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Ignored by Major Candidates, Asian American Voters Remain Energized

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In Orange County, California, a whopping 19 Vietnamese American candidates are vying for 20 open seats this November. It's a pattern playing out in API communities across the country.

Why Candidates Shouldn't Ignore Asian-American Voters

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population, and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.

Is It Time to Implement a National Popular Vote in Presidential Elections?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?

Despite Best Efforts, Wendy Davis Is Still Standing

Anna Hosain | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Anna Hosain

A valiant champion, a female warrior, and a fearless leader -- the woman in reference: Wendy Davis, and even after much controversy, she is still the most popular woman in Texas.

Swing-State Bickering and a New Podcast

Phil Campbell | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Phil Campbell

I'll probably never move back to Ohio, but after all these years away I do miss the Midwestern sensibility so much that I thought I'd catch up with some old friends from my Ohio days and start a podcast.

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

New Poll: Is Attacking the EPA the Bright Idea Tea Partiers Think It Is?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

We put the best arguments for limiting carbon pollution -- like how the EPA pollution safeguards could spark innovation and result in a net increase jobs -- against the attacks most often used by climate change deniers and other critics backed by polluting industries like Big Oil.

Growing Pains in Emerging States: What to Make of Mass Demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil?

Steven Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

While unrest continues in Turkey, new demonstrations exceeding one million are sweeping Brazil. This moment compels us to reassess existing assumptions about the relative strength and ascendance of emerging nations, most of which face fundamental demographic, socio-historical, political and economic challenges.

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

GOP Official: Hillary Clinton Will Be Taken 'Seriously' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Though Texas is historically a red state, talk of a potential 2016 presidential bid by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's has at least one Lo...

Alaska a Presidential Swing State?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

There has been a lot of buzz about the changing American political landscape. There are several articles about Texas becoming a swing state. An analys...

Thanks to Community Organizing and the Neighborhood Model, Obama Did It Again

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Lucy Emerson-Bell

The Obama campaign strategically decided to focus on the power of one's inner circle to communicate a message, while the Romney campaign tried to rely on the power of paid media, focusing on advertising to get their message across.

The Bellwether Belt

Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jacopo della Quercia

When Missouri's electors convene on Dec. 17 to cast their electoral votes, it will mark the second presidential election in a row their state voted for the losing candidate. What are the state's proudest, most nostalgic citizens to do?

It Was the Economy, Stupid

Jim Worth | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Romney's credibility for becoming president was his business acumen, but, ultimately, his perceived advantage over Obama became his deficit.

Romney Logic: Gifts? Bush-Obama County Results

David Dent | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
David Dent

As you have probably read or heard, Romney logic blames his loss on the Santa Claus-like nature of the president's campaign. The inherent promise of gifts to the loyal Obama constituencies drove the 47 percent plus to the polls, so the Romney thought goes.

Results for Swing Counties

David Dent | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
David Dent

President Obama's performance in swing counties overall was mixed. In Colorado, the president won all five Bush-Obama counties, while he lost a majority of them in Iowa and Michigan.

The Latino Vote: What Happens Next Depends on Us

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Latinos turned out in droves. We voted early and voted our conscience and our experience. Over the next weeks we will pore over these results, but what has been materializing over the past decade is now clear: our time has come.

An Independent Perspective: Election 2012 Predictions

Bill Hillsman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

Independents will once again be the deciding factor in this election, despite the pains of both campaigns to pooh-pooh the impact of self-identified independent voters like you. Governor Romney needs to carry independents by a large margin in order to win.

13 Counties That May Decide The Presidential Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

For more on The Brooklyn Ink’s live ongoing coverage of the swing states, click here. The outcome of today’s heated presidential contest will l...

Andrew Burmon

How Expats And Travelers Could Help Obama | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

Though the swing state's worth of the American electorate that lives or are currently traveling overseas could conceivably change the outcome of today...


Michael Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Moore

The bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. If Romney wins, their goal of complete corporate control of the three branches of government will be complete. Trust me, if they succeed, we may never get it back.

Jon Ward

Elections 2012, Inside The Bubble: Huey Long Populism, Crowd Wars, And Fraying Nerves | Jon Ward | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A full day with both presidential campaigns on their final weekend yielded three broad observations: President Obama and Mitt ...

John Green Wants To Help Undecided Voters

Posted 11.05.2012 | Books

John Green, best-selling YA author of such books as The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, wants to help undecided voters in swing states make...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Hopes The Polls Are Off | Jon Ward | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -– "We're going to win." Two different advisers to Mitt Romney said this, unprompted, to a Huffington Post reporter traveling ...

Beyond the Battle: How Do We Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, we're all in this together. Values can be our guide.