It's time for The Bachelor to move over. CNBC made its contribution to the hottest new reality series Wednesday night with The Candidate, better known as The National GOP Debate from Boulder, CO.
Mudslinging is no new phenomenon in modern presidential elections. But for the first time ever, it's juxtaposed with a new style of campaigning: Bernie Sanders' style.
It proposes a 21.6 percent increase in after-tax income for the top 1 percent. Keep in mind, this is the same top 1 percent that owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.
Moderators at tonight's Republican debate will ask GOP candidates a multitude of serious policy proposals that address the anxieties of America's working families and promote greater opportunities for all. Tonight, they should be prepared to discuss their serious solutions.
America continues to struggle with racism. What has the Republican Party done in the last ten years to improve race relations? What will each of you do to improve race relations if you're elected president?
Wednesday night is the third Republican debate of 2016 Presidential election. We've decided to make a few predictions for what you can expect to see on stage in Denver, and moving forward.
I've been reading the exchanges between Donald Trump and Ben Carson and am warning them now: If they continue in this manner I will sue.
The misguided belief by Governor McCrory, and the state legislators who applauded him, that "our economy is improving" may be the basis of a biennial budget, and its attendant legislation, which will further undermine the complete realization of an economic recovery for all North Carolinians.
What has taken Clinton and Trump decades and billions of dollars in name recognition to accomplish, Bernie Sanders has done with grass roots organizing and fundraising. He is the only electable Democrat for president.
I can see Biden's point about solving the nation's problems: If you're working toward solutions, why call an advocate of a policy you oppose your "enemy," when "my good friend across the aisle" will do? My reservation is that speaking well of the other party can drain genuinely moral disputes of authentic moral authority.
Throughout most of America's history, we've had a two-party political system, but the divisive and competitive politics of the Democrats and Republicans have many Americans wondering whether we'd be better off with a multi-party system.
It's shocking (and not entirely surprising) that as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights of African-Americans are being taken away by rightwing state governments, using the very techniques that the 1965 Act prohibited -- techniques that were legalized after the fact by a partisan Supreme Court. In the South of the 1980s and 1990s, there were bi-racial voting coalitions that elected economically centrist and racially moderate governors and senators to statewide office, even in the Deep South. Bill Clinton of Arkansas was one such governor. Albert Gore, Jr., of Tennessee, was one such senator. Those days are just about gone. The Republican Party in the Deep South is a mostly white party and the Democrats mostly a black party. The GOP has successfully played the race card, and biracial governing coalitions are getting scarce.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
Millions of Floridians still don't have health insurance. Even those who don't die directly from the lack of health coverage are, well, often unhealthier than those who do. And that can lead to a lower quality of life.
When it comes to gun regulations Republicans have a lot of concerns. While having your rights restricted is obviously an issue for most Americans, nearly every proposal aimed at reducing gun violence has corresponding Republican-backed legislation that should ease the concerns of the "they're coming to take my guns" crowd.
I want Hillary Clinton for president. The only thing that will satisfy me after the great run of our historic first African American is a smart, tough, unflappable woman. She will make one hell of a president. In fact, she might be one of our best.