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Why Facts Are Not Enough

Lee LeFever | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Lee LeFever

It's easy to assume that facts can stand on their own, that the mere existence of fact will win any argument or change someone's mind. But facts need help. If we want facts to be more powerful and effective, we need to consider how we package and explain them.

John Celock

Orly Taitz Needs Help | John Celock | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Birther activist Orly Taitz has posted a call on her website for volunteers to help compile a list of state officials with whom she plans to file obje...

An Agenda for Revitalizing Our Democracy

Richard Kirsch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

This election was ample reminder of the myriad ways we urgently need to fix our democracy.

Parenting and the Electoral System

Grant Calder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Grant Calder

No matter how many times I explain it to them, my kids can't seem to grasp that the people's choice in the world's oldest democracy is not necessarily the one who assumes the country's highest office, but they're only 10 (twins).

Election Polls and Predictions vs. Democracy

David S. Abraham | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
David S. Abraham

Polls are not just about winning and losing a specific race; they gauge public sentiment. And if less people are willing to go to the polls as they "know" the result, we lose that perspective.

What Investors Can Learn From the Election

Dan Solin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Investing responsibly and intelligently means paying attention to peer reviewed data and ignoring the pundits. Market returns are yours for the asking. The securities industry is hoping you won't ask.

Election Day Shenanigans

Chris Enloe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen
Chris Enloe

I still have one remaining question: What exactly is this hope and change thing the President keeps mentioning?

Do Your Kids Understand The Voting Process?

Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Election Day takes place in the U.S. every November, but this past ...

Romney 'Shellshocked' By Loss

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans search for reasons why they came up short in Tuesday's elections, anonymous Mitt Romney advisers have described what it w...

Logic From a Republican Who Can Accept a Loss

Tim Young | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tim Young

I am so tired of the illogical map of America argument that my Republican friends who can't handle a loss are making.

Can and Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?

Quora | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Eddie Xue, student at MIT Should? Yes, and most voters seem to agree. The are historical reasons wh...

RIP GOP in Florida, as State Becomes True Blue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Florida is no longer a red, southern state, but instead second New York State, a Democratic stronghold where a large minority of its citizens believes in the concept of federal supremacy and subsists on the largesse of big government.

Pollster Predictive Performance, 51 out of 51

Simon Jackman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Simon Jackman

If Florida stays in the Obama column, we will have called each state correctly: 51 out of 51, and the Obama Electoral College count bang on 332.

The Big Romney Electoral College Win Forecast That Fizzled

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 01.08.2013 | Denver

The University of Colorado political science professor who mined economic data to predict that Republican nominee Mitt Romney would win the presidenti...

Romney Wins in a Landslide (Not!)

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
D. Sidney Potter

As Chinese Communist Chairman Mao stated in 1957, "let a thousand flowers bloom." This statement was issued as an alleged initiative to deliberately ...

Misperceptions of the U.S. Election

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

While the U.S. election is a peaceful affair, untouched by corruption, it is still not the democratic affair which I had perceived it to be.

In the Trenches of Democracy

Robert Watson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Watson

It shouldn't take a terrible hurricane in the northeast or partisan effort in Florida to remind us that the health of American democracy rests, in part, in the integrity of our election system.

'I Trust the People'

Bob Liff | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Bob Liff

The answer is not to do away with the Electoral College, but to change, like what exists in Nebraska and Maine, where two Electoral College votes are awarded to the winner of the state's popular vote, and the rest allocated based on congressional districts.

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

America is already sobering. Come Wednesday, Obama will no longer be an embattled incumbent, just President Obama once more. Romney will still be Romney.

Electoral College Mysteries Revealed

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The Electoral College will dominate the airwaves and the headlines on Election Day Tuesday. But what exactly is the Electoral College? Below is a quic...

Pollster Predictions: 91.4% Chance Obama Wins, 303 or 332 EVs

Simon Jackman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Simon Jackman

We might pick up a few very late polls this election morning, but even so, it is well and truly time to list some forecasts. The model confidently predicts that Obama wins the election, with the probability of 270 Electoral College votes or more now up to 91.4 percent.

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

Chart Dump!: Swings, Probabilities, Electoral College Counts, Raw Data

Simon Jackman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman


Oh, to Live in a Battleground State

Andy Brack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Brack

Every four years about this time in the presidential election cycle, I yearn to live in a battleground state, a place where I would be spoiled with superpowers. Hour-by-Hour Guide to Election Night 2012 Part 2: 6:00-8:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

6:00 p.m. polls close in most of Indiana and just over half of Kentucky. If one candidate is doing well enough against the projections, the networks could call the Indiana statewide races soon after 6 p.m.