Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?
Back in late June, when I wrote Why Bernie Sanders Will Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016, Hillary Clinton had a commanding lead over Bernie Sanders. According to the Huffpost Pollster interactive chart, Clinton's support within the Democratic Party was at 58.3% to only 15.6% for Bernie Sanders. Fast forward a couple of months and Bernie Sanders is now only 7 points from Clinton.
In campaign 2016, some things have changed, many have not. Hillary has served as a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Secretary of State, helping thousands, maybe millions, of people to create, reconstruct, and resurrect their lives. And yet people keep asking, who is this woman?
I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought
Women found reasons -- she is divisive, strident, and loud -- to not support Bella Abzug when she ran for the Senate. Those are some of the same perceived flaws some women are using to convince themselves not to support the most brilliant and prepared person to run for President in decades.
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The repeated conservative attacks on Donald Trump have failed, because they are off the mark. Candidates like Rick Perry, Rand Paul, and Bobby Jindal did not have the positive image and standing to attack, and they came across as desperate and petulant bottom-feeders.
Though not quite "offbeat" or unsung, many attractions here are in private hands, and have been for generations - a rarity in the increasingly corporate world of tourism.
Summer is winding down, which means only one thing. Fall Foliage season is close at hand. One of my favorite places to revel in the fiery colors of autumn is central New Hampshire's Lake Region: Lake Winnipesaukee (favored by Mitt Romney) and the relatively tranquil Squam Lake.
The made-up email 'scandal' has given the media plenty to talk about and Hillary definitely made mistakes handling it. Even her most ardent supporters wish she had laid out the entire issue clearly from the start.
What are the odds that three world-renowned comedians -- Adam Sandler, Seth Meyers and Sarah Silverman -- were born and raised in the same New England town? And what does it say about said town, anyway?
2016 looks like the race polling was made for. Better survey methods and technology has made gathering data easier than ever, and week after week new sets are published that provide insight into the erratic race that is still very much in its pre-primary stages.
The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.
If we as a country want to look for real innovation, let's look for policymakers with strong nonpartisan leadership skills, who can bridge this gap, and work to protect human health.
Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.
Despite what you read in the headlines, Hillary Clinton still has a commanding lead over Bernie Sanders nationwide, and beats Republicans in head-to-head match-ups nationwide. But here's how Hillary could lose the election, or even the nomination, if she doesn't watch out.