At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?
If you put your faith in the candidate who creates the most "heroic" personality for popular consumption, it little matters if what he or she says is true or logical or even remotely connected to the many substantial problems that this country, and the globe, faces.
When President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the nation to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion," he offered a social commentary that has timely relevance in higher education.
Colffman lacks the "sense of shame about transgressing norms and common decencies" that Podhoretz finds absent in Trump.
It's no secret that Americans disagree on their views about universal healthcare. Yet the divisiveness isn't about a lack of empathy for our fellow man. It's about a lack of clarity. There is no consensus about what services a universal healthcare program would cover, or how such a program would be funded.
Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.
The nation just observed Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and with horrible irony, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of trash...
That Trump thinks his "fans" are mindless morons who will blindly follow their Pied Piper like rats into the drowning pool is quite telling. But will they care? Will they finally turn all their "anger" on him?
Today's Democratic choices consist of a candidate endorsed by Rahm Emanuel, or Bernie Sanders, a candidate endorsed by 2.3 million contributions from American voters. For Bernie Sanders, the average campaign contribution is less than $30. At one of Emanuel's Chicago fundraising events for Clinton, admission was $2,500.
Seven years ago this month and three days after Barack Obama assumed the presidency on January 20, 2009, the first drone strike of his administration ...
Although the latest decision does not mean that the courts will uphold the rule, it does mean that the process of implementation will not be delayed by current legal challenges.
Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more speci...
Matalin-Alter debate the pre-Iowa cage-matches. But while GOP bitterly disagrees who's more loathsome -- Trump (says National Review) or Cruz (says Dole) -- among Dems, it's who's more awesome. Isn't THE variable which Dem likeliest to stop the Far (F)right? Then: Will Flint -- like "Benghazi" -- politically go from a place to a piñata?
For years, there's something that we Americans have urgently needed to see. If now isn't a teachable moment -- what with the spectacle of the Republican presidential race before us -- I don't know what would be. We can begin with Trump as a flagrant piece of a much bigger picture.
What I learned from last Sunday's Charlotte, South Carolina Democratic debate, the last debate before the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, is that Bernie Sanders the idealist is almost a reincarnation of candidate Barack Obama in 2008 when Barack Obama was the fiery progressive on the campaign trail.
If voters want a reformation of government, they must look for more fundamental change than electing a "strong" leader.