Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.
I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. If Somebody Up There is meting out economic development justice, who's next to drop?
As Rand Paul alienates those who supported his father, based largely on his foreign policy beliefs, a vacuum has developed for a candidate with a foreign policy belief system close to Ron Paul's.
The history of the 2016 presidential election is still being written and it's not too late for Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz to do the right thing and expand the debate format. If Republicans can have twelve debates, why must Democrats be mired in only six?
As O'Malley smells the coffee, he needs to make a deal. Not with the DNC, but with Bernie Sanders, and Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb, and Joe Biden; to rent out some space, issue some press credentials.
This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.
Could Hillary Clinton really be in trouble in the Democratic presidential primaries against a self-described socialist senator from tiny Vermont? She could. But not yet.
Setting aside the ability of the cannabis industry to have some degree of impact on the current presidential race, what are the positions of some of the more interesting candidates?
The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws.
The political dissent Chaffee displayed in the U.S. Senate was not only courageous, it showed a level of sophistication and understanding of international events that is sadly lacking among the current crop of presidential contenders.
Instead of talking about if a non-Clinton candidate can win, or "move Clinton to the left," let's talk about how a strong and unified message on climate action can clear the way for more bold leadership on this issue, from both sides of the aisle.
There's only one candidate who so far has been either ignored or ridiculed by the majority of the American media during his entire campaign. He is a candidate with firm values and authentic determination. That candidate's name is Bernie Sanders -- and he could, and should, be the 45th President of the United States of America.
Hastert shocking... but Alter recalls how he sleazily pocketed millions when legislation enhanced his private property. Alter-Matalin debate how Pope wants to phase out fossil fuels while many Catholic Republicans are in big oil's pockets. Then: Is O'Malley Hart and Hillary Mondale? Is Obama Jew-ish?
Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.
At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.