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2016 Presidential Election

Profit Sharing: An American Presidential History

Joseph Blasi | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blasi

Profit sharing recently became an issue in the Presidential campaign with Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement last month that widespread profit shar...

¡Basta ya, Donald Trump!

Francisco Micheo-Marcial | Posted 08.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Francisco Micheo-Marcial

There is solace in the fact that Trump's presidential campaign is a circus act with sideshows such as Ann Coulter. We all have laughed at some of his absurd statements, but the joke is slowly starting to turn on us.

John Kasich's Stance on Home Health Care as Bill to Ban Abortions for Down Syndrome Looms

Jarad Barr | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Jarad Barr

Certain Ohioans with disabilities or chronic conditions who receive care at home through Medicaid face an uphill battle to ensure the hands that help them bathe, get dressed and tend to their daily needs are those that are true and trusted.

The Donald: Pimp, Plutocrat or Populist

Lance Simmens | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Trump has capitalized on a modern-day version of taking America back to a simpler time, when it was readily apparent who the good minorities were. In other words, we were confident that as long as the levers of power were controlled by White men, all was good with the world.

America Needs a Bottom/Up Trajectory

Byron Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Byron Williams

While the nation over this 40-year period has focused on so called hot button issues such as affirmative action, illegal immigration, tough on crime polices, and gay rights, the slight of hand misdirection has effectively changed the American landscape.

Donald Trump Kicks Jorge Ramos Out Of Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissively told highly respected television anchor Jorge Ramos to "go back to Univision" before security physicall...

Can Joe Biden Save the Democrats? (and Do the Dems Need Saving?)

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary's e-mail controversy is a real nagging problem. Why not just carry two devices, one for the official address and one for the private address? It's a curious unforced error. But the smoke signals haven't amounted to a smoking gun.

Donald Trump Is the Epitome of Everything the World Detests -- and Admires -- About America

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

We hate Trump's brash ego, but love his irrepressible brio. We detest his rude insensitivity, but we appreciate his willingness to say what he thinks, political correctness be damned. We cringe at his braggadocio, but admire his wealth and fame. We have a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump, just as the rest of the world has a love/hate relationship with America.

I Know the Real Reason Why Donald Trump Is So Popular

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy, a lot of people didn't take him seriously. But I did. I knew he would do well. Why? Because he's a celebrity. People like celebrities.

College Affordability: Comparing the Clinton and Sanders Plans

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Heather Gautney

The Clinton plan is a step in the right direction. But it's not debt free. The Sanders plan offers real solutions to the high costs of college tuition and student debt, and as such, real progress towards the building of a robust democracy.

Assessing the Trump Phenomenon

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Someone who says what he believes and sticks to it and who dares anyone to challenge him. Imagine that Bush going up against Clinton. Now that's a match-up that would make the Democrat gods shudder.

The Donald's 'Inclusive' Racism

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Koehler

As far as I can tell, Trump is the unapologetic standard bearer of late-stage, theater-of-the-absurd American exceptionalism. He directly addresses the prerequisite for national identity: an enemy. Someone to hate. Someone to fear. This is nationalism; this is Republicanism.

'All Lives Matter!' Really?

Leslie Marshall | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Leslie Marshall

I have heard numerous conservatives making this statement, whether on the campaign trail, on radio programs, in blogs and tweets online or on one of the talking head programs on television. But do "all lives" really matter to the GOP? Let's take a look at some "lives" the GOP seems to forget have a pulse,

The Trump Concession Speech

Michael Golden | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Michael Golden

Thank you all for coming. What a crowd. Does Trump draw a huge crowd? The biggest. Well, not if you count Bernie Sanders, but all of those people are socialists -- every one of them. So that doesn't really count, right? I mean, how can you be a socialist. C'mon. Gimme a break.

Trump's Big Mouth/Big Money Campaign Is All Too Emblematic of the Era

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?

I Really Am Still Undecided Between Bernie and Hillary

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.

Trump's Immunity and Why He Will Remain a Contender

Josh Nass | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Nass

There is nobody who understands how to manipulate the media better than Donald Trump does. He understands how to garner earned media better than anyone. Though he has many detractors, many people adore him. What is it people like about Donald Trump?

Why Jury Duty Is a Character Issue

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 08.19.2015 | New York
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As the presidential race heats up, all candidates will be judged on questions of policy and character. Those who embrace the difficult and unglamorous responsibilities of daily citizenship will have a greater claim to the type of character that can lead a nation.

Hillary's Enthusiasm Gap

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you just woke up from a coma and read only the past week's headlines, you'd be wondering when Clinton will be scheduling her concession speech, as she prepares to exit the race. That this is patent nonsense seems to have escaped everyone.

Republican Presidential Candidate George Pataki Is Polling at Five Percent Among Likely Pataki Voters

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Unfortunately for Donald Trump, his most recent verbal attack on women only pushed his poll numbers up by a few points. However, there are far more offensive and misogynistic things yet to be said. And he'll say them. And that should boost his popularity among likely Republican voters.

Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We find ourselves once again caught up in the spectacle of another presidential election, and once again the majority of Americans are acting as if this election will make a difference and bring about change--as if the new boss will be any different from the old boss.

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

The Real Scary Thing About a Trump Presidency

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

While this man should have been disqualified a long time ago from even contemplating a run for the highest office in the land for the above reasons alone, there is something much more sinister, frightening and repulsive that makes Trump such a danger to our country, should he ever reach that high office.

Is It Going To Be Open Season On All Women In Politics In 2016?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Trump's comments talking about "blood coming out of her whatever," were more than just some rantings of an unseasoned political candidate making a gaffe. It was a trial balloon of sorts.

Trump Loses Top Adviser; He had Advisers?

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.09.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Trump has lost someone I never thought he had -- a political consultant. At any rate, Trump was absolutely correct to find new advisers. Apparently the old ones gave him the horrible advice to "just be yourself."