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With the Presidential Election, It's Alarming What These Super PACs Are Doing

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

A Super PAC attack ad is coming to a TV near you soon. If you reside in Iowa, and New Hampshire, you have already been flooded by them.

Matt Damon's Hit on President Obama Is Music to GOP's Ears

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Damon's criticism of Obama could hurt in causing more than a few to throw up their hands, say pox on both houses, and stay home on Election Day. This would be the same as a vote for the GOP contender.

Obama Needs More Involuntary Head-Nods

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Maybe, just maybe, President Obama is finally shaking off his subdued demeanor and will resume the kind of soul-stirring leadership stance that carried him into office.

The Black Vote is Still President Obama's Trump Card, But Only if the Numbers Are There

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Black voters will again give President Obama a sky high percentage of their vote in 2012. That was never in doubt. What is in doubt is how many will make up that percentage.

Gingrich's Sly Strategy: Run Clinton Against Bush

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

If Gingrich wins the nomination, exposing his hypocrisy, corruption, and double-talk will not suffice. The President will need to engage on the basic choices the country faces. That is why the mantra of not "litigating the past" is foolish.

Newt Gingrich Outlines His Strategy to Win the Latino Vote

Lili Gil | Posted 02.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Whether Mr. Gingrich becomes the nominee or not, it is crucial for presidential hopefuls to implement a localized strategy to properly educate, engage Latinos in the places that matter.

Sam Stein

Romney Questions Whether Gingrich Has What It Takes To Beat Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Underscoring the extent to which Newt Gingrich has emerged as a viable candidate in the Republican primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the...

Sam Stein

New Ad Campaign Attacks Romney's Character | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- Unwilling or perhaps uneager to let go of last week's scuffle over Mitt Romney's controversial distortion of an old Barack Obama quote,...

Dissent and the Digital Natives

Andrew Lenoir | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Andrew Lenoir

While discontent with politics as usual is not new, the means of dealing with the system's structure is changing quickly. Maybe the Internet isn't here to allow us to escape our world, but change it for the better.

President Gingrich? Not as Scary as It Sounds

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

What would a Gingrich presidency look like? I would suggest that it would not be as radical as liberals fear or as revolutionary as conservatives hope. He would govern as a centrist conservative who would likely propose bold solutions to many problems.

Jon Ward

Obama Campaign Blasts Romney's First TV Ad As 'Deceitful' | Jon Ward | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's first TV ad of the 2012 presidential campaign sparked immediate denunciations Monday night from President Obama's reelecti...

Why America Needs a One-Term President

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Donald Craig Mitchell

Is a six-year presidential term the solution to every problem that vexes the nation? Of course not. But is it a constitutional reform that merits serious public discussion? Absolutely.

Keep Religion Out of Politics

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

All candidates of good faith must swiftly, publicly and definitively reject and repudiate religious-based election appeals.

What Election Day 2011 Means for the Environment

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Outrage is seemingly being applied deliberately. Therefore, those who have already written their "day after election 2012" stories about President Obama's defeat should keep watching.

Facebook Moms Growing in Influence

Marc Middleton | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Marc Middleton

The new most powerful voting block in America will soon be called Facebook Moms. Facebook Moms will replace Mama Grizzlies, who replaced NASCAR Dads, who replaced Soccer Moms.

Why the Best Jobs Program Is Trade Reform

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Peter Navarro

Until we re-balance our trade with China, our economy will be doomed to continued slow growth rates well below our historical pre-2001 average.

Parents, Have You Joined Today's Parenting Blog-In?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Are there any subjects on which parents can agree simply because they are parents? While the role defines our lives, does it not spill over and define our politics?

"Do-Nothing Republican Congress" Could Sink GOP In 2012

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Even assuming that the economy continues to experience only modest improvements over the next year, the Obama campaign can lay the lack of progress where it belongs -- at the feet of the "do-nothing Republican Congress."

Kyrgyzstan Presidential Election Pits Front Runner Against 2 Popular Nationalist Candidates

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The front-runner in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election looked set for an unexpectedly crushing victory early Monday, promp...

The Presidential Battle for the Latino Vote Will be Fierce

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Republicans know that they don't need a majority to punch the Republican ticket; they only need a strategic minority of Hispanic voters in the must-win states to punch the GOP ticket. Obama knows that too, and he'll wage a fierce battle to make sure that doesn't happen.

Herman Cain: 5 Questions on the U.S. Economy

Mike Green | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Cain has staked his claim to the nomination upon an economic vision he calls the 9-9-9 Plan. Based on the economic beliefs expressed in this plan, I have five questions for Herman Cain.

Dear Mr. President: Get Out of Your Funk

Jimmy Soni | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

President Obama sounds glum, but he's right on schedule. It was at this point in Carter and Clinton's presidencies, late in their third year, that both presidents began singing the blues.

The State of the Left

Colleen Becker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Colleen Becker

What the Occupation movements make patently clear is that its participants do not feel adequately represented by either the Democratic party or the Republican party.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: I Am 'Absolutely' The Underdog In 2012 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he considers himself the underdog in the 2012 presidential election. And he has no problem with that. In ...

Jon Stewart's Liberal Challenge to Ron Paul

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Ron Paul's Constitutional America is the very opposite of the corporatist dystopia that Jon Stewart fears: it is rather more like the world that Jon would like to see were the government to be doing its job.