course gone and dealt with in the Cruz's fantasy. "In the past year, we haven't simply weakened, we haven't simply degraded, we have utterly and completely destroyed ISIS," he said.

The President Heard Us

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

In his State of the Union, President Obama called for "reducing the influence of money in our politics." Fantastic. He has heard the growing cry of the 85 percent of us who want big changes (with almost half of us wanting a complete rebuild!) in how America funds elections.

Judgment: What to Look for When Looking for a President

Terry Newell | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Judgment is not the same thing as intelligence. All presidents are smart, but not all blend that with a deep understanding of history, people, places and politics.

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Blew Past Their Fundraising Goal For 2015

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised $55 million in the last three months of 2015, her campaig...

Will 2015 Be Remembered as the Breakout Year for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

Last year, I wrote that 2014 was a great year for the transhumanism movement. But 2015 was simply incredible -- it might end up being called a breakout year.

Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling

Kevin Price | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Kevin Price

Putin is odd (to say the least) in his own right, but I also think he is highly intelligent and is often the smartest guy in any room he is in. Because of this, Putin rightly thought he could buy the affection of the narcissist Trump with a little simple flattery and he was certainly right.

A Citizen's View: The Responsibility of the Media in a Democratic Society

Terry Newell | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Despite complaints about politically predictable reporting, however, there is nothing new here under the sun.

The Presidential Campaigns' 10 Biggest Surprises Of 2015

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

So, let’s spin this, shall we? Life is supposed to be full of surprises. It wouldn’t be any fun if it didn’t confound you every on...

Is Cruz the Alternative?

Mike Smith | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith

More cartoons by Mike Smith....

More of Bush Equals Less of Trump

Randall Amster | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Randall Amster

With portmanteaus being the order of the day, we might call this phenomenon "Moribush" to bring it into sharper focus. This doesn't by any means suggest that more of Bush would inherently be a good thing, but for those (both inside the GOP and outside of it) who have had their fill of Trump by now, it may seem palatable.

Donald Trump, the Myth and the Man

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In the modern world a "myth" is seen as something untrue that people believe in error or out of foolishness. Yet, genuine myths are stories that appear false on the outside; but reveal truths on the inside, when seen in a deeper way.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw another brazen attack on America. The target: our values. The perpetrator: Donald Trump, who called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Along with being an assault on our bedrock beliefs, this is also a test of the media, which, after allowing Trump's ugly views to gain legitimacy, have finally begun to call him out. Perhaps it's time to resurrect the idea of the Homeric epithet, adding an obligatory descriptor to each mention of a name. Those of us raised on Greek myths can't think of Athena without our minds autocompleting with "owl-eyed." Let's make sure that no one can think of Trump without their brain autocompleting with "mendacious racist" (Ben Smith's suggestion) or "sexist" or "serial liar" or "birther and bully" -- or get your Homer on and suggest your own in the comments section below.

Stumping With Trump

Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards