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The Year of the Schizophrenic Voter?

Kevin Price | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Throughout the country, as states voted for Republican candidates for office, they largely voted against GOP policies in their initiative and referendum positions.

Ebola Handling: How Conservatives' Hysterics Compare to Meaningful Responses from Philanthropists, Celebrities, and Doctors

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The Ebola scare provides a cane to help the conservatives who lack any real ideas limp through elections pretending they care for people's best interests. But Americans are not that naive.

Trust in Media Returns to an All-Time Low -- Is Anyone Surprised?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

A recent Gallup poll revealed that Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report "the news fully, accurately, and fairly" has returned to its previous all-time low of 40 percent.

How the Democrats Can Make the Pundits Eat Crow

Curtis Gans | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Despite the dire predictions of the punditry, the Democratic Party has a strong case to make for this fall's midterm elections, and it is -- so far, at least -- failing to make it. But it can.

To Those Predicting Healthcare Reform Failure: The Evidence of Obama's Achievements Shows You're on the Wrong Side of History -- Again

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Today the president's poll numbers are down. Thirty years from now the word "Obamacare" will be right up there with the other things we take for granted as the bedrock of our civil society.

Trayvon and Emmett Misused by Oprah and Beck

Jim Moore | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till died too young, and their families' lives were changed forever; connected over the years by those facts, they share a common bond. Beyond that, there is simply no comparison.

'IDEOLOGICAL CHAOS'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

As Fox News' Megyn Kelly noted earlier on Monday, the bombshell revelations about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs have cre...

Reflections on Dressage and Dancing With Horses in Florida

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports
Georgianne Nienaber

During the last presidential election cycle dressage took a hammering from liberal pundits who circled like jackals around Ann Romney and her Olympic contender, Rafalca. It was heartbreaking to witness such vicious assaults on a sport that offers so much joy to riders from all walks of life.

Life in the Political Center

The State Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
The State Press

I promised myself that I would never reveal who I vote for in elections, and I still abide by that promise. Suffice to say, I got a bigger education after the election than I did in the months leading up to it.

Note to Pundints: Block Those Mispronounciations

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

It's no longer hyperbowlic to say that we must stop the esculation of verbage malpractice from overpaid media pundints who engage in repeated mispronounciations. Too off ten, these incidences are allowed to perculate unchallenged in commentaries and innerviews.

Tarnished Silver

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Nate Silver's numbers tell us where the campaign is at a given moment. And good punditry can tell us how the campaign got there. Even though the statistics maven is riding high now, Nate Silver needs to realize he is only half of the equation.

Why Progressives Should Love Right-Wing Media

Rory O'Connor | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Thanks so much, Roger Ailes -- we couldn't have done it without you! And all praise to George Will, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, et al. -- if not for you, and your legions of credulous friends and followers, we never could have re-elected Barack Obama....

The Future Has Voted

Rosario Dawson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Rosario Dawson

They've come out of the shadows to fight for their families and themselves. And now, the ones who can have shown that they will vote -- and that makes me explosively optimistic about our shared future.

The Clown Parade

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Political junkies among us can allow ourselves a brief moment to gloat at the court jesters whose contempt for our collective intelligence as the presidential campaign came to an end last night and who broke new ground in the realm of Chutzpah even as the votes were being counted.

Who Is Most Pissed Off After This Election

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Ann Coulter helped in her own inimitable, thoughtless, empty, soulless way to help get Barack Obama elected. She created her own self-fulfilling prophecy. Poor Ann Coulter. She must be so pissed off. The heart bleeds.

How to Throw a Winning Election Night Party (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.06.2012 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

2012-11-06-ScreenShot20121106at2.07.11PM.pngAs recent transplants to Toronto from Washington, DC, where we lived just a few miles from the White House, I felt it was my civic duty to host an election night party for my expat friends.

Polls: The Opiate of the Pundits

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Joseph Blady, M.D.

How much of a leap is it to suppose that telling people who's winning the week before the election makes the well-known bandwagon effect influence those who struggle with their polling decisions?

Are Political Pundits Making You Panic?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

What if we just followed this election for ourselves, moment to moment, living in each actual moment as it happens, without checking to see how anyone else on the planet is interpreting that moment? Wouldn't that be a better way to prepare ourselves to cast ballots?

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign In Total Disarray After Thomas Friedman's Devastating Foreign Policy Critique

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

Going into Wednesday night's debate, Mitt Romney has a decent chance to alter the underlying dynamics of the campaign and achieve a somewhat more favorable position to close the gap with President Barack Obama in the remaining weeks of the race. But apparently, this is all for naught, because according to Mark Halperin, Mitt Romney has already lost an utterly critical political constituency, and is probably doomed to wander the earth like a pauper, or whatever: "Mitt Romney decisively loses the Tom Friedman Primary," Halperin tells us. It should be pointed out, though, that Romney's inability to win Friedman's favor and prevent Halperin's ensuing concern is very similar to Romney's alienating the "47 percent" in his famous donor-party remarks, because Friedman and Halperin account for 47 percent of the BS that is written about politics in America.

George Stephanopoulos' Ann Coulter Problem

Michael Keegan | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Michael Keegan

George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC's This Week, appears to have forgotten the difference between provocative discussion and straight-up trolling.

Appalachia by Any Other Name

Ed Hooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.

Conventional Thinking

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many have already commented how the national nominating conventions have morphed over time to become nothing more than protracted infomercials for each party. 'Twasn't always thus, however.

Playing the Pundit

John Feffer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Media
John Feffer

Performance is an essential element of punditry. Savvy pundits know what they want to say before the interviewer even utters the first question, and they rehearse their lines accordingly.

Pundits on Parade

Monica Medina | Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy
Monica Medina

After watching all these pundits talk ad nauseam, I'm ready. I'm ready to take my place at the pundit table. For I've decided I, too, can do this. I can be a pundit and ramble on and on, on just about anything. Go ahead, and try me.

No News Is Bad News

Scott Blakeman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Media
Scott Blakeman

The FCC should require the cable news networks to drop the word "news" from their names. When all you have is a parade of pundits mouthing talking points hour after hour, that's not news. That's entertainment.