The open presence of white nationalists in the Trump coalition would be very uncomfortable, but it could be potentially very valuable because it can help us bring the feeling of racial threat out in the open.
If we get stuck with Trump, we'll all be raising our arms -- either in surrender or salute -- to America's first authoritarian president. And once he's put his little hand on that big book and sworn allegiance to this country, we're not going to be able to wriggle out of whatever he tries to pull over our eyes.
For months, Bernie Sanders has told audiences across the country that he is the best candidate to face Donald Trump based on polls that simulate a hyp...
When we go to cast our votes for president in November, the fundamental question is whether we want a president who will, by and large, share the policies and vision of Barack Obama, or one who in addition to being a hateful, uninformed, groper of a fascist who would destroy our position in the world, fundamentally rejects them.
Such widespread dissatisfaction with the standard-bearers of the two parties speaks to the dissatisfaction many Democrats and Republicans feel towards the political establishment that President Barack Obama shacked up eight years ago.
Mr. Trump appears to assume that his sensibilities as real estate mogul and dealmaker can be directly applied to government debt management policy. They cannot. Treasury securities bear absolutely no resemblance to the debt issued by Trump Entertainment Resorts, which went bankrupt in 1991, 2004, 2009, and 2014.
The IRS has repeatedly stated that taxpayers can release whatever information they want about their own returns, whenever they want.
America is ready for a real third party. It may not be the Libertarian Party -- which also has to battle it's own ideologues within the party -- but if one does come into existence it will have to embrace the middle ground of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.
In trying to explain the contemporary state of American politics, once characterized by a revolt of the voters against the established political parties, we've tested a couple of hypotheses and found each wanting.
PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.
Should Sanders accept reality and gracefully exit to allow Hillary Clinton to prepare for a greater race against Donald Trump, then he will be well remembered. However, if Sanders sits on his thumbs as McCarthy sat on his two generations ago, we may be in for a very dark time.
The political rhetoric is designed to forestall government action on climate change, leaving only the wealthy prepared for the coming changes. Ironically, Trump needs to ask the Irish government to enable his own protection.
In effect this year, more than any before superdelegates may have not only decided the Democratic nominee, but they likely also chose the next President of the United States.
Last Friday, in accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association ("NRA") at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump touted his sons' gun rights credentials. He said "My sons have been members of the NRA for many, many years and they are incredible. They have so many rifles and so many guns sometimes even I get a little bit concerned. I say 'That's a lot.'"
The first time I "met" Hillary Rodham Clinton does not really count: I was in the back of a huge crowd in Oakland, so far away from the stage I could barely understand her words.
Failed multicultural policies have become an excuse for leaders in Europe and the U.S. to not integrate Muslim communities into the mainstream culture, thereby leaving them marginalized. In that state, they are easy prey for poorly educated and West-phobic imams and their incendiary religious rhetoric.