Brent Budowsky: It is shocking that the data suggests that Sanders has a lead over Trump that could be so huge that he would win a landslide victory in the presidential campaign, with margins that would almost certainly lead Democrats to regain control of the Senate and could help Democrats regain control of the House of Representative.
David Love: In a line of work where people are known to lie, embellish, stretch the truth and engage in artistic license, even Dr. Carson has gone over the line.
Berry Craig: I’m wondering if at least some establishment Republicans are a tad worried that the tea party-tilting, uber-conservative Bevin could be the sequel to One Term Ern.
Robert Reich: I wanted my Republican friend’s take on the Republican candidates because I felt I needed a reality check. Was I becoming excessively crotchety and partisan, or are these people really as weird as they seem?
Brent Budowsky: When America’s premier journal of capitalism releases a poll showing the democratic socialist candidate defeating by a landslide margin the capitalist who dominates television news, methinks it is liberals, not conservatives, who have the better argument against bias!
Leonard Isenberg: Sensing that they will never really have the power necessary to challenge the status quo, they mistakenly believe that glitzy tabloid Trump will look after them in his roll as defector from his ruling class. Alas, nothing could be further than the truth.
s the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack Obama’s? Clinton smiled. “Well, I think it’s pretty obvious,” she replied to rapturous applause. “Being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had.” […]
Joseph Palermo: Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.
Peter Dreier: Most of the debate moderators’ questions so far have encouraged the GOP candidates to attack each other’s personalities, character, and poll numbers, but have not explored their positions on key policy matters.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Movements on the right and left are changing the political culture. Their impact can be seen in the Democratic and Republican primaries, but the media does not report it.
andidates commonly ply campaign volunteers with free food and soft drinks. Barbecue and sweet tea are big in my neck of the deep western Kentucky woods. Anyway, the Kentucky Democratic Party has come up with a novel inducement to boost volunteering for its down-to-the-wire, get-out-the-vote effort: an online contest to update “the famous KDP Billboard.” […]
Berry Craig: Politics is a holy war to Bevin. Democrats are not just the other party to this guy — they are the enemy who deserve no quarter.
Ivan Eland: Although given that her track record during the two years that she was in charge of the country was disastrous, if re-elected, she probably wouldn’t be any worse at being president than George W. Bush.