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Election Monitor: Why This Election Comes Down to Two Days in October

Steve Lombardo | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

While the Republican convention may have strengthened Romney's position with the base, it did little to expand his coalition. The momentum from "You didn't build that" has been halted.

Let's Hear it for (and From) the Ladies: Top 10 Moments for Women at the DNC

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Weeks before the Democratic National Convention, I lamented the lack of women's voices slated for prime speaking roles in Charlotte, wondering aloud on these pages, "Where are the women?"

JSA at the 2012 RNC

Caroline Bourque | Posted 11.12.2012 | Teen
Caroline Bourque

Despite the threat of Hurricane Isaac, thousands of supporters flocked to Tampa to participate in the primary of what many consider the most significant election in American history.

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

The Road of Good Intentions Has Gone Dry as a Bone...

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Donna Jean Freberg

Who can't admit that to lead this country (or any country) is challenging and tiring and, as President Obama said so honestly Thursday night, drives a person to their knees?

A Delegate Balance

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Paul Ryan is an AK-47 of lies. He lies with a such pathological glee that even North Koreans are calling him the "Dear Misleader."

What is 'Net' Working? GuideWell's Journey Into New Territory

Victoria Edwards | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Victoria Edwards

Arianna Huffington and Tom Brokaw took the stage (ARE YOU KIDDING ME?). How amazing is that? The panel talked about the various initiatives startups, nonprofits and other companies are taking in order to address the job crisis.

It's the Cult of Mom

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Politicians are hoping that if they flatter our inner "momliness," we will forget many of them have tried to strip our rights as humans and as women, or at the very least that women are far from equally represented in government.

Hope for Change: A Tale of Two Conventions

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Muqtedar Khan

I wish the Republicans had devoted more energy in trying to humanize their ideas and policies rather than their candidates, especially those who can flip at the drop of a hat.

Karl Rove Pageantry and Democratic National Convention

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

I need to hear more from our president. What do you mean by "move our country forward"? How will you do it? Yes, we know you're human. So am I.

Reckless: How the Republican Solution to the Deficit Problem Will Cripple America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The principal danger in a Romney presidency is in the reckless and contradictory Republican plan for deficit reduction, most of which is pure ideological nonsense.

Our Slow Motion Civil War

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Lincoln is back (Spielberg's Lincoln opens in November), and with him urgent questions: Are we locked in a new form of Civil War in our time? If so, why and what is it about? And where is our own Father Abraham? President Obama, an Illinoisan and Lincoln devotee who launched his own candidacy at the Old State House in Springfield, invoked his hero at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, saying that he, like Lincoln, had learned from his own failings. Of course we are not in a fratricidal war, but much of our politics is eerily reminiscent of Lincoln's time, when the country split in two. Now, as then, the party system is broken and achingly in need of upheaval. As the Civil War approached, the two parties of the era were powerless to resolve the fundamental issue of slavery. Only the rise of a new Republican Party broke the gridlock. We may be reaching a similar point again.

Thousands at DNC Have Synchronized Orgasm, Janitor Furious

El Guapo | Posted 11.10.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

After thousands of attendees broke into a spontaneous synchronized orgasm during the final moment of President Obama's speech, Karl Yamenski, lone janitor at the Time Warner Arena, recognized that this would be a night for the ages.

Contrasting the Two Conventions

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

As an innocent bystander who watched from home and tried to follow the most important prime-time speeches and then channel surfed for different pundit reactions of both conventions, here is my assessment of the two presidential conventions of 2012.

For Convention Junkies: The Flawed Past and Perilous Future

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

A closer look at past Republican and Democratic conventions reveals a significant flaw in the history of our democratic process: brokered conventions in the event no candidate garners a majority of delegates in the primaries and caucuses.

Paul Blumenthal

Fired Up Obama Fundraising Tops Romney In August

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of Barack Obama is back in the lead on the fundraising front after raising $114 million in August. The total, wh...

Tea Baggers are the Opposite of Robin Hood

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
D. Sidney Potter

But in an era of ''low info" voters --- for the right and left and everything in between, this is easier said than done. For the moment, Darwinism is the central tenet of the super extreme right and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Cap'n Mitt and the Pirates of Cracker Bay

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Special taxing districts" are a microcosm of the para-piratical dystopia Republicans would create for the entire country, where corporate rule is supreme and democracy is as faint a memory as oceangoing corsairs.

Michelle Obama, Moms and the Media

Karin Kamp | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

The tough part about this is pretty simple stuff. If the media isn't reporting a problem, it's much less likely to get solved.

Thoughts On Obama's DNC Speech?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Convention Notebook: Who Cares About Suburban Public Schools?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In a rousing speech to the cheering New York Democratic delegation here Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called New York the "progressive capital of the nation."

Late Night's 19 Funniest Convention Bits

Matt Wilstein | Posted 11.07.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Over the last two weeks, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions dominated the news cycle, so it's no surprise that they each got a lot of ...

Arthur Delaney

DNC Convention Janitors Better Paid Than RNC Convention Janitors

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Party officials did not determine the pay rates for workers at either event, but janitorial staffers at the Democratic National Con...

#16TrillionFail Heard 'Cross the World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Anna Hiatt

Twitter was ablaze Wednesday night with Clintonian quotes and quips. Suddenly, at the top of the worldwide trending list, #16TrillionFail popped up. But #16TrillionFail was notably different -- for more than one reason.

'Green News Report' - September 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...