Let's face it. The Republicans will have quite a time trying to sift through their thicket of candidates. So many angles and issues and characters to consider. Do I like the clean-cut union-busting Wisconsin governor or the clean-cut anti-choice former Senator from Pennsylvania?
Experienced pollsters will tell you that the best indicator of which candidate will ultimately win an election is the question: which candidate would you rather have a beer with?
A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.
Sen. Sanders, there is one issue that you must progress greatly on if you wish to become the president that America needs in 2016. That issue is racial justice. Saying that racism exists in your next speech or adding #blacklivesmatter to the end of your next tweet is not enough.
Every once in a while, I'd say something so vile and disgusting that it would in fact get a rise and manage to disgust even me. This is about where the Republicans find themselves these days. Insulting foreigners, brown people, gays, veterans, and each other.
For Trump, August 6 in Cleveland is just one more installment of a reality TV show that has been a ratings phenom all summer long. So how should the others approach Trump?
Not counting initiatives for industrial hemp or non-plant medical marijuana or low-THC cannabidiol oil, there are at least 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016.
Exactly one week ago, the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination expanded to 18 -- maybe. In fact, we don't know much about this possible 18th GOP contender beyond his name, a few unconfirmed biographical details, and the several policy positions he outlined in a lengthy but surprisingly focused YouTube video.
Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.
What motivates a 69 year old professor of social work and co- founder of a successful national organization, Social Security Works and coalition, the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, to make his first run for elective office to serve as Representative of New York's 24th Congressional District?
The Trump brawls have done us all the service of revealing a number of Republican candidates who certainly do not belong in the oval office.
Taking Jeb Bush's comments out of context was a bad move by the Democratic Party. Liberals like Hillary Clinton should not have to lower themselves to using deceptive soundbites like Fox News.
After a series of ridiculous sound bites, Donald Trump gave me no choice but to compile his quotes into a rap (along with a few creative contributions for fusing.)
Tony Schwartz believed that advertising should evoke, not provoke -- meaning that it ought to stimulate emotions rather than simply assert messages.
It's the responsibility of a presidential frontrunner to set the terms of the debate. On July 13, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton did this in a New York city speech, describing her plans to address economic inequality and related concerns.
The new George W. Bush isn't named Bush. He's named Walker. Walker, whose entire political career has been in Wisconsin, is running as a Washington outsider. That's what George W. Bush did in 2000. If next year, voters are looking for the un-Obama, Walker's their man.