When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.
While Rich disparages Obama's EPA carbon regulation as trivial, Gara sees it as part of an urgent program (with CAFÉ, Green Energy) that'll make him THE Climate President. Is #BlackLivesMatter a child of the Civil Rights '60s? Then: Jeb redefines chutzpah by blaming Obama/Clinton for W's Iraq.
This week offered a textbook example of not learning from the past. Just before joining the other presidential candidates stampeding to the cattle call of the Iowa State Fair, Jeb Bush laid the blame for the Iraq mess at the feet of... President Obama and Hillary Clinton. According to Bush's foreign policy analysis, it was President Obama's "premature withdrawal" in 2011, after only eight years of war, that created ISIS -- not his brother's decisions to dissolve the Iraqi army, de-Baathify the government, spectacularly fail to create a representative government that included Sunnis, or, of course, invade in the first place. Maybe Bush is auditioning to replace Jon Stewart. Two days later in Iowa, he refused to rule out resuming his brother's torture program. "When you are president, your words matter," he said. Indeed they do. We should take Jeb at his. We can't say he didn't warn us.
ow that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King's dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.
Sanders continual message is one of inclusion, a platform that doesn't preach hate. He talks of strengthening and not rolling back existing abortion laws, voting laws, and financial laws. He demands all those listening to become part of the process or there can be no real change.
Calls for greater equality are all the rage among many candidates for the highest office in the land. For Lawrence Lessig, a widely admired advocate for campaign finance reform who just threw his hat in the ring, "citizen equality" is what matters.
Frankly, no one named Bush should be proposing anything in the Middle East. Especially a Bush who has 17 of 21 formally named geopolitical advisors who are alumni of the Bush/Cheney administration.
We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.
Think it's easy to escape the past? ...
Clinton critics are asking whether relevant data may have been deleted from a private email server. Understanding such accusations requires some background in computer forensics and the ways that files are stored, accessed, deleted, and recovered.
Exactly how Top Secret/SCI information wound up on Hillary Clinton's private server is a critical question and one likely to lead to the downfall of some assistants and possibly Clinton herself.
If this election is going to be about who connects the best with economically frustrated voters, Joe Biden might have the advantage. He is a lunch bucket guy who never gave a one-hour speech for $250,000. He rode the Amtrak to Delaware every night to be with his family instead of partaking in the inside-the-Beltway culture.
Social Security needs reform. But, that reform should take place in the form of expansion not cuts. Like millions of other Americans, Social Security is a lifeline for my family, but without an expansion, it is an increasingly fraying one.
Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.
Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.
In an attempt to shore up her falling poll numbers, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton went on the offensive, lashing out against minorities, considering a run as a third party candidate, and giving out Senator Bernie Sanders' phone number.