The issues that emerge in American political campaigns leave many of my foreign contacts puzzled. Instead of thinking through big issues, we focus on the trivial. The female problems that bedeviled Gary Hart and Bill Clinton would barely raise an eyebrow outside of the states.
As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.
This is our chance to tell our politicians face-to-face what we really think: We're sick and tired of big money in politics. We're fed up with elections that look more like auctions. We're disgusted by election laws that permit "legalized bribery."
In both parties, the first prerequisite for success in next year's White House contest will be a strong performance in the Plutocrat Primary. The candidates who do well there will go into the other primaries and caucuses -- the ones where the rest of us have a vote -- with resources sufficient to drown out their opponents and with big-time obligations to their wealthy donors.
We've got your back. That's because you've had our backs. You've stood up for us -- America's students, mothers, retirees, teachers, minimum-wage workers -- instead of for the big banks and corporations.
A New Hampshire Granite Poll released last week showed Romney with an astonishing 39 percent lead over all other hopefuls including Christie, Bush, Paul, Rubio, Rob Portman and Ted Cruz, none of whom broke single digits. That's a pretty startling statistic.
Americans seem to have an aversion to electing Cabinet secretaries to the presidency. However, this was not always the case. In fact, the position of U.S. secretary of state was once a customary stepping-stone to the presidency.
And at this time in 2016 we will be recalling names of candidates who thought they would be the GOP nominee but whose names will be lost to history, just as we can now hardly remember Jon, Michele, Rick, Rick, Herman and now Newt.
Mitt Romney opened the general election campaign last night in Manchester, New Hampshire, using his acceptance speech to unleash a fierce attack on Barack Obama's "false promises and failed leadership." He said little about his own policies, preferring to contrast his free enterprise vision with what he called Obama's government-centered vision. After the absurd charge that under Obama, we will have "effectively ceased to be a free enterprise economy," Romney made his defense of privilege: "Those who promise to spread the wealth around only ever succeed in spreading poverty." What world is he living in?
This annual democratic spectacle puts the First Amendment to the test. And political speech sits at the heart of the First Amendment.
What are we saying to the young people of this country when our top elected officials are allowed to behave as if they're on a reality show? And, wher...
This audio report on the Buddy Roemer presidential campaign features interviews with Krista Johnson and Joshua Fischer. Johnson was one of just 17 Iow...
The public face of the Romney campaign is projecting power and trying to coalesce the GOP faithful around him. But neither primary win has been convincing, and their ballyhooed anti-Obama referendum evaporated.
We all know that President Obama won his party's primary in New Hampshire. What you may not know is that Obama only won 79.5% of the vote. Second place in the New Hampshire Democratic primary went to Ron Paul.
For the record, the Primary Model, with slight modifications, has predicted the winner of the popular vote in all presidential elections since it was introduced in 1996.
Stuff Republicans Like is a gentle reminder that, however much we disparage them, our red state cousins are people too. Just like us, except perhaps a bit... well... processed.