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Partisan Politics

In the Political Game Today, Divided We Fall

FSView | Posted 06.03.2012 | College

Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.

Starbucks CEO: 'We Cannot Wait For Washington'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

One captain of industry says it's time to put the nation's economy ahead of corporate profits and partisan squabbling. Starbucks CEO Howard Schult...

Examining the Democratic Mechanisms of Political Parties

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.12.2012 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

One could argue that the existence of different political parties makes little difference. This is because regardless of the initial political stance of the winning candidate or party, in most cases they will identify the same electoral issues and often adopt similar measures in response.

The Public Sees Members of Congress as Fools or Knaves

Ed Koch | Posted 01.22.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What has happened to us that we no longer seem to elect leaders at all levels of government who create confidence?

The Way it Was

James Zogby | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

As I have listened to the increasingly harsh political rhetoric coming from Republicans, I have thought back to a special night in early 2009 and the spirit of cooperation ushered in by our newly elected president, and wondered where it all went.

On Leadership: Jobs, Confidence and Debating Obama

John Hope Bryant | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Increasingly, Americans don't want a debate dominated by the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, but the Get it Done Party. They simply want someone to show they can get it done, preferably working together.

Has America Lost the Ability to Consider New Ideas?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

I am beginning to wonder whether American politics has become so fractured, contentious, and partisan, and the American voter so entrenched in her or his respective position, that it is no longer possible to present new ideas.

Help Wanted!

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Roger Fransecky

It's September. As you return to life's classroom, prepare for the teacher's question: "How was your summer?" Don't ask!

All the Mr. Potters Getting You Down? Focus on the George Baileys Around You

Tom Gerdy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

As this challenging year ends, it is important that we commit to teaching the Mr. Potters in our lives what is truly important. If we strive to become more like George Bailey, we can solve many of our challenges.

Lucia Graves

Rep. Paul Ryan Slams White House Over Tax Cuts, Partisanship: 'They Don't Talk To Us' (VIDEO) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, who will chair the House Budget Committee when the GOP takes control of the House next month, slammed the White House fo...

Anger Management

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The GOP won the 2010 election by prioritizing fiscal concerns above public health. Sure, money is important, but is that all that America is about?

Is the Chamber of Commerce a Subversive Organization?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Local chapters would do well to reject the national Chamber of Commerce's politically subversive activities by shedding the national body and continuing their good work with members in their own communities.

Disgruntled 2010 Voters Are All Polaroid's Fault

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.

Conservatives Blocking Reagan's Security Strategy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

October 1 marks 18 years since the U.S. Senate approved Reagan's Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. It also marks the 300th day since that treaty expired, cutting off U.S. weapons inspectors' access to Russian nuclear sites.

Mr. President: Bring us Together... Yes, You Can

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. President: I urge you to reject the conventional-wisdom advice to wage a partisan campaign, attacking the "just say no" Republicans and blaming many of our problems on the prior administration.

Kagan's Nomination Shows Life Tenure is a Recipe for Partisanship

Alain L. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alain L. Sanders

Long gone are the days when Presidents would on occasion nominate candidates of the other party, and Senate confirmation could be largely free of ideological trench warfare.

Forcing Politicians to Listen: Dissent, Rebellion and All-Around Hell-Raising

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

If the American people really want change they can believe in, they should start by putting politics aside and reclaiming their rightful place in the dialogue.

So We Marched -- Now What?

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Rumor has it that the same politicians who promised our community immigration reform in return for votes are now asking the community to hold off until the next election.

WCF: Supporting women, not party politics

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

June is a crucial month for women on the campaign trail. In tomorrow's primary, WCF endorsed candidates Krystal Ball, Roxanne Conlin, Karen Bass, and ...

"Democratic Discourse": Reflections in the Pakistani Mirror

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Rachel Maddow Slams Orrin Hatch, Stolen Valor Act Would Punish Blumenthal, Not Mark Kirk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate race has been dramatic from the beginning. First, Barack Obama was elected President, vacating the seat. Then, former Illinois Gov...

Left, Right & Center: Why is America This Deeply Polarized?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Partisan divisions in the country have never seemed so extreme: on Health Care, on the stimulus and on the Wall Street bailout. But why is there so much anger?

Memorial Day: Flying The American Flag Is Not an Obnoxious Statement

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

How could an American symbol, more iconic than cowboys and apple pie, more American than even the American Bald Eagle, Mount Rushmore or the Monument, have been abducted by a particular brand of politics?

Bartlet for President

John Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Vorhaus

The left should be shouting righteous indignation at every Beck-O'Reilly-Tea Party departure from reason and sanity we encounter. We should defend our president. Above all, we should stop apologizing for Obama.

Republicans Use Military as a Stage Prop (Yet Again)... And This Time May Break the Law

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

You did not have to be paying much attention during last night's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address to notice a young Army Staff Sergeant.