American voters are fed up with politicians. Seemingly, they do not trust and will oppose anyone who is a professional politician. Why?
Is the Sander's movement a movement of policies or a cult of personality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by David Hood, Social Worker, Blogger, Vegetarian, on Quora. A...
Conventional wisdom about election 2016 holds that Hillary Clinton, an "establishment" candidate, is opposed by two "populist insurgents," Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, said to speak for working class voters. But a clear-eyed look tells a very different story: Hillary offers effective ways to reduce the growing economic gaps that...
According to his website, "Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually." As with many of Trump's claims, this one is wrong. But unlike some of his other falsehoods, the media has left this one unchallenged.
The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen.
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Trump only likes veterans when he thinks they can give him PR cover -- like when he needed a reason to duck a debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, leading to his sham fundraiser for veterans.
I will not join in the vicious quarrels between partisans of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. I refuse to give ammunition to Trump for the campaign. Sanders and Clinton--and their allies-should focus their energies on defeating Trump, not on attacking one another.
BERLIN -- Western society is becoming starkly divided, pulled to the fringes of politics -- both right and left.
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As we approach the end of the primary season, here are eight money-in-politics lessons we have learned midpoint in the elections. 1. The Supreme Court majority did not have a clue about what it was doing in the McCutcheon case. In the McCutcheon case, Supreme Court Justices labeled the examples...
In a TMFS rant, we break down the State Department report and discuss why Democrats should care about Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
All too often, bad weather may now be traced back, at least in part, to our endless burning of fossil fuels. On the whole, however, onscreen news coverage continues to ignore that reality even as it features the weather ever more prominently.
It seems that Sanders and his supporters have monopolized the moral high ground and cornered the market on outrage. At the same time, their moral purity is unencumbered by a morally reprehensible election strategy.
Too often we feed our anxiety by validating them with quasi-research or faulty logic, such as personal experience or availability bias, that is to say, justifying my reasoning through my adjoining emotions rather than by broader statistics.
Drone strikes and the anger they generate effectively serve to recruit people into the Taliban and other extremist organizations. Even those involved in the program have come to the same conclusion.
It was reported by the Associated Press, CBS, and MSNBC. It was reported by CNN and National Public Radio and even Comedy Central. It was reported by -- okay, long story short, it was reported by everyone.
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The Democrats still have a primary battle going on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Trump seems to have sewn up the GOP nomination. So why are Democrats more upbeat about their contest, while Republicans seem even more nervous about their primary situation?
Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels.
Many states have already passed legislation that would raise the rate to $15/hour over the next several years. But the politicizing of this issue is both misguided and disingenuous. Calls for a national $15/hour minimum wage simply make no sense.
A New York city initiative to integrate vulnerable migrants has been repurposed in Paris to combat terrorism after last year's attacks. The scheme, which is centred on an ID issued regardless of immigration status, is part of efforts to 'match-make' the most innovative ideas with the countries that need them....
None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.