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US Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders' Playbook Is Straight Out of Canada

Diane M. Francis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Sanders proposes a health care system like Canada's, where health care for everyone is just as good at half the price because the middleman, Big Insurance, has been cut out of the picture. Even Donald Trump has said the Canadian health care system is good but that it may be too late to do in the U.S.

Let's Elect an American President Who Focuses on the Right Things

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

In a world growing more troubled every day, leadership, and particularly American leadership, is more important than ever. That is why the election of the next U.S. president is such a serious matter. It is why so much of the world is paying close attention to how our political season is unfolding.

Donald Trump: Crony Capitalist Par Excellence

Roger D Barris | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Roger D Barris

The Wall Street Journal has just run a lengthy, front-page article entitled "Trump and His Debts: A Narrow Escape." The article makes clear that Trum...

Outlook for 2016: Middle-class Woes, Hopeful on Wages, the Fear Factor

The Conversation US | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

We asked a few of our regular writers to weigh in on what will (or should) be the key economic themes and issues of 2016 or offer their predictions.

Iran Prefers Bernie Sanders for President in 2016

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Tehran would rather see a Democrat than a Republican as the next U.S. president. At one time there were minimal differences between the parties' views on Iran, but in the last few years the gap has widened.

Mr. Trump! We Are Simply Muslims: We Are Not Monsters

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

Expelling people from such a country because they practice a specific religion is tantamount to an obnoxious form of xenophobia and racism. I think the American people have a big responsibility not to allow Mr. Trump to trample these longstanding values overnight,

43 White Presidents, 1 Black President... I'll Take Another Black One, Thanks

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices
Olayiwola A. Alara

he problem is America wants a perfect president when America itself is imperfect. America has gambled all its choices on what looks attractive externally rather than looks attractive internally.

Can We Fix Income Inequality?

FIXCapitalism | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
FIXCapitalism

The statistics are clear: Income inequality has reached epic proportions. It has been on the rise for decades. According to the U.S. Census Bureau inequality increased 24% from 1968 to 2012. We now have more inequality than any other affluent democracy in the developed world.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

Solarizing South Carolina!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Brian F. Keane

First the state legislature and the governor implemented new pro-solar policies. And now the local utility has come together with nonprofits, community leaders and private businesses to launch an innovative residential solar program aimed at tripling the amount of solar panels installed in the state.

There Will Be a Short Delay With the Candidate's Announcement

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.05.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

Some of you were expecting me to announce my candidacy for president of the United States, along with the others who got all the headlines. There have been a few problems. There are solutions, too.

Hillary's Campaign Ad Slapped With 18+ Rating In Russia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite plenty of statewide buzz, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement ad isn't going over well in Russia. An opposition-mi...

Thirteen Questions for Hillary

John R. Talbott | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
John R. Talbott

Regarding the 30,000+ emails that you admitted destroying, when did you destroy them, before or after the congress and/or the State Department made their email request to you?

Can Ted Cruz Be a 'Legitimate' President and From Canada? The Tea Party Argument Says No

Dee Evans | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

Barack Obama's mother was born in Kansas... Ted Cruz's mother was born in Delaware. Barack Obama's father was born in Kenya... Ted Cruz's father was born in Cuba. See a pattern?

Julian Castro: "We'll have a Latino President"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth Braw

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com. Young, dynamic - and Hispanic. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio, gives a glimpse of Ame...

A Big Win, But Neither Warm Nor Fuzzy

Wayne Self | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

For me, this election wasn't about "we're all in this together" vs. "you're on your own," though I wish it had been. It was about whether or not we enable contempt for the electorate as a winning political strategy. A Romney win would have set a lot of awful precedents.

Look: The World Explains Why Romney Lost

Posted 11.08.2012 | World

As Obama supporters awoke on Wednesday to a blissful post-election victory, many in the Romney camp must have wondered: "What the hell went wrong this...

LOOK: Front Pages Around The World Mark Obama Victory

Posted 11.07.2012 | World

"Obama Stays President" "The Divided Country" "Obama Tide" U.S. President Barack Obama won another term as America's leader on Tuesday, in an ele...

LOOK: Obama Wins HuffPost Front Pages Around The World

Posted 11.07.2012 | World

As the news of President Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election spread late Tuesday night, it also spread around the world -- courte...

PHOTOS: World Watches Election Results Trickle In

Posted 01.06.2013 | World

Americans were not the only ones glued to their TV screens to watch the results of this year's presidential election. People around the world attended...

2012 Likely To Be Close, But Not This Close

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

With national polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck heading into Election Day, a ...

Turkey Goes Cool On U.S. Election

blogs.wsj.com | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

Four years ago when Barack Obama won the U.S. presidency, Turkey was captivated by the election of a man with Muslim heritage that they believed would...

If the Current U.S. Presidential Candidates Were Running in Your Country, Who Would You Vote for?

Quora | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Hung Lee, Recruitment Strategist - Founder of Wise Man Say My fellow Quorans, on this question I ...

Obama's Path To 270

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's Election 2012 hopes ride on holding serve in several key states. As of Monday, polls had Obama on pace to reach the 270 ...

Romney Wins Support Of Americans In Israel

AP | LAUREN E. BOHN | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- American expatriates in Israel are lining up strongly behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney, in contrast to their fellow Jews back in t...