The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama."
Based on simplistic polls that rank "the environment" as a low order of voter concern, most pundits overlook the complex tangle of taxpayer v. special interests, regulatory capture, and water pollution that is profoundly irritating the political status quo in the United States. Take Florida, one of the key electoral states, for example.
Why "Broke Donald"? Because his refusal to release his tax returns raises major suspicion that he's either insolvent and/or involved in business transactions or investments that portray him in a negative light. Is there another explanation for why he refuses to hand them over until at least after the election, if at all?
For several years now there has been a fight within the Republican Party, pitting establishment Republicans against movement conservatives.
Good reporters won't let a politician, like Coffman, shove out a new position without, at a minimum, explaining why the new statement contradicts that of his spokesperson. Case in point: Denver 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman.
It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.
Today, I'm offering up my own clip show as a retrospective for how we all got to where we stand today: on the brink of Donald Trump essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land.
As American citizens we bear so many privileges, the most treasured of which being our right to vote. And the further into this election cycle we get, the more worried I am that we are going to totally blow it.
Prince has left such a void. If his songs were available on Spotify, I'd make a playlist and share it right here, right now. I'd then play it every ...
RULE 40(b): MYTH AND REALITY As we reflect on what might happen in the important New York primary today, lawyers behind the scenes are looking at ...
I respect work in the way that only a truly lazy person can, and I must say that as distasteful as I think an enormous number of Ted Cruz's policy views are, I am in awe of his work ethic, and the work ethic of his campaign.
The current Republican presidential campaign has not only been full of surprises, but it has led to a situation with such a maelstrom of unpredictable factors that the range of possible scenarios for the Republican's nominating convention in July is extraordinarily wide. Here's a lay-out of the apparent possibilities.
Ensconced in his aerie in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump has been poring over a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, searching for ideas how he could emulate "the political genius of Abraham Lincoln."
Kevin Bradley is a letterpress printmaker. He was born and raised in the small town of Greenville, Tennessee, which is also home to both Davy Crockett and President Andrew Johnson.
For decades, smoking pot outside the White House was no more than a (dangerous) lark. The protesters didn't seriously expect to see the laws changed. Now the laws have changed, which means that such protests are a lot more targeted and a lot more important.
After the first ballot... will Trump's foreign policy ignorance will catch up with him? The fifth debate took place at the Venetian Hotel in Las ...