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Unlike Washington, Ted Cruz Hates The Constitution

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Randy Paul Oetinger

No matter what people today say about the founding fathers and the Constitution, the framers of that document would roll over in their graves if they were aware that we might elect a president who hates all three branches of the very government established by that constitution.

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

if Sanders actually does win Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of Silver's state forecasts will change, which could result in his new model making Hillary Clinton the underdog.

To Be Born a President

Justin Curmi | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

No one is born a leader, but there are two types of leaders, one who was taught and circumstantially produced. One can be taught to be leader as anyone can be taught any other occupation, thought, and so on.

Bernie Sanders Is a Once in a Lifetime Presidential Candidate. The Time Is Now.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Clinton might be "wicked smart," like President Obama states, but Bernie Sanders possesses wisdom. Wisdom and intelligence are different, and if you confuse the two, you're stuck with an endless stream of politicians like Hillary Clinton. With Bernie Sanders, America will get someone who makes decisions based upon principle and value system, not political expediency and evolution.

Democratic Primaries 2016: The Sexism Is Now Officially appalling.

Annette Niemtzow | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Annette Niemtzow

The sexism is now officially appalling. A self-appointed Boy leader of millennials asks the most admired woman in the world why she doesn't make him more excited. No one talks about the arrogance of the question or the questioner.

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Will Win the Presidency in a Landslide

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

While many in the media are just starting to jump on Bernie's bandwagon, the paradigm will change dramatically after Iowa and New Hampshire wins.

What Iowa Really Means for Bernie

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A win or a big showing in Iowa will give Sanders' dream campaign adrenalin shot and may convince more of the Democratic Party shot callers that he, not Hillary, is the party's go-to candidate.

Political Pundits Don't Represent People's Opinions

Taylor Gipple | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

After watching any debate, there's a brief minute where you conclude about who 'won' the debate or who performed the best. Then a few seconds later, political pundits tell you who they think won. Their opinions then turn into 'what most people thought' when you're talking about the debate with others.

Bernie Sanders Is Taking on Goliath And Starting to Win

Taylor Gipple | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Bernie Sanders isn't just trying to rock the boat. He's trying to flip the boat, expose all of the leaks and rotting wood, while professing we need a boat that works for the American middle class (all while floating next to a yacht with people hoping he'll sink).

Bernie Sanders Is Now the 'Inevitable' Democratic Nominee and Presidential Winner

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Americans have never voted for someone they don't like and don't trust, which says something about the Clinton and Trump campaigns. When only one candidate is trusted in a presidential election, and another remembers landing in Bosnia under sniper fire (that never happened), there's only one likely outcome.

Bernie Sanders Will Win the Democratic Nomination and Presidency in a Landslide

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The candidate with the least amount of media coverage, and the candidate thought of as unable to win a general election by some pundits (even though he beats Trump in a "landslide of epic proportions"), is the only candidate in 2016 with positive favorability numbers.

Turkey's President Calls Hitler's Germany Example Of Effective Government

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.01.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who is pushing for executive powers, cites Hitler's Germany as an example of an effecti...

Here's how 'President' Trump will Govern

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.25.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's little reason to think Trump is suited to patient, give-and-take negotiation and compromise to get his initiatives through Congress. His style is to bellow, bully, and harangue to get his way.

Wins in Iowa and New Hampshire Will Propel Bernie Sanders to the Presidency

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

In 2016, New Hampshire and Iowa will save the nation from a future of endless quagmires, especially since Bernie Sanders offers a fresh approach to foreign policy and so many other key issues. History will be written by human beings, not skewed polls.

Trump Is the GOP's Frankenstein Creation

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP leaders scrambled to double and triple their distance from his inflammatory remarks. Their fear is that Trump could not only cost the GOP any shot at the White House but blow their majority hold on the Senate as well. They blamed Trump for this. But the blame is not Trump's but theirs.

White House: Donald Trump Has Disqualified Himself From Presidency

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

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The Big Reward in Trump's Perennial Race-Baiting

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump's unapologetic race baiting is a big part of what rocket launched him to the front of the GOP presidential pack and at a couple of points when he slid a bit, launched him right back to the front. The race-baiting is hardly new.

The Only Way to Destroy ISIS Is With a Bernie Sanders Presidency

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

In terms of overall strategy, only Bernie Sanders demands that Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries lead the fight against ISIS. It's this road map that will defeat ISIS, not the lofty rhetoric of Clinton or diatribes from Trump.

Is Politics a Profession?

Terry Newell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

We don't hand over the controls of jetliners to just anyone. Nor should we hand over the controls of the presidency to political beginners.

Why So Many Americans Still Say No to Sanders' Socialism

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The big questions now that Bernie Sanders is contending for the Democratic presidential nomination are what has changed, and why is socialism still the old red herring for so many Americans who don't wear the GOP party label?

Poetry, Prose and the Presidency

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The power of the Presidency is the power of persuasion, and a strength born of, and only of, unity of purpose. The President is Persuader-in-Chief. The only true source of power is consensus.

Carson's Comments About a Muslim President Weren't Islamophobic

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Carson has said he would require any Muslim candidate for the presidency to address the question of sharia and explicitly renounce any belief in it. After such repudiation Carson would be quite willing to support a Muslim candidate. I suspect that most Americans, once made aware of the foregoing facts, would feel that way, including many Muslims.

In Spite of Political Assaults, Hillary Won't Fail

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Given the massive and relentless political assault on Clinton, she should be, as much of the media giddily taunts, a political dead duck.

The 3 Reasons Bernie Sanders WILL be the Next President (That Have Nothing to do With Him)

Dean Trippe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Dean Trippe

Bernie Sanders will be the next President of the United States, due in part to three big factors that have nothing to do with him. Full disclosure: I love Bernie Sanders. He's a statesman and seems like a good person, if not the best singer.

It's 1960... Can a Catholic Win as President?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.