This election is personal. Like everyone else, I'm concerned about the economy, climate change, ISIS and national security. But what keeps me up n...
Nevada is on fire, but it's not the desert heat. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's upcoming retirement has led to an inferno of outside spending -- about $80 milliion so far -- in the contest for the open seat.
The word "servitude" is defined as "slavery: a condition in which one lacks liberty... to determine one's course of action or way of life"--Merriam-Webster. Hold that thought.
Congress struck a major compromise on energy policy last December: Republicans agreed to provide some certainty and longevity for renewable energy tax...
Hillary Clinton recently introduced her mental health plan. But it is not half as good as the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H. R. 2646), which passed the House by a vote of 422-2, and should be taken up by the Senate this week.
If hypocrisy is the coin of the realm in politics, then spending by a Democratic dark money group in New Hampshire's Senate race could be Exhibit A.
The race for the seat of retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is attracting dark money from both sides.
Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?
I watched you stroll the White House colonnade beside President Obama last week and was nearly overcome by a sense of impending doom. Cordial back-pat...
This week, the nation watched as the Republican Party continued its awkward attempt to pretend Donald Trump is something other than a dangerous buffoon. On Thursday, Trump met with Paul Ryan, with the two calling the talk a "positive step toward unification," and Ryan adding that Trump is a "very warm and genuine person." If Ryan ends up endorsing Trump, he must be held accountable for what he's endorsing. As Senator Harry Reid said of his GOP counterpart, "Since Sen. McConnell has so enthusiastically embraced Trump, you can only assume he agrees with Trump's view that women are dogs and pigs." Rough stuff but he has a point: You either believe we should deport 12 million people or you don't. You either believe there should be a religious test to enter the U.S. or you don't. But the GOP isn't alone in its attempts to white-wash Trump. The New York Times referred to Trump's racism as "a reductive approach to ethnicity." This is how someone like Trump can actually get to the White House in 2016: because of the reluctance -- by political leaders and the media -- to call out racism when they see it.
If you have major issues pending in Congress and lots of money at your disposal, these two super PACs are the place to make your huge, unlimited contributions and to seek influence over congressional decisions and actions.
Bottom line is--thanks to the GOP--Donald Trump is shamelessly cashing in on the fears of innocent, brain-washed minds that have been fed lies of economic decline and betrayal for a long time. That is as reprehensible as all the hostility and brutishness he has personally incited.
Is Hillary Clinton regaining the media frame of inevitable Democratic nominee? Probably. Is that a good thing for her? We'll see. It not infrequently has not been.
Yes, we've got two primary races to be decided this Saturday, in two different states and two different parties. Democrats in Nevada and South Carolina Republicans will both vote on the same day, for no real logical reason. Let's take a look forward to Saturday's races.
With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the November election may decide the fate of all three branches of the United States government. That's a pretty unique situation, and it may boost turnout on both sides of the aisle.
To my friends supporting Sanders and O'Malley, we share common dreams and values that our Democratic nominee must fulfill. We need a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress to build on the progress that has been made.