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Bush Cousin Stapleton Doesn't Disavow Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an appearance on KNUS 710-AM's Kelley and Kafer Oct. 11, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton chose not to disavow Republican presidential candidate...

Why Niigata Governor Election Is Important

AsiaToday | Posted 10.19.2016 | World

[The Niigata gubernatorial election was carried out on October 16. The photo shows the residents of Niigata after casting a vote./ Photographed by Um ...

The Supreme Court Throws Kryptonite At Democracy's Supermen

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

The McDonnell case will make it harder for people like Superman prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who are looking out for the integrity of the system, and the good of the voter, to do their jobs.

Sex, Bama Drama, Trump

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Karim Shamsi-Basha

Now that Donald Trump might actually be the president, several stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel Jackson and George Lopez have said they would move to Canada. I don't think that is far enough.

Back to the Future: Clean Air, Clean Water for Kids

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Claire L. Barnett

Why are we struggling today to provide clean air and clean water for school children? These, and similar problems, are in our minds as we mark the 14th annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 5.

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.

The Only Commercial Jeb! Needs

Tim Young | Posted 02.16.2016 | Comedy
Tim Young

With hundreds of millions of dollars spent and lots of really boring, typical political commercials, I've come to realize that Jeb! has missed a criti...

Swearing an Oath -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.31.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Since taking their oath, many governors have begun to close public schools. By violating their oath in so public a manner, they have shown that perjuring themselves means nothing to them, as does the fact that their first act in office was an act of perjury.

Actually, The Louisiana Governor Win Is A Big Deal For Democrats

John A. Tures | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrat John Bel Edwards' big win in Louisiana is a big deal for the Democratic Party, giving them headwinds toward the 2016 election, despite the gloom and doom you hear from liberals. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders need to be taking notes.

Former N.Y. Governor George Pataki Explains His Twitter War With Donald Trump

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over the weekend, former New York Gov. George Pataki and fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to snipe at one another -- Pataki tweeted that Trump is "unfit to run for president," and Trump responded by saying Pataki was "a terrible governor."

Did the Governor of Colorado Lose Pikes Peak in a Football Bet?

Brian Cronin | Posted 09.04.2016 | Sports
Brian Cronin

This is a common tradition. But in 1938, did the Governors of Texas and Colorado take this tradition to the next level? Did they actually bet national landmarks on the results of a football game?

A Little Celebritician History

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The victories of both Schwarzenegger and Ventura do have one very important lesson to teach, one that so far is mostly being ignored by most everyone in the political world. The lesson might be phrased: "Strange things happen when the political and entertainment worlds collide."

My Quick Take on the Fox Kiddie Table Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is confirming our long-held astonishment that he could be Governor of anything, let alone the 12th largest economy in the world. One day, and hopefully soon, Rick Perry will not seem like a blubbering doofus. That day is not today.

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal To Most Conservative

Graphiq | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics

In some cases, a governor's ideology does not reflect the overall political leaning of the state. Maryland, for example, is one of the most Democratic states in the country, but has a Republican governor.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

Massachusetts Governor Buzzes Hair Off To Raise Money For Cancer Research

The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker got a sharp new short haircut on Tuesday that helped raise money for charity and met the appro...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

It Costs $36 to Win One Vote in Illinois but Only $18 to Lose One

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In spending $65.4 million to win 1.82 million votes, Bruce Rauner spent $35.88 per vote. Pat Quinn spent $30.2 million in 2014 and received 1.68 million votes, spending slightly less than $18 per vote.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Could Look to Former Gov. Pat Quinn for Some Dos and Don'ts

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.22.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Rauner also will have to learn from and work with other Democrats during his gubernatorial term--Democratic legislators and their leaders. Capitol Fax's Rich Miller says that a new poll shows that Illinoisans want Rauner and his new colleagues to work together to govern the state well.

New Gov. Bruce Rauner Calls on Illinoisans to Make Sacrifices in Inaugural Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' new Gov. Bruce Rauner began his term with an inaugural address that called on all Illinoisans to work hard to make their state better, even ...

Why Is the Governor of New York After School Teachers?

Lee Kronert | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Lee Kronert

So let me see if I've got this right: We have drug dealers in high places, murderers on our city streets, the FDA protecting the interests of the pharmaceutical companies, racial tension in our communities, yet all the governor wants to fix is the teacher evaluation method?

The Governors Cuomo

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The Cuomos, father and son, remind us of the power of public service and the need to couple principles and ideals with pragmatism and the exercise of power and authority.

Dear Governors: Electric Vehicle Policies Will Help You Succeed

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Whether a state has done a lot or a little in promoting EVs, it's not been enough to date. No resting on laurels!