The Flint water crisis is one example of (I shudder to use the term) collateral damage from this push toward oligarchy. Clean water, clean air, safe food -- none of this comes naturally.
Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president.
Now that the Iowa Caucus has concluded, the political playoffs have finally begun. The Republican Party still has an overcrowded roster, which will be trimmed after the New Hampshire primary, with some veteran players likely to be cut. But who would have ever imagined that rookies such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson could even make it to prime time with no in-game experience?
But this phenomenon confounds me. In fact, I think it's 100% bogus. I find the concept of "undecideds" fundamentally disingenuous. Sorry, but I think you're nothing more than a bunch of attention-seekers who drag candidates, the media, your friends, family and co-workers into one very long ass-kissing marathon until election day. And you love every minute of it.
Because he's backed by the GOP establishment -- and apparently, because his backers view him, rightly or wrongly, as the only candidate who can court the extremes and still woo the middle -- many in the media proclaim him to be a moderate. But still, how is that possible?
We need a debate that enables the Democratic electorate to judge these two candidates not on how able they are to fight the other, but on how well they can fight to take power away from the obstructionist Republicans.
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has been on a shopping spree in Europe to reap benefits from business deals worth billions of dollars. The red carpet...
Kasich, Christie, Bush? One or maybe more of these three should show well enough to keep the fight going through Super Tuesday and maybe beyond. My unsolicited advice to the Establishment -- look to one of these three, not Rubio, as your standard-bearer.
It's simple, really: If you want more bombing, more killing, more war, more torture, more police, more walls and lower taxes on corporations (yes -- that came up too), vote Republican in November.
Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?
Or, "When Sleazy Comes Easy." ...
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.
As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.
No matter what people today say about the founding fathers and the Constitution, the framers of that document would roll over in their graves if they were aware that we might elect a president who hates all three branches of the very government established by that constitution.
Poor Donald Trump. He was just so thoroughly swindled by Ted Cruz it's not even funny. Yes, this is the New York City billionaire we're talking about here. Supposedly the big-time deal-maker. This is the guy who wrote the book, "The Art of the Deal."