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Humility and the Presidency

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

As the field of presidential candidates grows, so does the absolute certainty with which they claim to understand what ails the nation and how to fix it.

Jeb's and Hillary's Baggage

Mike Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith

Jeb's and Hillary's Baggage

Even Boomers Deserve Better This Presidential Election Season

Ken Solin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

While politics isn't my usual topic, boomers are. The next presidential race is already in full swing, and based on who's running so far, a peaceful future is doubtful.

What Hillary Clinton Could Do About the Opioid Crisis

Andrew Kolodny, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kolodny, M.D.

During a recent campaign stop, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to make the "quiet epidemic" involving heroin and prescription opioids an important part of her presidential campaign. The world is listening right now. It's the perfect time for her to create a rallying cry against this "quiet" epidemic.

The Loretta Lynch Saga: The True Meaning & Dog Whistles

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Lynch's confirmation delay is nothing more than bells, whistles and red meat for the right-wing. It's yet another message that Blacks, women and quote "others" are expendable, and the least priority at best; they are in fact targeted by this crowd.

How the Next President Will Change the Lives of LGBTs

Matt Baume | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Whether we wind up with President Clinton, Cruz, Rubio or Kardashian, whoever wins in 2016 will likely appoint justices to a court that already has a precarious ideological divide. There's no way to know, for sure, what cases they'll face in a few years, but there are already some major issues that appear likely to come before the court in some form.

You've Won the Presidential Campaign -- Now Can You Govern?

Max Stier | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Max Stier

The peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next is a hallmark of American democracy. But behind the pomp and pageantry, the transition between administrations is rushed, chaotic and can be dangerous to our national security.

Cruz Control: An Elitist at Liberty University

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Who is the real Ted Cruz? His life is full of double identities and mixed loyalties. He was born in Canada, but puts on extra Texas bravado, going so far as to ask the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whether or not his cowboy boots would be acceptable footwear.

Ted Cruz's Odd Obamacare Decision

Kevin Price | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

So far presidential candidate Ted Cruz's announcement that his family will sign up for Obamacare has been treated with humor and, on a small degree, embarrassment.

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas the entire Democratic conference loves to hate, officially kicked off the 2016 Republican presidential primary season with his March 23 announcement on the campus of Liberty University.

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Won't Be 'Considered For The Higher Office' Because Of Benghazi

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to “defend our ambassador” during the 2012 Bengh...

8 Years Ago Today, Hillary Clinton Said: 'I'm In To Win'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

On Jan. 20, 2007, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) announced her 2008 White House presidential bid. “I’m in, and I’m in to win,” Clinton ...

American Politics Are a Mess. Is This Why?

Noam Bramson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Noam Bramson

Is the media's excessive interest in personal scandal really at the root of the superficiality and viciousness of today's politics? I'm not convinced. Yes, tabloid-style coverage is a problem, but I see much bigger factors at play

Getting Ready for Hillary

Courtney Sokol | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Courtney Sokol

In just about every interview former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, she is pressed on the issue of running in 2016. She wrote the book, she...

The Clintons Are Movin' on Down, Slumming It to the Wrong Side of the Tracks

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Bill and Hillary are going to be my neighbors in Amagansett this summer. They arrive tomorrow. But, they are definitely laying low this August, compared to their fancier digs of years past.

Erdogan's Presidential Campaign Bears a Logo

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey's first directly elected presidential race dominates the political climate. There are three nominees but only one has a campaign logo, so only ...

A New Low for Dick Cheney

Robert Hoopes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Robert Hoopes

Republicans have a regrettable history of using key political moments for ridiculous publicity. However, for Dick Cheney to take an international crisis and turn it into a self-centered publicity campaign is a new low entirely.

Why Arizona "Religious Freedom" Movement Should Concern Rand Paul and the GOP

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Paul owns his own brand of political libertarianism that does not fit neatly into the GOP status quo.

Rubio To Decide On 2016 White House Run 'Around This Time Next Year'

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, said on Tuesday he would make a de...

The Future of Immigration Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner knows that his party's chances to win national elections on the presidential level would be much improved by passing immigration reform. He also knows that this is not true for his House Republicans.

Bye-Bye Bill Stepien -- Chris Christie's Karl Rove

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

It would seem, Christie figures he'll never talk to Bridget Kelly again. But Kelly is not really the political casualty whose demise New Jersey politicos are most intrigued by.

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

Richard Ben Cramer and Political Life

Sue Casey | Posted 03.18.2013 | Media
Sue Casey

The 1988 presidential campaign hardly registered as all that memorable. Yet Richard Ben Cramer's masterful character study of six of the 1988 presidential candidates brings that race and the candidates alive in ways that other campaign chronicles before and since have not.

Jon Ward

As GOP Searches For Story To Tell, Marco Rubio Is Hard At Work Polishing His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Let us count the ways that Sen. Marco Rubio is already better positioned to be a competitive presidential candidate in 2016 than Mitt ...

Political Drama: Let's Agree To Disagree, Shall We?

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Maybe if we all begin to show one another a bit of respect -- or at least behave as though we've been taught manners at some point in our lives -- we can begin to moderate our national dialogue.