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He's Right

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Amanda Botfeld

Kasich's proposal is right on the money. We need to reinstitutionalize patriotism. We need to reincorporate our values. And if history is any indicator, we ought to do it sooner rather than later.

Friday Talking Points -- A Knee-Jerk Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans, of course, do the whole fear thing very well. Democrats cannot hope to ever stoke the public's fear as effectively as Republicans. But this week it was on display more than usual, because there are still 14 Republicans running for their party's presidential nomination.

Meet The 88 Democrats Who Just Voted To Enable Racial Discrimination In Car Buying

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week, the House of Representatives voted to help banks and car dealerships discriminate against customers of color. And it wasn...

Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.

Friday Talking Points -- The Winnowing Process

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have entered the winnowing phase of the Republican presidential primary process, as those two bastions of the liberal media -- Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal -- announce they're downsizing who will be allowed into the next televised debate.

Ohio's Redistricting Victory

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Ohio ballot measure's victory is a big step in the right direction. It shows the citizens are in favor of fairness over partisanship. Hopefully, in a future election, a successful ballot measure will apply the same system to the U.S. House district lines as well (hopefully, this will happen before 2022).

Rachel Maddow To Moderate Live Democratic Presidential Forum On MSNBC

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Media

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will moderate a Democratic presidential forum in South Carolina next week, the network said Thursday. The “First in th...

Conservative Certitude Is Frightening!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Facts matter. The media has to quit making false equivalencies between a Democratic party that relies on facts and reason and accepts the Enlightenment and a Republican party that relies on emotion and a rejection of reality.

Friday Talking Points -- Hillary's Very Good Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.

Biden's Exit Might Clinch the Race for Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her strong showing in the debate began this trend, and if Biden's supporters put her comfortably over 50 percent in the Democratic race, the trend may become irreversible.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Talking Point Rundown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because of the importance of the first debate of the season for Democrats, we're devoting the entire column today to scrutinizing the various talking points (good and bad) delivered by the candidates.

Jorge Ramos to DNC Chair: 'Does The Democratic Party Lack Diversity?'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Media

Following Tuesday's CNN Democratic primary debate, Fusion host Jorge Ramos pressed Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz ...

Everything You Need to Know About the Democratic Debate

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Expect Hillary Clinton to come prepared and Bernie Sanders to emerge as the crowd favorite. Don't underestimate Martin O'Malley, but Joe Biden will remain in third place without even officially entering the race or the debate stage.

What Climate Advocates Want From The First Democratic Primary Debate

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

As the Democratic presidential candidates prepare to meet on the debate stage Tuesday evening, climate advocates are hoping they'll be asked for ...

Friday Talking Points -- Chaos Reigns!

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Chaos is king. Chaos reigns in the House Republican Caucus, reflecting the chaos from the Republican presidential campaign trail. The question is what will emerge from this maelstrom?

Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Platform Is Coming Next Week

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she will unveil her hotly anticipated Wall Street platform "in the next week." The former secretary of state's comm...

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Friday Talking Points -- New Job Vacancy: Chief GOP Cat-Herder

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner certainly picked an interesting time to step down. Before his announcement, we were facing the possibility of a government shutdown as early as next week. However, the Senate doesn't seem to be backing the "shut it down" caucus on this particular fracas.

Friday Talking Points -- Bye-Bye, Rick!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!

GOP Gang Still Can't Shoot Straight

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress is back, and they're already moaning about how much they have to do in September. After all, they've got an upcoming budgetary train wreck to create, the Pope is going to visit and -- first on their list of looming deadlines -- they're supposed to vote on the Iran nuclear deal.

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

A Little Celebritician History

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The victories of both Schwarzenegger and Ventura do have one very important lesson to teach, one that so far is mostly being ignored by most everyone in the political world. The lesson might be phrased: "Strange things happen when the political and entertainment worlds collide."