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Could the U.S. Become a Multi-Party Nation? Emerging Factions and the Electoral College

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

While the U.S. allows multiple parties to participate in the political system, it is, and always has been, a system dominated by two political parties...

Ashes to Ashes

Francis Levy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

Every once in a while you take a dusting. One might say that Ted Cruz and John Kasich both took dustings from Donald Trump who claims not simply to ha...

Misogyny and Politics are Strange Bedfellows

Barbara Hammond | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Barbara Hammond

Have that many women completely lost their self-esteem? Do they really believe we should be treated as second-class citizens? Isn't it bad enough we still have to fight to get equal pay for equal work? It certainly won't happen with a Drumpf for president, or any Republican, for that matter. Not even Kasich.

John Kasich: Bigot or Bully?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Watching John Kasich lecture Jews about their own holy books isn't just embarrassing, it's infuriating. Kasich dismisses what they say because he knows Judaism better than they do.

Is Donald Trump 'The Unforgiving Servant?'

John A. Tures | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.

A Science Quiz for the Candidates

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Both journalists and politicians believe the general public is as disinterested in science as they are. They think of it as an unorganized and somewhat quixotic special interest without much voting power. Polling shows they are wrong.

In DC Simulation, Trump and Cruz Bolt GOP, Form New Ticket

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week, in a simulation of the coming July GOP convention, the tumultuous 2016 election took a theoretical new twist. At a meeting of the prestigio...

Kasich Banks On Contested Convention To Win GOP Nomination

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

Microphone in hand, Republican John Kasich promised the crowd inside a high-tech Ohio factory Saturday that he’ll never be beholden to Washington in...

Turning to Ohio, Trump cuts into Kasich

CNN | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

West Chester, Ohio (CNN) Donald Trump is training his sights on Ohio Gov. John Kasich ahead of Tuesday’s winner-take-all Ohio primary....

THE WILDCATTERS' LOSERS: Ides of March Edition

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

So the Ol' Wildcatter pulled out the Little Smart Pill Machine again to give you a preview of next week's Likely Party Primary Losers. The following i...

Kasich Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Then Proposes More Ways To Cause Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) knows human activity contributes to climate change, but that doesn't mean he's against it. "I do believe we contribute to c...

Separation of Church and Candidate?

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Marco Rubio at least has never claimed that God told him to run for president. That alone distinguishes him from current candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and dropout candidates Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.

THE WILDCATTERS: A Dead French Mathematician Says Donald Trump Is a Loser

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Want to make a political scientist's head explode? Explain to them how Donald Trump is a winner because he is leading polls and winning crowded primaries. In the back of their mind, the political scientist is thinking "he's 'winning' because the vote is fractured," and resisting the urge to say "the worst way to pick someone for office is to just take the person with the most votes, but not a majority."

Trump and Clinton Unqualified

Diane M. Francis | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

The Presidency of the United States is not an entry level job which makes Donald Trump thoroughly unsuitable as a candidate. He is not a political l...

THE WILDCATTERS' LOSERS: Post-Super Tuesday Hair of the Dog Primary Prognostications

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

So the Ol' Wildcatter pulled out the Little Smart Pill Machine again to give you a preview of next week's Likely Party Primary Losers. The following ...

To Thine Own Self Vote True

John A. Tures | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

"This above all: to thine own self be true," Polonius tells his son Laertes in the first act of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. And the bard's advice is good, as we find that voters may be picking candidates based on what they think they stand for, instead of the real stand on the issues.

John Kasich Is The Anti-Trump

Five Thirty Eight | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
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CONCORD, N.H. — When Fox News called John Kasich’s second-place finish in New Hampshire at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, a fairly sedate cheer went up ...

John Kasich Will Sign Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood In His State

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has positioned himself as one of the more moderate Republican presidential contenders, plans to sign a bill t...

Kasich Gains Support Of Billionaire Investor

POLITICO | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has secured the support of Ron Burkle, a billionaire investor who has been a prominent supporter of Democrats over the years —...

He's Right

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Amanda Botfeld

Kasich's proposal is right on the money. We need to reinstitutionalize patriotism. We need to reincorporate our values. And if history is any indicator, we ought to do it sooner rather than later.

No Ohio Miracle, Mr. Trump

Amy Hanauer | Posted 11.08.2016 | Entertainment
Amy Hanauer

Cleveland -- In the most recent Republican debate, even Donald Trump bought Governor John Kasich's spin that the Ohio economy is "doing well." As an Ohioan I'll just say: If you believe that, Mr. Trump, I have a bankrupt casino to sell you.

Politically Incorrect, Literally

Herb Silverman | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Ben Carson received a boost for his presidential campaign when he denounced ObamaCare and political correctness at the 2013 National Prayer breakfast. However, he failed to note that attending the prayer breakfast is politically correct.

Trump's Triumph, Fox News' Victory and the Case for Kasich

Mike Green | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Green

Once the voting public begins to accept Kasich as a serious and viable candidate, which is likely, serious money will start to flow into Kasich's coffers. And serious media will pay more attention to him. And he could emerge as the serious contender to Trump, who is viewed largely as a popular figure, but not a serious contender for the GOP party nomination.

Why This Liberal Was Impressed by Kasich

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Ohio Governor John Kasich did his state proud last night, by actual answering the questions posed to him and by addressing his responses with succinct rubber-meets-the-road proposals. Setting aside whether or not the content of his replies had merit, compared to the bloviating, pontificating and occasional whining indulged in by the other candidates, Kasich emerged as a centrist with appeal across the political divide.

Seeking Real Talk on Cleveland Debate Stage

Amy Hanauer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Amy Hanauer

In Cleveland, as LeBron says, "nothing is given, everything is earned," so earning respect here will require something beyond defaming Mexican immigrants as "rapists" (Trump), claiming U.S. foreign policy would march Israelis "to the door of the oven" (Huckabee), or comparing Wisconsin labor protestors to ISIS terrorists (Walker).