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GOP Candidates Risk Turning the Gospel Into Bad News

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Is it too much to expect Republican presidential candidates to speak about their faith in the same optimistic way -- or at least temper their scare claims with some sense of proportion? No, it's not. After all, they tell us over and over how seriously they take their Christianity.

If The Presidential Candidates' Campaign Logos Were Honest

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy

TRUTH IN PICTURES.

The Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change and What It Means for U.S. Politics

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Pope Francis has released a profound and inspiring encyclical on the moral obligation to confront climate change. It urges us to heed nature's warnings. And it calls on us to tackle the climate threat in the name of justice, human dignity and service to the poor and most vulnerable.

School Is Out for the Political 'Silly Season'

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

Our highest priority in education should be to train and support great teachers. People become teachers because they want to make a difference in children's lives, and I'm living proof they can make all the difference in the world.

What Nate Silver's Analysis Misses About 2016

Greg Speed | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Greg Speed

Psychology matters in elections. Throughout my career I've seen how having confidence from start to finish impacts campaigns. Understanding your strengths puts the wind at your back. It emboldens candidates and allies, and energizes volunteers, donors and supporters. And it can set the stage for sweeping victories.

The Sleaze Hit on Hillary Won't Work

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP isn't banking solely on shoveling out dirt on Hillary to render her candidacy stillborn. They also bank that the supposed baggage that Hillary carries renders her an astonishingly divisive candidate.

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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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...