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What ‘Stop Trump’ Movement? 0

Can Donald Trump be stopped? Will the GOP’s mega donors garner enough money and air time to end Trump’s appeal to evangelical and blue collar voters?  Donald Trump proved he could beat opponents as different as Kasich and Cruz in places as different as Mississippi and Michigan. But that hasn’t stop party leaders from raising […]

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Posted on: 03-11-2016
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Super Tuesday in the Rear View Mirror 0

The results of Super Tuesday are now in and political junkies inside the beltway are reacting with caution or downright pessimism. Well, it depends on what side of the political divide you’re watching this campaign from. Let’s start with the Democrats. A month ago, Hillary Clinton won Iowa by a photo finish and then took […]

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Posted on: 03-3-2016
Posted in: News

Hillary Clinton wins tennis match while GOP keeps mud wrestling 0

With all the drama and tragicomedy in the Republican primary, it’s a little hard to get people to pay attention to what is going on in the Democratic side. But even though they are going about it in a much less sensational way, the Democrats are also choosing a candidate who is just as likely […]

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Posted on: 03-3-2016
Posted in: News

Trump’s Achilles Heel 0

A candidate who presents his or her ideas from their best perspective represents campaigning at its ethical best.  When two or more candidates do this, it allows voters to see issues from every angle, to witness how the ideas hold up under the clash of debate.   But, for cynical politicians, telling voters what they […]

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Posted on: 02-25-2016
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Earthquake Rocks U.S. Politics 0

  What we saw in New Hampshire was a political earthquake.  The headlines were dramatic; fittingly so:  “Sanders, Trump Stun America” CNN declared on their website.  The American Prospect summed it up with a tidy statement: “The Establishment Sinks.”   The Establishment didn’t just sink in New Hampshire — the earth swallowed it whole.  Whether […]

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Posted on: 02-11-2016
Posted in: News

Candidates win when they challenge big money’s role 0

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and — much to my surprise — Donald Trump have successfully tapped into a frustration among voters who feel left out of our political process and disillusioned with the growing influence of money in our elections and in shaping policy. Even Ted Cruz railed against the current system in his victory […]

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Posted on: 02-8-2016
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Three Tickets to the Future 0

The future lay in snowy New Hampshire, and so former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pumping student’s hands at the Nashua Community College when Iowa’s final vote tally straggled in.  In this horse race, Clinton beat Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders by a nose, winning herself another ticket to New Hampshire.  Bernie joined her in […]

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Posted on: 02-5-2016
Posted in: News

Iowa caucus or Ikea couch? Choose your ordeal 0

There’s an old saying that there are only three first-class tickets issued out of the Iowa caucus — the rest are exit-row seats. When it comes to the first-in-the-nation contest, I am more of an old school traditionalist who believes that after the candidates complete canvassing across the state, it’s time for registered voters to […]

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Posted on: 02-2-2016
Posted in: News

“I Have a Dream… for the Oscars” 0

It is with good reason that Hollywood is called a “dream factory.” Since the very inception of motion pictures, movies have fed our dreams — especially the dreams of young people. It is vitally important that no child ever feel left out of those dreams on account of their race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. […]

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Posted on: 01-29-2016
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Avoiding a Showdown 0

A few days okay, I remarked on how this election was “a season of volatility,” and added, despite that, in Iowa “both the Republicans and the Democrats will have one more opportunity to make their final arguments before voters head to their local precincts.” Well, scratch that.  Democrats got a last opportunity to hear former […]

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Posted on: 01-28-2016
Posted in: News
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