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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.

Give Democracy a Chance

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I hope that in the next chapter of American politics -- the one that begins the day after this next election -- the people of the United States will say where we want to go. And democracy, with all its grit and genuine glory, will have a chance.

There's an Obeidallah Running for Vice President

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Shirin Sadeghi

The time is long gone when America could ignore its Muslim population and comedian Dean Obeidallah is proud to have something to do with that. He's been making fun of haters for years, using humor to connect people.

The Battle To Control Poll Narratives

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

With the presidential election closing in, pollsters, donors and campaign officials from both parties are scrambling to get ahead of the narrative now...

What Romney Doesn't Understand

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
The Morningside Post

Romney divided the country into two groups: the workers who produce, and the "moochers" who benefit. If this sounds like a half-baked version of an Ayn Rand novel, you're right. That's the contemporary Republican Party for you.

Zach Carter

Romney Tax Return Shows Big Bain Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved about $$850,000 on his 2011 taxes, thanks to the Republican presidential candidate's controversial retirement package ...

Sadder But Wiser

Johanna Wald | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Johanna Wald

Much has been written about the relationship between Obama and the young. But there is a less well-known, more complicated and still unfinished romance between the President and the baby boomers he unexpectedly swept off our feet in 2008.

Zach Carter

'Dirty' Secrets: Romney Leaves Household Help Pay Out Of Tax Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released his 379-page tax return for 2011 on Friday. Enclosed were the names of his foreign investm...

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?

Kathleen Turner's Voice Could Save Your Life...

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

... and I don't mean the sultry, breathy, whiskey-and-cigs, sex-goddess reverberations that generated seismic body heat, romanced the stone and enamor...

Libya, Afghanistan and the Middle East -- Why Obama and Romney are Both Wrong

Gary Johnson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Gary Johnson

As far as what we do right now in response to the tragic events of this week, it's actually pretty simple. Get our folks out of places they don't need to be -- and out of harm's way -- and cut off every dime of U.S. tax dollars we are sending to clearly ungrateful regimes.

Conventional Thinking

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The Republican Party tried to paper over the nastiness of their primary season with empty and abstract rhetoric about jobs and the economy. The Democrats had to counter a sense of disengagement by the public. It does not appear that either of them succeeded.

Respect

Chris Williams | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Williams

There is a saying about respect: Respect is a two way street. In our national politics, there seems to be only one political party who remembers this simple truth.

When Politics And Spirituality Mix: Lessons From The Presidential Election

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Lately I've been checking in with many of my Spirit Junkie contemporaries about their experience of the forthcoming election. Though everyone has different opinions, one common theme that kept coming up was an overarching sense of apathy.

Will Obama Or Romney Control The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Are we really expected to believe that the issue of limiting our freedom of movement doesn't even merit a mention in the party platform?

And They're Off...

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A dismal new snapshot of jobs in America shadowed the presidential campaign on Friday, testing the voter patience that will sa...

Jobs Are an American Issue, Not a Republican or Democratic Issue

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Kay Koplovitz

I am also a product of the middle class whose only real path to success was through my education, my imagination and my ability to execute. Honestly, these values I believe are basic human values and basic American values. That's why I believe in a strong middle class.

The Nonpartisan Case for National Popular Vote: Al Gore, not GOP Platform, Gets It Right

Rob Richie | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Polls show that voters nationwide, including most Republicans, would prefer a national popular vote. Attempts to whip up a partisan fervor over NPV will ultimately fail.