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."
Today's topics include: Jeb Bush's Droopy Campaign; Old School Republicans vs The Reality Show Era; Rand Paul and Rick Santorum Pull Out; Last Night's CNN Town Hall; Previewing the Maddow MSNBC Debate; The Real Progressive Purity Test; 100 percent Establishment Guy; Newspaper Calls for Audit of Iowa Results; Bernie's Youth Vote; Jesse Ventura on Campaign Finance; and much more.
The current presidential campaign exposes extreme partisanship as our political normality. Reminiscent of the classic "boiling frog" metaphor, what on...
Have you noticed that the Democrats don't have anyone running for president now who is the 25-54 demographic so popular with TV advertising executives...
Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.
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It's really hard to say what has caused such a massive ignorance of how and why our economy grows by one political party. But until the Grand Old Party realizes this, our economic growth 'malaise' will only continue.
To call health care for all and free college education idealism is to deny realistic possibilities in the service of an ideology that idealizes greed and eschews compassion and courage. It's defeatism and a betrayal of the American way.
The pain the word bashers seek to inflict on Clinton may actually be coming from inside themselves. They may see in her something that has long been suppressed inside themselves.
In many respects, I find Ted Cruz to be an even more troubling candidate than Donald Trump. Trump is a nativist and a xenophobe. But Cruz is something new on the American scene -- a religious zealot with a strong chance of becoming the nominee of one of America's two major political parties.
In an attempt to streamline the cumbersome United States election process, this year's presidential election will be decided by the single toss of a coin on November 8th.