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Hillary Plays Into Hands Of Trump With 'Basket Of Deplorables' Remark

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Trump knows that white blue-collar voters will overlook his economic portfolio if they think he understands their values and needs rather than trying to imitate them.

What's Next For Trump?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question of what a wealthy, older and egotistical man chooses to do after losing an election, potentially in a very humiliating manner is not, on its own, a particularly interesting one.

2016 Presidential Election Sees The Re-Emergence of Paleoconservatism (The Alternative Right) and Progressive Liberalism

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The 2016 Presidential election is a watershed for two movements long marginalized by both major political parties. For the Republicans, the nominatio...

Ted Cruz Goes Rogue

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

This is a moment which will go down in the annals of American political history along with other instances of tension and disunity at a party's convention.

Why Bernie's Strong Poll Numbers Against Trump Are For Real

Les Leopold | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The most common response is that Bernie as yet has not been tested by the Republican's slime machine. This meme is repeated so often (especially by Hillary surrogates) that it has taken on the status of conventional wisdom. It must be true or why would everyone be saying it?

A Very Smart 3-Step Plan For Surviving The Election

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

f you suffer from a particular kind of American Exceptionalism -- the fear Americans will make an exceptionally poor choice in November, here's some help. You're not alone in worrying.

Political Parties are Under No Obligation to Operate Democratically

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are flocking to local town hall meetings asking why their U.S. Representative or Senato...

Senator McCarthy's Campaign Had a More Profound Impact Than Sanders' Revolution

Rob Hahn | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Rob Hahn

While there are similarities between the two campaigns - namely the underdog factor, an incendiary issue and the involvement of young voters - the McCarthy campaign of 1968 still claims a much more profound impact on electoral politics not only in its less-than-one-year existence but for generations that followed.

Anybody But Trump, Anybody But Carter, Anybody But McGovern

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The party establishment is aghast. An insurrectionist candidate is close to securing the party's nomination. Fears arise on the part of the party establishment that this candidate will get clobbered in the General Election

Dirty Political Tricks From American Politics Done Dirt Cheap

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is taking heat for dirty tricks allegedly orchestrated by his campaign. The tactics used by the Cruz campaign are reminiscent of those used in previous political campaigns, sometimes without even the knowledge of the candidate.

Sanders as Democratic Nominee Makes No Sense

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party.

The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party's Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.

What Do You Mean 'Sanders Might Be Another George McGovern'?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Sanders' mass appeal, big crowds and enthusiasm in spite of a virtual media blackout shows that America has grown up a lot since 1972. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to communicate past media manipulation and organize.

Riled-Up Dems and Reps on Love and Hate Trips Just Days From First Voting

William Bradley | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

A Brooklynite turned "back-to-the-land" Vermont socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and has far less executive experience than Sarah Palin vs. a fact-free braying bully boy billionaire real estate and gambling mogul bizarrely backed by evangelicals would be crazy enough. Toss in another New Yorker, a billionaire "daddy knows best" ex-mayor and media mogul who is no class traitor and we get the full banana republic experience.

Memo to Bernie After the Democratic Debate

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

A GOP Strategist's Memo To Bernie Sanders After Last Night's Democrat Debate Hillary is nervous... TO: Bernie Sanders, Socialist FROM: Arnold...

Debate reinforces Sanders is the Wrong Choice for Democrats Today

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If Bernie Sanders is nominated by the Democratic Party I will support him. Hopefully wiser heads will prevail. Many of the ideas he campaigns on sound...

Memo to Bernie Re: Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

MEMO January 17. 2016 TO: Bernie Sanders, Socialist FROM: Arnold Steinberg, Republican Strategist RE: Tonight's Debate It's highly unlikely yo...

Eat Cat Food, Trump!

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

These three women spoke to me without shame or even surprise about the fact that they had eaten cat food, "Some of it's like tuna, only less expensive. Oh, and crunchier." How could I possibly be so stupid?

A Trump-Clinton Matchup Would be a Trip Back to the Future in Foreign Affairs

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Rich Rubino

A matchup between the non-interventionist Republican Donald Trump and the interventionist Democrat Hillary Clinton would not be a paradigm shift in foreign affairs, as much as it would be a trip back to the future.

Former GOP Frontrunner Jeb Bush's Battle With "Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome"

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Jeb Bush, the early Republican frontrunner, is presently polling in the single digits despite an ambitious advertising blitz. Bush was a weak frontru...

Seizing the Electoral Moment: Former Allies Bush and Rubio Battle it Out

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Today, two Floridians are battling for support in the Republican Presidential primary. Some in the Florida political circuit thought Rubio would not run if Bush did, but in American politics, timing is everything, and Rubio saw this election as "his time."

Holy Product Placement and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Holy product placement. Millions of us watched the monumentally popular Pope Francis drive off in his four-door Fiat 500S. Don't you assume this car w...

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2016 | 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 08.03.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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.