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Dear Hillary: 'Stronger Together' Can't Mean Get Along With GOP, It's A Rejection Of Ayn Rand Republicanism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Please, Hillary, don't dilute Stronger Together. Unity isn't about Republicans and Democrats having a kumbaya moment. We have powerful ideological disagreements, and only one party relies on hate.

TRUMPSPEAK as a global risk

Justin Frank | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Justin Frank

Many politicians - like most people - think before they speak. They have a plan, and decide what points they want to make. Even when they willfully d...

Bernie, We Welcomed You with Open Arms and You're Still Welcome

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While campaigns have winners and losers some of those who lose actually come away with a victory if they are seen to have run a good race influencing the national discussion.

Really, Really Rich Trump Is No Workers' Champion

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

When the rich like Trump do badly, they get more money. When low-wage workers faithfully perform their jobs, Trump says, "Give them less money!"

The Trump Effect

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Montclair Diplomats

We've all heard Donald Trump fans make the claim "I like Trump because he speaks his mind," and we all know that what they like about him speaking his mind is that it has begun to legitimize saying obnoxiously racist and bigoted things in public.

Marco Rubio's Surprising 3-Word Answer About Money in Politics

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

"If you could change one thing about the campaign finance system after going through all this as a candidate, what would you change?," asked Todd. "I don't know," said Sen. Rubio. Really?

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.

Can You Walk the Walk When the Shoes Don't Fit? Sanders, Clinton and the New Hampshire Debate

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Last night's Democratic presidential primary debate in New Hampshire included the first question on campaign finance policy so far in the 2016 race.

One-on-One in New Hampshire: Clinton vs. Sanders

Alan Schroeder | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

For the first half hour of the opening two-way debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both candidates appeared tired. Endless months on the campaign trail seemed to have taken their toll, which is not surprising when you consider that neither leading player exactly qualifies as an ingénue. But thirty minutes in, Clinton sprang into action, forcefully striking back at Sanders for criticizing her acceptance of corporate campaign donations. "Enough is enough," she declared from her perch just inches away. "If you've got something to say, say it directly." Watching her go mano-a-mano with Sanders proved again what we observed eight years ago in her two-way debates with Barack Obama: even when her flaws rise to the surface, Clinton remains a formidable debater who is not afraid to take a swing.

Chuck Todd Imitates Yoda -- And It's Actually Pretty Good

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.19.2015 | Media

Chuck Todd, host of NBC News' "Meet the Press," did a startlingly accurate impression of Yoda after Friday's taping of "Meet the Press Daily," a weekd...

The Argument Against Accepting Refugees Has Almost No Basis In Reality

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media

If history is any indication, the United States refugee program has hardly been a welcome mat for would-be terrorists. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

Hillary Is Winning: The Media and Sanders' Campaign Are Freaking Out

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

For the first six months of the Democratic primary, the media -- including the New York Times and Washington Post -- relished writing everything they could to hurt the Clinton campaign. But now everything has changed.

Getting Sustainability on the Agenda of Our Dysfunctional Federal Government

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Ronald Reagan was wrong: government is not the problem. Bill Clinton and Al Gore were right: government management needs to be reinvented.

Ben Carson Did What?!

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Warren Holstein

Rocks, bricks, baseball bats, AND hammers?! The amusing anecdote of when he tried to stab someone?! How is no one talking about this? This is not just puffing on a joint and "not inhaling," it's assault and attempted murder.

Not Exactly Brain Surgery

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ben Carson's rise is hard to explain. He's now leading the polls in Iowa, and while he's still trailing Trump nationally, he is slowly catching up (a claim absolutely none of the other GOP candidates can make). Carson is, in some ways, the anti-Trump.

Chuck Todd Grills Ben Carson About His Love For Nazi Metaphors

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.25.2015 | Media

EmbedContent(562d2014e4b0443bb56442dc,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) NBC's Chuck Todd confronted Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson about his repeat...

Media's Most Overrated

Marc Berman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Berman

But what was supposed to be a discussion titled "Road to the Election: A Campaign Preview" ultimately morphed into a conversation about the one -- and the certainly only -- Donald Trump.

Open Letter to Dr. Ben Carson on His Disregard for the U.S. Constitution

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a highly educated person, as a candidate for the presidency, and as someone who has co-authored, along with your wife Candy, a book titled A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, you should have a more enlightened understanding of our nation's foundational document.

Bobby Jindal Would Vote For A Muslim Candidate If He Strongly Resembled A Christian

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has weighed in on the recent controversy ignited by another GOP presidential hopeful, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson,...

Clinton Campaign Builds an Organization That Will Overcome Media Rants and Self-Inflicted Wounds

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The made-up email 'scandal' has given the media plenty to talk about and Hillary definitely made mistakes handling it. Even her most ardent supporters wish she had laid out the entire issue clearly from the start.

Trump Is A 'Ratings Machine.' Does That Justify The Media's Binge?

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media

Donald Trump's campaign is to MSNBC -- and almost every other political-media outlet -- what the Malaysia Airlines story was to CNN. In March of 201...

Trump Interview Scores 'Meet The Press' Highest Ratings In 18 Months

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

Donald Trump is indeed a “ratings machine,” which he hastens to tell almost every interviewer he comes across. The reality TV star’s interview...

NBC Nabs Trump Interview, And MSNBC Plays It On Seemingly Infinite Loop

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.18.2015 | Media

NBC nabbed what it claims was an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Sunday (in reality, ABC also aired footage from a Martha Raddatz interview w...

Here's The Funniest Thing Donald Trump Has Said Yet

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment

Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating GOP polls in the race for the White House. He is the new darling of the conservative faithful. A tough-ta...

MSNBC's Changes Are Needed, But It Needs to Keep Its Liberal Voice

Larry Atkins | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media
Larry Atkins

In light of the upcoming presidential campaign and a potential Republican president, there is a strong need for a consistent strong liberal voice to even the playing field of advocacy journalism, which reports the news from a biased slant.