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Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Online Polls After Winning the Last Democratic Debate of 2015

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Who won the third Democratic debate? Hundreds of thousands of people voted online, and an overwhelming majority declared Bernie Sanders the top-performer.

Electoral Politics and Environmental Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination requires appeal to an extreme right wing base that sees the world differently than the majority of Americans. This is particularly true on issues like immigration and the environment.

Hillary Clinton Says She's Unaware Of Receiving $150,000 In Oil & Gas Contributions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed to be unaware that she'd ever received campaign...

Why Madison Avenue Together With Silicon Valley Might Be Better than Carpet Bombing Against ISIS, But Is Still Not an Easy Answer

Allen Adamson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Allen Adamson

I watched last night's Republican presidential candidate debate both as a concerned citizen and as a professional in the field of branding. After it w...

Why Ted Cruz is Infinitely Better Than Donald Trump

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Cruz is just another rightwing political with reactionary and even ugly views. He will either win or lose but either way his candidacy does not pose a mortal threat to the democratic system. For better or worse, he is just another politician. Compared to Trump, he is infinitely better.

Trump, Perot and Easing Political Paralysis

Robert Strong | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Strong

Will Rogers, the cowboy comedian, used to say, "I'm not a member of an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." If you change the party in the p...

Decency and Responsibility, Please

Bill Dickinson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Bill Dickinson

I believe in America, and I believe in Americans. I am also a strong proponent of deeply rooted values such as dignity, integrity, and equality. But...

Fargo's Lou Solverson for President: The Great Man and the 2016 Presidential Election

Robert Alexander | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Alexander

Several months ago I wrote a piece decrying the lack of great candidates running for the presidency. Over 100 years ago, James Bryce argued that ...

Protect America's First Amendment -- Freedom of Religion

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

We, as a nation and as individuals cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of the past -- and banning people from our country based solely on their religion would be a huge mistake.

Au Revoir to ISIS

Craig Platt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Craig Platt

When the news broke I was lost. Lost in this crazy lost world. A world that has lost its friggin' mind. Paris? Seriously? Even the stoner guy checking me out at the QFC said, "Paris? Dude! What did they do? I mean, I thought they were pretty chill."

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Nazanin Amini | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Nazanin Amini

I am the greatest threat to ISIS and all Islamic terrorists world wide. I am an educated, independent, ambitious young Muslim American woman and I am immune to their nonsense.

Democratic Race Stabilizes

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Democratic primary race has stabilized and there simply hasn't been much movement at all in the past few months. The safe bet is on Hillary to win comfortably. Bernie has an outside shot but still a rather long one, and O'Malley has no chance whatsoever.

A Response to Arianna: Calling Trump a Racist Is Like Using Oxygen to Put Out Fire

Danielle Lee Tomson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Danielle Lee Tomson

The language to sway and woo needs to change and be redirected, lest you find yourself speaking to an echo chamber.

Why Hope Is A Loser In This Election

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Voters pick the guy with the sun in his face." That's how American pundit and talk show host Chris Matthews puts it. It's a truism...

My Father's Death Taught Me About Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America

Nida Khan | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As my family and I dealt with the immense sudden loss of a loved one, it became apparent just how much disregard was given to my father's life and well-being. The Bordentown Township police department would not return phone calls as we searched for clarity as to what exactly happened.

The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power

Charles B. Strozier | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Charles B. Strozier

Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.

Don't Let Fear Lead Us to Repeat the Mistakes of Guantanamo!

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

As we face a terrorist threat from a new source, now is the time for the American people to remind both President Obama and all the candidates for the next election to reject Guantanamo as an answer. The politicians must not revert to a process that went terribly wrong by again sending terrorists and alleged terrorists to Guantanamo.

Since When Did Scapegoating And Taking Revenge Become American And Christian Principles?

David Mochel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Religion
David Mochel

I am tired of letting the loudest among us be those who call for un-American behavior in the name of patriotism. I am tired of letting the dialogue be monopolized by those who pass off prejudice as faith. Compassion matters. Dignity matters. Standing for something worthwhile is rarely easy.

For Bernie Sanders: A Practical Plan for Free College Education That Can Work Now!

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Looking at the big picture, in the twenty-first century education may be as vital to national defense as military defense. If that is the case, then free college education should not be a question but an answer. The only real question is: do we have the courage and will to implement it? If we do, it's possible now.

My Head Tells Me to Fear the Refugees, My Heart Tells Me to Love Them

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

A friend told me the other day that her daughter cancelled her flight to come home for Thanksgiving because she feared another Paris-like attack in this country. She's driving, instead.

Ben Carson's Secret Weapon

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Sonya Hamlin

How has Ben Carson been so successful? Because he has a secret weapon that affects the public subconsciously in such a way that it convinces them he is a truly powerful, thoughtful, problem-solving leader

What It's Like To Be A Data Scientist On A Presidential Campaign

Quora | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

What is it like doing data science for a presidential campaign? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Luke Riley...

Clinton Campaign Defends 9/11 Remark By Pointing To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton incited a broad backlash during the most recent Democratic presidential debate by suggesting that her popularity among Wall Street do...

Hillary Clinton Touted Fracking Across the Globe, and Only Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted to Save Us From It

Michael Sainato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

Hillary Clinton has yet to address the issue of fracking during her campaign. She recently vocalized her opposition to Keystone XL and Arctic drilling, but only when it was deemed politically favorable to say so.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho - It's Off To The White House We Go!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

People who tuned into this week's debate were treated to a different kind of entertainment program -- Fox Business Network's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.