Polls show Americans angrier and more polarized than at any time since the Vietnam War. Yet paradoxically the presidential race that officially begins a few months from now is likely to be as passionless as they come.
If there is one person in the world most suited to govern the turbulent land of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani would be, by knowledge, temperament and sense of democratic justice, that person. Lo and behold, he was just elected president of Afghanistan!
A crowning achievement of the historic March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech, was pushing through the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.
My father was a Republican for the first 78 years of his life. For the last twenty, he’s been a Democrat (he just celebrated his 98th.) What happened? “They lost me,” he says.
How boring was it? John Huntsman made the most sense. Maybe it was because the candidates hardly had time to get to South Carolina from the last debate. I hardly had time to rake my leaves.
Last week’s debate in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the “real progressive” said a lot about how they and the Democratic Party have changed over the past half-century.
Rod Webber before a Marco Rubio rally in Exeter, NH.
Last week, the diehards had their say in Iowa. Last night in New Hampshire, the independents took their turn.
The Iowa Caucuses are time consuming and only
Bernie Sanders celebrates his victory in New Hampshire.New Hampshire voters sent a loud and clear anti-establishment message on Tuesday. In a result unimaginable just one year ago, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary and New ...
“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New York term.”
Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP's national polling. He's at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney. The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.
Gingrich moving up in polls. In John King's interview with Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker says his campaign offers substance and bold ideas that are attracting new support.
Romney wins again by default in the "Anybody but Romney" GOP nomination process. This debate will undoubtedly be remembered as Rick Perry's last hurrah as a contender.
In a recent interview Herman Cain advisers must have wished for a Rick Perry moment. For those that missed that performance, what is a Rick Perry Moment? John Stewart adds to the moment of course.
When any American enters the voting booth, he (or she) is free to cast his private ballot for any candidate he favors. On the surface, this seems rather obvious, and easy. We each privately vote for the candidate we wish to support. We choose based on our preferences, so we vote correctly, right?
From the historic uprising in Madison, Wisconsin, to the Occupy movement that has swept the country, people power is becoming the coin of the realm. And Tuesday night in Ohio, that coin proved more valuable than the checkbooks of moneyed interests on either side of the divide.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann talks about meeting with Donald Trump, her family's Thanksgiving traditions and her new book.
The report, Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America, details a plethora of voter suppression initiatives, most of them pushed in states with large African-American populations and where voting turnout has surged.
The Republican New Hampshire debate held October 11, 2011 included the top eight contenders vying for the right to represent the Republican party to Challenge President Obama for a second term in November 2012.
Chris Mathews discuses the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll With Chuck Todd and why It might be Gingrich as the go To Republican
by Marie T. Russell. In case you haven't noticed, it's election time again... Of course if you watch TV at all, or read newspapers, or listen to the radio, it would be difficult not to know that there are elections coming up in the United States. Everybody, it seems, is talking about it...
1,2... Duh? Perry eliminates himself even for VP?
Rift Between Rove And Koch Brothers? Lawrence O'Donnell explains the growing rift between Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers. It may not matter as they will both have over $200 Million to spend. And it's not as if they will spend it on reelecting Democrats.
Last Updated 11/3/2011 - It appears that Ron Paul may be the only reasonable (?) one standing in Romney's path to the GOP nomination as the once more-reasonable Perry and the once likeable upstart Cain implode. At best what has happened these last few days is painful to watch.
Senator Dick Durbin (D) Illinois discusses the corrosive influence of money in politics on the Dylan Ratigan Show. In the discussion Durbin endorses Ratigan's campaign for a constitutional amendment to get the money out of politics.
On Super Tuesday, voters from more than a dozen U.S. states vote in presidential primaries with important consequences for the candidates. We asked three scholars in different parts of the world to comment on the results and what they mean for the presidential race going forward.
Many of us can hardly believe the disrespect that is sometimes shown to President Obama. Not only has he been portrayed as un-American, but even as "not-an-American".. I understand how the right could be passionate enough to show disrespect to the man holding the office.