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.
The truth is that a faith sincerely held will shape conduct in office. We must ask the questions of faith that need to be asked.
Both sides now have a two-person race, each with an establishment candidate and an outsider. On the left, it's Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. On the right, it's Marco Rubio vs. Donald Trump. Cruz's win, while it did shake things up, is a distraction.
Google Rand Paul today and you'll find stories about him suspending his presidential campaign under "Breaking News." In one way it is; in another it isn't. It's really an old story, but those who don't know history have been doomed (again) to repeat it.
So, on the other hand ... Hillary Clinton won. But there was a big surprise in Iowa after all.
Charles Ehler, an who's one of the dozen or so Republicans vying for Democrat Michael Bennet's U.S. Senate seat, shared an image of people standing by...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coDDZHZfcfc By, Nadia Watson Last week, the Supreme Court finally agreed to hear the case on whether or not Preside...
Republicans have been far more successful in translating the "idealism," driving their base into real public policy, while the more "pragmatic" Democrats generally tack farther and farther to the right. Why the asymmetry?
The Iowa caucuses were a victory for pundits. But many will continue to mislead about what's really going on this election -- or be oblivious to its realities.
Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.
Your opponent and her supporters, as well as some in mainstream media, say that no such political revolution is possible. They say that Democratic voters would be making a big mistake if they choose you because your way will lead nowhere. They say they are being "realistic." The good news is that you can prove them wrong and you don't have to wait to be president to do it.
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