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Hillary Clinton's Imminent Campaign Shake-up

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Who's on first? Yesterday while New Hampshire voters were going to the polls, Hillary Clinton's "chief strategist" Joel Benenson was interviewed...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

What AILES Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.27.2016 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

Fox News erred by going polemical. A long time ago I met Roger Ailes. It was Monday November 2, 1970. The next day my candidate -- conservative Jame...

What AILES Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Fox News erred by going polemical. A long time ago I met Roger Ailes. It was Monday November 2, 1970. The next day my candidate -- conservative Jame...

Is Ted Cruz the Next Barry Goldwater

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most memorable political party convention in modern history remains the 1968 Democratic Convention, made famous by images of police brutality on t...

GOP Vows Sickness and Ill-Health

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans have been trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act for five years. But they've made absolutely no effort to patch the massive gaping hole that would leave behind. They don't want to.

Donald Trump: RHINO (Republican in Name Only) and Agent Provocateur

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Trump will actually drive more female voters into Hillary's arms. He has such as trail of verbal aggression towards accomplished women that Hillary will trump Donald with the "first female President" card and his hostility towards women.

Trump Could Be an Albatross for Down-Ballot Republicans

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Should Donald Trump garner the Republican nomination, his presence on the ticket could have deleterious effects on Republicans running for office in closely contested races.

John McCain, Master of the Media

Al Eisele | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

It was vintage John McCain. He offered his unvarnished opinion about a host of domestic and international issues at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast last Wednesday, ranging from his opposition to Obamacare to the lack of an overall strategy to combat Islamic terrorism.

GOP Beginning to Face Stark Reality That Trump Might Become Their Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.02.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing presidential nominee.

Republicans Would Not Elect Ronald Reagan Today

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Mr. Paul asked the Florida Senator -- who is becoming the candidate of the GOP establishment -- "How is that conservative?" Senator Paul's question has relevance for many of the candidates in this race.

Ted Cruz Misinterprets Ronald Reagan's 1980 Election Victory

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Cruz suggests a Republican nominee can win the presidency by waving the conservative banner and galvanizing conservatives rather than by making inroads with centrist persuadable voters. Unlike Cruz, Reagan's record as Governor of California, coupled with some of the rhetoric he used in 1980, would be sacrilegious with contemporary conservative voters.

I Don't Care Who Killed JFK

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Because he was young, charismatic and murdered before he could even complete his first term in office, most Americans overestimate JFK's achievements during his thousand days in the White House. Even so, he rarely gets credit for some of his most important accomplishments.

Another Reason to Vote for Bernie: Unlike Clinton, Bernie Lacks the 'Politician's Personality'

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie is a real person, both inside and outside of the political arena. For Bernie, political expediency comes second to moral integrity. Like Carson and perhaps Trump, albeit more intelligently, Bernie mostly says what he thinks. Period.

A Party Without a Past

Steven Conn | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

All Republicans candidates, even those not named Trump, promise to make America great again. That implies, of course, that America is in decline now. That narrative of decline is an historical argument: We were great once, but we aren't any more.

Climate Change This Week: Economic Impacts, An Islamic Call to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving Indonesia's Forests Helps Save Human And Forest Lives - like the famed orchi...

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

Are Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements of Any Value?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The recent announcement of a nuclear deal between the governments of Iran and other major nations, including the United States, naturally draws our attention to the history of international nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements.

Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

Jim Luce | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris' twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately.

Garth the Great

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.22.2015 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

David helped to create the modern electoral process. He used television brilliantly; he helped introduce the slickness and trickery that is used by almost all political operatives as they seek to elect their candidates. He was smart, he was tough and for the last 30 years, he was my friend.

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

Football and Race in Mississippi

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If white Mississippians can identify with, embrace and cheer deliriously for teams that are 82 percent (Mississippi State) and 75 percent (Ole Miss) black, is it too much to hope that they might bring themselves to at least stop hating and show a modicum of respect to a president who is 50 percent black?

What Would Martin Say? Martin Luther King and the November Elections

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

One of the most striking -- and alarming -- things about King's denunciation of the right-wing politics of Goldwater and the Republican Party of his day is that King could -- and almost certainly would -- issue virtually the same denunciation of the Republican Party today.

What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

Carl Pope | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rock-star love-fest with the American Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden last week was hardly a policy address -- Modi's theme was India's potential greatness and his vision of how to enable it.