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Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

Mike Huckabee Ends 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) announced on Monday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, following a poor performance in th...

My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

Bernie Sanders Wins On Climate Change In Mock Iowa Caucus Of Activists

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) emerged triumphant in a mock Iowa caucus held Friday by climate activists.  The group Climate Mobilization or...

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...

3 Reminders for Christians During the Election Season

Brandan Robertson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

As we enter into this election season, may we walk in the light of Jesus, embodying his humility, love, and subversive Gospel, and may the Spirit work powerfully through us to bring true redemption and reconciliation to our world.

Little Lord Trump (Le Roi) and His MVP, Jesus

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Well-conceived blasphemy can be positive and I believe there's a place for even very irreverent jocularity in faith, belief and even ritual, but when I hear Trump, a man who so flagrantly embodies all that the Jesus of the New Testament is not, call Communion a "cracker," now I am offended.

Bernie Sanders Opens Up About God

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has mostly avoided discussing religion during his Democratic presidential campaign. Unlike some other candidates, he...

Bernie Sanders' Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

When Bernie Sanders released his universal health care plan last week, promising that most people would receive more generous insurance coverage whil...

Does Trump's Race Rhetoric Trump Reagan's States-Rights Record?

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Introduced to the world as the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, Patti Davis has created a legacy of her own as the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books.

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 Attacks Donald Trump Over Climate Change

Dan Arel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

Bernie Sanders' campaign has been very busy since Sunday night's Democratic debate, first defending Sanders' health care plan against attacks from Hillary Clinton and now defending climate scientists against attacks by Donald Trump.

The Clinton Campaign Has Resorted to Lies to Beat Sanders

Dan Arel | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

We all knew the day would come when Hillary Clinton would finally have to stop pretending she wasn't worried about the Bernie Sanders campaign, and it has finally arrived. Her daughter, Chelsea Clinton is now on the road doing stump speeches for her mom and using the opportunity to flat out lie about Bernie Sanders' healthcare plan.

This Death Metal Vocalist Is Running In Taiwan's General Election

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

From his campaign photos alone, you'd never guess Taiwanese parliamentary candidate Freddy Lim is the lead singer of Asia's hottest death metal band....

Rachel Maddow Accuses HIllary Clinton Of 'Casting Aspersions' On Bernie Sanders' Character

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Media

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Debating Bernie vs. Hillary Without Being Jerks

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Watch as Veronica Arreola and Matthew Filipowicz debate Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton without being jerks!

Sanders Versus Trump, Revisited

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the general election? How preposterous an idea! Of course, when writing one of these articles a good rule of thumb is to always point out how speculative the concept all is, which I dutifully did.

Donald Trump Faces The Music

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Malcolm Kushner

Many political pundits accuse Donald Trump of blowing his own horn. So much that they sound like a broken record. But maybe it's time they changed their tune. Because when it comes to his presidential campaign, Mr. Trump may have to march to the beat of his own drum.

Presidential Election Year? Not For Millions of Ex-Felons

Yosha Gunasekera | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Yosha Gunasekera

Incoming Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, set to work quickly. Through a series of executive orders, Bevin ensured that thousands of poor and minority individuals would not vote this year or potentially ever.

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.

16 Shocking Predictions for 2016

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Carmen Harra

I know it's difficult to imagine a world like this given our present situation, but we're evolving our thinking and finally letting go of old limitations. Look into the future and see us together.

A Moral, But Not Constitutional, Obligation to Hold a Referendum

Richard Albert | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Richard Albert

The Liberal government should follow the Charlottetown precedent to give Canadians the opportunity to finally approve a major constitutional reform, in this case one that is long overdue.

How Trump Could Win It All

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've been noticing that Democrats -- all the way up to and including Hillary Clinton herself -- seem to be awfully complacent about the possible outcomes of next year's presidential race. This could be dangerous, because nothing in politics is ever written in stone.

5 Ways Democratic Socialism Isn't What You Think

Dan Arel | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Dan Arel

To quell any fears and to put a great deal of misinformation to rest, here are five things that democratic socialism is not.

Paul Ryan Predicts House To Stay In Republican Control, Even If Donald Trump Is Nominee

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

Save one brief Donald Trump policy denouncement, Speaker Paul Ryan has made a point to stay out of the day-to-day 2016 news. The Wisconsin Republican...