iOS app Android app


Jacob Revers - Undecided Vote - Confessions of a Teenage Political Canvasser

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

What follows below is a guest post by a 17-year-old high school student who has been actively canvassing and doing precinct walking in his neighborhoo...

Chart Dump!: Swings, Probabilities, Electoral College Counts, Raw Data

Simon Jackman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman


Watch the Cuban Vote in Florida

John McAuliff | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
John McAuliff

A factor in President Obama's potential victory in Florida are Cuban Americans who wish to maintain the normal liberty to travel and send remittances/...

I Did Not Vote for a Candidate for President. I'm Sorry.

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I did not vote for a candidate for president. Whatever bad comes of this election, I guess you can blame it on me. But I don't think I'm alone.

Vote for More Gridlock

Wyatt Troia | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wyatt Troia

Obama failed to change Washington. That will take not just a compromising president, but a compromising Congress. The project is larger than this two-man election. Still, Obama's reelection is crucial. You don't get less gridlock by voting for the party that is spearheading it.

Obama in the Storm

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In the next four years, it is my belief that President Barack Obama will get the job done -- with Republican cooperation or without it. But I hope America will take note if the McConnell policy of total non-cooperation continues.

Your Vote Could Help Determine the Election

Caitlin Maguire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Caitlin Maguire

Saying "my vote won't make a difference" is not an excuse. Your vote does make a difference. Your vote could be one to help swing this election.

Canvassing South Philly: Silicon Valley Goes East

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Geri Spieler

An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.

U.S. Election All The Talk In China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Where can a pop star score a hit by talking about the U.S. Electoral College for 33 minutes? In China, where Gao Xiaosong's straightforward...

Mark Blumenthal

The Polling Cake Is Baked: Obama Lead Holds In Battleground States, Inches Up Nationally | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just one day remaining in the 2012 race for president, the polling picture is now virtually complete. President Barack Obama contin...

On Sandy and Leadership

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Maria Rodale

This is my first blog post since Sandy swept through and my last blog post before the election on I have some stuff to say. Let's face ...

Revolutionary Study Shows Romney's Chances Are Overestimated In The Polls

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

A rigorous new scientific study from the Brookings Institution indicates that all nine of the leading predictions of the Presidential contest vastly o...

Team Obama Has to Win to Keep America Shining

Karma Kitaj | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karma Kitaj

Yes, I have been disappointed in some ways with the president. He's revealed himself to be a human, not an icon. But, I'm 100 percent certain that he's got our back.

What, Meme Romney?

Michael Kupperman | Posted 01.04.2013 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman

Mitt Romney can still totally win this thing -- he just has to utilize the radical new power of the Internet by generating his own memes.

Letter To My Best Friend's Parents In Ohio: Here's What Romney Thinks Of Your Gay Son

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Many have called LGBT equality the civil rights issue of our time. I think they're right. And Mitt Romney doesn't only oppose marriage for gays, he finds the prospect of gay parenting to be anathema to all that's good and civil.

Final Push: Obama Focuses On Turnout, Romney Eyes Pennsylvania

AP | DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Two days from judgment by the voters, President Barack Obama raced through four far-flung battleground states on Sunday while ...

Romney, Change? "From the People Who Brought You Economic Collapse and Iraq"

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Romney and the Republicans take over, not only will Medicare's guarantee be gone -- forever -- but we will experience the same financial, housing and general economic collapse as we did under George W Bush.

John Kerry Mocks Robot Romney

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who served as Mitt Romney's stand-in during presidential debate prep this year, took a well-aimed jab at his former alter e...

Zach Carter

Did GM Bail Out Mitt Romney? | Zach Carter | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

In 2000, a financially struggling plastics company that supplied car parts received emergency funding from auto manufacturers General Motors and Ford ...

Voting for Drones

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Much as U.S. officials like to call them "surgical strikes," no one performs surgery with missiles.


Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

By now, in these last remaining days before the election of 2012, we have learned enough about the beliefs of the Republican presidential candidate to see them as a worldview all its own -- a kind of creed that explains Mitt Romney. Those who say he has no principles are selling him short.

Now, There's no Denying Climate Change

Chase Guttman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Chase Guttman

Climate change is one of the defining issues of my generation. The era that I'm growing up in, faces a predicament that couldn't have been foreseen a matter of decades ago.

Zach Carter

Jack Welch Invents '2009 Recession' And New Economic Metric To Criticize Barack Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch rewrote economic history during a Saturday appearance on Fox News, criticizing President Barack O...

Mark Blumenthal

Presidential Polls 2012: Obama's Battleground Advantage Holds | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The veritable fire hose of data turned on in the final days of the 2012 campaign leaves little doubt that while the national popular vot...

The Choice: Mormon Missionary Romney Or Community Organizer Obama

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

I respect what both men, with similarly fine intentions, ardor and conviction, and vast, purposeful focus, did at roughly the same ages, their early twenties, for nearly the same length of time, albeit fourteen years apart. Both dedicated themselves to service. Still, the contrast is enlightening.