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Green Groups Announce Ad Buy Against Iowa Republican Joni Ernst

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the political arm of the Sierra Club are targeting Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst ...

The Art of Listening

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Serious listening is not selective, and involves a degree of compassion. Even the Buddha knew that.

Dear Hillary: Don't Worry About 'Obama's Third Term' Nonsense -- Run on Progressive Values and Record

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Rather than listen to the advice of some "unnamed" supporters and run away from the Obama record, Clinton should absolutely highlight it, along with that of her husband, as a record of Democratic success.

Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands on #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands take the #AOLBUILD stage and moderated by AOL's very own Jack Bamberger, ...

Democratic Fundraising Committee Outraises Republican Counterpart

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced another strong fundraising month, reporting its most successful April in the fundraising co...

How to Make the EU Elections Sexy

Alana Moceri | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Alana Moceri

We've come to use the word "sexy" to describe politics. Sex sells, and in order to compete with everything else screaming for attention, politics must also be sold.

GOP Candidate Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Secure Primary Victory

AP | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue's personal investment in his campaign has grown another $1 million, for a total of $2.1 million...

Proof That Dogs Are Stylish, Too

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Style

As the cold in New York City continues to squash our springtime dreams, we've found ourselves staring at warm-weather clothing and dreaming up our ver...

Political Entrepreneurship and 'The Fear Factor'

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Political entrepreneurs, fighting every day to improve the republic, are wrestling with a particular and ever-present bruiser: our own fear.

Putin Is the Prototypical Political Opponent for U.S. Lawmakers

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

The right enemy can be extremely useful to a politician; after all, the nature of the game is to draw contrasts with an opponent. With an adversary as infamous as Putin, it's easy to reap the rewards.

6 Quotes that Demonstrate the True Value of Study Abroad

Brandon Faske | Posted 05.16.2014 | Travel
Brandon Faske

The lessons learned abroad are priceless. They do not mean that one country is better than another or that anyone holds all the answers. Rather, they show that all perspectives matter.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Demands A Refund From Democratic Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Enyart, the environmentalists are calling, and they want their money back. The League of Conservation Voters on Thursday...

Debunking the Original Idea Myth

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

There are a few techniques for producing great product ideas. These techniques work for every aspect of your business, from new product ideas to brainstorming your marketing campaigns.

If Kennedy Lost...

Ross M. Wallenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ross M. Wallenstein

The "what ifs" surrounding President John F. Kennedy's death have fascinated historians and history buffs like me for half a century. Yet they almost always presume reelection.

What To Do When Politics and Schools Mix

Joel Gagne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joel Gagne

Schools don't want to be political but sometimes find themselves in that area. The fact is, at last count, more than 20 states now require some form of public action -- ie: ballot issue approval by voters -- to fund schools.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Who among Alaska Republicans is responsible for fake attack on Sen. Mark Begich?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Who in the Alaska Republican Party made up a fake fundraising invitation that led a national Republican group to attack U.S. Sen. Mark Begich? Or was ...

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

The Power of a Special Campaign

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have become increasingly convinced that special, targeted fundraising campaigns can be effective ways to galvanize board and staff and to ratchet up the level of fundraising.

Body Language for Aspiring Politicians: Nonverbal Communication in Politics

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Vanessa Van Edwards

For aspiring politicians, knowing how to engage and reach the masses with their ideas and beliefs is essential. But knowing what to say is just as important as how to say it.

Confessions of a Campaign Wife

Susan Orlins | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

I never prayed for Steve to win the election, only to keep our sanity intact. With President Obama's inauguration this week, my thoughts turn to election night of my husband's campaign for the U. S. Congress.

Confessions From an Obama Campaign Staffer

Laurence Pevsner | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Laurence Pevsner

Now that the campaign's over, and the President will be inaugurated in a matter of weeks, I am no longer a representative of Obama for America. And I have a few confessions to get off my chest about this summer.

Defending the Voting Rights Act From Its Conservative Critics

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Forgive us for getting a bit worked up in explaining that Lawrence Guyot's untimely death coincides with a time when conservatives are seeking simultaneously to enact laws that suppress the vote and to have their conservative majority on the Supreme Court strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

Real America?

David Trumble | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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Farewell to Truth: Duplicity in the 2012 Campaign

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 01.16.2013 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

History will not forgive the Republican party for nominating a chameleon instead of a candidate. During the campaign, Mitt Romney's views simply took on those of his audience.