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Left Out! It Just Aint Right! The Extreme Center Needs to Be Heard

Peter Merriman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Merriman

If we are ever to get back to a government that can have the faith of the American people, we need to limit the extremists in Congress. Today, only 50 of the 435 house seats are competitive districts according to former Senator Bill Bradley.

The Adelsons and Super PACS Are a Fair Counter to Incumbency

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Before we attack outside investment that might give a challenger some hope of prevailing, perhaps we should first discuss the need for terms limits or some other equalizing factor.

Implicit Consent: Congress and You

Sam Colt | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Sam Colt

You might think that with such low approval ratings, Americans would be stalking the ballot box, waiting to vote out their dysfunctional leaders, right?

What Obama Can Learn From Sarkozy's Defeat

Sophie Meunier | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Sophie Meunier

Despite a few fundamental differences, some of the lessons from Sunday's defeat of French president Nicolas Sarkozy can be transposed to the American context and worry Barack Obama.

Jason Linkins

Let's Start Hyping "Anti-Incumbent Rage" Again!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

During the run-up to the 2010 election, people who regularly consumed political punditry were told frequently to expect a wave of anti-incumbent fury ...

The Fool's Game of Anti-Incumbency

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We have a system that does not reward who gets the most and best legislation passed. Our system rewards the congressman who raises money most effectively.

Jason Linkins

Will 2010 Really Be An 'Anti-Incumbent' Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things you'll hear the political media blathering about for the next few months is that the 2010 election season is shaping up to be a bad year for incumbents. But what does an "anti-incumbent" year look like?