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When a Political Gaffe Torpedoes a Political Candidate

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is easy for even the most seasoned candidates to make a mistake. A political gaffe normally results in a few days of being taken off-message, defending or backtracking from one's comments. However, on rare occasions the gaffe is so major that a candidate cannot recover.

11/22/63: Gun Control, Anyone?

Denise Bostrom | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Denise Bostrom

I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.

Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is now the conservative Party.

The McKinley Assassination and Terrorism Today

Scott Miller | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Scott Miller

President McKinley's shooting over a century ago is a reminder that terrorism is neither the product of a particular religion nor place in the world. Terrorism rather should be seen in a historical context.

America's Poorest Presidents (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

US Presidents are, by nature, risk takers. You have to be to "lead the nation into war, annex millions of square miles of territory, or drop the atom...

Let's Start Calling Them 'Regressives'

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

I have for several years been urging progressives to stop calling these people "conservatives," which they plainly are not, and instead to call them what they really are -- regressives.

The Last Lincolns

Charles Lachman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Lachman

In each succeeding generation, the misfortunes of Abraham Lincoln's direct descendants multiplied into a litany of alcoholism, squandered fortunes, and outright dissipation.

On Election Eve, Flashing Billboard Irks Obama Supporters In Ohio

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

NILES, Ohio -- On Election Eve in Niles, a small town in the northeastern part of the state, a privately funded digital billboard was flashing "Say NO...