As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.
Sure, hypocrisy is the coin of the realm in politics, and both sides play that game. But Republicans have taken the false indignation of double standards to a level rarely before seen in our political discourse.
Clearly, the Republican presidential candidates are risking both the health and the democratic politics of America. Clinton and Sanders are the best hopes for America. They need to expand the debate on the environment. A healthy natural world is absolutely necessary for a healthy America.
The growing public health crisis posed by the spread of the Zika virus demands the urgent attention of leaders at all levels of government, including those who seek our nation's highest office.
Have you noticed that the Democrats don't have anyone running for president now who is the 25-54 demographic so popular with TV advertising executives...
Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.
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Both sides now have a two-person race, each with an establishment candidate and an outsider. On the left, it's Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. On the right, it's Marco Rubio vs. Donald Trump. Cruz's win, while it did shake things up, is a distraction.
With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.
It's clear the Clintons spent last year making sure that Elizabeth Warren or Deval Patrick did not run. They clearly didn't think that an obscure 74-year-old democratic socialist from Vermont would be a real challenge. But he is.
Until now, Trump's one-man show was working. He has been seduced by most things going his way. His unilateral decision making, his rebellion against...
If you support a federal role in preventing the spread and the consequences for the Zica virus but not federal responsibility to tighten toxic mercury, monitoring and enforcement of protections for our drinking water, please explain why?
The candidate has held no town hall meetings to date, and he has not spent as much time in the state as many of his opponents. He will need to do more appearances and retail politics in the few days remaining before the primary if he is to maintain his lead.
Regardless of your political views, the outcome of the Democratic nomination will create a very interesting situation either way. If Sanders, an older, grumpier, Independent candidate who openly identifies as a socialist, wins the nomination over a well-seasoned, well-known, well-connected, non-socialist candidate such as Clinton, it will easily be considered one of the greatest upsets in our political history. If Clinton wins the nomination, she could potentially be the first presidential nominee to be indicted while running for office.
Five candidates now claim victory in the Iowa caucuses. You might not think anyone could have predicted these results, but they were brilliantly foreseen just over 150 years ago, when Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland.
The Iowa caucuses were a victory for pundits. But many will continue to mislead about what's really going on this election -- or be oblivious to its realities.