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Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking, "What did the voters want?" But the right question is why only 36.4 percent of potential voters bothered to register and vote? Obviously Democrats did not give those voters a good enough reason to take the trouble. Is the Democratic Party relevant anymore?

Samantha Lachman

These Democrats Could Be The Party's Ticket To A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Republican Party took control of the Senate, strengthened its House majority, picked up a host of state legislative chambers a...

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Wanted: Candidates Willing to Debate the Issues

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

AARP is committed to helping voters get the real scoop on where the candidates stand on issues important to older Americans, such as Social Security and Medicare, without the spin.

Why More Women Need To Run For Political Office

Ellevate | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Ellevate

There are many good women who are serving on the local level; on school boards, city governments, county boards and in various state bodies; but there is still a very dismal representation of women on the federal level.

Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

A Note to Politicians: What Do You Believe in? What Are You for?

Tristan Higgins | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Tristan Higgins

I am tired of politicians, be they candidates or elected officials, who spend our time and money telling us what they are against. Typical campaign a...

Winning Women Candidates, Know These 5 Truths

Mary Hughes | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Mary Hughes

Whether the conversation is between a candidate and a reporter, or a press conference demand for a wholesale change in editorial policy depends on the particulars. The point is: Women can't let sexism go.

Three Reasons to Celebrate this International Women's Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As we commemorate the 106th International Women's Day (March 8), women comprise less than one fifth of U.S. Congress, despite making up half the popul...

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

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.

How to Create an Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Sajjad Masud | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Sajjad Masud

While posting your jobs is great, waiting for the right person to apply is unlikely to garner the results you need. Here are some lessons you can take from the world of traditional marketing and apply to your recruitment efforts.

4 Ways Technology Is Changing the Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

In today's war for talent, you can't afford to let great people who grasp how to leverage technology end up in your competition's cubicles. So look out for these new technological tools and embrace new ways of connecting with candidates.

Let it Snow? 3 Winter Weather Hiring Tips

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Unless your company is located in a sunny local, the winter months can be a minefield when it comes to hiring great people. You never know when the next Nemo will find its way to your area.

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

Employer Branding Lessons From the NHL Lockout

Josh Tolan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Fixing this brand can be as easy as recognizing the problem, addressing it, and reconnecting with your talent pool. Just like the NHL, you need to get back into the game even if you've taken a hit.

25 Best Progressive Victories in 2012

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many progressives equate the word "compromise" with "sell-out," but the strategic question is whether compromises are dead ends or stepping stones to further progress.

3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.

4 Tips to Hire Fast

Sajjad Masud | Posted 02.12.2013 | Small Business
Sajjad Masud

In the race to find top talent, speed might just be the name of the game. Whether your startup company is pre- or post-funding, getting the right people on board as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure success.

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.

Citizens United: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Test Political Ideas

Michael Ham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Though Citizens United guarantees that unprecedented money will be dumped into political races, 2012 proved that money alone won't guarantee victory over popular ideas.

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today ...

Faces Of Student Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Duncan Sullivan By: Duncan Sullivan I go to school in Amherst, Massachusetts. An area with five colleges no more than a few miles be...

The Rising Costs of Climate Denial

William S. Becker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

It is long past time to recognize that when it looks like a climate duck, and it walks like a climate duck, and it quacks like a climate duck, and our best scientists conclude that it is indeed a climate duck, it's a climate duck, not Chicken Little.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.