Last week's debate in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the "real progressive" said a lot about how they and the Democratic Party have changed over the past half-century.
The cost of the 2012 presidential race broke a record with a cost of $2.6 billion, with $1.12 billion coming from the two candidates and the rest from outside groups and the two political parties. There are estimates that the 2016 race could end up with a total price tag anywhere from $3.5 to $5 billion.
The woman who announced at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire that she is weighing three candidates for president of the United States -- John Kasich, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- encapsulated the power that voters hold in the vaunted first-in-the-nation primary election.
Today is the New Hampshire Primary... I know, you're freaking out right now! But really, some people are really excited about it - like Donald Trump a...
When facing questions about the Internet, Fiorina, who has an extensive, albeit pot-holed history in Silicon Valley, routinely gets her answers wrong. And she's not alone. Across New Hampshire last weekend, candidates were blaming Net Neutrality protections for a hypochondriac's list of ailments.
These days, across New England, firefighters respond to more overdoses than fires. So many addicts have been found unconscious in bathroom stalls that fast food chains like Dunkin' Donuts have changed their locks to make it easier for first responders.
The first votes from New Hampshire are in and it's official: Senator Bernie Sanders has won Dixville Notch, shutting out Hillary Clinton, 4-0. Those f...
It is time once again to peer deeply into my somewhat-foggy crystal ball, and attempt to pick the winners of tomorrow night's New Hampshire primary. Before I get to that, though, some old business needs to be brought up. First, we have some very recent old business and then some truly ancient business, so bear with me.
The current status of eminent domain law in the United States, however, doesn't square with Cruz's, and now Bush's, fear-mongering over the issue. In essence, Cruz and Bush are trying to make Trump the boogeyman here. And while there may indeed be plenty of grounds for pinning that moniker on Trump, eminent domain does not appear to be one of them.
So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.
But this phenomenon confounds me. In fact, I think it's 100% bogus. I find the concept of "undecideds" fundamentally disingenuous. Sorry, but I think you're nothing more than a bunch of attention-seekers who drag candidates, the media, your friends, family and co-workers into one very long ass-kissing marathon until election day. And you love every minute of it.
Some of my liberal friends are secretly rooting for Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination. If he wins, they argue, Republicans will be crush...
It's simple, really: If you want more bombing, more killing, more war, more torture, more police, more walls and lower taxes on corporations (yes -- that came up too), vote Republican in November.
This debate was not so much about winners and also-rans as it was about the one clear loser: Marco Rubio. If Rubio had not shown so much promise earlier in the campaign, the loss would seem less momentous.
This week the nation's attention swung from Iowa to New Hampshire. But even though votes have now actually been cast, the media's attention stayed focused on the polls. Even though the overblown oracles missed the mark in Iowa, the pundit class breathlessly pivoted, without even an iota of self-reflection, to touting the newest polls in New Hampshire. We've allowed polls to establish the baseline of our political debate, making everything about expectations. And this despite the fact that the polls' ability to forecast elections is clearly waning, as more and more people refuse to respond. How about in addition to publishing sample size, the dates the poll was taken, etc., they also publish response rates? There are plenty of problems in our political process, but one is the gap between the importance we assign to polls and how little scrutiny we give them. We could fix it, but first, breaking news about a new South Carolina poll!
While the other candidates tweet well-researched positions designed to appeal to as many people as possible, Trump doesn't mind offending while he says what he thinks. In a world where big brands control messages, authenticity wins, and that's part of the reason Trump has been so far out in front in the polls.