Take a break from campaigning for the speaker's chair and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: no time like the present; hoppla!; Iran says it was due to incompetence; and to be fair, they're going to behead him first. Answers are below the quiz.
He told them! Any religious leader who is considering sainthood for the "Servant of God" Dorothy Day -- the crusading editor of the Catholic Worker and heroine of my garment-worker parents during the Great Depression -- gets my vote.
Hillary, with her brand-name, overwhelming support of the Democratic Party, and unrivaled ability to raise enormous amounts of cash, appears unbeatable. But Sanders's campaign cannot be understood according to the usual parameters of U.S. presidential elections. His campaign is far too revolutionary.
The U.S. Constitution is fairly brief on the official duties of the office of the presidency, and thus the expectations and roles have largely developed out of a combination of personality, tradition, and legislation over the last two centuries.
It is important to remember that Daraprim is not the first or only drug in recent years to cause concern among physicians, policymakers, patients and the public.
Last week, protestors held a rally at the DNC to voice their grievance of the DNC limiting Democratic candidates to six debates.
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Clinton's struggles will more likely than not persist into next year, and nothing would be as impactful than if Biden enters the race. A Joe Biden candidacy would significantly shake up the primaries and would detrimentally impact the Clinton campaign. This can only be something worth encouraging.
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.