Because Silence = Death was not a fad, and your political representation, your tweets, your "relationship status," your commercials, your honeymoons in Vegas, your Disney Days, your dating and hookup sites, your TV channels, your pop stars, your newscasters, your suburban homes and your publishing world are proof that you're loud and alive.
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.
Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president.
There is a social institution called education, and there is a faculty called critical thinking that education is designed to hone. It is not a statistical fluke that, on average, the more education Republican primary voters have, the less they support Donald Trump.
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Today, I'd like to treat you all with the story of an asshole, who got everything that was coming his way. Everything.
The conditions seem perfect for a real political debate between two candidates who differ from each other on many key issues.
Wah, wah, wah! That's the collective whining of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and several GOP presidential candidates complaining of unfair, biased, mean-spirited debate moderators and their "gotcha" questions.
There's Glass Menage-erie. There's Nicky Minaj. There's ménage à trois. And then there's Hasan Minhaj. Think Deepak Chopra meets Chris Rock. Spiritual meets comical. Gandhi meets Woody. He's nimble yet noble, profound yet playful, a rebel with reverence.
The Washington consensus never changes. The mainstream media shills never cease their efforts to bully all seriousness -- all reality -- out of the voting process. And money and militarism silently, invisibly rule, no matter who wins.
Sanders has certainly had an impact regardless of whether he wins the primary or not but, unfortunately, he cannot win the Democratic nomination for president.
Because of the importance of the first debate of the season for Democrats, we're devoting the entire column today to scrutinizing the various talking points (good and bad) delivered by the candidates.
At the outset of the first 2016 Democratic presidential debate, CNN's Anderson Cooper zinged Hillary Clinton about her flip-flops on same-sex marriage, immigration and trade. She said she had evolved. Absent from that list was her Arctic stance, a flip in policy not as easily explained.
The concept that the federal "War On Weed" needs to end is now about as mainstream as it gets, and after the people have led so admirably on the issue in the past decade, the politicians are finally deciding it is safe to follow this trend.
Opposing the CIA's illegal war in Nicaragua was a mainstream, popular position at the time. It's only in the pro-war, pro-Empire bubble of big US media that having opposed the illegal CIA war on Nicaragua could be portrayed as an electoral liability without any evidence.
Vice President Joe Biden is either playing coy with his intentions, or is genuinely torn about whether he wants to run in the 2016 election. But after a good showing for all of the Democratic candidates in the first debate, the party demonstrated they don't need Biden to rescue them.