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2016 Presidential Election

Nick Wing

Jim Webb Hints At Support For Radical Drug Policy Reform | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who has hinted that he may run for president, this week suggested that he supports decriminalizing drug use, a position ...

Bobby Jindal Should Know Better

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Despite the strong case for action on climate change in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal just doesn't see the big deal. Jindal has been a leader of the "I'm not a scientist" camp of lame defenses.

Chuck Todd: GOP Candidates Will Do 'A Lot Of Weird Stuff' To Stand Out In Crowded Field

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media

What is a Republican presidential candidate to do to stand out when there are more than a dozen other contenders? Anything. Anything at all to sta...

I'm Endorsing and Volunteering for Bernie!

Larry Cohen | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Bernie has been there with us every time, fighting for fairness, for environmental justice, for voting rights and getting big money out of politics. Bernie is there for criminal justice reform and a path to citizenship for 20 million immigrants. Bernie realizes that workers' rights in the U.S. remain under attack and near the bottom of the world's democracies.

Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Slashed Education Funding, But He's Announcing His Presidential Bid At A Public School | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday at the high school whe...

Marriage Equality and Science

Matthew Chapman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Without science, this Supreme Court decision might have been delayed another century until mere decency prevailed over the entrenched forces of American fundamentalism.

Rubio Is Playing To Win The Sheldon Adelson Primary

The Washington Post | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Marco Rubio is playing to win The Sheldon Adelson Primary. The Florida senator, who has relentlessly sought the billionaire casino mogul’s backing f...

Democrats: There Are Better Choices Than School Choice to Improve Education

Arthur Camins | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Arthur Camins

Over the next year we can expect to hear a lot from Republican presidential candidates about school choice- the word of choice to marshal political support to expand the number charter schools and vouchers for private schools.

If The Presidential Candidates' Campaign Logos Were Honest

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy


An Election That Has Next to Nothing to Do With You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Money, they say, makes the world go round. So how's $10 billion for you? That's a top-end estimate for the record-breaking spending in this 1% presidential election campaign season.

All In: The Bush Family Goes for Number Three

Nomi Prins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Nomi Prins

It's happening. As expected, dynastic politics is prevailing in campaign 2016. After a tease about as long as Hillary's, Jeb Bush (aka Jeb!) officially announced his presidential bid last week. Ultimately, the two of them will fight it out for the White House.

Yes, Donald Trump Is a Serious Presidential Candidate

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Political pundits are mocking the Trump campaign, saying that he's not a "serious" candidate. My question, then, is who are the serious Republican candidates? Ben Carson stated that serving time in prison makes people gay. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor. Should I go on?

Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Address

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

You could wonder if her loyalists had been unaware of another possible reading of the metaphor presented by the sight of Roosevelt Island against the skyline of Wall Street -- something her handlers didn't intend: A mockery of the words she was speaking at that very minute.

This Is Why I Boycott Political Rallies

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Political rallies are like outdoor music festivals, but without the food stands and the craft tents. And the only thing worse than standing outside in the blistering sun listening to crappy jam bands is standing outside in the blistering sun listening to pandering public servants.

A Transcript of the Decent Speech Inside Donald Trump's Disastrous One

Seth Abramson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Seth Abramson

Was there, in fact, a somewhat "normal" political speech hidden inside the meandering, strikingly fact-free one Trump actually gave at Trump Tower?

Going Down

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jurassic Politics: Hillary, Invoking FDR, Runs Left of Obama While Jeb Bush Does Straight Remake

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Is there a certain synchronicity at work with Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush staging their big formal campaign openings just as Jurassic World oddly enjoys the biggest opening weekend of all time with its recycled plot (albeit with new bells and whistles) about the dangerous majesty of rampaging dinosaurs? It has to be.

Trump Is Serious: Why the Donald's Presidential Campaign Is More Than Just Entertainment

Seth Abramson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Seth Abramson

Seeing Trump's candidacy as merely cynical, or ironic, or somehow merely a brief manifestation of late capitalism's excesses misses the point: this is also a serious candidacy that will have serious repercussions for both Democrats and Republicans alike.

I Hope Joe Biden Runs for President

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

I hope Joe Biden runs for President. It is likely he will not, and no one would blame him for wanting to eschew the rigors of a campaign. The recent lost of his son may have convinced him to just finish out his term as VP, and spend his remaining years enjoying his family.

Jeb Bush: A Climate Denier By Any Other Name Is Still a Climate Denier

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

He dodges around the science and refuses to offer a single plan. This bobbing and weaving may leave some GOP heads spinning. Conservatives will want more forthright climate denial, while the half of all Republicans who favor government limits on carbon pollution support acting on climate.

The DNC Has The Best Reaction To Donald Trump Announcing His Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

If there's one thing that celebrity hotelier and reality star Donald Trump's presidential campaign promises, it's comedy. After cascading down an e...

The Next President's Foreign Policy: Likely the Same Overextended American Empire

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Although the 2016 election is a year-and-a-half away, the verdict is already in on the continuation of post-World War II interventionism as the policy of choice.

No, Jeb Bush Is Not the Wiser Bush Brother

John A. Tures | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

After George W. Bush's tenure in office came to a conclusion, Republicans who were hoping Jeb Bush could succeed him in 2008 and 2012 asked me about his chances. "He'd do better, right? He's the smarter of the two, right?" Sadly, as Jeb's 2016 campaign struggles, it has confirmed the responses I gave several years ago. He's not the wiser brother.

5 Policy Issues that Show Why Jeb Bush Will Lose the Latino Vote

Latino Decisions | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

Bush's misplaced reputation for moderation is belied by his actual policy record. And few if any analysts have stopped to consider how Bush's specific policy issues line up with Latino support for key policy issues.

Audio: 'Bro with no ho' and 4 Other Sen. Mark Kirk Blunders

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Though his "bro with no ho" comment is the most recent uncomfortable remark made by Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk from Illinois, the lawmaker is no stranger to political gaffes.