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Gerasene Demoniac Announces Presidential Bid

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Unrestrained by the moderates of either ruling party of Gerasa, Mr. Legion has announced (howled, really) that he will run for president of the country, declaring that its dysfunctional government must be replaced by his Lunatic Fringe if it is to accomplish what the people really want.

Rand Paul and the Big-Polluter Agenda

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

You'd think that as a physician, Sen. Paul would understand the importance of clean air and clean water to human health. You'd think that as a politician, he'd understand that voters don't want to elect leaders who are advocating the big-polluter agenda.

Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

Can Lisa Simpson Become President?

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

So who do I mean by a real-life "Lisa Simpson"? I mean someone who is super bright, hard-working, ambitious, with an unshakeable moral core, but who is from a working class family who doesn't have any natural political connections, like being named Kennedy or Bush.

How to Fix America's Gridlock

Diane M. Francis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

The midterm elections loom but everyone knows what the outcome will be: gridlock, gridlock and more gridlock. That's because the U.S. system is based on a 227-year-old prototype (circa 1787) that badly needs a refresh to match the efficiency and transparency that characterizes other, superior government systems.

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Marianne Williamson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

In the final analysis, we really do love democracy -- and watching it dismantled as it's being dismantled, and corrupted like it's being corrupted, has taken a lot of us from denial to real depression to a collective "Hell, no!" that will have electoral consequences in 2016.

Obama: 'A More Perfect Union'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

When future historians write about America's long struggle for racial equality, they will include the moment when the country's first African-American president broke his silence about the 2012 death of young Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

Meet 4-Year-Old Tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Abigael Evans became an Internet sensation this week after her mother Elizabeth filmed her crying over a case of election fatigue. Now, we talk to her about her take on the election and the story behind her viral video, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

Four Freedoms Finally Opens as a Coda to Second Presidential Debate

Paul Gunther | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Regardless of what Tuesday's debate results herald in its instantaneous wake, all Americans and those who admire us should take stock the morning after to recall the essential principles that have animated our nation's abiding purpose as the four freedoms at last summarize with lapidary precision.

Romney Supporter and YouTube Sensation Trisha Paytas Elaborates on Her Political Beliefs in Exclusive Interview

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LA YouTuber Trisha Paytas has become something of an Internet sensation after she gave her official endorsement to presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video this past week.

The Art of Debate

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Greg Jacobs

There is really nothing more exciting than watching politics in action, at least there is nothing more exciting when the media builds it up to be the be all end all of our political existence.

Review: Butter

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Would Butter be a funnier movie if Michele Bachmann were still at the center of the American political conversation?

Larry King Talks YouTube Politics, Suspenders, and HBO's Newsroom (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Iconic radio, television, and now Internet host Larry King enjoyed his first-ever "geek out" in the What's Trending studio, where we talked about his show on Ora TV, upcoming coverage for YouTube's Politics channel, and rapidly evolving Internet pop culture.

Here's How Republicans Have Already Conceded the 2012 Presidential Election

Jason Pollock | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Jason Pollock

I think the Republican Party has ALREADY conceded the election. Here's my short and sweet explanation why... ...

What Rick Perry Will Do Next

James Moore | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
James Moore

The people who manage Rick Perry's communications are really, really bad. Because of their aggregate incompetence, Perry is digging out of a policy hole that makes him look like that hiker in the Utah badlands who had to saw off his arm to survive. Perry has the same challenge.

The Moon's Feud With NASA

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R. B. Stuart

NASA came forward today, not to discuss their erroneous decision to lob a Centaur rocket at the moon on October 9, 2009---but to share their probe ...

Protecting the Internet as a Global Medium for Freedom

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The next president has powerful tools at his disposal including diplomacy, trade policy, and foreign aid.

Election Countdown: The Undecided and the Underdog

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley Rindsberg

Shimon Peres once famously remarked that polls are like perfume: nice to smell but dangerous to swallow. It's not totally clear if the Obama campaign has been swilling political Eau de Toilette.

For Today's Youth, Race is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Interestingly, while most youth voters seemed to have confidence in their own decision to remain unaffected by the allegations of racial undertones cast out by the media, this confidence was not shared in others.

Why I'm Voting for Barack Obama

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

Obama said he was an American and a citizen of the world, a statement heavily critized by McCain who then turned around and said We are all Georgians. Say what?

Join the "Bloc" Party to Get Political for Animals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Markarian

Political candidates have used house parties to raise awareness and mobilize armies of volunteers. We aim to apply that same strategy to advance the cause of animal protection.

Who Knows What Presidents Will Do?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Presidents defy categorization by their decisions. Which renders exceedingly silly the idea that it makes a real difference whic...

The New York Sun's Obama Frame-Up

Joel Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Whitney

What The Sun had hoped to paint as Islamic extremism was an important agreement between a candidate and a Muslim human rights group to look at ways not to persecute Muslims.


August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

The McCain campaign tries to highlight a key Obama character flaw. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out ...