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Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is now the conservative Party.

The Linguistic Legacy of American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

For all the legacies that American politics has bequeathed to the world, one that rarely gets acclaim is its linguistic legacy. Many words that originated from American politics have permeated our general lexicon.

America's Baldest Presidents

Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Hello everyone! The presidential election is Tuesday, which means it's time for HuffPost College's original series "President's Korner." In this editi...

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

Paradise Lost

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

There is a cloud hanging over upstate New York. Many of the 62 counties which comprise the state are an economic wasteland. There is not enough business activity to provide jobs for the population.

Unelectable Past Presidents: Part 1 of 3

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The following are the first nine of twenty-seven American presidents that would not be electable today. It is interesting to ponder what the fate of these men would be in the 21st century.

Unfortunately, Anger Works

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

If its horror can lead us to constructive change in ourselves and our society, a glimmer of silver lining might yet emerge from the attempted political assassination in Arizona.

The Governor's Speech

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The wrenching disappointments of the Spitzer and Paterson administrations are now behind us; the ever-mounting budget deficit is before us.

Presidential Narratives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Pundits have attacked Obama for losing track of his "presidential narrative,", but no one attacked Franklin Pierce for veering from his sodoku theme. The times have changed, haven't they?

Presidential Facial Hair: The Good, The Bad And The Grizzly (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard...