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Have We Ever Learned Anything From A Squabble Over A Candidate's Family?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Each of these have made headlines over the years. Not a one gave us an bit of insight about how a given candidate would govern.

Fostering Political Hate: It's a MAD World Out There

Terry Newell | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

During the Cold War, we coined the phrase Mutually Assured Destruction. Campaign politics is an equally MAD world, but its effects are not hypothetical, and mutual deterrence is not working.

Let's Require the Full Monty for Candidate Tax Returns

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

It's great that some candidates are willing to disclose their tax returns (after all sorts of hectoring and moralizing from the media). But it shouldn't be a choice; it should be the law.

No Absolutes: A Shyster's Dream World

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Don't ferret the truth -- because there is no truth. There are only positions and opinions and feelings and beliefs. One opinion is just as valid as the other in the rudderless sea and the clowns have tied down the anchor.

What Science Says About Santorum's 'War On Porn'

Posted 03.25.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/23/2012 01:07 PM EDT on LiveScience With a statement decrying the Obama administ...

Game On for 'Game Change'

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Olga Bonfiglio

My great hope is that this film calls attention to the fatal flaw in our political system where we focus on horse races and winning at any cost all the while ignoring the problems that beg to be addressed.

Sarah Palin Goes Rogue In 'Game Change'

Posted 05.11.2012 | TV

"Game Change" (Sat., 9 p.m. EST on HBO) offered a dramatized look at Sarah Palin's role in the 2008 presidential campaign. The story followed her from...

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

My VP Pick: Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ret. Admiral Williams Owens

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

As indicated in prior blogs and on, I'm running for president on the Americans Elect platform. (If you would like to support my...

Dangerous Moral Cynicism Rears Its Head on Both Sides of the Aisle

Byron Williams | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

It is rather arrogant and contradictory to run for Congress, proclaiming one's hatred for the institution that is Washington, D.C., vowing not to compromise, while promising to change the political tone.

Protect The Boundaries Between Religion And Government

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Across more than 50 years of ministry, the overarching theme of my work has been protecting the boundaries between religion and government because I value both.

Minnesota Couple Finds Super Old Campaign Treasure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

As the 2012 presidential race heats up, a reminder of campaigns past has popped up in an unexpected place. Rob and Christine Winter, owners of Ant...

Paul Blumenthal

Presidential Campaigns' January Fundraising And Spending Numbers Visualized | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Reports about January's fundraising numbers, released on February 20, have focused on two narratives: Mitt Romney's limited fundraising and high burn ...

Election Year Follies: The Disingenuous Jobs Debate

Scott Bittle | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

We're being treated to a morass of slogans and glib promises. Given how crucial this issue is to most Americans, the electorate deserves a lot better. Here's a modest proposal for a franker, productive debate.

Republicans to America's Hungry: "Let Them Eat the Safety Net."

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Richard Schiffman

Childhood hunger is an invisible epidemic. Invisible, because there is no political will in America to address it, or even acknowledge that it exists.

PHOTOS: Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Get-Up, Tim Russert's White Board

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Races for the White House are hardly ever quiet, with voices chiming in from the media, supporters, opponents and, naturally, the politi...

Republican Candidates and Congress Quit Climate Change; Private Sector Counters, Creating Consumer Label

Michael Shank | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Michael Shank

We need more of this kind of innovativeness and initiative. The climate isn't cooling anytime soon and it's clear that climate talks will continue to be inconclusive. So companies and consumers, the ball is in your court.

Sundance Beats American Negativity

Jonathan Littman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Littman

Last week I was flown to the Sundance Film Festival to offer my thoughts on a documentary and discovered anew what I love about America. Robert Redf...

11 Ways To Find Dirt On Politicians

Michael Rejebian | Posted 03.25.2012 | Books
Michael Rejebian

We often find candidates who are in it for all the right reasons, for whom the answer is a resounding Yes. Then there are the others. To help you figure out who is who and what is what, we offer the following handy checklist of potential problem areas.

Another Romney Flip-flop or a Break From Free Market Ideology?

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Is Romney's latest position in support of raising the minimum wage more flip-flopping or a genuine crack in the conservative consensus?

Newt's Angry Ex-Wife May Be Trying to Nail Him, But a Politician's Character Matters

Melanie Batley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Melanie Batley

A national political campaign inevitably drags out the skeletons. The question is whether this is fair game. In other words, is it right for people to care about a politician's conduct in his personal life?

Is Romney´s Campaign Giving Up On Expanding The Latino Vote?

Pilar Marrero | Posted 03.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Pilar Marrero

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced its first Spanish commercial on the same day that it proudly touted the endorsement by Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and the brains behind all of the anti immigrant state laws that are so odious to most Latinos.

I Will Not Suspend My Campaign For President, So Stop Asking

Marvin E. Quasniki | Posted 03.18.2012 | Comedy
Marvin E. Quasniki

Entering the race late gives me an advantage over my esteemed co-candidates and worthless enemies. My delayed candidacy means there's less time to be investigated by the lame-stream media. If Herman Cain had waited to jump into the race, who knows how far he could have gone.

Why The Bain Capital Controversy Is So Damaging To GOP Chances This Fall

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Mitt Romney's career on Wall Street -- which he apparently hoped would allow him to tout his credentials as a "job creator" -- will instead weigh down his election hopes like a massive millstone. There are six reasons why.

Mitt's the One, But Could a Credible Contender Emerge in South Carolina?

Melanie Batley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Melanie Batley

Mitt Romney is the only candidate that doesn't have to run on a whim and a prayer. He looks presidential, he acts presidential, and he's the only one that has even the slightest hope of defeating Obama.