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How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

The Politics of UN Leadership

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

The contest for UN secretary-general is about neither vision nor the best resume, language skills, administrative ability, or even personal charisma. It is a political decision, made principally by the Permanent 5 members of the Security Council. The result is that the "least unacceptable" candidate gets the job.

Voters Cognitive Dissonance

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Flattau

If the new GOP leadership debuts by substituting a crusade against environmental protection and Obama for jumpstarting the economy, it won't be too long before many voters experience buyer's remorse.

Voter Suppression in the 2014 Midterm

Sean McElwee | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Research finds that felon disenfranchisement laws have influenced the outcomes of both presidential and Senate elections. Such laws disenfranchised almost 6 million voters this year -- most of them poor and people of color.

GOP's 'Hispanic Problem' Only Got Worse After This Election Cycle

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Even as Republicans bask in victory and Democrats try to recover from shell-shock, the greater implications of this election are starting to crystallize. It's early, but three lessons particularly stand out.

It's the Media's Fault! Or Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here's a chance to talk back to the media directly. On Tuesday, a panel of top local journalists will discuss the highs and lows of media coverage of the 2014 election--and take questions from the audience.

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

What Has Happened to Them?

Richard Brand | Posted 11.07.2014 | Religion
Richard Brand

These young people, who demanded the civil rights, have somehow fifty years later become the people who support the restriction on voter rights.

Democalypse or Ass-Whuppin'?

Terence Smith | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Terence Smith

Call it what you will, it was impressive: seven, possibly eight Senate seats, (twice the post-WorldWar II average for a President's party in the sixth year of a term,) up to 15 House seats, a working majority in both houses for the first time sine 2,006. Divided government, here we come!

Elections Happened: What's Next For Immigration?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Obama now has around two months to come out with some sort of relief as the deportation counter keeps ticking away. He is still encouraging the GOP to come out with something, but has doubled down on his promise to reform as much of the immigration system as he legally can if they don't.

The Aftermath

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.

Why Not Make Voting Mandatory Like Jury Duty?

Clare Munn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Clare Munn

As a person who makes mistakes and has missed some voting over the years due to not planning absentee ballots in advance, I speak from a crevice of some honesty.

Democrat Candidates Lost, Democrat Issues Won

David Morris | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
David Morris

I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.

2014 Election Lesson: Politics Is About Delivering for Your Constituents

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The economy is not going to get better for most Americans until some fundamental changes are made. It's a structural problem. The system is rigged for the benefit of a very few and their giant corporations. This is what has to be fixed before a better life can be delivered to most people.

The Election Hangover

Barry Kibrick | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

Nearly 80% of the country is not divided, but actually united on many issues. So why are we always led to believe otherwise? How does this affect us personally and as a nation? And what are we to do about correcting this grand illusion?

Don't Worry Democrats, There Are Still Progressive Parties On The Upswing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

American voters headed to the polls on Tuesday and appeared to be ready to hand the nation’s Republican party a substantial victory in the midterm e...

What the Midterms Mean for Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

When it comes to the pipeline, these midterms have been rather like Macbeth's dour take on life, "a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Why I'm Ignoring Kimberly Guilfoyle (And You Should Too)

Jaime Zucker | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jaime Zucker

While she does not say at what age the experience switch shifts on, we can guess from her next quip that it must be around the time young women stop receiving messages on Tinder.

Illinoisans Aren't Very Engaged at the Polls, Says New Study

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Tied with Georgia, Illinois was ranked as the number 27 most-politically involved state in the country in a study by Wallethub.com. The rankings were based on voter turnout during the last presidential and midterm elections, political contributions per capita and youth voter involvement.

At $50 Million and Counting, Alaska Senate Race Most Expensive in State History By Far

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The campaigns and outside groups chipping in tens of millions to to help or hinder Sen. Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan are on track to spend $150 to $200 per vote.

A Crucial Election Year for Business Owners and Cat Lovers

Gene Marks | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

November is approaching and the public's interest in the mid-term national elections seems very blasé. In D.C., control of both the House and the Senate may end up with the Republicans, but if such were to happen their majority would be slim.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Friday Talking Points -- McConnell For Sale!

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pennsylvania's pornography scandal just keeps getting worse. So far, four people employed by prosecutors' offices have been forced out. Next in line is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Justice Seamus McCaffery.

Five Reasons The LGBT Community Should Not Sit Out This Election

Jeza Belle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

While midterm elections are not as sexy as the ones in which we get to pick a president, here are five reasons why the LGBT community should not sit out this year.