It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.
You know that sound of a rogue mosquito buzzing in your ear at night as you try to sleep? That's what listening to Sen. Ted Cruz sanctimoniously make his case for the presidency is like during Republican debates.
Should all the faith in first-time caucus-goers and the power of young people fall short, the story of Sanders winning Iowa, let alone his chances of winning the White House, will have a shelf-life of less than eight hours today -- which is what at least one other Democratic candidacy and about half the Republicans running also have.
We are in the midst of a very competitive and tumultuous primary campaign and candidates should be expected to use inflammatory rhetoric in their scuffles for attention. But the nature of campaigns does not excuse rhetoric that is dangerous, unsettling, or deliberately misleading.
I've lived in America for almost ten years now, and one of the recurring pleasures of living in this country is observing the ongoing, repeated subtlety in the differences between living here and living in Ireland.
There was a part of the company that did X-rated romance novels. They weren't quite real porn, but they went a lot farther than your basic Harlequin bodice ripper. And then they had the idea to do a book about Donald Trump.
From what I've been hearing from the 2016 presidential primary candidates there seems to be little true hope and change on the horizon for the rest of us. To help those voters that still haven't made up their minds, I've taken the liberty of writing the below stump speech that they would be giving if they were being honest about their intentions.
Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.
For decades, the GOP has been playing its base for suckers, by running the Grand Old Play: pander to the small-government, traditional-values rubes, and then get back to real business: serving business.
This might mark the beginning of the end of Trump's poll-topping crusade, or he might astonish the country (again). Either way, his campaign to this point has been a content marketing masterclass.
The whole purpose of this exercise is to determine the difference, if any, between the candidates seeking the presidency. Without Rand Paul, there isn't a difference to determine, not even with Trump.
Bernie's platform isn't just good policy, it is hands down superior to every other presidential candidate's platform. Bernie supporters are not naïve. The point of electing Bernie is not to get anything done. It is to stop all the corrupt, corporate, political forces from getting anything more done.
at a time when the trending news analysis is obsessed with the "outsiders," you can make a case that the real "outsider" thinking, at least among the die-hard Republican base voters, is reflected in a guy like Steve House.
This election, as we've all heard, is dominated by angry white people. That is because the primary system is fundamentally racist. The first two presidential contests occur in states whose populations are 92 percent and 94 percent white, respectively.
The idea that any LGBT people could support Trump while he demagogues other minorities is not just sad; it's repellant. But the Log Cabin Republicans' thinking that he'd actually be "good for the gays" was also just plain deluded.
He's all about leading with anger rather than leading through fear (the fear that all his supporters feel under their anger). In fact, he has shown little to no compassion or true empathy for people in fear and his "caring pronouncements" ring hollow and are patently disingenuous.