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Presidential Election

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...

5 Things You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders' Policy

Alex Law | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Alex Law

Many people write Bernie Sanders off because of his portrayal in the media. However, he is talking about common sense things that MOST Americans would agree with. Read this short list of issues he cares about that way next time he inevitably gets brought up at dinner or at a party, you have something to say.

The K-12 Education Speech We Need From Democrats

Arthur Camins | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Arthur Camins

Republicans are clear. The GOP wants to unleash the same unregulated market forces on education that brought us stagnating wages, accelerating inequality and increasing school segregation. Here is the short stump speech I wish the Democratic candidates would give.

Donald Trump's Been Race-Baiting Since The '80s

Nida Khan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As more and more corporations and businesses separate themselves from Trump because of his comments regarding Mexicans and immigrants, the Central Park Five and their families are likely thinking it's about time.

My Open Letter to Donald Trump

Jade Greear | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Jade Greear

You say that black youth have "no spirit." When, may I ask, is the last time you sat down and chatted with a group of young black people, or any young people of color?

Political Mud-Slinging, Stigma-Style: Take the Stigmafree Pledge Instead

Mary Giliberti | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Mary Giliberti

Let's hope that political rhetoric this time around reaches a higher standard. A good start indeed would be for candidates at every level to take the stigmafree pledge. It's simple to do and would be a good start for continuing the national conversation about mental health care policy throughout campaigns as they unfold.

GOP Still Drinking Its Kool Aid On Black Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

You can count on it like clockwork in the run-up to a presidential election. A GOP presidential candidate will make a much-publicized declaration that the GOP will shift gears and go all out to court black voters.

Immediate Costs of Predatory Financial Practices Are Steep, But They Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Michael Calhoun | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Calhoun

As the 2016 presidential campaign kicks off, the economy is growing and Americans are getting back to work. However, for far too many people plotting a course from the working class to the middle class requires navigating dangerous waters filled with financial icebergs.

If the Presidential Election Were Held Tomorrow, I'd Shoot Myself

Michael Levin | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Michael Levin

The most amazing thing happened yesterday. I ran into a registered Republican who was not running for president.In case you've just joined us, the Democratic nomination appears to be sewn up by the scandal-surfing Hillary Clinton.

Bridgegate Scandal Disqualifies Chris Christie for President

Cody Cain | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Mr. Christie's team was clearly operating in a manner that was abusive, vindictive, and downright nasty. These are the people Mr. Christie chose as his senior team, these are the people Mr. Christie directed, and these are people Mr. Christie had known for years.

Paige Lavender

Chris Christie Announces He's Running For President In 2016 | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced he's running for president in 2016. Christie told supporters of his plans in a phone call Tuesday morn...

Open Letter to Donald Trump

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Geraldine Estevez

We do not need a president who will build stronger walls. What we need is a president who will look well beyond those walls and work instead to dismantle erroneous separations.

After the Flag Comes Down

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The Confederate flag is a target precisely because it is a symbol. But by focusing on overt symbols rather than concrete policies and inherent prejudices, many are missing the point.

Rand Paul and AAPS Want to Bring You Liberty.... From Safe Healthcare

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Rand Paul may be many things -- a crusader, a protector of privacy and a conservative, but one thing he certainly isn't is informed on the value of and importance of oversight in American healthcare.

Samantha-Jo Roth

John Kasich Says He'll 'Abide By' Supreme Court's Upcoming Gay Marriage Decision | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Wednesday that if the Supreme Court strikes down his state's ban on same-sex marriage, he'll "abide...

5 Faith Facts About Bobby Jindal: An 'Evangelical Catholic'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) becomes the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this cas...

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

I'm With Stupid: Presenting the Stupid Party Candidate for President

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

With your help, I may not be able to win the Oval Office, but I can tell fart jokes during the debates and possibly move the conversation in a more fun direction.

Latest Hillary Speech Hits Home for Millennials

Erin Spencer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Erin Spencer

Just one week after joining Instagram, Hillary continued to cater to young voters Wednesday in North Charleston, SC. She spoke at a technical college during her first visit to Charleston since 2007 and second visit to the Palmetto State since announcing her candidacy.