Most adults may not dress up in costume for Halloween. Yet that hasn't stopped some political candidates from masquerading as something they're not in order to woo women voters. Here's a look at a few of these tricks -- and their more forthright alternatives.
People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.
Before she decides to completely give up a career in public service, here are five things that Ashley Judd should know.
For a non-traditional candidate like Ashley Judd, a Senate run poses both opportunity and risk. A realistic assessment of her prospects begins with an acknowledgement of the challenges she faces, particularly in three key areas: show business, roots, and politics.
As President Obama and the lame ducks head toward the fiscal cliff, what do his resounding victory and other election results mean for the clean-tech industry?
One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...
The presidential outcome is no longer debatable. But the president will still have to battle an intransigent Republican House and Senate in order to get anything done for the American people.
That Republicans failed to capitalize on such an advantageous political landscape, should be cause for honest reflection, not illogical scapegoating. Blaming the wrong thing will only guarantee similar failures in the future.
Qualifications for high elected office seem to have never been more egregiously disregarded than now, entering our new normal when Sarah Palin winked at America at the Republican National Convention in 2008.
President: And the game is on! The top of the 8:00 hour is likely to bring a flurry of quick calls as Obama takes his home state of Illinois,
We can all hope the election will allow voters a voice in matters of consequence and that 2012 outcomes will not end up in the hands of lawyers and judges.
Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Todd Akin/Claire McCaskill U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?
So will 2012 give us some surprises? Almost certainly. The thing about surprises is that they are hard to predict, but the biggest surprise for me would be an election result that looked exactly like the current polling and prognostication predicts.
Unlike poor Jim Lehrer in the Obama-Romney debate, moderator Anne Schink brooked no misbehavior from five candidates vying for Olympia Snowe's open Senate seat at the Maine Women's Policy Center's Forum on issues affecting Maine's women and girls.
What it boils down to is that somebody types up some words about cord blood and posts the paper on a website. That's it. That is Josh Mandel's big stem cell bill. Why bother with such an empty piece of legislation?
With so much at stake for LGBT people and numerous historic electoral wins on the horizon this fall, shouldn't President Obama and Mitt Romney have a frank discussion about issues important to LGBT Americans and their families?