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A List of the Best Political Reporting in Colorado This Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Compared to the 2010 election in Colorado, this one has been mostly a snoozer, journalistically. Still, reporters have turned out some excellent work this time around, and I've listed my favorite reporting below.

Advice to the President

Allen Frances | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Allen Frances

Among the questions you need to ask yourself is, "who is Mitt Romney?" Is he the congenial man you see tonight, ready to save the middle class he wrote off, or the elitist who wrote them all off? If your aim is to be a nice guy, you'll never win.

Debate Part Deux Poses Major Challenges For Obama

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

* Romney makes up ground on host of issues - Reuters/Ipsos polling * Obama expected to be more aggressive in second encounter ...

The VP Debate Was Really About Congress

Arshad Hasan | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

As much as Paul Ryan tried to mislead, omit, or obfuscate the positions of the Romney-Ryan ticket, the GOP record in Congress tells all the parts of the story that Ryan didn't.

Most Important VP Debate Question: What Kind of Country Will We Be?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

The stakes are too high, the challenges are too great and the work of rebuilding this country on the other side of the Bush Administration debacle is too important to leave it to "trust us -- the details are behind the curtain in Box #2."

Women Are the Key to the Presidential Debate and Election

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

Ryan's views should once again strengthen women's support for the president. But when will these politicians remember that women also care about wage equity, Social Security, the education of their children, Medicare and health insurance?

We Talk Endlessly About the Next President, But What About Our Past Presidents?

Judi Roaman | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Judi Roaman

Artist Brian Tolle takes our most significant "memories" of a collection of past presidents, distills them and incorporates them into an eclectic, irreverent, smart, and funny collection of "busts" of our "fearless leaders."

C- Is Just Not Good Enough for Our Kids

Jennifer Garner | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Jennifer Garner

A report card marked with too many C's and D's is not something to boast about. Unfortunately, those are just the kinds of grades America brought home yesterday, earning an overall C- in a new report released by Save the Children and First Focus.

National College Affordability Week Should Frame Tonight's Debate

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

In light of National College Affordability Week, I hope a vivid contrast is laid out tonight between the Democratic plan to ensure our nation is internationally competitive for generations to come and the Republican vision of more inequality.

Republican Truth Vs. Campaign Promise

Nancy Hipp | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Hipp

In the years since Roe v. Wade many Republican presidents have used the law in campaign pledges, calling to overturn it. These campaign pledges then quietly fade away after election day.

How Far Apart? Divisions in American Political Culture Not as Wide as You May Think

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

Americans are more politically divided than they have been in a very long time. At the same time, our parties are closer together and more ideologically coherent than in most other democracies. Our partisanship is dramatic, but hardly revolutionary.

Can We Just Get Big Bird Out of our Political Lives?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

When Mitt Romney made what seemed like a (too) cute remark about Big Bird when arguing in last week's debate with President Obama, I grew apprehensive.

Engineering Opportunity: Applying Effective Thinking

Edward Burger | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Edward Burger

There is no quick, shot-in-the-arm with which we can inoculate ourselves to have our problems clear up. We have to change by embracing habits that will make us think more effectively.

Mister Bipartisan

Monica Bauer | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Mitt the Right-Wing Zealot had etch-a-sketched himself back to Mitt the Moderate, and he used his success as governor of Massachusetts on health care to do the job.

The Romney Plan: Fake It Till You Make It

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Debates are theater. What matters more when we try to gauge what kind of president Romney would be is the substance -- the issues. Where does he stand on issues that matter to the average American?

Ben Craw

Paul Ryan: 60 Percent Of Americans Are 'Takers,' Not 'Makers' | Ben Craw | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said in 2010 that 60 percent of Americans receive more financial benefits from the government than th...

An Open Letter to Big Bird

Shawn Bean | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Shawn Bean

It's hard to imagine. Seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line would be like seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line. What else can you do for work? You could be the mascot for Chic-Fil-A, but then there's that whole Bert-Ernie connection. Hmm. Better scratch that.

Vote to Have Your Say: Register Now

Erik Opsal | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Erik Opsal

Everyone's voice does matter. Don't like the job Obama is doing? Let him know. Not happy with Romney's policies? Have your say. if you think you're vote doesn't matter, think again. Voting is not only a right, it's a civic duty.

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates' Records, Not Slogans

Linda Hallman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

If women are powerful enough to determine the outcome of the election -- and we know that we are -- then we must use that power to hold all legislators accountable to the promises they've made.

The Professor and the Pugilist

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama's performance was stunning in its ineffectiveness. What should've been a slam-dunk became a wild air ball from half court. Should he lose a month from now, historians will mark his defeat as having been snatched from the jaws of victory in Denver on October 4th.

Where Are the Discussions About Poverty and Youth Violence in the 2012 Presidential Race?

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype journalists Rahiel Tesfamariam and Mychal Denzel Smith in a discussion of youth violence and poverty in the United States and the lack attention given to these issues in the 2012 Presidential Election.

Romney's Biggest Problem: He Disrespects Most Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In politics there is no bigger sin than disrespecting voters. It is a sin that is rarely, if ever, forgiven. You can explain your policies and programs. You can argue until you're blue in the face about how effective you are as a "manager." It won't matter.

Mitt Romney Talking Points Ahead Of Debate Focus On 'Choice' Election

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Officials from Mitt Romney's campaign circulated talking points to their allies and surrogates late Sunday, later obtained by CNN. The message points ...

Think This Election Is About the Economy? Interview With Analyst Murray Stein

Pythia Peay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Pythia Peay

In search of insight into the deeper forces shaping the presidential election, I turned to American Jungian psychoanalyst Murray Stein, Ph.D. Stein lectures on analytical psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.

Draw a Line. Don't Cross It.

Gary Hart | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Whether consciously or not, in deciding on a president we are really trying to decide who will protect our trust, the public trust, by standing on principle when the chips are down.