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The Case for Slowly Getting Out of the Empire Business

David Coates | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
David Coates

There is value in recognizing that, far from wanting to sustain the U.S. in its global policing role, we would do better to welcome the emergence of a new multipolar world, to recognize our limits within that emerging multipolar world, and to begin to live within those limits.

Mandatory Questions for the 2016 Election

William S. Becker | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young people and voters at large need to nail down every candidate this time on what he or she would do about these two urgent issues.

Clinton Treads Lightly On Policy Issues As She Eyes 2016

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Are Surprisingly Ready To Bring On 2016 | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are barely over, yet most Americans are apparently ready to do it again, a HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Fifty-four percent of Amer...

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

These Are The 14 Chapters Of The Pre-2016 Playbook

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest prep work for a presidential campaign, Rand Paul is conspicuously courting moderate and establishment Republicans wh...

Potential 2016 Candidates Picking Up The Pace Of Presidential Prep

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included. For months, many prospe...

Huckabee Hints At 2016 Bid

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is telling House Republicans he's considering a White House bid in 2016 and wants their advice....

Jon Ward

Chris Christie's Loss Could Be Jeb Bush's Gain | Jon Ward | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The travails of Chris Christie have predictably led to a round of speculation over who benefits most from the New Jersey governor's traf...

On Street Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Heather Hummel

A photographer in the field who isn't directing their subject on how to pose, where to sit, or which way to tilt their head, has to anticipate the person's next move and be ready to capture it in that 1/250 of a second. Therein lies the art of being a street photographer.

Sifting Through the Ashes; Lessons From the 2012 Election

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Some people learn by being told; some people learn by being showed; and some just have to go ahead and pee on the electric fence to learn the lesson. We will see soon if Senator McConnell is an electric fence peer or not.

Who Is Running For President? (The 2012 Edition)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Who is running for president? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aren't the only candidates vying for the White House on Election Day. In addition to...

Four Credit Lessons Inspired From the Presidential Election

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

In the weeks leading up to the election, we've seen a lot of press coverage -- both good and bad -- about each of the candidates. Obama's and Romney's campaigns can actually teach us some lessons about credit.

PHOTOS: Which Candidate Makes The Best Seat Mate?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

Some of the most popular politicians in the country aren't up for election on Tuesday, a new survey of fliers reveals. Working from a poll of more ...

Polls That Led America Astray Long Ago Still Have the Power to Harm Our Future

Lawrence Kadish | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Kadish

We should better appreciate that history teaches us that our collective dependence on surveys, focus groups and partisan market studies can lead to enormous blunders in charting a course for America's future.

Who Do You Think Would Be The Better Neighbor?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.23.2012 | HuffPost Home

Let us know by taking our poll!

16 People More Honest Than The Vice Presidential Candidates

Posted 10.12.2012 | Good News

Okay, the fact checks are in after last night's Vice Presidential debate, and the verdict is clear: Both candidates are liars. Sure, we love Biden...

3 Questions On Mitt Romney's Plans For Medicare

Posted 10.11.2012 | Fifty

With the expected number of people on Medicare expected to jump to 62 million by 2020 (and a staggering 90 million by 2050), all eyes are on both Pres...

PHOTOS: Obama, Romney Cabbage Patch Dolls Raise Money For Charity

Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact

Mitt Romney has his enviable head of hair, while President Barack Obama has the most consistent smile we’ve ever seen. And to capture the signature ...

Want to Make a Difference in November? Go Knock on Doors

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Why do campaigns want your time? They didn't always. The current emphasis on volunteer involvement stands in stark contrast to the situation in the 1990s, where some campaigns allegedly turned away would-be volunteers, because they do not know what to do with them.

52 Photos Of Obama And Romney On Planes (And Planes And Planes)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Travel

Seems like nobody can get enough of President Obama and former Governor Romney taking to the skies as, everywhere you turn, there's a picture of one -...

How Presidential Candidates Begged For Women's Votes In The '50s

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Women

1. By telling women that they're "doing a lot of thinking about a lot of important things." And also informing them that they're capable of...

The Problem Is Not 'Romney or Obama'; The Problem Is We Have No Choice

David Fagin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
David Fagin

Will we ever see a time when, come November, there are three, or, God help us, even four candidates neck and neck in the electoral vote?

Obama And Romney Share Their Scientific Beliefs

Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: It took more than a month, but President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have both answered ...

Families of the Presidential and VP Candidates in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

In April of this year, the 1940 census was released after the usual 72-year privacy-restriction period. On the cusp of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I thought it might be interesting to take a peek into the past of the families of the candidates for highest office.