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Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial Primary One in a Litany of Whisker-Close Elections in U.S. History

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In the recent Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial Primary, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin was ahead by just 83 votes out of over 214,000 votes cast.

A Simple Step Toward Gender Equality

William Lambers | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The dream of every child receiving school feeding is a step everyone can get involved with and support. This one action can improve the lives of girls everywhere by giving them a foundation for success: nutrition and education.

Is Jeb Bush Channeling Henry "Scoop" Jackson?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Should Jeb Bush make a bid for the GOP Presidential nomination, he will have the same challenge to overcome as Henry "Scoop" Jackson did. The question remains: Will Bush, like Jackson, be able to secure his party's nomination despite taking an opposing stand on what is the flagship issue to many voters in his party?

Is Mitt Romney the Political Reincarnation of Hubert Humphrey?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

A 2016 Romney candidacy seemed a bit farfetched in the immediate aftermath of 2012. Should Romney run for president again, he would be on the same trajectory as Democrat Hubert Humphrey. Will Romney suffer the same fate should he declare a third presidential candidacy?

Sen. Robert Kennedy's Press Secretary Dies

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

Can Hillary Break the Clintons' Iowa Jinx?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In 2008, as you'll recall, the overwhelming frontrunner finished third in Iowa behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. She ended up just a weekend of furious Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire away from being stampeded from the race at its very beginning.

Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

Could 2016 Be Rand Paul's Moment?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.

If Hillary Were a Republican She Would Have a Better Chance at Winning Her Party's Presidential Nomination

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

If Hillary Clinton chooses to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, she will be in the catbird seat, at least on paper.

Snowden's Common Law Defense

Joe Lauria | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The U.S. Senator who divulged the Pentagon Papers in Congress says Edward Snowden and other citizens with access to classified information should have the same immunity as members of Congress to make public secret documents exposing government wrongdoing.

"Going Bulworth": The First Time, and Now

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.

Hundreds Turn Out For Pieces Of George McGovern History

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Hundreds of people braved frigid temperatures Saturday for a chance to buy books, furniture and other items once owned by three-t...

McGovern's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern once gave his daughter a bookend made out of soapstone in the shape of a bear – a symbol of the "Terr ...

In Praise of McGovern, Prairie Sage

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

When he passed away at the age of 90 on October 21st of this year, McGovern was eloquently praised by individuals from across the political spectrum.

On Election Day, Money and Magical Thinking

Michael Winship | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Resistance is futile, as they say in those science fiction movies, but as long as the conservative right live in a media cocoon and act like sightless bats, trying to find their way with high frequency shrieking that bounces off the walls and only they can hear, you've got trouble, my friends.

Late Former Senator's 'Conscience For Our Nation' Celebrated

AP | CHET BROKAW and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday f...

The George McGovern I Remember

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

1972 was the first year I was old enough to vote in an election, and McGovern was the first presidential candidate for whom I voted. To this day, I am more proud of that vote than most of the others I have cast since.

State Bids Farewell To Fallen Former Senator

AP | CHET BROKAW and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Fri...

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.