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Presidential Elections

When Can We Talk About Anchor Babies on Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

When the current crop of presidential candidates speak of aliens, they are not referring to those living on other planets. There are no off-Earth colonists and no anchor babies on Mars - yet.

Make America Great Again is a Cover for Make America White Again Politics

Rick Najera | Posted 08.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Rick Najera

Trump's slogan of "Make America Great Again" is really a cover for "Make America White Again." Hate and prejudice is built on ignorance and fear and no one has helped create that more than the media and Donald Trump.

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

Critique of Hillary From Bernie Supporters Shouldn't Lead to the Phrase 'You Sound Like A Republican!'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

This liberal infighting isn't only about competing allegiances. It's about values, communication style, regulating Wall Street, a debate over Clinton's aggressive foreign policy and Bernie's recent Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the future of the Democratic Party.

Is This Any Way to Choose a President?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Every four years we gather together as a nation to choose the leader of the free world -- the only person we elect collectively as one people. Yet when we do we rely on a hiring practice that is so faulty it would be comical if it didn't have such serious repercussions.

Sanders, Clinton and the Democratic Party Should Thank #BlackLivesMatter

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Rather than simply asking for black votes in October 2016 after having taken them for granted up to that point, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will possess the credibility that comes with having earned those votes. At that point -- if not a lot earlier -- the Democratic Party and its nominee will need to thank #BlackLivesMatter.

Is Joe Biden the 'Uniter' We Need?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

I am hearing the word 'fight' used a lot as candidates prepare for the 2016 primary and general elections. The usual phrase is, "I will fight for YOU!" It makes me wonder, "Has our government become a fight club?"

3 Very Specific Things a 'Small Business President' Should Do

Gene Marks | Posted 05.28.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Last week, Hillary Clinton made news saying she wanted to be the "small business president." Politics aside, what exactly does it mean for someone to be a "small business president?"

Out of Touch GOP Rapidly Seals Fate With Majority of Ordinary Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.

National Popular Vote Is Good for All Americans

Rob Richie | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan is constitutional, nonpartisan, and better for all Americans than our current system. An interstate compact, it will guarantee the election of the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C.

Ted Cruz Pays Visit To Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) passed through New Hampshire over the weekend, paying a visit to former Gov. John H. Sununu, the NH Journal reported Sunday. ...

Why Ukraine's Next President Doesn't Matter

James Stafford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
James Stafford

From a business standpoint, the economic and political situation will not show signs of stability until next year. At the same time, the intuitive investor may see opportunity ripening.

A Year Of Presidential Elections In Latin America

VOXXI | Gabrielle Meyer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

With seven out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, this year is monumental for shaping the course of Latin America...

Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

David Jenkins | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Last week at CPAC, with his cock-sure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle.

Sherrod Brown Is 'Really Happy' In The Senate, Insists He Has No 2016 Aspirations

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Despite MSNBC host Chris Matthews' persistent efforts, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) insists his name will not be on the Democratic presidential ticket ...

Keeping the Electoral College and Electing the President Who Gets the Most Votes: It's a Simple Matter of Agreement

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

In recent years, a new movement -- called National Popular Vote (NPV) -- has figured out another way to democratize our presidential election.

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

Pro-Obama Super PAC Jumps In The Ring For 2016 With New Leadership

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new l...

Who's Jumping Through Which Hoops For 2016?

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton as couch potato didn't last long. Was anyone surprised? While she was getting back in the game, others who might ...

Honduras Will Conduct Recount In Presidential Election

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' electoral court says it will recount vote tally sheets for the presidential election after receiving a fraud ...

Biden Positions Himself For 2016

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire. South Carolina. Mi...

The Electoral Vote Changes: Follow The Constitution

Richard Greener | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

Come on, raise your hand if you think our Constitution contains a single word about a popular election for the office of President of the United States. Sorry, but nowhere does it say there must be an election of any kind outside the Electoral College.


Salon | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

Here we go again....

Iowa Governor: Key GOP Event 'Has Outlived Its Usefulness'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) suggested the Iowa Straw Poll, a 33-year-old Republican ritual, is no longer a useful part of the GOP presidential pr...

How President Obama Took Race off the Table -- Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In 2012, Obama built up an impregnable firewall of trust and loyalty and admiration across all ethnic lines. The slightest racial dig, inference, let alone the crude race baiting against him from some circles, was met with instant and fierce public outrage.