So like it or not, the times and The Donald are, in many respects, at this point hand in glove. Regardless of the millions who see his candidacy as an act, a bad dream and even a nightmare, how far Donald Trump will go in his quest is anyone's guess.
Profit sharing recently became an issue in the Presidential campaign with Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement last month that widespread profit shar...
This country is crying out for solutions to our myriad problems but our culture often rewards meanness, division and incivility. The emphasis on the latter makes the former all that much more difficult to achieve.
What William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal did for discourse in America was unprecedented. They proved there was a time not so long ago we relished hearing both sides of political arguments. And there is a time -- call it the present -- when a hunger for authenticity seems to be driving both parties in unexpected directions.
The first Fox News Republican Party Presidential debates are over. Not surprisingly Donald Trump entertained and insulted. The supporting cast for his new apprentice show mostly hung out in the background.
Business isn't simple; foreign policy isn't either. If Trump wants to be taken seriously by the general electorate, he should demonstrate the nuanced understanding of foreign policy exemplified by candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton.
GOP presidential candidates are now calling for a repeal of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, for being unconstitutional. OK. But let's say there never was a 14th Amendment. Would Donald Trump be a U.S. citizen today? Maybe, but maybe not.
Here's why a direct call for the prosecution of torturers is among the best metrics for one's commitment to anti-torture measures. By declining to advocate for such legal actions, we're announcing our willingness to let bygones be bygones.
If anything, Trump is possibly the most liberal conservative the GOP has seen in decades.
Let's call the first GOP debate, and the debates to come, what they really are. Last week, in an effort to further conflate entertainment with politics, Fox News packed ten candidates onto a stage to answer a meandering set of questions, designed to fulfill an agenda, and not to start a discussion. Let's not call it a debate.
The August 6th debate among ten Republican presidential contenders was a ratings winner for Fox News. Out here on the left coast, we learned two things: Donald Trump isn't going away and the Republicans lack a plan for America.
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, his most recent verbal attack on women only pushed his poll numbers up by a few points. However, there are far more offensive and misogynistic things yet to be said. And he'll say them. And that should boost his popularity among likely Republican voters.
Who do we want as President? The most sensible answer is that we should want the person who will make the wisest decision under these circumstances. One who has the intellect and sophistication to sift through sometimes conflicting "facts" and make an optimal choice.
Megyn Kelly asked Governor Kasich: "If you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?" Kasich's answer boiled down to an affirmation of traditional marriage and the admission that he would continue to love his daughters "if one of them happened to be that." To be clear, he truly said "that."
In this reality-TV world, who cares about global warming or rape culture or police brutality or gun control or racism or terrorism or the European Union or alternatives to oil if you have a thriving Twitter following?
The Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the fact that threats to the United States originate from the actions of human beings. These human beings resort to violence when they are marginalized by society to the point where they believe that the only way to better their country is to work around the democratic system through violence.