The podium question shows how much theater and psychology there is in politics. As if we needed a reminder of that in this election cycle.
After Fox News' refusal to remove anchor Megyn Kelly from the Thursday Presidential debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump ran all the way home crying and locked himself in his room, which he has refused to leave.
Limiting Democratic issue exposure is an example of a strategy that is simply too clever by half. Any yearning for serious solutions will find great comfort in the direction being offered and refined by all three Democratic candidates.
Trump and Palin can play at being stupid, but one is a billionaire and one was a governor. Please. That's success by virtually any measure.
They just don't get it. Five zillion Presidential candidates (or so it seems) and not one in tune with what young Americans want from the Internet. Mi...
The civic minds of the people are sidelined by the monetized minds of a corrupted commercial media, political consultants, pundits and the purveyors of an ever-more dictatorial corporate state.
If being hateful, or at least fearful, is core to our public discussion, then love should be, too. Every ying deserves its yang, especially one that works. After years of working on poverty and inequality, I know that love works.
So hold onto your horses. It's going to be a wild ride from here until November. But in the process, the whole psychology of the 2016 voting public will be exposed, and the opportunity for fundamental change will be up for grabs.
While watching the ...
In today's Radio Report: President Obama announces big changes for Big Coal and Big Oil on public lands; Republicans heart fracking in sixth GOP debate; finally, corporate media asks a debate question on climate change...to Democrats
Social media data is front and center in our national debates, but few understand how these share of voice charts are calculated. Twitter and Google use keywords to filter the data, but if the keywords are not inputted correctly, the share of voice will not be accurate.
Hillary knows that the disastrous legislation, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), had nothing to do with Sanders and everything to do with then-President Bill Clinton, who devoted his presidency to sucking up to Wall Street. Clinton signed this bill into law as a lame-duck president, ensuring his wife would have massive Wall Street contributions for her Senate run.
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.
The hospitalized old woman said, "Doctor, I don't understand a word you said, but you say it so nice." Hillary was clear and self-contained. Bernie wa...
If the debate is any clue, the Clintons have struck on a new tactic. It's both interesting and risky. Hillary chose to project herself as the protector of the Obama legacy, and Bernie as trying to tear it down.
Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...