To recapture our democracy, we need open, contested primaries and at least one candidate who isn't afraid to fight back against the moneyed interests.
Chris Christie has a new message: I care about the poor. No, really.
Overall, whether you consider yourself a "feminist" or an "anti-feminist," you care about women. So stop disagreeing and calling each other names, and realize what you agree on.
The ability to deliver a sharp comeback that leaves a rival red-faced and speechless can be a strong political weapon. And perhaps no politician in his generation has used wit as effectively as Obama.
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.
Speculation is risky, and a lot could and will change over the next two years. But in November 2016, the man running against the likely Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, will probably be Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida.
Star Jones is President of Professional Diversity Network. A former Senior District Attorney for the City of New York, she previously served as an NBC News Legal Correspondent and Analyst over the last two decades. From 1997 to 2006, she was co-host of ABC's hit daytime show The View.
Obama's push to tackle income inequality provides any Democratic nominee with a central organizing theme and policy purpose. It also challenges any Republican nominee to either reject government action in that direction, alienating the strong majority of Americans who favor it--or embrace such government action, alienating the Republican base.
We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.
When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?
The presidential game is as inevitable as the Super Bowl, filled with inflated egos, too much money and incentive to "cheat," too much hype, and inevitably leaves half the audience feeling deflated.
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits.
Perhaps it was destiny that Linda would come to be a creative director. Raised in an artistic collaboration between her parents, a French fashion designer and an Italian Pastry Chef, she was exposed to line, drama, precision and movement before she could hold a crayon.
While President Obama's "middle class economics" speech last night certainly laid down a few markers for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, the real reason it now seems Democrats will be playing on familiar turf comes from Republicans.
A good sound bite packs emotion, opinion, news value and personality, and leaps into a reporter's ear.
New York native Elizabeth Suda founded ARTICLE22, a brand that designs accessories out of Vietnam War bombs, after asking one simple question: "How and by whom are the goods we consume made?" While Elizabeth started her fashion career in the Coach merchandising department, it was in 2008 that her desire to create a social business was born.