The current status of eminent domain law in the United States, however, doesn't square with Cruz's, and now Bush's, fear-mongering over the issue. In essence, Cruz and Bush are trying to make Trump the boogeyman here. And while there may indeed be plenty of grounds for pinning that moniker on Trump, eminent domain does not appear to be one of them.
The attack was initiated when Jonathan Allen, who first "reported" this "story," uncovered the resolution Sanders signed as mayor of Burlington, CT in 1982. However, Allen's assertion has a fatal flaw. Nothing could be further from the truth than the theory he offers as proof positive that Bernie supported marriage as only between a man and a woman.
So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.
Mr. Sanders' attacks on the Democratic establishment have been powerful both because Ms. Clinton is so deeply embedded in that establishment and because her response, essentially that she is not part of the establishment because she is a woman, is one that resonates with almost nobody.
While the press likes to portray Santorum as a kooky culture warrior and Rubio as an establishment square, the two hold many of the exact same positions. The similarities start with their dangerous views on abortion rights.
Many Berkeley Democrats ask, "How is Bernie going to accomplish his agenda?" They accept the legitimacy of leveling the playing field and getting big money out of politics, but doubt that Bernie can accomplish this.
Campaigns and the media love to make concrete plans about what is ahead, but maybe we should listen to Campbell and give up on the life (or campaign) we planned and be prepared to accept the life (or campaign) that is waiting for us.
(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) By Jessica Roy If the presidential election were decided merely on who could sling the most hate-filled i...
Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president.
Now that the Iowa Caucus has concluded, the political playoffs have finally begun. The Republican Party still has an overcrowded roster, which will be trimmed after the New Hampshire primary, with some veteran players likely to be cut. But who would have ever imagined that rookies such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson could even make it to prime time with no in-game experience?
The recent Democratic and Republican presidential debates have proven that anti-establishment candidates Trump and Sanders, both of whom have little foreign policy experience, have better judgment on such issues than the supposed expert--former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kasich, Christie, Bush? One or maybe more of these three should show well enough to keep the fight going through Super Tuesday and maybe beyond. My unsolicited advice to the Establishment -- look to one of these three, not Rubio, as your standard-bearer.
Each of the candidates in Saturday's presidential debate boldly asserted that if elected, he would rebuild the U.S. military and restore its flagging morale. These assertions, however, rest on the mistaken assumption that the armed forces have actually been weakened.
The Democratic generational divide grew even more palpable last week when feminist Gloria Steinem accused young women of only voting for Bernie Sanders because they crave attention from young men, who also tend to lean towards Senator Sanders.
This week the nation's attention swung from Iowa to New Hampshire. But even though votes have now actually been cast, the media's attention stayed focused on the polls. Even though the overblown oracles missed the mark in Iowa, the pundit class breathlessly pivoted, without even an iota of self-reflection, to touting the newest polls in New Hampshire. We've allowed polls to establish the baseline of our political debate, making everything about expectations. And this despite the fact that the polls' ability to forecast elections is clearly waning, as more and more people refuse to respond. How about in addition to publishing sample size, the dates the poll was taken, etc., they also publish response rates? There are plenty of problems in our political process, but one is the gap between the importance we assign to polls and how little scrutiny we give them. We could fix it, but first, breaking news about a new South Carolina poll!
Sanders has served as an elected official for over 34 years. Clinton has not. Sanders has supported gay rights since the early '80s. Clinton has not.