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Bernie Sanders Could be a Thorn in the Side of President Hillary Clinton

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Rich Rubino

Today there appears to be a rapprochement between Sanders and Clinton. Should Clinton be elected President, she will need the support of Sanders. Sanders will clearly be in the political catbird seat, and could be a thorn in the side of Clinton should she fail to give proper deference to progressive polices.

In Conversation: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics [AUDIO]

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
Bill Moyers

This week, I sat down with Rick Shenkman to talk about the brain of the American voter, and what is firing its synapses during this extraordinary primary season.

Could Democratic Party History Repeat Itself in the Republican Party in 2016?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Rich Rubino

An insurrectionist presidential candidate stuns his party's establishment by pocketing the party's nomination. His views do not line up with mainstream figures in his party.

Donald Trump Is No 'Good Soldier'

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Rich Rubino

Trump is proving that he is not a "good soldier" for the Republican Party. Ironically, This may actually help him with grassroots conservatives and Independent voters who themselves are conservatives first and Republicans second.

Open Season on the Elites: Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Charge

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Rich Rubino

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is drawing overflow crowds. He is garnering support at the grassroots level, and is raising "eye-popping" amounts of cash from small donors. Some of his enthusiastic adherents seem to believe there is no God but Bernie Sanders.

Is Jeb Bush Channeling Henry "Scoop" Jackson?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.27.2015 | Home
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?

Could 2016 Be Rand Paul's Moment?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
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.

The Least Laboring of Days

Will Durst | Posted 10.30.2013 | Home
Will Durst

Because of Labor Day's peculiar calendar placement, it has morphed into not so much a celebration as a seasonal signal flag. Here lies the tired, dried-up body of summer.

LOOK: An Unusual Vintage Find Worth Big Bucks

Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

We're very excited to syndicate one of our favorite columns, 'What Is It? What Is It Worth?' from one of our favorite magazines, Country Living. All t...

U.S. Presidential Election Paradox

Frank Morgan | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Frank Morgan

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison beat Grover Cleveland with fewer popular votes by winning lots of states by a few votes and losing the rest of the states big. If you consider the different voter turnout rates in different states, you could win with still fewer votes by winning states with low turnouts.

Presidency Interruptus: The Possible Curious Fate of Barack Obama

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

It is becoming more and more apparent (at least to me) that Barack Obama is going to lose the election this fall. Firstly, Mitt Romney gives off the a...

An Offer He'll Have to Refuse

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

This political love-fest between Governor Chris Christie and these people begging him to run for president is going to end abruptly when the big guy realizes something that others have realized before him.

It's Personal and Political: Stigma and Cancer

Doug Ulman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Doug Ulman

Stigma against cancer is personal and political, and, if neglected at the community, national and global level, it will be perpetual, too.

A Look At History's Most Notable Fathers: Good, Bad And Ugly

Greg Olear | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Greg Olear

Leopold Mozart (b. 1719): The first known Stage Father. Managed his child-prodigy son's career with an iron fist, which turned out to be a good thing for music but a bad thing for little Wolfie. Said to be the inspiration for "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother".

Paradise Lost

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

There is a cloud hanging over upstate New York. Many of the 62 counties which comprise the state are an economic wasteland. There is not enough business activity to provide jobs for the population.

Stay Classy, Politicos

Edward Headington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.

Playing Presidents: Good History vs. Good Drama and The Actor JFK (and Jackie) Wanted To Play Him

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Whether filtered by an archivist, historian, editor, screenwriter, actor or director, perspective on the life of another person is ultimately subjective - and there's no group of people more highly susceptible to the subjective than the presidents.

Arthur Delaney

The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, And The Politics Of The New Deal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.11.2013 | Home

An employee of Associated Charities, a private organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in the District of Columbia, met an old black woman carry...

Negativity and Partisan (De)Mobilization in the 2010 Midterms

Michael Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Wolf

Very few subjects stir interest like negative campaigns; voters dislike them; political consultants adore them; and political scientists scrutinize them. Two contradictory points are evident.

The Next Grover Cleveland?

David Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Gray

Could you see Barack Obama being elected President for two different, separate administrations? Now there are many differences between Cleveland and Obama on many levels. However, electorally, they could end up being similar.

Eric Massa is Taking Back the Spotlight From the Starlets

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tina Dupuy

When actors were seen as vermin, the object of our affections and repugnance were people with actual power: politicians. Politicians like Massa are just taking back their country from Hollywood.

Presidential Facial Hair: The Good, The Bad And The Grizzly (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard...

Hey John Edwards: Come Back! The "Other America" Needs You

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlos Watson

Edwards was right then, and he'd be right now. Leveling the playing field will yield a more just America, and a more economically and socially dynamic America, as well.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.