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Bernie Sanders Could be a Thorn in the Side of President Hillary Clinton

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Today there appears to be a rapprochement between Sanders and Clinton. Should Clinton be elected President, she will need the support of Sanders. Sanders will clearly be in the political catbird seat, and could be a thorn in the side of Clinton should she fail to give proper deference to progressive polices.

Brian Schweitzer Would Be a Formidable Independent Presidential Candidate

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As an Independent candidate, Schweitzer could consolidate many Sanders supporters. He could also bring disaffected non-voters into the voting fold, siphon off some potential Trump supporters, and attract to Libertarian and quasi-Libertarian voters.

The Political Stars May Be Aligning for Another Ross Perot

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In many respects, the 1992 Independent campaign of populist insurgent H. Ross Perot could serve as an archetype for an Independent candidacy today. That year, Perot garnered 18.9 percent of the popular vote.

Common Good Capitalism to Emerge Via Voluntary Movement in the Private Sector

Terry Mollner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Terry Mollner

Thinking the Earth is flat was a stage in our maturation. The current form of capitalism is only a stage in our economic maturation. It is the opposite of collusion for self-interest. It is cooperation for the common good.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

The Electoral Purge: The Gravitational Pull That Pries Disaffected Voters Away From Electoral Alternatives and Back to the Two Major Political Parties

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is sheer electoral brilliance that the two major parties, even at their low popularity watermarks, can manipulate the political system and convince the voters that they should not vote for anyone not associated with the two major political parties.

Jason Linkins

Paul Tsongas And Who Voted For Him Back In The '90s Has Become Important In 2012, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Years from now, assuming that the human race survives in a way that allows us all to have the free time to reminisce about the politics of the past, a...

Edward Brooke: The Last Statesman

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

As I read this magnificent book, I found myself regretting my youth, wishing that I had been born 40 years earlier so that I could have voted for this man in his trailblazing contests.

The Debt Ceiling Talks Remind Me of High School

Brian F. Keane | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

The U.S. House of Representatives today looks strikingly like a high school or college student government. And no offense to hardworking student leaders, but that's not meant to be a compliment.

A New Call to Economic Arms

John B. Stimpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John B. Stimpson

Washington has been outspoken about the dangers of debt and leverage in the financial system. Now it is time for our elected leaders to focus on their own financial house and put the United States back on a prudent fiscal trajectory.

Mitt, Waldo, Tip, Ted and the Real Revolution

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

As Brown goes to Washington, he is aware of the history in "The People's Seat." He would be wise to consult Emerson's 1841 quote, "There is properly no history, only biography."

My Night Of Shame: Meeting The Clintons And Making An Ass Of Myself

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

It's not an exaggeration to say that I love these two people whom I'd never met.