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Tunisian President To Be Picked In Runoff Race

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from Tunisia's old regime will face off against a symbol of its democratic revolution in a runoff that is...

Slackers at the Chalkboard

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.

Pro-Life Does Not Equal Anti-Woman

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Women voters don't take the bait when you accuse your pro-life opponent of being a misogynist. In two elections this November, Democrats failed to retain seats under seemingly favorable circumstances thanks to poor campaigns based almost entirely on women's issues.

She May Not Want to, But We Need Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

No one else can more effectively reshape the message and policy agenda of the Democratic Party, and there's no better way for her to do so than with the platform of a White House run.

Watch: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this turbulent midterm election year, two academics decided to practice what they preached. They left the classroom, confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, and tried to replace moneyed interests with the public interest.

Mandate: Nearly 60 Percent of Voters Worry About Climate Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The important lesson from all of this is that leaders in Washington shouldn't start believing their own press releases. Go ahead and claim voters endorsed everything you stand for, but don't start acting like it's true. The American people did not suddenly decide they don't care about clean air, clean water, and a healthy climate.

Mark Assini Concedes To Incumbent Louise Slaughter In New York Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Republican Mark Assini conceded to incumbent Louise Slaughter (D) on Wednesday in the race to represent New York's 25th District. After a final tal...

Louise Slaughter Defeats Mark Assini In Unexpectedly Close New York Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) was re-elected to Congress on Wednesday after Republican Mark Assini conceded the race over a week after the general electio...

A Citizen's Plea

Terry Newell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Most Americans, if we can trust the polls, think our country is on the wrong track. They also seem to think that someone else put us there. Washington knew better. If America is failing, it is because we are failing to be what he knew we should and could be.

Progressives Have a Winning Economic Narrative -- and Democrats Who Used It Won

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The point of a narrative is to give people an explanation of what they are experiencing that includes what is wrong, who is responsible, and what we can do about it. Take a look at two explanations of what's happening that are very similar but different in important ways.

That Which Doesn't Kill Us...

Michael Brune | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Yes, the election hurt. We feared it would be bad -- and it was worse. By now we've all heard the analyses of how and why the Democratic Party gave up control of the Senate and lost a bunch of other races around the country. For the Sierra Club, it's especially painful.

Here's Why Life Would Be Way Better If You Were In Charge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy

You had us at Diet Oreos. Since we just went through Midterm Elections, Jimmy Fallon made this week's hashtag #IfIWasInCharge to see what you would...

The American People Have Punished Obama For His Weakness

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Republican-dominated Congress intends to rob Obama of the means to achieve a legacy, which Obama plans to weave through the nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down.

Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Duck and Cover: Surviving the Republican 'Purge' to Come

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

My liberal friends and I prepared for Election Day like survivalists. Or like some folks did back in the "duck and cover" days when people had those bunkers supposedly filled with provisions enough to last 'til the radioactive dust settled after the nuclear holocaust we were so sure was just around the corner.

Religious Extremists Did Not Derail This Election

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

President Obama should take this all to heart. He was a president who started with such great promise and now he's been clobbered at the polls.

The End of the Big Oil and Gas Game Has Come

Woodrow Clark | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Woodrow Clark

When the world's major financial institutions start to do serious, accurate, research science and measure the declining costs of renewable energy verse the rising costs of fossil fuels, it becomes easier to understand the monumental impact that the Green Industrial Revolution is having.

Crowdsource Your Remote and Save Democracy

Mark Boslough | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Boslough

I know there are many gifted app programmers who care about the future of our democracy. I won't write the specifications for you, but I would also like to be able to adjust the settings. Can I pre-select something to appear on my screen during the ad?

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

Corporate Triumphs, Progressive Victories and the Roadmap for a Democratic Revival

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Tuesday's Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP's triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

Brad Ashford Defeats Republican Rep. Lee Terry In Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democratic Nebraska state Sen. Brad Ashford defeated Republican Rep. Lee Terry in the state's 2nd District, according to the Associated Press. The ...

Lee Terry Loses Re-Election To Democrat Brad Ashford

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) was defeated by Democratic state Sen. Brad Ashford in the state's 2nd District, according to the Associated Press. The Om...

Dannel Malloy Election Results: Tom Foley Concedes Race To Incumbent Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) defeated Republican businessman Tom Foley in one of the nation's most closely watched gubernatorial contests. F...