Robert M. Nelson: The Democrats ran their 2016 campaign as a profit-making enterprise benefitting political consultants in the big states which had high-priced advertising markets. The analytic data told the Republicans they could get more bang for the buck in small states.
uesday marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11. Fifteen citizens of our Middle Eastern ally, Saudi Arabia, organized the hijacking of four airliners leaving Boston’s Logan Airport. Two planes hit New York’s World Trade Center, one struck the Pentagon, the fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania while passengers attempted to re-take command. All told, 2,996 […]
The insurance industry will be present in droves in Sacramento, financing lavish hospitality suites where delegates will be wined and dined while skilled lobbyists will sow the seeds of doubt about universal health care in the state.
Robert M. Nelson: If Brown’s sincere commitment to scientific inquiry free from witch hunts is to be realized in the Trump era, the incoming NASA administrator would have to transfer JPL management from Caltech to UC. This seems unlikely.
Robert M. Nelson: Just beneath the surface of this free-market rhetoric coming from some Republicans there are other Republicans who also understand the role of government in stimulating economic growth. They view things differently.
Robert Nelson: We Democrats had three fair warnings: Jesse Jackson, Jerry Brown and Bernie Sanders. The Wall Street Democrats did not listen.
Robert Nelson: Progressives peeved at Clinton seeking GOP support as race for the White House begins in earnes
Robert Nelson: Hitler, Mussolini and Franco all had ethnic scapegoats — Jews, Roma and Slavs. Today, Trump’s scapegoats are Muslims, Mexicans and Asians. Gay bashing remains a unifying theme for all fascists, bridging nearly a century of right-wing ideology.
Robert Nelson: Old guards do not like to relinquish power. They are unwilling to compromise. New revolutionaries are impatient. They have been on the outside for a long time.
Robert Nelson: The IG’s report promises to be the centerpiece of the Republican attack on the Democrats in the fall election if Secretary Clinton grabs the party’s presidential nomination.
Robert Nelson: This year young people are particularly active. Democratic Party leaders seem not to care. They feel that the young enthusiastic voters who have gathered around the candidacy of Bernie Sanders can be taken for granted in the fall. Will Democrats Win
Robert Nelson: Of the remaining presidential contenders, only Bernie Sanders can lay claim to having participated for his entire career in the movement to stop nuclear war.
Robert Nelson: Some might argue that tuition free higher education was gutted by short-sighted public university administrators of the 1960s who could not pass up cheap loan money. Others point to the avarice and greed of our under-regulated banks. Free College Tuition Plan