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Rand Paul May Hedge His Electoral Bets in 2016

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

American political history is littered with examples of politicians who ran for their current office as well as another office in the same election. Paul is not the first Kentuckian to seek re-election to his current post concomitantly seeking the presidency or vice presidency.

The Art of Gamesmanship in Political Debates: A Few Interesting Examples

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Rather than dissecting and analyzing the policy prescriptions put forth by the candidates during their debates, it is often the gaffes, one-liners and demeanor of the candidates that garner the most attention.

Wendy Davis's Second Best Asset: Ted Cruz

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.

Major Newspaper Expresses Regrets About Ted Cruz Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Nearly one year removed from its decision to endorse Ted Cruz, the Houston Chronicle reflected back on that choice in a Tuesday op-ed, admitting that ...

Wendy Davis Poised to Change History in Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Oct. 3 will someday be viewed by Texas historians, Texas media, Texas political leaders and Texas voters as the day the future began to change in Texas, as the day the tide began to turn.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Reward Investors in Banks That Break Up

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Brent Budowsky

I agree with George Will about as often as the Boston Red Sox agree with the New York Yankees, but as the law of broken clocks suggests, we must both be right at least twice a day.

WATCH: Climate Change In Every Debate Since 1988 ... Until Now

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

The October 22 presidential debate, the last of three meetings between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, bookended a campaign ma...

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

The Presidential Debate: Baseball Quiz

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

With the arrival of October, it's time for two great American pastimes: baseball and presidential debates. Match the presidential debater with the ballplayer they most resemble.

The Five Presidential Debate Lines You'll Hear Again Wednesday

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

They'll carefully review tapes of their own performances, as well as those of their opponents. But these presidential debates don't exist in a vacuum; they're part of a long chain stretching back (at least) to the Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. And over the past half century, candidates have landed some real zingers.

Obama Needs a Hollywood Agent

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

What the president needs is a Hollywood agent who knows how to negotiate, how to avoid these endless capitulations and surrenders, and how to close a big deal on favorable terms.

Jon Stewart Is Definitely A Comedian; Chris Wallace Admits Fox's Bias

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
Andy Ostroy

Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.

American Jobs NOW

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I am appalled, sickened, angry, disgusted and outraged by the shameful neglect of jobless Americans that corrupts this capital and poisons our economy while small minds say we have no options, and cold hearts ignore what is happening.

The Texas Politics (and Tennis) Tour

Jake Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Silverstein

If you are planning a trip to Texas, consider stopping at these seven places where defining political moments happened.

Ben Quayle -- (From Captain Obvious) 'You're No Barack Obama'

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

There's "funny" and there's "FUNNY." Ben Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, recently declared that President Obama is the "worst pr...

Obama, Bill Clinton and the Media "Center"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.

Media Idiocy: Don't Blow VP Debate Or You Might Win

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Despite Bush's condescension, Reagan-Bush won in 1984, and despite being smacked-down, Bush-Quayle won in 1988. So...what exactly is the media's point?

What's A Win?: VP Debate Edition

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

CNN and CBS, the two networks that released surveys immediately after the presidential debate last week, have done the same for the Vice Presidential ...