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Presidential Debate

WATCH: Reporter Shares New Reason For Obama's Epic Debate Fail

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist Michael Hastings, perhaps best known for his Rolling Stone article that led Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign, told HuffPost Live Tuesday a...

In Praise of Context

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.

Strike A Pose: How Contemporary Artists Play At Politics

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Shouldn't we be skeptical when contemporary art museums aim to act as political as well as cultural players?

The Psycho-Logic of Political Gaffes, and Debate Falsehoods

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

These unfortunate slips are as incomprehensible as they are politically damaging. None of the politicians who commit them are exactly stupid or ill informed. This begs the question, what went wrong?

They Do It Much Better in High School (Debating)

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Being substantive and factual is what makes for good debating. But since the PDC began planning America's all important debates in the '60s, debate templates have undergone real changes in form, and in particular, validity.

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Wants To Have More Presidential Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Now that the presidential debate season is over, don't you miss it? And don't you wish there had been more of them, so many more, each more different ...

Two Year Struggle Staggers to Its End

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

We know America's two-year struggle for power is near its end, but are not so sure about Syria's. The uncertain 'Id al-Adha truce, coming amidst stalemate and slaughter, may yet be a step back from the abyss. It wouldn't have a chance if we were knee-deep in fueling the war.

Voters and Debaters

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Since we are now only a few weeks away from the beginning of the 2016 election season, a refresher as to what to expect during the next four years is in order, and that explanation may help explain how it was that three weeks before the election there were still undecided voters.

Janean Chun

Obama's Odd Attack on Romney's Small Business Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney frequently speaks of helping small businesses, but President Barack Obama has questioned whether his record speaks louder than words. ...

A Debate Tale of Two Candidates: Obama Is Too Laid Back But Romney Is Playing It Safe... Really?

Dee Evans | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

I cannot believe that some in the media are actually trying to pick up on the Republican talking point about President Obama's statement in the final debate about horses and bayonets, just like they sheepishly picked up the Right's talking point about his "not optimal" comment.

Foreign Policy Continuity, No Debate

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Marco Vicenzino

From a broadly international perspective, the presidential debates were unfailingly true to form: lofty rhetoric, limited substance, a selective approach to facts and deliberate avoidance of specifics.

Big Issues Left Out Of Presidential Race

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Of the roughly 50,000 words spoken in this month's three presidential debates, none were ...

Which Mitt Romney Are You Voting For? Do You Really Trust This Guy?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
BlackAndBrownNews

Which Mitt Romney are you voting for? The one who effectively said "F-You" to the 47 percent (including seniors and military veterans)? Or the Mitt who now says he stands up for 100 percent of Americans?

Taking Cues From the Presidential Debates

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Shlomo Slatkin

If we learned anything from the presidential debates, we learned that body language counts. Your gestures and movements speak louder than words. Here are four cues from the presidential and vice-presidential debates on how to strengthen your marriage with your body language.

America's National Insecurity

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.24.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

During this entire debate on foreign policy, we heard relatively little about the impact of our militarized foreign policy on people's lives.

2012 Presidential Debate #3 Wrap: Shock and Awe, More Like Kumbaya

Roger King | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Roger King

Foreign policy was the theme of the third and final debate of the 2012 presidential cycle. With all the theatrical combat of the previous debate still fresh in voters' minds, one might think this final tête-à-tête would escalate and go nuclear.

Get Active! Get Engaged! Get Informed!

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Ivanley Noisette

The 24-hour news cycle is not always conducive to objective truth-seeking. Instead, it is often more proficient at focusing on surface generalizations and reaching premature and sometimes baseless conclusions.

WATCH: BET Airs Anti-Obama Commercial

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

With the third and final debate concluding on Monday evening, the next two weeks will be viewed as a crucial period for both candidates. And as expect...

The Romney Deduction 'Bucket' List

Marion Just | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Marion Just

How is Gov. Romney going to fulfill the promise he made twice during the first debate -- "I will not, under any circumstances, increase taxes on the middle class"?

GOP Heavyweights: Mitt Romney Missed Crucial Points On Iraq, Benghazi During Final Debate

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

With President Barack Obama by many accounts emerging as the winner in the third and final presidential debate Monday, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Ne...

Last Shot of Obama and Romney

Elana Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Elana Ashley

"Appearing on a news blog yesterday afternoon, the use of the title 'Last Shot' for the evening's debaters Obama and Romney was clearly a semantic pla...

Obama, Mitt Romney Race To Finish Line Ahead Of Election Day

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER AND KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DELRAY BEACH, Fla. With just two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama on Tuesday...

Nonverbal Behavior of the Third Presidential Debate: See What Your Ears Missed

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

The polls seem to be saying that Obama was the moderate winner of the third presidential debate. But, why? Nonverbal hints can give us evidence to why Obama performed slightly better than Romney.

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

CARTOON: Romney's Facts Don't Check Out

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Although last night's final debate wasn't quite the heated showdown we saw the second time the presidential candidates faced off, it was entertaining ...