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Lance Simmens

Trump Gets Bump in New Hampshire

Lance Simmens | February 10, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump managed to capture one-third of the Republican votes cast in New Hampshire and that, by virtue of the still crowded field of candidates, guaranteed him a yugge(sic)victory. My post of yesterday, here projecting that Trump could not meet expectations in New Hampshire did not materialize....
Joe Peyronnin

Trump and Sanders: The Odd Couple

Joe Peyronnin | February 10, 2016 | Politics
Senator Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump each decisively won their party's primary in New Hampshire Tuesday, a result that seemed impossible six months ago. Now it seems possible that a self proclaimed socialist and a former Democrat turned Republican could face off in the presidential election this coming November....
John A. Tures

Could Kasich Win By Following In Lincoln's Footsteps?

John A. Tures | February 10, 2016 | Politics
Sure Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like a longshot for the Republican nomination, despite his impressive second place showing in New Hampshire. But his strategy for winning the GOP contest is not that different from another longshot presidential hopeful from the Midwest, Abraham Lincoln, who sought to be everyone's second...
Brian Hanley

Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Candidate from Either Party to Win 60% of a State's Vote

Brian Hanley | February 10, 2016 | Politics
Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire in blowout fashion. Taking home 60% of the state's vote, he leaves Hillary Clinton with just 38%, marking the largest victory of 2016. This is the first time since the primaries and caucuses began that any candidate from either party earned 60% of...
Ian Fletcher

Fair Trade Romp in New Hampshire

Ian Fletcher | February 9, 2016 | Politics
So Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective New Hampshire primaries. From a fair-trade point-of-view, the news couldn't be better. However the Eccentric Billionaire from Queens and the Eccentric Socialist from Brooklyn may differ, on this they agree. As I've written before, I think both Trump and...
Sheldon Filger

Is Donald Trump Headed to the White House After New Hampshire Primary Victory?

Sheldon Filger | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump's decisive win in the New Hampshire Primary may have put the final nail in the coffin of conventional and establishment theories on presidential campaigning in the United States, as a new paradigm has arisen. Its author is Donald J. Trump.
Jedediah Purdy

4 Reasons Sanders Can Win the General

Jedediah Purdy | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Yes, some 50 percent of voters say they wouldn't vote for a socialist; but a lot of those are people who haven't thought about the word since the 1970s. We should take this profession of hostility less seriously.
Edwin Park

Obama Budget Strengthens Medicaid and CHIP

Edwin Park | February 9, 2016 | Politics
The President's budget includes sound improvements to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including: Three years of full federal financing for all Medicaid expansion states.  The President proposes to have the federal government pay the entire cost of health reform's Medicaid expansion for the first three...
Nichlas Emmons

'No More Stringent Than': Why Disempowering Indiana's Department of Environmental Management Is Bad for the State

Nichlas Emmons | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Over the last couple of years, there have been a series of severe policy decisions made within the halls of the state assembly and the Governor's office that has accelerated the crumbling foundation on which Indiana's economy was built.
Spencer Critchley

If Low Taxes Means Poisoning Children, You Can Count Me Out

Spencer Critchley | February 9, 2016 | Politics
If trying to keep every dollar I can requires that infrastructure crumble and children suffer, I not only don't need the extra money, I don't want it.
Rick Fedrizzi

O'Malley's Green Legacy and Lessons for Those Who Will Follow

Rick Fedrizzi | February 9, 2016 | Green
By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we'll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward as the party's nominee. But now, there are only two Democratic candidates, because Martin O'Malley has ended his campaign.
D. C. Rutledge

Hillary Clinton Needs To "Evolve" On Feminism

D. C. Rutledge | February 9, 2016 | Politics
In some ways, Bernie Sanders is more feminist today than Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign desperately needs to "evolve", as she has with other progressive issues, on the current state of the feminism in this country if she hopes to earn Millennial women's votes.
Isaac Fornarola

Why Millennials Should Reconsider Hillary Clinton

Isaac Fornarola | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Many people criticize Clinton supporters for not being progressive enough, but the reality is that Sanders is not quite revolutionary enough, or at least not the kind of revolutionary I would want for a democracy, or for my country.
Gordon Brown

To Really Help Syria, We Should Start With a Bold New Humanitarian Vision Like This

Gordon Brown | February 9, 2016 | World
LONDON -- Humanity is everybody's business, and an education is everybody's right. So it shouldn't fall only to governments and international agencies to provide aid during a crisis. Inside the humanitarian tent we need charities, philanthropists, businesses and social enterprises all working together.
Susan Talve

The Other Fires of Ferguson: The "Flint" of St. Louis

Susan Talve | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Once again the people of "Ferguson" and neighboring communities need the nation to stand up to injustice. As we demand justice and clean water as a right for the people of Flint, we need the help of a compassionate nation to ask our President to tell the EPA to step aside and make it possible for FUSRAP to remove the nuclear waste and avert more suffering and another disaster.
Anne Stevenson

The Case For a National Primary Holiday

Anne Stevenson | February 9, 2016 | Politics
If our country is going to usher in a new era of integrity and productivity in Congress, then we must reform our election system so that the process also brings out the best qualities in our candidates.
Brian Hughes

How Much Does It Cost to Buy the Presidency?

Brian Hughes | February 9, 2016 | Politics
It's a multi-screen world out there. From maximizing micro-donations on mobile channels to developing hyper-local content for grassroots campaigns.
Lesleyann Coker

I'm Not Ashamed to Like Hillary

Lesleyann Coker | February 9, 2016 | Politics
I like Hillary. There, I said it. I'm tired of feeling like a pariah. Liking Bernie Sanders is cool. Liking Hillary Clinton is not. Whenever I tell people I like Hillary, I'm met with incredulous stares and voices dripping with disgust.
Robyn Morton

When You Ask Me To Vote For Hillary

Robyn Morton | February 9, 2016 | Politics
To vote for her in the primaries, I would need to believe that the establishment on both the right and the left have so thoroughly strangled the political system that it is no longer "reasonable" to even try for reform.
Jill Sobule

Who is a Democratic Socialist?

Jill Sobule | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Even I, a lefty female folk song singing-songwriter type, still get a little nervous with the term "Democratic Socialist." How do I convince my undecided, over-30 friends and family that "Democratic Socialism" may not be as scary or radical as it sounds? The only way I know: with a song.
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