Ok, America, you now have a clear choice between the party of hope and optimism and the party of gloom, doom and fear. The most surprising thing at Tuesday's night's 5th Republican presidential debate was the absence of Chicken Little himself.
It's pretty easy to see in this election cycle that America has hit a new low in stupidity. I like to collectively call it "The Stupid." The acceptance and glorification of ignorance and anti-intellectualism into our political system is one of the most dangerous threats to our country.
America has a growth problem. In the postwar period the standard of living doubled roughly every 30 years. At current projections it will take nearly 50. Tax policy should support better growth and there are a number of interesting proposals to do so.
The bigoted, xenophobic rhetoric Donald Trump is giving Republican voters is exactly what they want. This deterioration of the GOP base is something the other candidates, and even media pundits, are still in denial about. That is why they're losing. Trump is the only one who has recognized it, and he's right.
Two weeks after a terrorist attack in California, the GOP candidates for president met to discuss foreign policy. We asked two national security experts to grade the ideas they expressed.
Tonight is the final Republican debate of 2015. And based on the past few weeks, it should be an interesting one. Here are our predictions for what we will see on Vegas on Tuesday night.
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Voters, who worry about paying their bills, don't want their Social Security benefits messed with. And, they certainly don't want their health care costs to go up. Older voters who are 75 years of age and over are equally nervous, if not terrified, of these changes.
With the 2016 presidential election cycle in full swing, the Republican candidates have each reached out to Christian evangelical voters. Since the Reagan era of the 1980s brought us Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, evangelicals have consistently been one of the Republican's core constituencies, just as labor unions have been for the Democrats.
In the last few weeks, the alarming rise of vitriolic anti-immigrant, xenophobic rhetoric from the right wing has alarmed a large segment of the American people, but equally disturbing is how much support these noxious views are getting from the public. After the civil rights achievements of the 1960s, it was widely assumed that tolerance and diversity would win the day. Many studies show that growing familiarity with the "other" typically yields more tolerant attitudes. But this recent spasm of hatred is shocking in its intensity and in the apparent rejection of that decades-long progress toward social peace. Many even call it fascism. Why has this reversal suddenly appeared?
Sheldon Adelson means not only to pick the Republican nominee, but to dictate his thoughts. Perhaps the most important subtext to Tuesday's contest is who emerges as the leading alternative to the toxic Donald Trump or the rising hard-right appeal of Ted Cruz. And as to this, there is no single factor more important than the verdict of Sheldon Adelson.
With less than two months to go before the voters finally get their chance to weigh in, this may be the last chance any of the other Republican contenders have of knocking Donald Trump out of first place.
The one voice we did not hear was that of the Cuban government--they had been invited to the summit but had regretfully declined and the government's absence was a voice louder than all of the parts in the room. But even without the Cuban government, una cosa was undeniable: change is in fact happening with and in Cuba, and that change is now irreversible.
Rubio has suggested that he would appoint Supreme Court justices that would support a strict interpretation of the constitution and support his view of marriage. This is exactly why Rubio is unqualified to be president.
The ability to deliver a comeback that leaves an opponent speechless can be a potent political weapon.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.