t's probably too late to get candidates with a head of steam to start using rhetorical devices that still allow them to control debate while actually taking on the substantial issues they are supposed to be engaging with. But perhaps it is not too late for the rest of us to do so.
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Election time is here, and prison reform is now a hot topic. Much of the focus recently has been on the crime bill that then-President Bill Clinton si...
If Donald Trump becomes president, Congress will matter much more than it does now. That's the observation of Gerald Seib, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal. Seib shared that outlook April 14 at the University of Kansas.
Bernie Sanders wants to make all public universities and colleges tuition-free. Hillary Clinton wants to make community colleges tuition-free for two years. But before this country invests tens or hundreds of billions in providing free tuition to public colleges and universities, we must invest in the countless broken elementary, middle and high schools.
The Brooklyn debate may not have changed any minds, but for either one of the candidates it was an excellent rehearsal for the general election debates that lie ahead. In its contentiousness the event felt more like a cross-party debate than a confrontation between ideological allies.
I have compiled a list of questions to determine if the person you are speaking with is indeed a Trump supporter without actually outright asking them. You know, kinda how Donald answers questions on foreign policy.
As the Democratic candidates prepare to debate on the same day tens of thousands of low-wage workers walk off their jobs across the nation asking for "$15 and a union," Hillary Clinton needs to tell us whether she would use the power of the pen to help workers advance again.
Humanity faces an existential crisis, and over the course 21 debates, debate moderators are only able to manage 12 questions on climate out of well over 1,000. It's hard to fathom. What accounts for this epic failure?
This Presidential election season is one of the craziest, most unpredictable elections in American history. The proposed new policies that are rooted ...
Counter intuitive, isn't it? To have principles and live by them. When did that happen? We are living in a country where principles feel like something from a fairy tale.
There is no shortage of outrageous comments made by Donald Trump. His recent comments about punishing women who have abortions is only the latest in an endless stream of deeply disturbing extremist rhetoric that is frankly alarming coming from a Presidential candidate.
When it comes to statements like those of Senator Sanders, it's important to understand that one can mean well and also say the wrong thing -- one can be a proponent of mental health rights without realizing that you're simultaneously propagating negative and harmful stereotypes.
Watching the recent Republican Party debates, and especially the knock-down drag out fight between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, makes me think of two ki...
As younger voters become increasingly important to political campaigns, we can expect this trend of candidates engaging across social media platforms to intensify. And as candidates become sitting officials, it remains to be seen how these new modes of direct engagement will transcend being methods of campaign outreach and actually impact governance
While I find the concept of dragging spouses' histories or appearances into a competition for the next leader of the free world irrelevant and reproachable, the message that the original meme alludes to, reveals a much more pervasive and detrimental attitude held in our current society.