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Why Every College Student Should Work on a Political Campaign

Bobby Caruso | Posted 11.11.2014 | College
Bobby Caruso

Recently, I had the opportunity to intern with a local state senate campaign. As a communications major pursuing a career in entertainment media, I didn't imagine how much I would learn about politics, my community, leadership, and myself.

Campaign Mailers Try 'Voter Shaming' To Get Residents To The Polls

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

With the 2014 midterm campaign ticking to a close, campaigns on both sides of the aisle are returning to a tactic deployed in 2012: sending people mai...

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

These Campaign Websites Could Really Use A Face-Lift

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Some of this election cycle's long-shot candidates obviously don't have the resources for a fancy website to entice voters. Below are some of the site...

Citizens United, Explained With Dogs

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

John Oliver was right to challenge this seclusion from the public eye on his recent episode of Last Week Tonight when he had no choice but to dramatize courtroom proceedings with a bench of jurist dogs. Clearly a better means of public information is necessary for the highest court in the land.

Rand Paul's Message on Foreign Policy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Whether you love him or hate him, Rand Paul is succeeding in doing something that other Republican candidates have not done in a very long time: broaden the foreign policy debate within the Republican Party in order to encompass a growing libertarian streak among younger Americans.

Kate Sheppard

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 11.12.2014 | 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.