Long lines formed at polling places after the 7 p.m. closing time for voting. Minutes earlier, supporters of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were still in the streets, hunting for last-minute votes in what would turn out to be huge victories for both men. State officials had predicted a record turnout. And while the numbers were not quite final, it seemed clear they were right. The message from New Hampshire is loud and clear and twofold. One: The American people are more ideologically divided by political party than they have been in a generation. Two: Voters are deeply, passionately involved in the campaign, and are likely to remain so throughout 2016. The bottom line: The U.S. is looking at an election of vivid contrasts with an intensity not experienced in decades, arguably since the Vietnam era in 1968.
Yes, some 50 percent of voters say they wouldn't vote for a socialist; but a lot of those are people who haven't thought about the word since the 1970s. We should take this profession of hostility less seriously.
We cannot simply call out the dirty tricks, we must mobilize to confront proponents of voter suppression head-on. To keep rising, we need to convert the mass outrage fueled by voter suppression not just into voter turnout but into mass strategic action that's outcomes-driven and focused on political accountability and legislative change.
I've deluded myself that there was a line that couldn't be crossed, and that Donald Trump, the most odious specimen of humanity I have ever experienced in American public life -- not that he hasn't had plenty of competition -- was on the other side of that line. As the results from New Hampshire clearly prove, I've been an idiot.
LONDON -- Humanity is everybody's business, and an education is everybody's right. So it shouldn't fall only to governments and international agencies to provide aid during a crisis. Inside the humanitarian tent we need charities, philanthropists, businesses and social enterprises all working together.
The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive. And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results.
On this tragic day, the heavens screamed as three angels were killed. But on this very same day, a legacy was born. Here are 10 things we can learn from Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, in the words of their closest friends.
Sabeti's statistical research in the medical field and her recent work with Ebola is being celebrated not only in the field of medicine but also in entertainment since her pop group Thousand Days explores such topics from the creative perspective.
Donald Trump's decisive win in the New Hampshire Primary may have put the final nail in the coffin of conventional and establishment theories on presidential campaigning in the United States, as a new paradigm has arisen. Its author is Donald J. Trump.
I think that the Sanders campaign might represent a positive shift for the discussion of certain topics within the Democratic Party. However, for all the positive things his campaign represents, it also represents something deeply problematic: a fetishization of not knowing.
Under the Obama administration, U.S. policy toward North Korea largely has devolved into the president sitting in the Oval Office, closing his eyes, and hoping the nuclear monsters will go away. Alas, it hasn't worked.
Donald Trump won last night's New Hampshire primary by as much as 20 points. Yet Gallup's Frank Newport has noted that Trump would be the least popular major-party nominee in that firm's long history of tracking such data. Some analysts have focused on these and similar poll numbers to highlight Trump's vulnerabilities.
The dangerous water consumed by residents of Flint, MI is the canary in the coal mine of our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Poisoned water endangers the health or millions of Americans, especially children, and jeopardizes state and national economic vibrancy.
BRISTOL, England -- America's rise of political outsiders mirrors the growth of populist parties on the old continent: Syriza and Golden Dawn in Greece, Podemos in Spain, the Austrian Freedom Party, the Five Star movement in Italy: the list goes on and on. In response, a balancing act needs to be pulled off, acknowledging what populism identifies correctly as deep problems in our politics while resisting the often conspiratorial details and simplistic, unworkable solutions.
Gender, race, economic justice, transphobia and homophobia matter in the United States today, and Hillary Clinton's proud history of fighting for all of us give her knowledge, insights, and wisdom that others do not have.
Sure Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like a longshot for the Republican nomination, despite his impressive second place showing in New Hampshire. But his strategy for winning the GOP contest is not that different from another longshot presidential hopeful from the Midwest.
That we as a nation have allowed this to go on is cause for profound self-reflection and atonement, though, thanks to a supplicant mainstream press, few will ever know that any of this has transpired.
The Republican Party is roughly evenly divided. There are the Crazies (Trump, Cruz, Carson) and there is the Establishment (Bush, Kasich, Rubio, Christie). This is not a division between conservatives and moderates; there's no ideological difference between the candidates; it's all about anger.
Koch and his brother David and the extraordinary machine they have built in cahoots with fellow billionaires and others, have spent hundreds and hundreds of millions to get their way -- "the great wealth grab" in the words of Richard Eskow -- all part of one long story told in pursuit of a specific end: to make the needs of the very, very few our nation's top priority and to thwart or destroy any group effort among the poor and middle class to do or say otherwise.
I woke up in a mild panic last Saturday morning. I had a long day of social events ahead of me and seemingly endless work to do on Sunday. The problem: How could I party all day and not wake up with a horrible hangover?
Coming from a small place we had a certain trust for the police and other authority figures. This was one of the things we had to learn when we came to the U.S. Seeking out the police for safety led to our family being detained and being sent to Miami Dade detention facility.
That Trump and Sanders both won in New Hampshire Tuesday is all the more remarkable when one thinks that just a few months ago they were both written off as losers. No matter the final outcome, they have each run historic races. In fact, their campaigns have been "yuge!"
The GOP establishment may have no other option but to back Kasich in the aftermath of New Hampshire, especially since it's likely that his inevitable post-primary bounce will further sink the candidacies of Bush, Rubio, and Christie. Because Kasich is appealing to exactly the wrong type of Republican voters, though, that means the establishment really has no choice at all -- just the two unappealing radicals, Trump and Cruz.
My country is placing me in a position where I become a hurricane blazing through everything in my path. Just one month passed by and dozens of people lost their jobs, were told off by their bosses, got reported on. Now they are all unemployed.
I cared about Ali Forney very much, and his murder devastated me. I cannot envision a greater triumph, a greater sense of closure, than to be able to provide our youths a beautiful home 50 yards from the site of Ali's last lonely space on this earth.
To vote for her in the primaries, I would need to believe that the establishment on both the right and the left have so thoroughly strangled the political system that it is no longer "reasonable" to even try for reform.
What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.
There are so many levels to Formation that those of us who felt it, really feel it. There really isn't (that) much to joke about. Or waste time hating on.
One thing that I like better than learning from my mistakes is to learn from other people's mistakes. We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate -- and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the things we've learned.
The thing is, the average voter -- the one who's going to trudge through a half-foot of snow on Tuesday and decide the New Hampshire primary -- doesn't care all that much about North Korea and its missile launches. What he or she really cares about is a system that is rigged against them.
Today's topics include: Big Announcement from Bob; The Hilariously Ridiculous GOP Debate; Marco Rubio Crashes and Burns; The New Hampshire Primary; Trump Calls Cruz the P word; Hillary Scolding Millennials; Alex Jones Attacks Bernie Supporters; Best SNL Episode in a Long Time; and much more.