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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.

Romney Pressed On Climate Change: 'Do You Still Think The Rising Of The Seas Is Funny?'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

While on the trail in Ohio this week, Mitt Romney found himself unexpectedly facing questions on the issue of climate change. In a video uploaded t...

Romney's Avoidance Of Military Service Not Reflective Of Many Mormons

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

* Mormon service in U.S. military dates to Mexican-American War * Church counts war heroes, top generals among its mem...

The Death Knell of Political Spin

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.

A Vote for Nothing

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Americans have a choice between a moderate Eisenhower-Republican-style president in Mr. Obama, or an entirely new creature: a man who believes in nothing, who seems to exist entirely in negative space.

Ohio, Facing Vote-Rigging Lawsuit, Adds Voter-Purging Software: Are Dems, Liberals, Election Officials Ready to Safeguard Votes?

Art Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Art Levine

There's mounting fall-out from reports, first broken by The Free Press, that a Mitt Romney-linked company owns the Hart Intercivic voting machines used in key counties in Colorado, Ohio and other states. The stories have stoked new fears about a "stolen" election.

Election 2012: Maybe It's Not the Economy Stupid?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

Haven't you ever wondered why it is that more of the country votes for American Idol then when it's time to elect a president?

Closing Tech Innovation Divide and the Wealth Gap

Mike Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Would you like a $100,000 grant to test an idea or implement an innovation you've developed? That's a question the federal government is asking -- but few minorities are responding.

Hurricane Sandy: A Chance to Regain Something Squandered After 9/11

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

Which presidential candidate can capture and nurture this latent sense of American community so that we are empowered, not embittered, by our differences and diversity? Who can best capture Americans' longing for collaboration and nurture that into the reality of working together?

Gov. Romney: It's Time to Disclose or Divest

Tom Woodruff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Woodruff

What little we do know about Gov. Romney's investments gives us an idea of what a Romney economy would look like -- and it's not good for working people.

Obama On Romney's Jeep Ad: 'This Isn't A Game. These Are People's Jobs'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama lit into Mitt Romney during a campaign stop in Hilliard, Ohio, on Friday morning for running ads in Ohio falsely suggesting tha...

Behind the Republican Rhetoric: The Misleading Appeal of Free-Market Capitalism

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Coates

At this moment, the U.S. economy is probably most properly described as a classic example of "crony capitalism." And if we are going anywhere new as an economy, we are in danger of heading to something even worse -- "vulture capitalism."

Romney Win Could Force Financial Yard Sale

Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

It would be a financial yard sale of epic proportions. If Mitt Romney is elected president, he likely would have to sell big chunks of his investme...

Romney Son Carries Important Message To Russia

The New York Times | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

Matt Romney, a son of the Republican presidential nominee, traveled to Moscow this week seeking Russian investors for his California-based real estate...

A Trip To Russia During The Pussy Riot Era

Pam Grout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

It's one thing to learn about a foreign country through spy movies, outdated Cold War propaganda and sound bites. It's a whole different education looking a foreigner in the eye and listening to what they really think.

A College Student's Cheat Sheet to Election 2012

Her Campus | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Her Campus

With Election Day swiftly approaching, it's becoming more and more essential to make sure you're in-the-know about the candidates and their stances on different issues. Check out our cheat sheet to the election to ensure you're an informed voter when November 6th rolls around.

Inspired by Richard Schiff....

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Trumble

Richard Schiff's description of coronation as being defined by a death of sorts conjured up a lot of images in my head, and as we tilt ever closer to yet another decisive moment in history, it's valuable to ruminated on such things. In other words, it prompted me to draw this, hope you like.

In Politics and Business, Truth Is an Endangered Species

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Magid

It's time for everyone to insist on honesty in public whether it's from our elected officials, political candidates, businesses, interest groups or non-profits. Whether we're electing a president or buying a product, we want to be doing business with someone with integrity.