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Trump Woos Sanders Supporters And Snubs Cruz Fans

John A. Tures | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Trump can't afford to snub Cruz and his supporters this campaign season, while trying to appeal to some populist socialism.

On Ted Cruz: The Beautiful Death And Resurrection Of A Machiavellian Martyr

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

As Donald Trump was draping himself in the corpse of the Republican Party, Ted Cruz chose to personify a moment of political apocalypse. It was a most astonishing and narcissistic turn of anti-politics. Yet it was aimed to elevate him further. A martyr out of time with a clear vision of 2020.

The Super Trump Card

David Dent | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
David Dent

Mr. President, I hope you are right . I will lean on your words and hope that the America you know will prevail in one of its biggest challenges to come in November.

A Giant Billboard Of Trump And Cruz Kissing Just Went Up 5 Minutes From The RNC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Republican National Convention-goers are in for a big surprise. Planting Peace, the nonprofit organization behind The Equality House, a rainbow-color...

Could the U.S. Become a Multi-Party Nation? Emerging Factions and the Electoral College

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

While the U.S. allows multiple parties to participate in the political system, it is, and always has been, a system dominated by two political parties...

Ashes to Ashes

Francis Levy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

Every once in a while you take a dusting. One might say that Ted Cruz and John Kasich both took dustings from Donald Trump who claims not simply to ha...

Cleveland Native Runs for POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

In the first installment of my Search for the Next POTUS, meet James "Jimmy" Bell of Cleveland, Ohio. Though he originally declared his Presidential candidacy as a Democrat, he's now running as an Independent write-in candidate.

In Search of the Next POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If you're like me, you aren't happy about the two presumed choices for President: Hillary and Trump. Bernie Sanders says he will run for Senate in Ver...

Misogyny and Politics are Strange Bedfellows

Barbara Hammond | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Barbara Hammond

Have that many women completely lost their self-esteem? Do they really believe we should be treated as second-class citizens? Isn't it bad enough we still have to fight to get equal pay for equal work? It certainly won't happen with a Drumpf for president, or any Republican, for that matter. Not even Kasich.

Sanders's Call to Back Clinton Doesn't Require a Clothespin Over the Nose

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Polls purportedly show that a significant number of Bernie Sanders's backers say they won't vote for Clinton no matter what. Now Sanders has made it clear that he will do whatever it takes to "make sure" no Republican gets in the White House.

An Interview With a GOP Delegate About The Nomination Battle, And Marijuana For Medical Purposes

John A. Tures | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

My local congressional district became one of those battlegrounds that we see playing out across the country, as Ted Cruz supporters outflank Donald Trump backers at the little-known, little-attended Republican Party meetings to select delegates to the national convention.

And If The World Voted In the US Presidential Election?

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Sanders is a reminder that this is not only desirable but possible and many of us as global citizens welcome this sudden emergence of an American spring. He embodies the America we like.

Cruz's Views on the Environment Make Him a Fringe Conservative

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Cruz asserts that global warming is essentially a phony threat concocted by a global cabal of scientists seeking an open-ended source of funding. If elected president, the senator pledges that he would rescind President Obama's clean air and clean water legislative initiatives.

Is Donald Trump 'The Unforgiving Servant?'

John A. Tures | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.

Brussels and the True Threat to Our Values

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

I don't know how to combat fanaticism. But I am certain it is not through repression. Even in totalitarian states individuals willing to forfeit their lives can blow up complacency.

Wisconsin Is Trump's Waterloo

Diane M. Francis | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

It was the first electoral test since Trump's disastrous nuke and abortion mistakes last week and shows that, unless he can reverse the damage, he may just have peaked. That will likely result in a hung primary outcome and a brokered convention where Trump is decidedly the least favorite.

THE WILDCATTERS: Fear and Loathing in Wisconsin

Keith Gaddie | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

For the GOP contenders, it is an 'all-in poker hand' to decide how the rest of the nomination game plays out. For the beleaguered voters Wisconsin is a 'minimax-regret' game where they try to calm their own fears by voting to minimize buyer's remorse.

Dear Fellow Americans: Cruz Has Turned This Country Into a Tinderbox

Sofia Ali-Khan | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Sofia Ali-Khan

Cruz has moved us one step closer to a fractured democracy. While his words are certainly scary for Muslims, they pose a serious threat to all Americans. The Republicans' inflammatory rhetoric this election cycle has done something remarkable to this country in a very short period of time: It has turned this country into a tinderbox.

Brussels Burns: Tragedy, Demagogues And Political Expediency

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics
Abdullah Sharif

Knee jerk reactions, playing on frightened peoples' emotions and demagoguery will not solve the problem, it will only alienate those people who should be part of the solution.

What If the Next President Knew How to Code?

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The next President doesn't need to learn how to program their own "hello world" (a simple programming exercise used to teach basic syntax) but, they do need to viscerally understand the elements of high tech systems and code.

A Science Quiz for the Candidates

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Both journalists and politicians believe the general public is as disinterested in science as they are. They think of it as an unorganized and somewhat quixotic special interest without much voting power. Polling shows they are wrong.

In DC Simulation, Trump and Cruz Bolt GOP, Form New Ticket

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week, in a simulation of the coming July GOP convention, the tumultuous 2016 election took a theoretical new twist. At a meeting of the prestigio...

THE WILDCATTERS' LOSERS: Ides of March Edition

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

So the Ol' Wildcatter pulled out the Little Smart Pill Machine again to give you a preview of next week's Likely Party Primary Losers. The following i...

Separation of Church and Candidate?

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Marco Rubio at least has never claimed that God told him to run for president. That alone distinguishes him from current candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and dropout candidates Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.

THE WILDCATTERS: A Dead French Mathematician Says Donald Trump Is a Loser

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Want to make a political scientist's head explode? Explain to them how Donald Trump is a winner because he is leading polls and winning crowded primaries. In the back of their mind, the political scientist is thinking "he's 'winning' because the vote is fractured," and resisting the urge to say "the worst way to pick someone for office is to just take the person with the most votes, but not a majority."