There's nothing partisan about Pope Francis's statements like these. Time and time again, he's simply noted that there are political solutions to moral problems -- and that failing to reach these solutions is a moral failure, not just a political one.
Any sufficiently shameless and ambitious politician knows that a smoothly delivered fabrication on live television impresses millions more than will read the next day's refutations.
The only thing preventing Bernie Sanders from a landslide victory in the 2016 Democratic Primaries is the notion that non-white Democrats will automatically side with Hillary Clinton. If this seems like hyperbole or an unrealistic assessment of today's political landscape, then let's look at the big picture.
Sanders has shown since Netroots Nation that he understands that reality by addressing both areas where race and class intersect, as well as those where racial injustice inflicts harm irrespective of class.
To win a presidential race, to overcome a crisis, to build a leading brand, for people to move in your direction, remember: clarity of vision, clarity of purpose.
Democrats' poor effort to talk to Latinos, much like Fox News' control of who is taken seriously in the debates, can only be summed up in the following: we will choose your candidate for you.
The book should be required reading by members of the media. It might get them to think twice as they are preparing what will be endless columns on Clinton until the election.
As the presidential campaign heats up, our candidates need a refresher course in the U.S. Constitution to counter our German visitor's assessment. After all, the president's job description is to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump for president campaign -- at least in its early phases -- I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists.
Watching last week's second Republican debate made it clear that Bush was the only adult in the room.
The comments of Obama, McCain, Hilary, Trump...etc. are mere reflections of the DC-area's widespread ignorance on this subject.
There's a clear pathway to the Republican nomination for Carly Fiorina after last week's debate, this week's poll results and the departure of Scott Walker from the Republican race. It begins with an irony
In honor of Jeff Foxworthy's great shtick, here's a quick breakdown of progressive politics in 2016. You know you're a "Facebook Liberal," or a "Twitter Liberal," or a "Social Media Progressive" in 2016 when you enjoy spreading memes on Facebook and other social media platforms about the evils of the GOP.
If Bernie Sanders continues to improve his poll numbers and becomes a genuine threat to Hillary Clinton's nomination, undecided Democrats will increasingly hear from Clinton supporters that Mr. Sanders is not electable.
While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.
I know that doing something as seemingly small as telling the truth has a ripple effect. Change is often slow and deliberate, but it can happen if we speak up.