It feels like we've seen this movie before - the one about opportunists scaring the crap out of us for political gain. They know it's a worn script, but they keep right on reading because Americans never get tired of remakes about those foreign devils coming to kill us -- any time now.
So, today is yet another big voting day in the 2016 presidential election. Five states are voting, and how they vote will definitely help determine who wins the nominations and goes on to run in the general election.
It's reasonable that Rubio thought to go on the offense. But the moral to this story is that competitive communication is not a binary sport. Marco over-reacted. There were a few plays he might have considered between the high-risk crazy ivan and pedestrian recasts, filters, screens, fiats, challenges and peacocks that typified his campaign.
In any case, if Trump wins this election, I predict that this proud progenitor of phallic towers bearing his name will immediately mount a series of erections: first a 2000-mile-long wall rising 50 feet along the Mexican border, and then a wall of equal height along the Canadian border--to keep millions of Americans from fleeing his reign.
A counterpunch, but where was the punch? "I'm more of a counterpuncher," Donald Trump has said repeatedly. Nearly six months ago when more candidate...
Each candidate has identified college affordability and high student loan debt as important issues. And, while there is some overlap among their proposed remedies, sadly, none of the proposals get at the real root of the problem. They just put bandages on where some real surgery is needed.
Everyone's talking about this, but no one's really calling it what it is. This kind of taunting is not just juvenile. It is gendered. It's not about whether someone is experienced or visionary enough to be president. It's about whether someone is man enough to be president.
Before we get started with this story, let me clarify one thing up front. The two-year-old mentioned in the title hasn't actually turned two yet. So y...
It's an odd day indeed when a lifelong Republican finds himself in agreement with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It's the very definition of "politics makes strange bedfellows."
Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.
Latino Voters in Florida are looking for a President who will put Latin America as one of their top priorities when it comes to foreign policy. With that criteria in mind, there is only one person fit for the job: Hillary Clinton.
A President Trump would turn our country into a place where violence becomes a tool used by the government in order to maintain authority, just as it was, to cite the most egregious example, during the era of Jim Crow. We must not let that happen.
The constant media frame for the shocking-to-many success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that both campaigns represent the rejection of elites in favor of populism, albeit contradictory populisms of the right and left. Would that it were so simplistic.
This summer, Congress passed a trade bill that, for the first time, formally defines "Israel" as including Arab territories that are recognized by the international community as under foreign belligerent occupation.
The conduct of the Republican primaries makes Lord of the Flies look like a well-ordered society.
Trump is cultivating a modern day lynch mob that could possibly kill Americans in the coming days of this pathetic and depressing campaign. He has appealed to the worst in all of us and brought out the worst in Americans who had never been involved in previous elections.