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Walter Mondale

Donald Trump's 2050 Wikipedia Page

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As for Donald Trump himself, he lived to be 100 years old, dying in 2046 of natural causes. Following the election he spent his remaining years a virtual pariah. A broken man socially, emotionally and financially. Alone and alienated from family and the few friends he had. And, he never apologized... for anything.

The Moment A Kid Named Obama Realized A Black President 'Can Happen'

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the winter of 1983, as he considered running for president in the Democratic primary, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. didn’t see himself as ...

In GOP Vice Presidential Sweepstakes, Donald Trump may want to vet John Duncan, Walter Jones, and Gene Taylor

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is in the inchoate stages of vetting possible Vice Presidential runningmates. Much media foc...

Trump, Sanders and the Theory of the Race: Could It Really Be "Economic Nationalism?"

William Bradley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The constant media frame for the shocking-to-many success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that both campaigns represent the rejection of elites in favor of populism, albeit contradictory populisms of the right and left. Would that it were so simplistic.

The Dangerous Dichotomy of The Donald

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Ria Chakraborty

Facebook has a nifty new feature: we can now search for "Friends Who like Donald Trump" and do with that information as we wish. As I scroll through ...

Sanders as Democratic Nominee Makes No Sense

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party.

Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, Now Bill Clinton to the Rescue!

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Arnold Steinberg

Is It Too Late For Madeleine And Gloria To Register For The Draft? The gender card keeps getting dealt Bill Clinton is lashing out today at the sup...

Why Hillary Is the Right Choice for Iowans, and Bernie Isn't

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Iowa has a choice between one candidate who understands the reality we face in the world today and has the experience to handle it; and the other whose policies suggest he believes in an alternative reality and a record with a distinct lack of real accomplishments.

Debate reinforces Sanders is the Wrong Choice for Democrats Today

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If Bernie Sanders is nominated by the Democratic Party I will support him. Hopefully wiser heads will prevail. Many of the ideas he campaigns on sound...

Walter Mondale's Living Legacy

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

As historic and as beneficial as was Mondale's role in elevating the vice presidency, that accomplishment was an application of Mondale's leadership, beliefs and skill, and a vehicle for Mondale to advance some of his values, not the measure of the man or his "Living Legacy" as many headlines implied.

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Candidate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

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.

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

Walter Mondale, T. Eugene Thompson and Me

Al Eisele | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

I'm sure it was only a coincidence, but two men I shared a common origin with and whose lives intersected with mine came back into the public eye last week.

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Irv Chapman

Little wonder that candidates increasingly do their best to rehearse and rehearse and stick to prepared talking points. However, there are plenty of other opportunities besides the debates for missteps to go viral on the web.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

One Galvanizing Issue Can Rocket Launch a Potential Presidential Candidacy: Scott Walker Is One Example

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Scott Walker is one of a very small number of Presidential candidates to have been catapulted into the national spotlight by a single galvanizing issue or event. Walker's challenge to public sector unions struck a nerve with rank-and-file Republicans, as well as with Libertarian-oriented Tea Party voters and GOP benefactors.

60 Years of Sound Bites to Remember

Irv Chapman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media
Irv Chapman

A good sound bite packs emotion, opinion, news value and personality, and leaps into a reporter's ear.

Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.

Inevitable Hillary?

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton inevitable? Should she even want to be seen that way? Be careful what you wish for.

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery, WCCO and Minneapolis Star Tribune report. Mondale's procedure wa...

Obama Praises Joan Mondale For Her Contributions To The Arts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Joan Mondale for her contributions to arts and global understanding. The wife of former Vice...

Jon Ward

Why Remaking The Modern Republican Party Is So Damn Hard

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlike...

Is a Non-Competitive Primary Really What the Democrats Need?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.