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With Kaine On The Ticket, Democrats Can And Should Put Race Back On The Table

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Kaine is not the LBJ of presidential politics, but he's about as close as it gets to a candidate on the ticket with a civil rights pedigree that he doesn't run from.

Trump's Hidden Agenda: All Applause, No Work

Monica Bauer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump junior offered Governor John Kasich a chance to be the most powerful vice president in history, because Trump wants his VP to be in charge of both foreign and domestic policy.

More Baton Rouges' Could Elect Trump

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Baton Rouge simply doubles down on the possibility of another poll bump up for Trump. That's not all that's deeply worrisome. There's a historic parallel that gives an ominous cast to public sentiment about the always volatile impact of racial politics on an election.

The 2016 GOP Convention: The Whitest Of The Whitest Conventions

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The paltry number of blacks and Hispanics that turn up at the GOP conventions is much more than just a reflection of a GOP presidential candidate, Trump, who has run a virtual one-man hit campaign against minorities.

Method To Madness In Trump's One-Percent Black Voter Support

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump's aim is not to add a digit or two to the goose egg that polls show that he will get from black voters. It's to reassure his angry white base that he'll be their solid firewall in the Oval House against entitlement happy Democrats, and supposed government hand out leeching minorities.

Why I'm Running For President

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

There are any number of people in America who are far more qualified than Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump to serve as president. Based on my professional training, policy expertise, political independence, penchant for the truth and sober judgment, I consider myself one of them.

Still Much Ado About Nothing With Hillary's Emails and Bill

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There is indeed some momentary political fall-out from Bill's meeting with Lynch.

The Eagle's Gaze

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

Harry Truman saw a great deal of misery in his life resulting from war. In WWI he served as a captain of Missouri's Regiment Battery D, serving in Fr...

Warren Is Hillary's Best Bet For VP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Core Democrats and the party establishment are solidly behind Clinton. That's the good news. The bad news is that this masks the weak enthusiasm or outright opposition that many Democrats and independents who backed Sanders have to a Clinton presidential bid. Warren will do much to dispel that.

Trump Banks on Nixon's Silent Majority

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Nixon was definitely on to something in 1969 when he corralled his silent majority and bagged the White House. The jury is way out on whether Trump can do the same. But the danger is there.

A Cynic's Case for 'Heartless Hillary' as a Strong Leader

Nick Santulli | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Nick Santulli

In a speech given to the NRA a couple weeks ago, Donald Trump rechristened his all-but-inevitable general election opponent as "Heartless Hillary."

True Danger Signs in Clinton Email Flap

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The never-ending, House-controlled GOP investigating committees have not found and will not find any new improprieties in the email flap. But that won't stop yet another committee from trying mightily to manufacture them.

The Misleading "Anti-Establishment" Label

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

There has been an unfortunate tendency to lump Trump and Sanders supporters together as "anti-establishment." While both candidates focus on the cor...

Bernie Sanders Is Never Going to Roll Over

Taylor Gipple | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

The recent happenings at the Nevada State Democratic Convention have made abundantly clear that a significant portion of Bernie Sanders followers will never fall in line and support Clinton if she's the Democratic nominee.

A Trump Presidency Sends Shivers Throughout the World

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This election is important not only to the people of the United States but the entire world is looking on and will judge us by the outcome.

Trump's Support Isn't Just From Old, Racist White Guys

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The prototypical Trump backer is a poorly educated, slob of a blue collar white male worker or farmer in the backwoods of the Deep South or Midwest who alternately fears and loathes Blacks, Hispanics, gays, liberals of all stripes, Obama, and big government. This is a dangerous, and self-serving myth.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need To Learn These 3 Lessons From Donald Trump

Kingsley Grant | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Kingsley Grant

It was the late Nelson Mandela who said: "If you speak to a man in the language he understands, it goes to his head but if you speak to him in his lan...

Thinking the Unthinkable -- A Trump White House Win

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's no guarantee that the enthusiasm, passion, energy, and sense of making history that was there for Obama will be there for Clinton. The red flag on this are the negatives. Trump has them in spades, but so does Clinton with two huge troubling differences.

Sanders's Call to Back Clinton Doesn't Require a Clothespin Over the Nose

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Polls purportedly show that a significant number of Bernie Sanders's backers say they won't vote for Clinton no matter what. Now Sanders has made it clear that he will do whatever it takes to "make sure" no Republican gets in the White House.

The Obama Years

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics

When Barack Obama worked as a community organizer amid the bleak industrial decay of Chicago’s far South Side during the 1980s, he tried to follow a...

Why Clinton Ranks With Trump as the Most Disliked Candidates in History

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In any other time and place it would be the most idiotic and unbelievable headline one could imagine. The headline being that Hillary Clinton ranks close to Trump as the two most hated candidates in the history of American presidential elections.

In Conversation: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics [AUDIO]

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, I sat down with Rick Shenkman to talk about the brain of the American voter, and what is firing its synapses during this extraordinary primary season.

Bernie Visited Me in a Dream. Here Is What He Told Me

Jerry Stocking | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Jerry Stocking

I love Bernie, like I used to love my grandfather and Santa. And this is the really cool thing about being for Bernie is we won't ever have to see him torn apart by rabid Republicans like the guy I voted for in the past two elections.

Hillary Clinton May Not Have a Lock on The Black Vote After All

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

To make any headway with Black voters, Sanders will have to make the case, and make it repeatedly and convincingly, that fighting hard against wealth and income inequality must be squarely tied in with fighting just as hard against racial inequality.

Trump's North America 2025

Eric Bressler | Posted 04.06.2016 | Comedy
Eric Bressler

The 2016 electorate was a bunch of morons -- I love uneducated people! I told them what they wanted to hear. The media were idiots, giving me free coverage as the greatest entertainer to run for office, better than Reagan.