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Voters Look for Community Not Self Interest

Matthew Dowd | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

After every election there is a discussion from analysts concerning their confusion of why voters would vote against their self-interest.

Where Are the Democrats and Their Values?

Gerry Myers | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

A red state cannot turn purple without the addition of blue. This last election, only one-third of the country spoke. The majority were vocal, passionate conservatives who always come out to vote... rain or shine.

Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

James Zogby | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudes toward major issues of concern facing the United States.

This Election Proved We Need More Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts in Politics

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

In effect, a candidate's recovery status can be a sort of shorthand for their value system and personal code. A shorthand that, when expanded, should mean a lot more to voters than the empty campaign promises and vitriolic attack ads we have come to settle for.

Duck and Cover: Surviving the Republican 'Purge' to Come

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

My liberal friends and I prepared for Election Day like survivalists. Or like some folks did back in the "duck and cover" days when people had those bunkers supposedly filled with provisions enough to last 'til the radioactive dust settled after the nuclear holocaust we were so sure was just around the corner.

Leveling The Playing Field

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.

How the GOP Won and Worse Plans to Continue to Win

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Democrats' tepid and belated "get out the vote" drives, scare ads, and appearances on black radio stations proved weak and ineffectual. At the same time, the GOP banked on the steady vote of older, white and conservative voters. It was a good bank that paid off.

Kate Sheppard

Voters Say They Want Action On Climate Change Even If It's Not A Top Issue This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A plurality of likely voters in Tuesday's election thinks that climate change is happening as a result of human activity and supports th...

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.

If You're Dissatisfied With the Country's Direction? Vote

Atiba Madyun | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

A year ago, Americans were chomping at the bit for an opportunity to vote against those responsible for the government shutdown that cost the government and businesses an estimated 24 billion in lost economic output.

The Power of Your Vote

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch's tidal wave of money can corrupt our democracy, but we must not abet it with our silence. We must go the polls and elect leaders who will protect the air we breathe and build a more sustainable future for our children.

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Kate Sheppard

Younger Voters Like Pro-Environment Candidates, But May Not Show Up To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Young voters are much more likely than senior citizens to say they'll vote for candidates who support cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

Why Candidates Shouldn't Ignore Asian-American Voters

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population, and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.

Bill Clinton Returns To Arkansas To Energize Voters

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas on Monday for two days of rall...

Kendall Jenner Just Made A Really Good Point

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Model Kendell Jenner, who rose to fame as a member of the Kardashian clan, proved just how easy it is to register to vote, even for Americans not in t...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

The Dictatorship of Consumption

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Jacques Attali

Forgetting the real world is never a good omen. It always come to mind. It is therefore urgent to reconnect with it. It is even what we should first teach to children: Commodity consumption should no longer be the ultimate goal of our societies, and all work should be an art of creation. We are far from it.

Ballot-Measure Wording Often Unclear, Incomplete

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Issues with neutrality in wording choices are just one part of the battle when it comes to ballot measures. Missing or incomplete information is another issue that can taint voter decision-making.

Voice Analytics: Stripping Politicians Bare?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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...

Got Science? Reasons for Hope About Political Polarization

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Seth Shulman

In America, science and democracy were forged together from the start. It's no accident that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, and George Washington were all citizen scientists. It has proved a powerful partnership ever since.

America: How We Look Now

Jessie Tromberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessie Tromberg

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate American independence, always makes me remember the old Saturday Evening Post magazine with its cover paintings of idyllic American life. Last month -- on June 3, to be precise -- I believe I actually lived one of those covers.

Eric Cantor's Defeat - The Tyranny of the Tiny Few

Richard Greener | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Greener

Looks like the pundits are all wrong, again. Looks like all the analysis is once more misplaced and incorrect. Eric Cantor did not lose to a Tea Party groundswell.