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Hofstra Debate

People With Guns Kill People and Children

Alan Singer | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Alan Singer

Between 1982 and 2012 over the course of three decades there were 62 mass murders in the United States using firearms. They have taken place in thirty states. The killers had in their possession 142 guns. At least three-fourths of these weapons had been obtained legally.

(WATCH) Secrets Of The Presidential Debates: Host-School Profs Provide Post-Debate Analysis

Posted 10.29.2012 | College

There's no doubt that this month's presidential debates had a major impact on the race for the Oval Office in 2012. President Barack Obama's lethargic...

A Matter of Purpose

Jack Noland | Posted 12.23.2012 | Teen
Jack Noland

Should President Obama win reelection in less than three weeks, this debate may go down as a turning point in this momentous and historic campaign.

Why Colleges Do (And Don't) Want To Host A Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.22.2012 | College

Hosting a presidential debate isn't cheap. The cost of playing host for Lynn University, the Boca Raton, Fla. site of Monday's third and final pre...

What Makes Presidential Debates Great: Lessons for the Final Debate

Meena Bose | Posted 12.21.2012 | College
Meena Bose

Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the final presidential debate. The high stakes show the continuing importance of public opinion in American democracy.

Want to Get Past Romney's Lies About Women's Rights? Look to the Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney's dangerous agenda, whatever it is, would last for four years. His right-wing Supreme Court could last for forty years. That's a scary thought for anyone who cares about the rights of women.

Keeping Score at the Debates: Breaking Down the Town Hall Tussle That Boiled Over

Lea Black | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Lea Black

Who knew the Real Housewives would be outdone for TV drama on a political stage? The showdowns between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney have made them increasingly like the Real Housewives of Presidential Politics.

Let's Have Town Halls After the Elections

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The citizens' assembly, being non-governmental and community-based, would have no power to compel their participation. But I think very few would refuse. Who knows, maybe C-SPAN would want to cover it.

LISTEN: The Top 10 Lines From The 2nd Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's statement on "binders full of women" was the top soundbite from the second presidential debate, according to soundbite platform Hark.com...

Obama Could've Closed the Deal Last Night... But Didn't

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Last night the president still left unsaid what he plans to do in his second term. Romney, on the other hand, trumpets a clear message of hope and of change.

'No One -- Man Or Woman -- Could Have Done It Better'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen

Partially as the result of the dedicated efforts of three teenage girls, a woman -- Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent -- was chosen t...

Arthur Delaney

Undecided Debate Questioner Rates The Candidates' Answers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Carol Goldberg waited a long time to ask a short question. Goldberg arrived at Hofstra University for the second presidential debate at 8:30 a.m. o...

Empty Suit

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

This was the debate that finally exposed Mitt Romney as an empty suit running a campaign that is disingenuous at its core. The president exposed to millions of Americans just how hollow Romney's claims are.

The Top Ten Lines From the Second Presidential Debate

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

It's true, you really should watch the entire debate (or at least read the transcript), but for those of you who don't have the time, or want to re-live last night, here are the top ten lines from the 2012 Hofstra Presidential Debate.

Courtroom Drama of Truth and Lies

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Dramatic plots turn on epiphanic moments of revelation. Republicans know how to lie with statistics, but they may find it difficult to resist a dramatic moment of moral truth last night.

Obama Is Back

Robert Reich | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Tuesday night our president was articulate and forceful -- in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs. He defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second term.

'TOON: The 800 Pound Immigrant No One Seems To See

Posted 10.16.2012 | Latino Voices

It is anyone's fault? Maybe, maybe not. But one thing is for sure, despite their use of immigration reform and border security as issues to galvanize ...

Democracy Now! Hosts 2-Hour Third Party Presidential Debate After Obama and Romney Battle at Hofstra University

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Just hours after President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a secretly negotiated town-hall debate, Democracy Now! breaks t...

Town Hall Audience, Don't Blow This Amazing Opportunity by Asking the Same Boring Questions!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Everything in life has a scientific component. Virtually none of the questions asked by moderators have contained a scientific component. Be a hero: ask these questions for your country and the world!

(WATCH) Why Are Debates On College Campuses? Hofstra Historian Explains

Posted 10.15.2012 | College

Hofstra University will host the second debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney -- and the third debate between the Democratic and ...

New Day, New Debate: Show Us Your Photos Of New York State

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Last week, in preparation for the vice-presidential debate in Danville, we asked HuffPost readers to send in their photos of Kentucky -- to show off t...

Free Education and More Jobs in 400 Words

Carl Gibson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

We're doomed to have never-ending deficits and wars until we allow alternative ideas into the mainstream conversation.

Questions for Mitt and Barack at the Hofstra Presidential Debate

Alan Singer | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Alan Singer

Even though I do not support either of the major party candidates, I do not think I will be invited to ask my questions. In case any of the "undecided citizens" chosen by Gallup are reading this, these are the questions I hope you get a chance to ask.

Hofstra University Prepares for Political Sizzle in October

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

Will students engage in the upcoming presidential elections in the definitive way they did for Obama in '08? The general perception in the media is that they might not.

New York Needs 50,000 Green Votes

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The New York gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University turned into a seven-ring circus. One of my Hofstra students compared it to a SNL skit. However...