At stake in this debate is not just the choice between Sanders and Clinton, but competing visions of the future of the Democratic Party.
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.
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.
Is Senator Elizabeth Warren actively auditioning for the role of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick? At this point, it's rather hard to come to any other conclusion, since Warren has been so outspoken of late on the subject of how horrible Donald Trump would be as president.
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.
With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century -- a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
The real embarrassment is that Trump perfectly represents America's political and business elites. It was their arrogance and bluster in the first place that led them to believe they could for decades get away with beating down workers to the bare bones without ever producing a scary countervailing backlash.
It goes against the grain of Siliconiers, with the upcoming presidential primaries in California, when Donald Trump declares that he "will make America great by building walls." He is okay operating on the edge of legal boundaries, filing for bankruptcies numerous times without remorse, which we find not quite acceptable.
Now you see it, now you don't. Think of it as the Department of Defense's version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the Pentagon's budget is as close to a work of art as you're likely to find in the U.S. government -- if, that is, by work of art you mean scam.
Erie, Pennsylvania-- not exactly a teeming metropolis, but not exactly a one horse town, either-- is considering closing all of its high schools. Yes, at a meeting last week, the district's leaders were asked to consider if it might be more doable to just send all of Erie's teenagers to neighboring school districts.
We need to see Trump's taxes for 2008, 2009, 2010. Supposedly, the audits on those returns are finished. He either did, or did not, receive amnesty if he used tax havens.
Women political leaders have passed more legislation and been able to bridge partisan divides more often than men. According to Bloomberg, women's willingness to spend time together outside the House and Senate chambers paves the way for policy-making efficacy.
The only difference between the NRA Leadership Forum event and any other Trump rally is that the Grump's campaign didn't have to pay for the hall.
Listening to all the campaign trail chatter of increasing defense spending, one could conclude that deficit reduction has fallen off the political radar. But, it this what the voters want?
If we get stuck with Trump, we'll all be raising our arms -- either in surrender or salute -- to America's first authoritarian president. And once he's put his little hand on that big book and sworn allegiance to this country, we're not going to be able to wriggle out of whatever he tries to pull over our eyes.