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Presidential Election

Personal Baggage: The Iowa Caucus UnPacking Checklist

Carol Orsborn | Posted 03.07.2012 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

If the Republican primaries are providing us with one useful take-away, it's this. We are a confused country. We are confused politically. But many of us are also confused personally, philosophically and spiritually.

Iowa Results Bad News for GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The odds have just increased that the Republican nominating circus is about to become a vicious, no-holds-barred dog fight.

Which Republican Candidate Would Make the Best Arts Nominee?

ARTINFO | Posted 03.04.2012 | Arts

Of all the clichés of American political life, one of the most stubborn is that the Republican Party hates the arts. Come election time, Republican c...

Think It's Time to Anoint Romney? Slow Down

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Romney is definitely the candidate to beat in this race, but let's let this process play out for a while. So far, we have seen more twists and turns in this race than in a California yoga class.

Trymaine Lee

The Power List: Can Barack Obama Make History Again? | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

This week, BlackVoices is shining the spotlight on 12 people who are primed to make big waves in 2012. What a difference four years makes. Wh...

Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

American women face a stark choice in the Iowa caucuses: re-elect feminist President Barack Obama who has advanced equality or caucus for a Republican who pledges to roll back generations of progress. 

'We're Just Ruining Ourselves.. Destroying Ourselves'

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA, ALLEN G. BREED and ADAM GELLER | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

A decade ago, customers flocked to the store in the converted fire station on the east side of Toledo, Ohio, in pursuit of Old Glory. Howard Pinkley ...

My Children Predict the Iowa Caucuses With 100% Accuracy

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Why listen to the endless nonsense of TV pundits when you can tune-in to the ever-insightful political opinions of my two daughters, Athena (5), and Kallista (4)?

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?