Jeb gives one the impression that he feels the presidency is a legacy, like getting into Yale or making the varsity soccer team as a high-school freshman because of daddy's business connections. Unfortunately for him, the base of the party he is running to lead grew up with people like that, and they hate them.
The growing public health crisis posed by the spread of the Zika virus demands the urgent attention of leaders at all levels of government, including those who seek our nation's highest office.
At the end of the day, "toughness" can't become a constraint on flexibility. We want to ensure that China rises peacefully within the international community's norms--especially as far as our partners and its neighbors are concerned.
The pain the word bashers seek to inflict on Clinton may actually be coming from inside themselves. They may see in her something that has long been suppressed inside themselves.
It would look a little something like this.
Both sides now have a two-person race, each with an establishment candidate and an outsider. On the left, it's Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. On the right, it's Marco Rubio vs. Donald Trump. Cruz's win, while it did shake things up, is a distraction.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. ...
Donald Trump, the New York billionaire seeking the Republican nomination for president, achieved something monumental in Monday night's Iowa caucuses. He became the very thing he most despises: a loser.
Going forward, I do not see how Trump undoes the damage he inflicted on himself in Iowa. Not only has he unilaterally destroyed his narrative that he is a "winner," but he has now given the rapidly rising, if boyish, Rubio a clear path to victory.
You know that sound of a rogue mosquito buzzing in your ear at night as you try to sleep? That's what listening to Sen. Ted Cruz sanctimoniously make his case for the presidency is like during Republican debates.
We are in the midst of a very competitive and tumultuous primary campaign and candidates should be expected to use inflammatory rhetoric in their scuffles for attention. But the nature of campaigns does not excuse rhetoric that is dangerous, unsettling, or deliberately misleading.
For decades, the GOP has been playing its base for suckers, by running the Grand Old Play: pander to the small-government, traditional-values rubes, and then get back to real business: serving business.
Do you really think Bloomberg will run for the White House?
Trump and Cruz are the GOP's textbook Catch-22. One of them figures as a real possibility for the presidential nomination. For GOP leaders to not support them almost guarantees a flaming Election Day defeat. But to support them could mean the same.
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