On paper, a Biden/Warren ticket appears to be a dream ticket in the Democratic primaries. However, history shows that when a candidate announces his running mate before the nomination is decided, there is a good chance that deleterious consequences will follow.
While the lion that is Donald Trump roars, there's a cat-and-mouse game that can't be discounted in the run-up to 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is sounding out allies and donors as he weighs a run for the presidency.
Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"
For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.
Nearly every other consumer product sold in America has passed basic safety regulations well in advance of reaching store shelves, so why don't business owners deserve the same protection when looking for a loan?
I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...
Lessig has said he would run as a Democrat and would choose someone like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as his vice president. That person would take over and run the country once the reform agenda had passed. And that is precisely why his plan won't work, even if he miraculously was elected.
Many thoughtful progressives in the Democratic Party, myself included, are suffering from a feeling of helplessness these days. We believe the Party is headed for defeat under the banner of Hillary, whose poll numbers are already not looking good. We fear disaster but have not seen a better alternative.
The Harvard Professor likens his candidacy to that of Eugene McCarthy, who turned the Vietnam War into the central issue of the 1968. Today, 80 percent of Americans say there's too much money in politics but less than 1 percent say that it is the most important issue they consider when voting
For all the people who feel it's finally time for a strong woman to become president, or for that matter simply a strong person of any gender who is willing to step up with the truth and a no-BS attitude, who is willing to look beyond political correctness to do the right thing, well... it's time for Judge Judy.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
The move away from conventional politics doesn't represent a shift by the electorate towards political extremism, rather a growing frustration at the ruling political class. As Trump said recently, people are tired of "incompetent politicians." The political class may scoff, but it's Trump leading the polls.
history and search for a direction to a better future for our country. The choice is clear, and it is ours. We cannot continue down this dead end road to economic ruin.
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
As the campaign continues, voters deserve to know whether each candidate supports reinstating a Glass-Steagall-like law or other concrete proposals that will protect America's hardworking families and take them off the hook for future bailouts.
Clinton didn't show at this year's Netroots. Frankly, her campaign might not have survived the spectacle of her inevitable lukewarm reception. But her decision not to attend speaks volumes about what she knows about how progressives feel about her. She knows, and she is running scared.