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

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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...

lgbtq bathrooms
 

Bathroom, Bigots, Bullies and BS

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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...

Donald Trump
 

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...

Donald Trump
 

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...

political discourse
 

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...

bernie sanders
 

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...

bernie sanders and hillary clinton
 

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...

Ted Cruz
 

Cruz-ing for a Bruising

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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...

Donald Trump Abortion Comment
 

April’s Fools Have Come Early

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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

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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...

Merrick Garland
 

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...

republican debate
 

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...

 

Courting Disaster

The Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death has become a disaster for democracy as GOP Senators pledge not to consider any nominee, a move that may prove a disaster for them as well. The...

mitch mcconnell
 

Supreme Hypocrisy

After the news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, as the Prez ordered flags to half mast, the Republican Party raced past mourning to politicize his death as quickly as possible. Senator McConnell...

 

Who's On First? Everybody's In Second!

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Trump lost then won, Cruz rose then stopped, Rubio called third a win, then flopped, Jeb muddled in the middle, Christie and Fiorina dropped and by coming in second, Kasich came out on top. Hillary,...

 

Nothing for Granted in the Granite State

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Iowa ended in a virtual tie, the DNC ended its tight control of debates, and O’Malley ended his campaign entirely, as Clinton and Sanders try to end up on top in NH. A Cruz Missile took down high-...

 

The Case of the Curious Caucus

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How wild will right-wing voters run, will Trump triumph or be lumped, will Cruz cruise or will he lose, and how many of the GOP menagerie won't make it past Monday's caucus? Will Hillary prevail and...

 

Politicians Poison Their Wells — and Ours

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Politicians Poison Their Wells — and Ours Goldman Sachs, guns, Obamacare, the “establishment,” heat up the race between Clinton and Sanders. But how hot can the rhetoric get before it bubbles over...

 

State of the Union vs. State of Confusion

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The president delivers a final State of the Union declaring the economy strong and America secure. But if you listen to presidential candidates of both parties, they are campaigning on exactly the...

 

Disarming and Alarming

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The Prez takes small, but real, action on firearms, so the NRA sounds its alarm bells, and GOP candidates promise to undo it — in spite of most Americans supporting the measure. When an armed crew...

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