Round 2 of the GOP debates was further proof that Jon Stewart was right: No matter how dirty it makes you feel, you just can't stop watching the Trump Show. And no two commentators can agree on how this roller-coaster ends. But one thing is certain: Mr. Trump cannot lose. Because he's already won.
Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.
Last Wednesday the Tea Party Patriots, along with the groups Zionist Organization of America and Secure Freedom, hosted a rally protesting the Iran deal.
Sarah Palin appeared with Trump on Wednesday at an anti-Iran-deal rally in Washington, D.C., and for the first time in months, she did what no one else has been able to do -- she actually sucked some of the oxygen out of Trump's appearance.
Black Lives Matter is far from a perfect organization, but contrary to what the conservative media would have you believe, the only special treatment BLM is asking for is to not be treated special.
On Wednesday, August 27, I announced my intention to challenge Ken Buck (R-CO) in the 2016 election. In this multi-part series, I will explain why.
We have to come to terms with the dismaying truth that public opinion, in individuals and in aggregate, is only exceptionally the outcome of an informed and thoughtful process of deliberation.
We didn't constantly see signs expressing bigotry at Gore, Kerry, or Dean rallies. And that's the difference. When the tea party talks about taking their country back, it's about more than politics alone.
Donald Trump does not stand apart from his many opponents seeking the Republican presidential nomination. On the contrary, he is their collective unconsciousness. Everything he stands for is what today's Tea Party-infused Republican Party has become.
More is going on today than a single issue, however dark or persistent. Not the political alignment of our parties, but our entire electoral system is under stress. The proof is that we face the possibility of not just one credible third-party candidate, but several.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality," author and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller famously said. "To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.
Donald Trump, like no other candidate can, embodies the right wing's rapid descent into mindlessness and their embrace of know-nothingism. With Trump, there is nothing there besides the huge eponymous banner announcing "Trump" that appears on all his possessions, a bluster, and a golden combover seemingly forever frozen in place.
Rather than rethink their policy positions and change accordingly, the GOP has hunkered down and now operates with the psychological dynamics of a cult, a besieged sect huddled around unquestioned truths.
This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?
Analysts who marvel at Trump's over-the-top gaffes do not dent his lead in the polls (rather, they seem to enhance it!) miss the point that his Archie Bunker appeal inoculates him against declines owing to gaffes.