Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meredith Haberfeld: Election Hangover

Posted by Meredith Haberfeld On November - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
It's so easy for all of us to fall into an, "I'll get to it" paradigm, until the moment is upon us... even when we know better.

5 Reasons Why Puerto Rico Won’t Become The 51st State

Posted by The Huffington Post On November - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This week’s vote on Puerto Rico’s status, in which the largest share of votes supported statehood, got a lot of people wondering whether the island...
I'm struggling today with how to best move forward, given my friends who say that they support me but voted for policies and people who work to deny me my equality. I find myself questioning whom I want in my life and whom I don't.

Yes, Obama Won a Mandate

Posted by Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic On November - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Cohn, The New RepublicFour more years. Four more years. Four more years … of what? That’s pretty much the way the political conversation went Tuesday night, at least based on what I saw on television. Just minutes after t...
Here's some free advice to Republicans: starting right now, get off the "traditional marriage" bus as fast as you can. If the election showed anything, it's that the demographic tide is turning against you. Big time.

Turnout, Racial Composition Will Decide the Election

Posted by Gerald Seib, WSJ On November - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gerald Seib, WSJThe presidential campaign has wrapped up pretty much the way smart folks in both parties expected all along: It's close, with the outcome dependent more on whose partisans are loyal on Election Day than on how many voters changed ...

Pelosi Focused On Election, Mum On Future

Posted by Reuters On November - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
* Democrats say she would keep leader job if she chooses * Pelosi says "no way on Earth" Romney will win By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON,...

Justin Frank: Wanting to Know… and Not

Posted by Justin Frank On November - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
When push comes to shove, Americans are far more like Obama than Romney. And herein lies the paradox: many of us plan to vote for someone fundamentally different from ourselves, who doesn't know what we know. Sandy put this paradox into bold relief.

Craig Crawford: Obama, the Why-Not Argument

Posted by Craig Crawford On November - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The best case for President Obama's re-election is why not keep trying. Things could be worse had he not bailed out big business and shoved...
Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the McMahon/Murphy US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election...
"Climate change made Storm Sandy more intense. Climate change is responsible for dozens of deaths and billions of dollars of damage. And it is going to get worse."
Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Berkley/Heller US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election...

Mitt’s Pennsylvania Play: Strength or Weakness?

Posted by Jeremy Peters, NYT On November - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jeremy Peters, NYTFirst there was quiet. Then came the “super PACs.” Now the candidate is on his way. In a striking last-minute shift, the Romney campaign has decided to invest its most precious resource — the candidate&a...

Arianna Huffington: The Election Issue

Posted by Arianna Huffington On November - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In the election issue of Huffington magazine this week, Dan Froomkin revisits some of the idealists who supported Barack Obama in 2008 and finds them "chastened by the reality that Obama is a politician, not an activist." Elsewhere in the issue, Ben Hallman drills down on the foreclosure crisis, and Jon Ward puts the spotlight on the debate that gave new life to the floundering Romney campaign.

Prospects Brighten As Dems Appear Poised To Foil GOP Mission

Posted by Washington Post On October - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Here’s another reason to be cautiously optimistic about the way the political winds are blowing: With Dems seemingly on track to hang on to the...
John Koster, a Republican congressional candidate in Washington state, said Sunday that "the rape thing" is not a good enough reason for a woman to...

Swing State Polls Break for the President

Posted by Joan Walsh, Salon On October - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Joan Walsh, SalonWeirdly, Mitt Romney was counting on a “wave” of anti-Obama voters to carry him to victory Nov. 6. But the waves have all gone President Obama’s way, and I’m not making a tasteless Sandy joke. W...
Two former members of the Bush administration may have inadvertently acted as a buffer for the president, driving a wedge between the attacks from Republicans...

Chris Weigant: 2012 Electoral Math — One Week Out

Posted by Chris Weigant On October - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.

The Yes Men: A Child’s Guide to Enjoying Hurricane Sandy

Posted by The Yes Men On October - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Here are a few guidelines to making sure you and your parents enjoy the big storm, as well as the many more likely to be coming your way by the time you're grown up.

Romney Cancels Trip Ahead Of Major Storm

Posted by AP On October - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
BY STEVE PEOPLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney has canceled plans to campaign in New Hampshire this week because of the storm...

Election’s Most Important Issue: ObamaCare

Posted by Ezra Klein, Washington Post On October - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ezra Klein, Washington PostAccording to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 55 percent of registered voters say the outcome of this election will make “a great deal of difference” in their lives. That’s a 10 per...

WATCH: David Stern: Obama’s ‘Not That Good’ At Basketball

Posted by Timothy Stenovec On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
David Stern, the NBA commissioner, weighed in recently on President Barack Obama's basketball game. And he wasn't too complementary. "He's not that good." Stern told...

Wayne Self: No, Don’t Defriend Me; Just Don’t Vote

Posted by Wayne Self On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The run-up to an election is a trying time for friendships, especially for LGBT people who feel personally attacked when their friends vote for anti-equality candidates. Some of us find ourselves saying "please defriend me." This open letter to a friend tries to find another way.