The distinction between Sanders and Clinton as being between "socialism" and "capitalism" is misleading, for the real debate is about what type of capitalism the candidates favor.
If you wanted a debate where no one actually answered any questions, well, you got it! There were so many great moments from the latest GOP debate out of Wisconsin, but we wanted a video that was under 4 minutes. These were our favorite out of Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Jeb!
When Hillary Clinton was challenged on her Iraq war vote at last month's Democratic debate, the front-running candidate pointed to President Obama's 2008 selection of herself as Secretary of State as affirmation of his continuing confidence in her judgment on matters of war and peace.
As the Democratic candidates get ready to face off in their second debate on Saturday, November 14, Hillary Clinton enjoys a wide lead in the race for the Democratic nomination nationally.
There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.
So, another Republican presidential debate brings more confirmation of what the Republican Party has become. It's probably the most reactionary major conservative party of any in the advanced industrial world.
The conditions seem perfect for a real political debate between two candidates who differ from each other on many key issues.
Like so many viewers, I had to tune in last Saturday to see Donald Trump return as host of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Despite Trump's limited screen time the episode itself seemed like nothing more than a stiff and humorless 90-minute campaign ad for his Republican run for President.
People who tuned into this week's debate were treated to a different kind of entertainment program -- Fox Business Network's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Have Democratic presidents been perfect? Of course not. Have they vanquished economic inequality and created paradise on earth? No president can. However, Democrats have a positive record to run on.
Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons.
We're in the middle of a vetting avalanche, I'm convinced of that. Anyone stepping into a new job - especially one that comes with housing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - should be prepared to have every word, decision, thought and social media post dissected ad nauseam.
I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.
Social media pictures and platitudes don't make one pro-veteran. Listening, and heeding the call of veterans, makes someone pro-veteran.
One great thing about a Sanders presidency is that Americans will be able to trust a person who never had to evolve towards progressive stances on war, foreign policy, Wall Street, and environmental issues like Keystone XL.
Hillary Clinton's ubiquitous brand recognition has a downside. It makes the Democratic frontrunner an easy target for Republicans. If tonight's GOP debate revealed anything, it's that Hillary Clinton is the common enemy of the Republican Party.