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Presidential Election

Lessons From Romney Loss Rejected As GOP Plan Gets Hazier

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's road map for winning presidential elections looks hazier than ever as GOP lawmakers and others reject what many c...

I Am Going to Vote on Friday

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

From Dubai, a tiny city on the coastline of the Persian Gulf and only a few kilometers from my country, Iran, I do my best to monitor the upcoming presidential election. I'm not able to travel to Iran. Don't judge me, I didn't kill, steal, or commit treason. I am not a fugitive, I am just a journalist!

10 Questions for Honduras' Presidential Candidates

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Eight individuals are vying for the presidency of Honduras. The following are 10 critical questions for the candidates to ponder. There will not be the luxury of figuring things out as you go along. Honduras cannot afford another president who wings it.

Is Socialism the Answer for Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Capitalism is all about competition and profit, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that... so long as there is a level playing field. Otherwise, capitalism becomes unfair, cruel, and unsustainable.

A Word to the Wise on Corruption in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The only hope for reducing corruption in Honduras lies with bottom-up approaches that first deal with the problems that encourage, force people to steal, cheat, manipulate, lie, and commit fraud.

"Hashemi Rafsanjani, Is the Real Fire!"

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is almost 80 years old but his candidacy or involvement can pose a significant challenge and difference in the Iranian election.

How Al Gore Could Have Won With Ease

Upworthy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

I had no clue about approval voting before I saw this. Luckily, this is just my speed when it comes to understanding political processes. ...

Top Ten Signs of the Breakdown of Winner-Take-All Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

We can ditch the winner-take-all voting laws that have impaired our electoral process for far too long. With simple changes to federal and state statutes, the US can be on its way to better and fairer elections.

Ghostwriter Gives Hillary a Second Chance

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 06.14.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

I thought about my meeting with Hillary last week and how badly it had gone. And then I remembered that she had had a concussion only a few months ago. She was obviously still experiencing some residual confusion. I decided to give her another chance.

In The GOP's Wildest Dreams...

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Republican politicians are apparently not the only ones to wax nostalgic about the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to a new poll by Kelton Rese...

How Can the Opposition Make Sure Hillary Does Not Win in 2016...

Dee Evans | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

...let the liberal media and "Clintonistas" keep commanding the airwaves, newspapers and Internet 24/7 for the next two years with "Hillary is a shoo-...

Republicans Need to Examine Their Core Principles Before Its Too Late

Matt Jones | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

If we are unable or unwilling to look deeply at ourselves, it is possible that we will be relegated to watch from the sidelines as democrats enact their principles across the country.

Major Media Should Stop Perpetuating Myth That Electoral College Rules Help Small States

Rob Richie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan does not "counteract" the excess power of small states. In fact, it does just the opposite, giving voters in small states the attention and electoral clout that they deserve in proportion to their votes.

Why Rand Paul Will Be Another Mitt Romney

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The inescapable fact is that Paul's victory in Kentucky, his image as a maverick politician, and basically his whole act revolves around being the anti-establishment senator, the enfant terrible of Washington. The moment he stops doing that, he will no longer be authentic.

Could This Woman Be the Next President of Afghanistan?

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 05.08.2013 | MarloThomas
Vicky Kuperman

Today is International Woman's Day. Let's honor Fawzia Koofi, and women all over the world, who revel in possibility and who courageously look forward despite what has -- or hasn't -- been accomplished in the past.

WATCH: Romney Breaks Silence On 'Roller Coaster' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

In his first interview since November's presidential election, Mitt Romney compared the end of the 2012 campaign to the sensation of getting off a rol...

Iran's Murky Election Run-Up

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

A total of 58 journalists and netizens are currently detained in Iran. The country is one of the world's largest prisons for journalists.

Counting the Votes for President

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Unlike utilizing partisan gerrymandered maps or an entirely mismatched way of allocating votes depending on the state, a national popular vote system makes some sense. It's time for a national conversation about fairness and transparency in the way we elect our president.

Stealing the White House One Gerrymander at a Time

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

As the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them. Or, if it's 2013 and you're the Republican party, if you can't beat them, change the rules of the game so you can at least give yourself a shot.

Why You Always Get Stuck Choosing The Lesser Of Two Evils

Upworthy | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Ever wonder how the two-party system became so deeply entrenched in U.S. politics? C.G.P. Grey explains (with a little help from the creatures of the ...

Team America

William E. White | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
William E. White

The United States of America is not a sporting event. When we act like it is just a contest, there is no real winner, only a loser: the republic. Let's stop teaching our children that sports is the analogy for everything in life. It isn't.

Clinton To Step Off Fast Track

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she would step off the fast track "for a little while" when she l...

Mitt Romney Makes MAD's Dumbest

Bryan Young | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang over at MAD Magazine have been hard at work (not likely) on their year-end list of the 20 dumbest things from 2012. Despite all the odd...

Poll Signals Good News For President Post-Election

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin ...

Election Spending Hits $2 Billion Mark Amid Last-Minute Donations

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two ...