Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.
Yet again, the GOP leadership is hoping, perhaps even anticipating, that the voters will move away from erratic, outsider frontrunners like Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
It would be great to hope for that kind of rational self-awareness. But it would be naïve. Emotions almost always trump reason, and there is no more powerful emotion than fear. We have done this before, and we will do it again, and again.
By Jordan Stephen The 2016 election cycle is likely to be remembered as the presidential contest that largely ignored the rulebook. For outs...
We are the land of the free, and the home of the brave. We do not shut down religious institutions or turn away three-year-old orphans begging for our help.
The reactions of some American politicians imply that civilians at risk of death should be turned away from protection simply because of their nationality, ethnicity or religion. They go against international agreements - including the Geneva Convention - and engage in dangerous forms of xenophobia, racism, and prejudice that the U.S. has learned from in the past.
Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.
We were all refugees once. The "City Upon a Hill" that Republicans so often quote because of Ronald Reagan was made famous by John Winthrop's sermon about the Massachusetts Bay colony, a city of Puritan refugees.
A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
If you were desperate to find a safe place for yourself and your family but were also presumed guilty of terrorist intent, how would you disprove the presumption?
In 1939, some 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a cruise liner. They had hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the United States and safety. But when they arrived at the Florida coast, they were forced to return home. In the end, 250 of those on board were ultimately killed by the Nazis.
If you've learned anything from watching the downward spiral of Chris Christie, you can take away this: you don't want to make the big mistake that he made.
Two points were made in the October debate that deserve scrutiny. One was voiced by several candidates, from Senator Rand Paul to Governor Chris Christie: Namely, that the government has been "stealing" from Social Security. The other is that Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme Let's discuss why this is a terrible misrepresentation of this program and how Social Security actually works.
I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.
All politicians have their agendas to push; some are just better informed on the issues they're speaking about than others, and the one who knows about addiction happens to be moving to the back of the line while Carson moves forward.
On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the Democracy Act -- preventing New Jersey from becoming the third state, after Oregon and California, to adopt automatic voter registration in 2015.