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Presidential Election

Open Letter to Donald Trump

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Geraldine Estevez

We do not need a president who will build stronger walls. What we need is a president who will look well beyond those walls and work instead to dismantle erroneous separations.

After the Flag Comes Down

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The Confederate flag is a target precisely because it is a symbol. But by focusing on overt symbols rather than concrete policies and inherent prejudices, many are missing the point.

Rand Paul and AAPS Want to Bring You Liberty.... From Safe Healthcare

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Rand Paul may be many things -- a crusader, a protector of privacy and a conservative, but one thing he certainly isn't is informed on the value of and importance of oversight in American healthcare.

Samantha-Jo Roth

John Kasich Says He'll 'Abide By' Supreme Court's Upcoming Gay Marriage Decision | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Wednesday that if the Supreme Court strikes down his state's ban on same-sex marriage, he'll "abide...

5 Faith Facts About Bobby Jindal: An 'Evangelical Catholic'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) becomes the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this cas...

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

I'm With Stupid: Presenting the Stupid Party Candidate for President

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

With your help, I may not be able to win the Oval Office, but I can tell fart jokes during the debates and possibly move the conversation in a more fun direction.

Latest Hillary Speech Hits Home for Millennials

Erin Spencer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Erin Spencer

Just one week after joining Instagram, Hillary continued to cater to young voters Wednesday in North Charleston, SC. She spoke at a technical college during her first visit to Charleston since 2007 and second visit to the Palmetto State since announcing her candidacy.

Donald Trump Announces Presidental Bid, Grab the Popcorn

Grant Stern | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Grant Stern

Marching through Trump Tower to Canadian Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World", Donald took his time waiving awkwardly from above the crowd before descending an escalator to teach us poor losers a lesson.

Make America Great Again? I Think You Mean Worse.

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jaylen Bledsoe

We don't need more Trumps, it would be nice, but really...we don't. We need more of me. You know, an entrepreneur. Or not even just an entrepreneur, how about an economy full of young entrepreneurs? But, let's take it up another level, how about an economy full of teen entrepreneurs?

What Presidential Candidates Should Stand for on Tech and the Economy

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has offered a series of concrete recommendations in an open strategy memo and suggested campaign speech that we invite all candidates to borrow from freely.

Trump Announces

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


3 Ways Hillary Clinton Can Use Social Media to Continue to Win Over Millennials

Kofi Frimpong | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Kofi Frimpong

Hillary Clinton's willingness to engage her potential voters on these platforms is admirable but is she bold enough to take it a step further?

Five Key Facts about Jeb Bush

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

One of Bush's greatest challenges will be distancing himself from his unpopular brother. Whether or not Bush can accomplish this, despite the fact that he undoubtedly loves and respects his family, will unfold over the next few months.

Why Jeb Bush Will Likely Be the Republican Nominee in 2016

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Adelman

As Former Governor Jeb Bush formally announced his candidacy on Monday for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, many American pundits have recently downgraded the chances he could become the Republican nominee for the Presidency.

Hillary Clinton Speaks

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Clinton has been a polarizing figure throughout her career. In her Roosevelt Island speech, she portrayed herself as a fighter. But, ultimately, Clinton will have to be more publicly accountable for some of the legitimate questions that have been raised around her candidacy because they are not going away.

Lincoln Chaffee for President of the United States

Sheldon Filger | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

The political dissent Chaffee displayed in the U.S. Senate was not only courageous, it showed a level of sophistication and understanding of international events that is sadly lacking among the current crop of presidential contenders.

Questions for the Presidential Candidates

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

In an era in which the hypothetical "typical voter" in many states is likely to be a person of color, the candidates and the media need to do better. At the risk of beating my head against the proverbial wall, here are some questions I'd like the candidates to answer and the media to pursue.

Never Underestimate Bernie

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Will voters choose a president based on gender? Or on the issues?

Who Isn't Running for President?

Mike Smith | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith

Who Isn't Running for President?

Will Americans Vote for a Democratic Socialist?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Will Americans actually support a democratic socialist in the Democratic Presidential primaries? Sanders himself has conceded that the odds are heavily against him. Even if Clinton emerges as the Democratic nominee, a good showing by Sanders could strengthen the democratic socialist current in American life.

What Will Matter to Me in the Coming Presidential Election

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

A few weeks ago I made an early morning trek to a college campus two hours from where I live. I was scheduled to facilitate a discussion about academic leadership with colleagues around the state.

Paige Lavender

Rick Perry Announces He's Running For President In 2016, Because Why The Hell Not | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on his website Thursday that he is running for president a second time, joining an already crowded Republican f...

Julia Craven

Lindsey Graham Has Entered The 2016 Presidential Race, Because Why Not | Julia Craven | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

In April, there was only a 91 percent chance that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) would run for president of the United States. Now, he's 100 percent rea...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Ran For Office While On Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders has already raised millions of dollars for his 2016 presidential campaign. In 1974, he ran for office on unemployment ben...