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Ryan/Romney: Between Rock and a Hard Race

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Republican presidential hopefuls have been especially clueless in their efforts to co-opt rock & roll songs whose actual meanings are at odds with, er, GOP messaging.

Open Up Presidential Debates to Third-Party Candidates

Alan Singer | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Alan Singer

Maybe some of you are interested in other candidates. Why are the Democrats and Republicans afraid to debate them? Why is the media complicit in keeping them off of the air?

Celebs Who Attended Community College

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.24.2012 | College

Not everyone finishes their college career in the classic four years at one university, including people like Walt Disney, Ross Perot, Sarah Palin and...

On Greens and Libertarians

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

Why go through with a national campaign they are going to lose, that keeps them in fringe territory, and risks throwing the election to the party they most disagree with? Herewith a solution: don't.

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Getting Clear About Voting Independent

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

What matters is having a leader, not a politician, assume political office. And so I suggest that people look to break out of the two-party trance and take on a pro-active role in taking your government back to serve You, your family, your friends, your community.

The Misconception Debate

Scott Blakeman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

The most telling moment of last night's Republican debate was virtually ignored by most pundits.

We Need More Independent-Minded Voters

David M. Walker | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

I was honored and humbled that syndicated columnist Tom Friedman this week suggested I consider running for president, putting me forward as a third choice to voters. But our need is bigger than for me -- or any other third-party candidate

Can Manufacturing Jobs Come Back? What We Should Learn From Apple and Foxconn

David Paul | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
David Paul

If Americans care about where their products are made, companies will care. Therefore, even as the president promoted tax credits for insourcing -- the new word for bringing those jobs back -- perhaps another step would be to build on the power of choice.

Cultural Revolution Redux... Little Red Book and Little Grey Apple Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Apple's first quarterly downturn in five years is being spun by analysts as a one time event linked to planned obsolescence of an iPhone and the death...

Truman Moment for Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The idealism of JFK, the reformism of Ross Perot, the toughness of Harry Reid and the fighting spirit of Truman will make today's headlines look like ancient history long before ballots are cast in 2012.

Is the Sun Already Setting on Domestic Solar Manufacturing?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last week Evergreen Solar, America's third-largest such manufacturer, announced that it is shutting down its plant and shedding 800 local jobs in order to move its operations to China.

Stan Greenberg: Afghanistan War Likely Cause of Primary Challenge

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Press reports have suggested that the White House is trying to make Democratic voters forget that the Administration promised to start drawing down troops from Afghanistan in July 2011.

Tea Party Movement Obsession With Socialism Misses the Cause of Middle Class Plight

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It has been capitalism, not socialism, that has led to the dramatic changes in the world economy that have pressured American real incomes and brought middle class America down to where it is today.

Why the Tea Party Energizes Both Parties' Bases

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Kane

The Tea Party is based on an extreme disapproval of the current Democratic administration and may be inadvertently energizing the left. Could progressives galvanize around an anti-Tea Party movement?

Whither the Tea Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The political and demographic momentum is not on the side of the Tea Party movement, but of those who see a diverse, multi-cultural America not with trepidation or fear, but as inevitable and positive.

Dancing With Davos: The World Bank and the IMF

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The good guys are the free marketeers who reform, redesign and rebuild civilization at the World Economic Forum.

Preferential Voting: Another Democracy Lesson from Australia

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Democracies benefit from people expressing themselves freely and openly. I mentioned previously that a successful democracy is one where people vote ...

The Tea Party's Enemies

Charles W. Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles W. Dunn

If history is the best predictor of the future, and it usually is, the "Tea Party" will have a short shelf life. Beginning well before the Civil War, such movements have come and gone.

More Insider Trading Scandals Brewing

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The SEC wants to know who traded in Perot in the two months prior to the public disclosure of its acquisition. I've also obtained copies of SEC documents showing it has commenced a number of investigations.

Obama Bows, Conservatives Bitch, Reality Bites

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

President Obama bowed this week when greeting Japanese Emperor Akihito, and the conservative media and blogosphere went positively apoplectic.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Where's Ross Perot When You Need Him?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I'm ready for a little old fashioned Ross Perot specification of the expected outcomes of the stimulus package. This is what we call in education a "teachable moment."

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.