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Listen to My 94-Year-Old Father Discuss This Year's Presidential Election #TalkToMe

My 94-year-old dad, Nick, discusses nearly a hundred years of presidential history over the course of his lifetime, and this year's election. Oh, and the "shapely" girls of Fox News' Outnumbered. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Goodbye to the Donkeys and Elephants

I've always found the image of the lonely sanitation man cleaning up in the wake of the circus an apt one for presidential campaigns. Now that the 2016 circus of elephants and donkeys has departed New York - and left tons of policy debris...Show More Summary

Choice of Khalilzad Does Not Inspire Confidence in Trump's Isolationism : But is Trump Better on Foreign Policy than Hillary the "Hawk"?

Donald J. Trump unveiled his foreign policy program this past week in a speech in New York, claiming he wanted to put America first and would not go abroad in search of enemies, suggesting that foreign aggression would not be his first...Show More Summary

How the Investing in Opportunity Act Could Help Distressed Communities

Last year I joined the Policy Council of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan organization that advocates policies that will empower entrepreneurs and make the economy more dynamic. I was excited to do so, in part because I find Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Salon Goes Off the Rails

Yesterday, after Salon published what she believed was an irresponsible hit piece on Hilary Clinton, the publication's former long-time, highly-admired editor Joan Walsh sent out a few funny but very pointed tweets about how she might...Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz: The Daughter of Ninth Circuit Judge Joseph T. Sneed's Unfortunate Dalliance with Genuine Extremism

Ted Cruz has many extremist policy positions -- many that are particularly and purposefully harmful to women. Cruz would force a raped teenage girl to carry the resulting rape-pregnancy to term. In announcing my quixotic attempt to enter...Show More Summary

In Conversation: Eddie Glaude Jr. on America's Racial 'Value Gap'

Note: This interview is part one of a two-part series. Look for the second installment on Monday, May 2. I'm holding in my hand what has been called "one of the most daring books of the 21st century," a "book for the ages," "bracing,"...Show More Summary

Guns Are Killing People and It is Not The "Bad Guys" Getting Killed: More NRA Propaganda Exposed!

One of the biggest myths of the NRA and gun advocates is that guns are critical for self-protection and the saying goes that all that is necessary to ward off an attack of a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The NRA likes to frame things in this dichotomy of "good vs. Show More Summary

The GOP and the Constitution: The Grotesque Mismatch Between Walk and Talk

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional District in Virginia. Which party do you think of when you hear the phrase, "defender of the Constitution"? I would wager that members of both parties would immediately...Show More Summary

The Case for Bernie Sanders Running as an Independent, If Clinton Is the Nominee

For the record, I still believe Bernie Sanders will become president, especially since the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and server. According to The Daily Banter recently, "She almost certainly...Show More Summary

Too Many Americans Feel Financially Insecure. Here's a Key Solution.

This post is co-authored by Karen Keogh, Head of Global Philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase It is no surprise that one of the top issues debated in the presidential primaries is financial security. In spite of rising employment statistics,...Show More Summary

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

For many decades the U.S. has vacillated between interventionism and isolationism, so the stark contrast between George W. Bush's brash 'engagement' with the world versus Barack Obama's 'withdrawal' from the world is not outside the historical norm. Show More Summary

Angry As Hell

In the celebrated 1976 Paddy Chayefsky film "Network," which won four Oscars, the anchorman played by actor Peter Finch famously urges his audience to go to the window and scream, "We're as mad as hell and we're not going to take this anymore." I believe that line captures the sentiments of many voters today. Show More Summary

Can Trump Beat Hillary?

You've seen the headlines: Can Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton? The short answer: Of course he can.  And so can she beat him. It's a long time until November, and so much can (and will) happen between now and then.  But some obvious points about the volatility of this year's presidential race: 1. Show More Summary

Worried About Undemocratic Electoral Politics? The Founders Weren't, and Party Leaders Aren't Either

Complaints that our electoral process is undemocratic abound. Donald Trump wants a simple majority of the Republican Convention delegates to determine the nominee. Bernie Sanders supporters bemoan any primary--like New York's--limited only to long-registered party members. Show More Summary

Why Do Progressives Cling to Hillary?

As the primaries move into their final act, Sanders supporters confront a perplexing question: How could so many progressives vote for Hillary over Bernie? After all, you would think that progressives would race toward the first self-declared...Show More Summary

Bad News for the Clinton Campaign: Independents Are Allowed to Vote in the General Election

Hillary Clinton continues to dominate in states that hold closed primaries with record-low turnout. Coincidence or fate? We'll let "Correct the Record" decide. As Clinton widens her lead against Sanders in a primary that has been defined...Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Gun Lobby First, Kids' Safety Last

With mass shootings ravaging America, will Chris Christie finally show some common sense on guns? This spring, New Jersey Democrats, civil rights groups, religious organizations, and child advocates are preparing an aggressive push for gun control. Show More Summary

These Are Dark Days for America

Donald Trump laid out his vision of our country today, with the theme of "America First." It rang a bell. Here are a few dark resonances. The America First Committee was the most prominent group opposing American entry into World War...Show More Summary

Consent Laws Need to Be Updated: Start with Oklahoma

What are your state's consent laws and statutes regarding sexual assault? Have you heard about the recent Oklahoma Appeals Court decision stating that "Forcible sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely...Show More Summary

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