The Sadly Conventional Donald Trump


It’s been nights of predictable political speeches, a few D-list celebrities and many children named Trump, far from the promise of a reality show spectacle unlike any convention we’d seen before...


The SusPence is Almost Over


Will Newt make news, Christie be christened or Pence end the suspense? Will Clinton call on Kaine or coordinate with Castro or wow us with Warren? Will the #NeverTrump caucus quit? Will the DNC end...


Under Fire and Over It


Clinton might be out of the furnace but she's still under fire for the conclusions of the FBI investigation. Trump is still in a GOP circular firing squad while also under fire for anti-Semitic...


A Clattering, Battering Political Shattering


Turkey reels from explosions in Istanbul that terrorized the city, claimed over 40 lives, and struck at an airport that's a symbol of the globalized world, where East meets West. Britain -- and...


Standing Up and Sitting In vs Shutting Down and Shutting Off


House Democrats stage a sit-in in Congress to demand action to reduce gun violence. GOP shuts down C-SPAN cameras, shuts off lights, and sits on its hands in response to the crisis. Senate Dems stood...


Orlando, Outraged and Overwhelmed


The largest mass shooting in modern history murders 50 and injures many more, and while we do send thoughts and prayers to Orlando it’s also clear thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough. We could...

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Knockout Punch?

With victories on a big primary night, delivered a blow -- to the glass ceiling of presidential primaries. is still standing for now with a campaign mobilizing millions...


Trump: So Broke He's Breaking Us All

It's reported that Donald Trump's greatest grief is that the greedy grubber's not as rich as he wishes and he's hiding his tax returns to hide the fact that he's not broke, but he's no billionaire...

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If Abraham Lincoln Weren’t Dead, This Would Kill Him


Abraham Lincoln fought to end slavery, preserve our Constitution and reunify America. Donald Trump has the support of white supremacists, disregards the Constitution and divides America. Teddy...

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Bathroom, Bigots, Bullies and BS


Liberals call North Carolina's "bathroom bill" bigotry and praise the president's pro-transgender policy. Conservatives accuse Obama of imperial overreach while bolting to get more states into the...

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GOP: The Visions and Divisions

Trump offers competing visions for America — that compete with Democrats, with Republicans, and even competes with his own visions that he’d stated just days before. The Bushes and some senators peel...

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The Revolting Republicans

The uprising in the Republican base upended every establishment pick, upset hard-core conservative contenders and upped an offensive, obnoxious egomaniac into a national presidential nomination...

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April Glowers Bring May Powers

April turned ugly on the Democratic side as Hillary and Bernie accused and insulted, a sign that the race was too tight for generosity, though following New York and Super Tuesday 3, it no longer...

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Bern, Bills and Bets

Despite massive rallies feeling the Bern, Bernie burned out against Hillary in NY -- while many New Yorkers felt burned by the bungling Board of Elections voter purges. Triumphant Trump lumped his...

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It's Up To You, New York, New York

Often uncontested in presidential elections, New York is now of unquestionable importance to candidate condenters in both parties who seek to avoid contested conventions. A Vermonter with Brooklyn...

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Cruz-ing for a Bruising


Donald Trump's campaign was cruising until Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment became the latest speedbump, dealing defeat in the Badger State. Though a string of losses may sting Clinton, she...

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April’s Fools Have Come Early


Donald Trump said women who have abortions deserve some sort of punishment. Later he clarified that the doctors should be punished. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is gaining female Republicans, since Trump went...


Brussels’ Bombs to Bullies’ Bombast


Fatal bombings in Brussels, Ankara and Istanbul are met with mourning around the globe, but Trump and Cruz choose sinister over somber as they race to throw in bombs on their own. Trump triumphs by...

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SCOTUS, POTUS and the Bloated Corrode-Us

While the president tries to do his job and ensure the Supreme Court does its job, the Senate Republicans shirk their jobs, and may, as a result, risk their own jobs. A strong Super Tuesday Two for...

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Primaries. Not a Secondary Concern.

The Republicans wanted to focus on the general, on taking on Clinton and taking down Obama’s legacy, but instead have been taken for a wild ride on a primary challenge that has trumped all others...