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Presidential Debate

Buy Made in China, Weaken National Security?

Peter Navarro | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Peter Navarro

This Black Friday weekend, American consumers will add billions of dollars to the US trade deficit as they binge on Made in China holiday gifts.

Where's Log Cabin Republican Activism This Campaign Season?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.

Top Five Things to Watch for at the Republican Debate

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Eight candidates will take part in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate airing on the Fox News Business channel. Here's what you'll want to look for as the primary season enters its final months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.

Presidential Debates and Speed Dating

Chad Stone LD | Posted 11.09.2015 | Divorce
Chad Stone LD

That's right, the sound bites rolling off the candidates' tongues reminded me of that great American invention, speed dating, which enables lucky men and women to go out on a dozen dates in a single evening.

GOP Debate Demand: An Undemanding Debate

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The poor dears didn't care for the questions! So now they want changes.

Report: CNBC Employees 'Shell-Shocked' After Chaotic Debate

CNN | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Media

For the CNBC employees who boarded a charter plane right after Wednesday's bruising GOP debate, the redeye flight was physically smooth but emotional...

Reporter Allows GOP to Slide on Ticket Controversy

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republicans continue to blame CNBC outright, or imply that CNBC is responsible for severely limiting the number of seats available for today's GOP pre...

Podiums, Platforms, and Polls: Public Opinion on Election Debates

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

The 2016 election has many more debates in store for voters. If precedent holds, these debates will provide pundits with fodder for many columns and interested citizens with some insights into their potential leaders.

Presidential Election: Crying (Tears of Hope) for you, Argentina

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Jesica L. Santos

On October 25, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.

It Is Time to Get on Board, Progressives!

Bob Herbst | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Bob Herbst

After electing three Presidents with little or no Washington experience, paying them to learn and make their mistakes, we now have in Hillary Clinton a long-time Washington hand with substantial executive and legislative experience.

Why This Muslim Woman Is Voting for This Jewish Man

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Yasmina Blackburn

As much as I would love to see the first woman president take office - a woman from my neck of the woods to boot - Hillary got pushed down the ladder of my consciousness for a man with a fire in his belly named Bernie Sanders.

Taking Marijuana Reform Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The concept that the federal "War On Weed" needs to end is now about as mainstream as it gets, and after the people have led so admirably on the issue in the past decade, the politicians are finally deciding it is safe to follow this trend.

Everything You Need to Know About the Democratic Debate

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Expect Hillary Clinton to come prepared and Bernie Sanders to emerge as the crowd favorite. Don't underestimate Martin O'Malley, but Joe Biden will remain in third place without even officially entering the race or the debate stage.

Powerful Solutions for a Powerful Problem

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Tuesday's debate will be Democratic presidential candidates' make-or-break opportunity to show whether they're serious about addressing this powerful problem.

How the Elizabeth Warren Wing Shifted Tuesday's Democratic Debate (Video)

Adam Green | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics
Adam Green

As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.

The Aging Issues Every Presidential Candidate Needs To Address

Carol Marak | Posted 10.09.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

The 2016 presidential election is crucial for programs that affect 44.7 million Americans. Which candidates will stand up for the issues that have a significant impact on our fast growing aging population?

Democratic Debate Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.

Rand Paul Gets It Wrong, Sonia Sotomayor Gets It Right on Pot

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

During last week's Republican presidential debate, several candidates commented on marijuana use and drug policy. And recently, Obama-appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor also commented on legalization.

A Non-Psychiatric Assessment of Donald Trump

Allen Frances | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Trump is a threat to the United States not because he is mad, but because he is bad. His breathtaking ignorance (whether real or foxy feigned) degrades what should be serious policy discussions into buffoonish circus performances.

An Open Letter to CNN On Last Week's Republican Debate

Peter Brack | Posted 09.21.2015 | Media
Peter Brack

We all know that journalism continues to transition as a result of rapidly changing media consumption habits -- but presidential debates are a key component of the democratic process, and when the format of those debates is reduced to theater, everyone loses.

The Choice in This Election -- Forward or Backward

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Schafer

Do we move forward together or do we guard our treasures from those we fear will take them? This is the ultimate question that will be answered in the 2016 Presidential election. And the first indication will come in the party's nominees.

Donald Trump Finally Explains Why He Doesn't Apologize

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

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The Leader of the Deceived

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

I challenge you, Mr. Trump, that if the U.S. were a corporation that you owned, before you would spend your own money on building the wall, tripling the number of ICE officers, expanding e-verify and expelling 11 million residents (a risky task) -- you would leave no stone unturned in a search for a policy solution that would achieve the same goal without all the expense and hassle.

Fire Affecting Our Rainforest Doesn't Shake Us Up? We Need a Time-Out!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The idea of an uncontrolled fire in that verdant place inflamed my mind. How could it fail to wake up our population to the dangers that we are already experiencing, writ large by climate scientists and our current experience on the land and seas?

Scott Walker's Disappearing Act!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

With millions watching, a governor vanishes! ...