Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.
In a surprising announcement, all the superdelegates who had pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee have decided instead to vote for Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson.
What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.
I won't ask you to ignore the superdelegate count. But I will request that as you process cable news, full of pundits exalting Clinton's inevitability, you remember a crucial fact: Pledged delegates matter more than superdelegates.
If the Democratic Party wants a democratic nominating process, it should send a letter to news outlets demanding that they not misreport the results of primaries and caucuses. To the extent Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesn't do that, she advances the narrative that she's in the bag for Clinton.
Based on the pledged delegates, the Democratic primary is a whole heck of a lot closer than the corporate media would have its viewers believe.
What makes the DNC's decision even more offensive and obtuse is the fact that a central and widely accepted platform of this entire election season is campaign finance reform, rejecting the use of corrupt money in politics, and overturning Citizens United.
As I predicted months ago, it's likely to be Donald John Trump vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a genuine Battle of New York, in the U.S. general election. There are still primaries to go before we sleep, but as South Carolina and Nevada voters proved Saturday night, the likely trend line is not breaking.
The dream that in my lifetime there will be an incredibly prepared, brilliant and passionate woman as President of the United States of America is ali...
Here's the thing: Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. He has never put in the kind of grass roots work that active Democrats do to help other Democrats. He doesn't care about building the party up, only about changing it.
If there's any impropriety, or even a hint of controversy that unelected party bosses stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders, then democracy calls for writing-in Bernie's name. It's the most just course of action in the event superdelegates put their political debts to the Clinton machine above democracy.
In 2016 the reality of superdelegates has flipped, placing Hillary Clinton -- who put 18 million cracks in the glass-ceiling in 2008 -- as the perceived oppressive establishment candidate taking advantage of the superdelegate.
One vote from these one-percenters for the Wall Street candidate is worth 10,105 votes from the 99-percenters for the Democratic Socialist candidate. Unfortunately, one-man-one-vote only applies to actual federal elections, not party primary processes.
I love Scrabble and play it daily as a release from politics and law. As the race for Barack Obama's successor heats up, herewith three lessons from Scrabble for politics: knowledge, vision, and flexibility.
What is exhausting is debating someone whom you respect who says "I like Hillary" but finds every reason not to defend her against even specious attacks or be willing to speak out when they agree with her.
We decided to create the go-to place for all of the detailed information regarding the 2012 Republican nominating process.