I'm about to shock you, so be prepared. I'm going to defend a more-hated entity than Congress. I'm going to defend the media, the universally agreed-upon Dr. Frankenstein in the creation of Donald Trump.
Despite underestimating Trump, Shrum/Christie/Green prognosticate again post-primaries: Will great persona + viral message be ticket for future presidents? Will reactionary GOP reconstitute after realigning loss? Will Trump put bully Christie in VP pulpit or go nuclear with Knight? Should no-drama Hillary choose a guy to help with guys or win with Warren?
Wednesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow talked with Democratic presidential party hopeful, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Madison, Wisconsin. She mentioned Republican contender Donald Trump's recent remark that "women should be punished for having an abortion".
Can Bernie's promises be paid for? We would have to reverse a trend of lower taxes begun in the 1970s. That means bringing out new voters -- mostly young--that have been sitting on the sidelines until now.
Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.
The talk today -- rather than being about the post-debate social gesture hugs -- should be about the candidates' answers in last night's debate. Period. On Tuesday, New Hampshire will decided on a candidate, not the moderators, nor on social gestures nor on what others in the media find not acceptable by their competition.
"Mama? Can I be like Rachel Maddow when I grow up?" We were in the swarming crowd tumbling out of the school that night a few weeks ago when Rachel Maddow brought her TV show to Flint.
Veterans realize the VA has its issues - but they also realize that these issues are fixable, and understand that privatizing the VA only makes things worse.
There is something very disingenuous about media personalities who, as they salivate over the Trump boost to their ratings, ask themselves -- and others -- to explain his failure to fade. They need only look in the mirror.
2016, is of course a wildly important political year, especially with the presidential primaries in full swing. First and foremost, to be fair, while I love dear Bernie, I see Hillary as the Democrat's nominee.
I know you have some concerns. Many of them are understandable, and most of them are valid. But by the end of 2016, you'll see a thoroughly improved me -- assuming the following New Year's resolutions take hold
The conditions seem perfect for a real political debate between two candidates who differ from each other on many key issues.
On Friday Rachel Maddow will host the second Democratic debate on MSNBC. I am confident that Rachel will do an excellent job but I do have a few questions I would like to know the answers to.
What Sanders exposed is a simple truth: Clinton, in an interview on Rachel Maddow last week, revised the history of her husband and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
In light of the upcoming presidential campaign and a potential Republican president, there is a strong need for a consistent strong liberal voice to even the playing field of advocacy journalism, which reports the news from a biased slant.
According to Senator Cruz, if you like a decision, the court is terrific and doing our country a great favor. But if you disagree with a decision, the court is an imperialist body of out-of-touch, snooty elitists.