There's been lots of debate about whether the press "created" Trump's front-runner status via its obsessive (and often subservient) coverage. But it's also important to focus on the sheer tonnage of the Trump coverage and the wild inequity on display.
Many perfectly well meaning men and women are opposed to sex trafficking. But who is going to supply the prostitutes? It's an issue that neither of t...
The Donald has a point: if abortion ought to be illegal, why shouldn't the woman who get one be guilty of a crime? And why hasn't the pro-life movement advocated for punishing a woman who gets an abortion?
Will the Republican Party awaken from what University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato calls its "Trumpmare? Will RNC Chairman Reince Priebus heed his own warning, given when the party released its autopsy of its overwhelming 2012 election defeat?
Top Clinton campaign operatives announced today that a Protection From Accountability order against Bernie Sanders has been granted by MSNBC. A senior Clinton strategist had previously demanded Sanders alter his "tone" from one of running for president to one of weepy resignation.
Donald Trump has freshly rattled conservatives by telling just such a truth about their longstanding effort to re-criminalize abortion.
Back at the height of the birther craziness, which the GOP aided and abetted, Donald Trump supposedly sent a team of investigators to Hawaii. Have you heard a single reporter or debate moderator in this election cycle ask Trump about what his investigators found?
Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.
If the same old politicians are feeling the wrath of voters in this bizarre current election cycle, why are the same old pundits getting a free pass? We know that people are angry and feeling left out by the establishment politicians, and have channeled that anger toward alternative candidates.
This reporter was the first journalist allowed to use this protective gear to land the most coveted assignment of all: a few minutes in hell with history's most celebrated madman. Of course I asked the ultimate eminence grise of dictators the question on everyone's mind: What does he think of Donald Trump?
"If you could change one thing about the campaign finance system after going through all this as a candidate, what would you change?," asked Todd. "I don't know," said Sen. Rubio. Really?
Joe wouldn't back off. Because Joe, of course, is the expert on these subjects since he can read, and Nance, who's lectured around the world on counter-terrorism, isn't.
It's not a stretch to say the landscape of American politics has changed, with a direct correlation to the current state of affairs in America. In a post-industrial capitalist society, Americans of all creed and color are experiencing an overall decline in quality of life.
When it comes to political campaigns, the past used to be the best predictor of the future. But no more. Speaking on The Costa Report, political history buff and host of MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily, Steve Kornacki, summed up the 2016 Presidential race, "New rules for politics are being written in real time right now. And finding out what those rules are is invigorating!"
My loathing for Donald Trump has kept me from fully appreciating the public service he has been, albeit unintentionally, performing by exposing the bigotry and ignorance and hypocrisy that pervade the noxious soul of today's Republican Party. Then came Saturday night in South Carolina.
It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party.