Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.
The 2016 presidential race is officially heating up, with three new "dirty deniers" entering the contest last week. While there are differences among the three -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson -- on policy and style they each hold views on climate change and clean energy that make them ill-prepared to win or govern from the White House.
The AFL-CIO's new figures have come out amidst a proliferation of new policy agendas that include executive compensation reforms and are aimed at shaping the 2016 election campaigns.
In a recent and widely seen interview with Diane Sawyer about his transition to womanhood, Bruce Jenner surprised many people with the admission that he is also a Republican.
Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.
When I was little, my favorite book described options for what a girl could aspire to be when she grew up. It told of exciting career possibilities: flight attendant, nurse, teacher, secretary.
And now Mike Huckabee, the Gomer Pyle of unadulterated hatred masquerading as good ol' religion, has, again, joined the Republican race for the presidency.
To have a realistic chance that enacting campaign finance reform will be a top priority in a Clinton Administration, her commitment to achieving this result must be seriously tested during the presidential campaign.
If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Presidential nomination, then how strong a candidate will she be against a Republican nominee who, as a representative of the conservative party, is proudly and openly supporting conservative positions?
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
Recently, during a trip to Boston, I invited Emerge Massachusetts alumna and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu to lunch. I was excited to meet her because I knew that her race and win were "historic"--Michelle was the youngest woman elected to the Boston City Council at 28 years old.
When I was serving as US Ambassador in Malta, my driver and friend asked "how is it Ambassador that a rich country like yours leaves the care of the sick unaddressed?" I had no real answer to give in a country with universal care being delivered in state of the art facilities.
When's the last time you asked "What's behind the curtain?" When did we become unable to ask tough questions? That's kind of the job of an informed electorate at least the way I learned civics.
In 2016 motivating Latinos to vote will be a major initiative of every political campaign. Finding the right issues is always the key to turning out voters. For the Democrats health care should be at the top of their messaging strategy. Why? Because, unfortunately for the Republicans, Latino voters don't hate the Affordable Care Act.
Bernie Sanders is doing Democrats a favor by running against Hillary Clinton. His candidacy may not move her to the left, but it will draw her out and clarify her positions on key issues.
It would be a huge mistake for Democrats to dismiss the newfound economic populism of Republican presidential candidates as obviously laughable given Republicans' deep alliance with corporate America. Republicans are aiming to pull off a populist jiu-jitsu, using anger at corporate influence over government to justify even more dismantling of government. It could work.