Whether you hate the Clintons cause they tell scary stories to you about them on talk radio and Fox News, or just love Bernie so much it's worth it to you to harp that right-wing propaganda, please know: We all suffer, our politics are at even at risk, when you buy into this corruption narrative and don't push back against it.
Hillary has proven her ability to use the status she gets via marriage and her own hard work to help other women. She has highlighted domestic violence, sex trafficking, equal pay, equal rights, reproductive rights, and universal health care.
In a last-minute effort to secure millennial votes, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is released her debut music video, "I'm fun, damn it," the night before the Iowa caucuses, and nine days before the New Hampshire primary. As the only Democratic candidate in the 2016 elections without an album, Clinton is now attempting to keep up with the musical talents of her opponents in order to gain votes.
Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.
Eight years ago Iowa signaled Clinton's likely electoral downfall. It showed white folks would vote for the African-American candidate. In that way, it was the most important primary in presidential election history.
A Brooklynite turned "back-to-the-land" Vermont socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and has far less executive experience than Sarah Palin vs. a fact-free braying bully boy billionaire real estate and gambling mogul bizarrely backed by evangelicals would be crazy enough. Toss in another New Yorker, a billionaire "daddy knows best" ex-mayor and media mogul who is no class traitor and we get the full banana republic experience.
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Congratulations! You've made it. You're one of a mere seven Republican hopefuls left standing in the final weeks before the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries. With skillful acting, manipulation, and perseverance (and lots and lots of money), you'll be sipping scotch in the oval office in no time.
Eighty percent of New Hampshire primary voters consider addressing prescription drug and other drug abuse and the recent surge in overdose deaths an important or urgent issue.
At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?
O'Malley told the sparse audience in Henniker, New Hampshire that his campaign was like a boat and the election was like a river, giving him little control where he could go. Unfortunately for O'Malley, he seems to have accidentally launched his rowboat among cruise ships.
The brutal, political reality is that numbers and, in this case, tradition, are against Sanders in the states that will determine the Democratic presidential nominee. In the space of three weeks after the New Hampshire primary, eight out of the next 13 open Democratic primaries are in the South. South Carolina kicks off that run. Black voters in that state make up nearly 50 percent of the voters.
Despite its significance, we are just days away from the "first in the nation" Iowa caucuses and the direction of this election is still very much "up in the air" and about as confusing as any in recent memory. Iowa, therefore, will be important.
Elections take place in the now, not the long-term, especially in an ahistorical American era. And the now these days in this ADD/hyper-partisan media environment is short-term and savagely prone to character assassination.
This week the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT group, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. It was a bit of a shocker not because HRC endorsed a Democrat but that it occurred before even one vote has been cast in the Democratic primaries.
"I just got here and it's a total madhouse," my friend, a senior writer for a major US newspaper, has called to warn me. "This is nothing like the oth...