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Stop Telling Me I Must Support Hillary Clinton if She Beats Bernie Sanders

Dan Arel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

Why is it assumed that I must hand Hillary Clinton my vote if she beats Sanders in the primaries this spring? Why is it my "responsibility" to pick the lesser of two evils when I have better choices that align with my ideals?

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.

Inside Hillary's Head

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

After watching Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders one more time, we must sooner or later ask ourselves, what is actually going on in this woman's head? At a strictly intellectual level, she is polished and knowledgeable, highly skilled in the art of articulating policy positions. The transcript of her remarks must be impressive.

Bastardized Political Labels

Stampp Corbin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Stampp Corbin

As Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton argue about who is a progressive, it illustrates that the American political class really doesn't understand the term.

More Signs Of Fuzzy Math In The Bernie Sanders Health Plan

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

There’s new reason to think the numbers in the Bernie Sanders health care plan don’t add up. On Wednesday, the Center for a Responsible F...

Will SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Immigration Reform Be Another DREAM Deferred? (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
GVH Live By, Nadia Watson Last week, the Supreme Court finally agreed to hear the case on whether or not Preside...

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

Bernie Sanders Releases Inspirational Ad Ahead Of Iowa Caucus

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Ahead of the vital Iowa caucus on Feb. 1, the Bernie Sanders campaign has released a new ad featuring the growing scores of "everyday American...

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

Black Conservative Says Democrats Have Made Black People 'Dumber'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

Watch the latest video at Black conservative author and blogger, Crystal Wright, declared the Democratic party has made "blac...

Clinton Not Inevitable Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no guarantee that the name on that ballot will be Hillary Clinton. She's already vulnerable in at least two of the first four states to vote, and if she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire then the rest of the country (including the media) will start paying a lot more attention to Bernie.

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

With No Time To Lose, Bernie Sanders Is Running Early

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

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My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

Fusion Announces Moderators Of 'Brown & Black' Presidential Forum

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Media

On Thursday, television network Fusion announced the moderators for The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum for Democratic candidates, whi...

Is Climate Change A Security Threat? Depends On Who You Ask.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most divisive national security issue between Republicans and Democrats is climate change, according to a Pew Research Center poll ...

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

House Democrats Hijack House Floor For Gun Vote

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats used a special parliamentary procedure Thursday to force a vote on legislation that would bar people on the terrorist w...

Democrats Look Poised To Use The Gun Issue In 2016

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

In an early preview of how congressional Democrats plan to attack Republicans in the 2016 election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee i...

The Truth About Paul Ryan's First Big Test™

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

As a Dec. 11 government funding deadline draws near, Republicans and Democrats are watching closely to see how Speaker Paul Ryan handles what is bill...

He's Right

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 12.08.2015 | 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.