President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda. The fun part was taking ...
Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have legitimate shots at becoming the 45th president of the United States, unlike my ex Donna, who probably won't ever be president of anything, let alone the free world. Here's a comparison of the three.
Democratic socialism isn't Communism. There's no reason to be scared of a government that provides rights we all deserve. Democratic socialism works, and if elected president Sanders can make it work here in the United States.
The history of the 2016 presidential election is still being written and it's not too late for Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz to do the right thing and expand the debate format. If Republicans can have twelve debates, why must Democrats be mired in only six?
What if we turned things around? What if Hillary Clinton simply spoke whatever came into her head without thinking? (Or did think how she could shock her way onto the news with slurs about one group or another?) What if we decided to probe into Donald Trump's emails and see what kind of ethical and moral breaches he had made over the years in his business dealings?
As O'Malley smells the coffee, he needs to make a deal. Not with the DNC, but with Bernie Sanders, and Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb, and Joe Biden; to rent out some space, issue some press credentials.
We asked millennials who besides Trump has been vocal on the issue? Who's been gaining the most traction with voters? And, who do millennials hope to hear from on this issue?
The political (specifically Democrat) machine doesn't want a Bernie Sanders nomination. The machine likes safe, middle-of-the-road candidates. Boat rockers always appeal to the fringes, but never the masses.
Only three candidates are willing to say that the system is corrupt: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Lawrence Lessig. But Trump has no solution to the problem, while the other two do.
Bernie Sanders will become the Democratic nominee, primarily because people trust him and polls are finally beginning to reflect the energy and momentum of his campaign.
Democrats are doing one of two things, and neither one of them is very impressive. Democratic candidates are either so scared of being called a tax-raiser by Republicans that they do not support changing the problem at all, or they are secretly for changing it but don't want to say it.
Try as she may, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton cannot shake the controversy over her use of a personal email account during her tenure as Secretary of State. Millennials tend to be divided on the issue along party lines, but are more concerned with consequential political issues.
We cannot make this mistake again. We cannot let this election ignore the elephant in the room again. The system is rigged. And no matter how inspiring or angry or stubborn or passionate the next president is, if he or she doesn't make fixing democracy the first priority, then as Obama told us, "nothing else is going to change."
Americans should not have to live in fear that they will go bankrupt if they get sick. People should not have to go without the medication they need just because their elected officials aren't willing to challenge the drug lobby. The public is fed up, and they have a right to be fed up.
While anger and frustration with the status quo may be driving both candidates' soaring poll numbers, Trump and Sanders are certainly not two peas in a pod.
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?