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The New Aristocracy

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

Humans lust for power. It's in their very nature. The Constitution checks this power, diffusing it away from individual persons and individual groups or factions. This is why it is so important to protect this document -- and why it has been defended by great statesmen and heroic soldiers.

Biden Returning To Key Presidential State

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of th...

Jeb Bush Advisers: Former Florida Governor Hasn't Ruled Out A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

A run for the presidency may still be in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's future. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Republican strate...

Turkey Votes in Erdogan and Votes Out Its Founding Ideology

Galip Dalay | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Galip Dalay

As Erdoğan changes his role from being the Prime Minister and the chairman of the Justice and Development Party to being the president of the Republic, he has struck a conciliatory tone by recognizing the content and imperatives of his new job.

Rick Perry Heads To New Hampshire With 2016 In Mind

AP | RIK STEVENS | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first...

Reince Priebus: GOP Isn't 'Stuck' Like Democrats Are

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he feels "great" about the GOP's chances in 2016 because "we've got a lot of options." "...

Reflections on Hillary Clinton in a Time of War

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

I'll tell you why I support Hillary: one photo, one expression, one flinging up of her hands in consternation. The moment was when U.S. forces final...

Howard Fineman

Bill Clinton Launches Charm Offensive For Alison Lundergan Grimes In Coal Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's a good thing for embattled Democrats here in Kentucky that Bill Clinton loves to play golf. Because he does, and because hi...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 preside...

Voice Analytics: Stripping Politicians Bare?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I'm standing in the election booth, ready to select America's next president. It's Tuesday, November 8, 2016. I've been barraged by polling and am s...

Campaign To 'Draft Manchin' For 2016 Presidential Race Drawing Attention

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contemplating a run for president? Politico seems to think maybe. Its morning Huddle email newsletter on Wednesday p...

Let's Strengthen - Not Endanger - Iowa's First-in-the-Nation Caucuses in 2016

Jean Hessburg | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jean Hessburg

The number one goal of Democrats looking to reform the Iowa presidential caucuses should be simple: Don't mess up a good thing.

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Disrupting Hillary

John Feffer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Seven years later, Clinton is considering another run at the presidency. Once again, she is the dominant brand in the marketplace, the one to beat.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

Is It Time to Implement a National Popular Vote in Presidential Elections?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?

20 Percent of a Country Enslaved: A Cry for Mauritania

Mary David | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Although he was born free, Biram Dah Abeid and his family know well the pain of slavery. Dah Abeid and his family are from the West African country of Mauritania.

An Open Letter to President Sisi

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

For too long, we in the Arab world have been cursed by having to choose between either secular authoritarianism (mostly led by military rulers) or a religious authoritarianism, disguised as a democracy-loving party or entity.

All Hillary, All the Time

Mike Smith | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

All Hillary, All the Time

Why Karl Rove Is Wrong About Hillary

David Helfenbein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
David Helfenbein

As Karl Rove keeps droning on and on, I think it is time that someone corrects the record. His latest piece on how it is "tough for a party to win a t...

Turkey: A Model for the Islamic World or One for Regional Hegemony?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Will Erdogan be elected as Turkey's next president, and succeed in his attempts for transforming the presidency?

Rand Paul: Voter ID Is Great, Just Don't Talk Too Much About It

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes voter ID laws are perfectly fine, just as long as Republicans don't speak too loudly about them. The Kentucky Repub...

State's Top Republican Hopes To 'Draft Mitt' For 2016

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A group of Republicans is looking to "draft" former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the 2016 race. Utah State Republican Party Chairman ...

For Rand Paul, Ted Cruz And Other Presidential Contenders, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest prep work for a presidential campaign, Rand Paul is conspicuously courting moderate and establishment Republicans wh...

Hillary For President 2016, Not Hillary For Grandma

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Mitt Romney was surrounded by grandkids during his presidential run and no one ever ventured the question, let alone the thought, that he might not be a good grandfather or was not involved enough in their lives. But 66, for a woman in the political arena (and other arenas as well), is a different story. Unlike a man, a woman's "shelf-life" seems to be limited when she is described, even in her 60s, as a grandmother.