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Presidential Race 2012

Will Power to the People (to Remix, That Is) Offset the Super PACs?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

It didn't take long. On the heels of the Jimmy Fallon appearance by President Obama, an attack ad hit the Internet and the airwaves, depicting President Obama as a celebrity president whose policies had failed young people.

President and CEO? Beware of the "Businessman in Chief"

Todd Brewster | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Todd Brewster

In a world of gray hues, Romney's appeal as a businessman-politician is refreshingly black and white. You profit or you don't. But beware: this superficial characterization overlooks critical differences between business and politics.

Since the Candidates Are Acting Like Children, Let's Treat Them That Way

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

If the little one is acting out, the adult does not have to add fuel to the fire by angrily reacting to a temper tantrum. The best strategy may be to let the kid blow off a little steam, and turn the other way. How about we try this tactic with our politicians?

Santorum's Anti-Family Stance on Social Security

Daniel Marans | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

If Santorum were really such a pro-family candidate, he would be a strident defender of Social Security, which helps keep families strong and encourages hard work. Santorum's record shows that he is anything but.

"Run Hillary Run!" and the Search for Democratic Opposition to Obama

David C. Wilson | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

There have been several stories which suggest that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nominee for president in 2012. More cu...

Hillary for President Talk Is Just Another Nasty Way to Slam Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hillary Clinton can say "no" to the pesky pleas for her to run for president in 2012 until she's blue in the face. It won't make any difference. There will be yet another poll that shows she's far more popular than President Obama as the Democratic presidential standard bearer.

What a Rick Perry Presidency Would Look Like for Women

Rachel Farris | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

With a governor who has a women's health record that's a bumpy country mile long possibly becoming our next president, what would it mean for women across America? Allow me.

"I'm Not a Candidate, But I Play One on TV"

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Democrats, no doubt, are enjoying the spectacle of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. But even if it enhances Barack Obama's prospects for reelection, we should all worry about the celebrification and trivialization of politics.

The Daily Szep: Jeb Bush

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep