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Will Hillary Face Bill's Mandate Problem?

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
David Trumble


Contemplating a Republican Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.

The Last Campaign President Obama Needs to Ever Run: "What We've Achieved Together!"

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

It is time for the president to get on the road in order to speak about and to celebrate with the American people the good and the positive things they have accomplished together.

Beyond Economic Inequality: Worry About Inequality of Sacrifice

Jonathan Russo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

The lack of a draft has created two Americas; one America indirectly dictating, almost tacitly, that the other America has no viable alternative to risking life and limb.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Democrats Should Heed Churchill's Maxim and 'Deserve Victory!'

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

In order to "deserve victory" Democrats must demonstrate they have the political will, and the discipline, to fix our nation's economic problems; and to create real job opportunities for millions of low and middle class young adults.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

Defense of Marriage Act Defeated, Thank God

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The rights that permit the free expression of religion are the rights that likewise permit one to freely choose one's life partner. Rights and freedoms should not be held captive to the will of the religious majority.

Passionate Minority Dominates the Passive Majority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While the tale of the tape suggests that, in a democratic battle, the majority opinion will dominate against a passionate minority, the reality is far different.

The Misrepresented Majority

Terry Newell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

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Budget Talks: Who Speaks for the American People?

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

If a deficit commission with 100 members had the diversity of the American population "at the table" it would look like this.

American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus -- And Demands to Be Heard

Roger Hickey | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

An unholy alliance of pundits, politicians and even reporters is insisting on the need to slash Federal spending over the next few months. But one voice is missing from this discussion: that of the American Majority.

A House Derided

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans have officially gained majority in the House. And if you think the House of Representatives was bad this past four years, wait until you see what's coming.

The Weakest Majority in History?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

As an unrepresented Independent voter, I feel betrayed by the Democratic Majority.

How Does Congressman Glenn Beck Sound?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In 1994, the GOP bestowed upon its cheerleader Rush Limbaugh the unique title of honorary member of Congress. So, if past is prologue, who will Republicans credit with such accolades this time around?

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

Lessons From the Gang of 14: Filibuster Is Paralyzing Senate

Roll Call | Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sixty is the new 50 when it comes to American politics. No longer is it sufficient to have a legislative majority in the Senate -- because of near-con...

Democrats Now "All In" On Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.

One Year After Election Day 2008: Still A Center-Left Nation

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The combined percentage of voters of who deem Obama's agenda "just about right" or "not liberal enough" is 58% -- roughly parallel to Obama's overall approval rating of 54%. That's the center-left governing majority.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.