Robert Speel, Pennsylvania State University Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an oppor...
When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for President in June of 2015, I like most people laughed it off. Given the sideshow antics that invariably accompany The Donald wherever he goes, I didn't take his candidacy seriously. So when he secured the nomination in July the next year, I was shocked and appalled.
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This familiar cycle of standing up for the right cause is now even more apparent to me in the upcoming presidential election. It's as though my entire life focus has been observing too many people not standing up for what's right in this election.
FROM: Abraham Lincoln TO: The American People LOCATION: Heaven My fellow Americans, I am writing this to you from Starbucks. Yes, we have them...
While it is easy to understand the reasons that some people might be inclined to choose a "protest" vote -- or decide to sit on their hands -- the fact is that either of these actions will have one and only one result: putting Donald Trump into the White House.
As the Republican and Democratic conventions took over our TV screens this summer, the discomfort I felt in my gut grew unbearable. So much is at stake in any presidential election, but this year is different.
Two hopefuls have taken their place in the center of the ring. Donald Trump is playing his reality game against viable contender Hillary Clinton who is said to be playing her woman's card. So who do we believe to be telling the truth and do we dare call them on their lies?
Look, this US presidential election is bananas no matter which side you're on. The closer we get to November, the more ridiculous it seems to get with all the propaganda coming from both sides through a wide array of media. So how do you break through this muck and mire and find out the real facts of both candidates?
Endorsing Clinton would obviously be bold, politically risky, even treasonous to some. But this isn't your GOP anymore. Why hitch your wagon to Trump and align yourself with the ugliness, folly, and outright lies propping him up?
This presidential campaign has two historically unpopular candidates. Both nominees are viewed unfavorably by more than 50 percent of the electorate.
by Adrian D. Pantoja, Ph.D. This week, in collaboration with the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund and Telemundo Notici...
The United States isn't the only country in the midst of a drawn out election campaign marked by voter discontent and demands for bold, new policy directions that genuinely respond to the needs and aspirations of ordinary citizens.
Treating politicians like horses in a race is not only much more fun than covering complex political developments. It has the added advantage that it is far easier to comprehend for large audiences.
"Young people feel discouraged and apprehensive about the political process as is, and then they look at the two options in front of us. Nobody has seen an agenda for African-American millennials. I don't think they believe she cares about them," a young African-American man told the New York Times about the presidential election this year.
Americans have fairly set opinions about both of these candidates - especially voters who are partisan at their core. But now is the time when many independent voters are beginning to focus in and convert their undecided positions into commitments.