The most common response is that Bernie as yet has not been tested by the Republican's slime machine. This meme is repeated so often (especially by Hillary surrogates) that it has taken on the status of conventional wisdom. It must be true or why would everyone be saying it?
If you needed further proof of Trump's hypocrisy when it comes to Wall Street and government, money and politics, look no further than this gang of wheeler-dealers, flim-flam consultants and Washington insiders, the Goodfellas of American politics.
President Obama's visit to Hiroshima this morning was a piece of history. He rose to the occasion in his remarks, speaking not only of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons but also questioning the institution of war itself, all with a clear focus on the devastating human consequences of armed conflict.
At stake in this debate is not just the choice between Sanders and Clinton, but competing visions of the future of the Democratic Party.
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.
This week Trump rolled out a first look at how he views energy and environmental issues. Giving a rare pre-written and teleprompted speech in North Dakota, Trump addressed the faltering coal industry, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, international energy markets and the oil trade.
Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?
Whether or not the debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders materializes, the mere possibility of such an event merits our consideration. Apart from making history, what would a Trump-Sanders face-off mean for the three principal stakeholders?
Whether Trump wins in November or not, his "evolving" views on climate suggest that even as the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident, the American electorate is divided on how to make sense of the transition needed.
Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.
Donald Trump and people like Donald Trump did not cause the financial crisis or the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. While it might be fair to say that Trump is a scumbag for proudly voicing and admitting to being an opportunist post-crisis, the real cause of the crisis were Clinton's close pals.
The Farm Credit System was the first GSE to be established by the United States in 1916. Unlike Fannie and Freddie, the Farm Credit System can make direct loans to farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture.
There is no sense of honor or patriotism in the way the majority of Americans vote. It's just a game to most. They like the way their favorite candidate looks, they recognize them from the Celebrity Apprentice or the WWF star they idolized as a child, and they vote for them because of they're familiarity.
This male criticism of an alleged workaholic female -- one who wants to become the president of the United States -- is less about dissecting the Hillary Clinton paradox than it is about suggesting that there's yet one more thing wrong with serious, ambitious women.
If Republicans want to save their party, if Congress wants to preserve the republic rather than descend into fascism, if we all are frightened beyond belief at an unstable, insecure narcissist having his fingers on the nuclear trigger, then Congress should pass the Wyden bill. Immediately.
President Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the city this coming May 27. The president is expected to deliver a speech on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. This is the speech he should give.
Who are prosecutors, judges and jurors going to believe? That's the tempting question that leads down the rabbit hole where officers end up brazenly and coolly beating an inmate and lying about his being the aggressor.
If the Democratic Party today aligns itself, especially with young voters, for a clear vision that rejects the neo-liberal policies that have ruled both major parties since the 1970s, and embraces an agenda for transforming the nation they can ride the wave of change. Or be left behind.
Saying that you have actually won more votes, more contests or more pledged delegates will not, in fact, make any of those things true. Even if you say it a lot, or in the form of angry tweets and Internet comments.