"Woman Hear Me Roar" says Clinton, clinching nomination and making some spines tingle. But the panel sticks to Trump odds of 5%-40% because he's a qualified ignorant bully and she's a qualified smart president. Can he be dumped by GOP? Only if more Curiel-like blunders plus polls showing her steadily up by 10 points.
Paul Ryan is not merely a captive in Donald Trump's hostage video. He is a politician caught between his rejected ideology, and the racist pseudo-populism of an interloper who emerged from the political and moral void he and his party helped create. Trump, of course, will lose. But he will leave behind a Republican Titanic, headed for an electoral iceberg which will shatter the party for years to come. Ryan may survive as speaker by clinging to some piece of ideological flotsam -- if only because no one else will want the job. But he will never rise above the waterline -- not in 2020, or ever. The shipwreck is catastrophic, and its fatalities include the party's would-be savior, President Paul Ryan.
This week the media edged closer to their Murrow moment. In the 50s, CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow took on Sen. Joe McCarthy and his unscrupulous red-baiting, helping bring about McCarthy's downfall. And this week, the media finally began to call out Donald Trump's racism and point out the cowardice of those like Paul Ryan, who admitted Trump's comments about Judge Gonazalo Curiel were the "textbook definition of racism" -- and yet continued to endorse him. So the media edged closer to their Murrow moment, but they still have a long way to go, judging by their reaction to Trump's speech after winning the California primary. Only Donald Trump could be praised for a speech just because it did not include any overt racism. But whether he "pivots" to being "presidential" or not, we know what he thinks, and we know what "textbook" beliefs his policies are based on. "This is no time," said Murrow of McCarthy, "to remain silent." Nor to ignore or euphemize the grave danger we're facing.
When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.
no amount of re-watching US House Speaker Paul D. Ryan can persuade us of his genuine endorsement of Donald Trump. Vacant eyes of veiled dishonesty try to assure us that he has spoken to the man he believes shares his Republican values.
Racism is still deeply rooted in American society and in white culture. Donald Trump has repeatedly taken the racism that is often covert and made it overt, what is usually implicit and made it explicit. Trump has regularly turned racial "dog whistles" into bullhorns.
Really, Republicans and Democrats? This is the election you're going to give us? Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump? The very embodiment of corporate...
Don't worry. Donald has lots of prominent Americans, representing a broad and diverse spectrum of America, who've endorsed him and can be expected to campaign for him. Here's just a few of those who are likely to stump for Trump. With these folks in his corner, how can he lose?
In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized.
1. Denial = Romney 2. Anger = Trump 3. Bargaining = Ryan 4. Depression = McCain 5. Acceptance: = Hillary Clinton
Republicans and Democrats agree on very little, but you'll hear both parties decry government waste, fraud and abuse on the campaign trail. So where ...
You don't have to be a political scholar to know that presidential candidates don't come in pieces. Come this November, you won't get to cast your vote to elect only those portions of your chosen candidate that appeal to you most. You get them as a package, hairy warts and all.
The House Republicans' new poverty plan is silent on the discrepancy between its call to fight poverty and the House GOP's own budget priorities. Thos...
It was our regular coffee house meeting in Budapest, this time over lunch at Angelika. Beyond our table, the Danube flowed on uncomplainingly.
It has been so disheartening to hear the political discussion this country and news outlets have been having for the last few days about Donald Trump'...