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Presidential Election

What to Watch for in the First GOP "Debate"

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Terry Connelly

This will work out to a total of about 10 minutes for each candidate over the life of the show. Sounds more like an extended high school musical audition than any sort of serious effort to identify the policy proposals and positions, and test the temperament, of the persons now seeking the presidency on the GOP side.

The 2016 Election and the Supreme Court

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Two of the possible Republican candidates are from Florida and are very popular there. That puts both Bush and Rubio into a favorable position for the nomination, and could help them both in the general election.

'Deez Nuts' And 'Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks' Are Running For President, Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

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How to Trump Your Message and Be Heard!

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump sure knows how to steal the headlines. Nobody took him seriously when he entered the race for the Republican Presidential ticket -- and yet here we are incessantly talking about Donald Trump.

Trump Card?

Jason Boxt | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Jason Boxt

Much to the delight of political pundits, Democrats, and roughly one in five Republican voters, Donald Trump has taken the Presidential election season by storm, peddling his version of the "Straight Talk Express" from the Mexico border to the moneyed lobbies of his myriad properties and golf courses.

Bernie Sanders for President

Erich Pica | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics
Erich Pica

Sen. Bernie Sanders has spent a lifetime fighting against this exploitation and motivating people to take action. This is why the Friends of the Earth Action PAC enthusiastically endorses Sen. Sanders for President of the United States.

Remembering Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner: 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Next week on the date of the anniversary of the signing of the Act, Republican presidential primary contenders will be holding their first TV debate. Think about this for a moment: On the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the Republican party today, along with Chief Justice Roberts' 2014 Shelby v Holder decision, has done more to dismantle the Act, than any other effort in recent memory.

Can You Out-Survive Donald Trump In A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.30.2015 | Comedy

Donald J. Trump is hypothetically on the road to becoming the next president of the United States. If that happens, I think we can all agree the end t...

Donald Says the Darndest Things

Meredith Masony | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Meredith Masony

Kids are always saying things that they shouldn't. Having three kids, sometimes I find myself in very embarrassing situations due to comments my children make. "Mommy, why is that ladies butt so big?" or "Mommy, where did that mans hair go?

Do-It-Yourself Donald Trump Story!

Spencer Green | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

(1) Donald Trump once again (2) during a speech he gave yesterday (3). "(4)," Trump said, which immediately resulted in (5).

Dear Sen. Sanders: It's Time To Address Racial Justice

Jordan Weiers | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Jordan Weiers

Sen. Sanders, there is one issue that you must progress greatly on if you wish to become the president that America needs in 2016. That issue is racial justice. Saying that racism exists in your next speech or adding #blacklivesmatter to the end of your next tweet is not enough.

Here's an Idea - Don't Be a Jerk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Tiziana Dearing

People will validate all kinds of behavior with their attention, their "clicks," their dollars, and sometimes even their votes. That doesn't make said behavior OK. We each are supposed to have an internal moral compass.

Donald Trump to Host Presidential Apprentice

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.24.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Celebrity Apprentice fans, don't despair. Yes, your favorite show might be on hiatus now that NBC has severed its relationship with Donald Trump. But, should the apocalypse occur and The Donald becomes our nation's 45th chief executive, expect to see the program return ... to the White House.

Feeling the Bern

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders, to put this another way, doesn't need a focus group or a poll to tell him what he ought to stand for. He already knows what he stands for, and he'll freely tell you exactly what that is.

Trump: The Stall for a Pickpocket Candidate

Mike Bonifer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Bonifer

Notice to the Voters: Donald Trump is the stall and you are the vics. Trump's role as the stall is to to get in the way of clear thinking, and hold your attention as long as possible with the hair, the hate, the beauty pageants and the clowning.

Donald Trump Has Been Located!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What planet is Donald on?" Well, wonder no longer. The Donald has been located!

Trump Proves That Capitalism Is Broken

Cody Cain | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Cody Cain

Most rich people are hidden out of view, like the Great and Powerful Oz hidden behind the curtain. We don't see them, we don't get to know them, and we don't learn who they are as people.

Donald Trump and Immigration

Andy Schupak | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Andy Schupak

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis.

Donald Trump Is The Perfect GOP Spokesperson

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

Donald Trump has turned out to be the perfect spokesperson for the GOP. He says the things they think but are, unlike him, too afraid to say in front of cameras and into microphones. One would think that comments like that would cost someone votes but instead, they've only made him more popular with the right.

Prediction: Hillary Will Bail Out Banks

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

On Monday, Hillary unveiled her economic agenda for strengthening the middle class. But looking at solutions like raising the minimum wage is only half the story. To evaluate the bigger picture, a review of Hillary's history with the banking industry is necessary.

Donald Trump Being Wrong About Everything and Unelectable Doesn't Make His Candidacy Insignificant

Seth Abramson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Seth Abramson

If the last three weeks of presidential politics have proven anything, it's that Donald Trump is one of the nation's first "metamodern" politicians. What this means is that Trump is neither sincere nor ironic, optimistic nor cynical, authentic nor false. Instead, he somehow manages to exist outside space and time.

Reading the Pictures: Are We Seeing a New Level of Candidness From Campaign Photographers This Year?

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Michael Shaw

What I've been noticing since this still-young campaign got started is that the tone of the photo coverage feels a little different. What I'm sensing is somewhat less irony and condescension, and more candid moments capturing the contrivance or just the trumped up spectacle.

Scott Walker: The Man Hillary Clinton Wants to Face in 2016

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Although Democrats salivate at the thought of facing an unelectable Republican like Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, they understand that Republicans are unlikely to actually nominate any of the fringe candidates.

Why Are Republicans So Mean?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Understanding the science of the brain just might help conservatives and liberals get along with each other a little bit better.

Dave Jamieson

Clinton Picks Up The First Major Labor Endorsement Of 2016 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton picked up an early if not surprising endorsement on Saturday from one of the country's largest labor unions: the America...