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Bulk of Chicano and Latino Populations Critical of Sen. Rubio's Run for Presidency

The majority of the Hispanic/Latino population pie in the United States are those of Mexican descent. Mexican-American Chicanos, for the most part, heavily populate the southwestern part of our nation. Now that Florida's Cuban-American...Show More Summary

Ready For Hillary?

To no one's surprise, on April 12 former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The obvious questions are: Why announce now? What is her...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Communications Team: 'There Was No Announcement Speech'

Remember that time Senator Ted Cruz stood before 11,000 students and said, "Today I am announcing that I'm running for President of the United States" and then everyone wrote about his entrance into the 2016 race? Well, apparently, that wasn't his announcement speech. Show More Summary

The Dark Side of American History

It should be increasingly apparent to Americans, as they become aware, through new technologies, of white-on-black police killings, that there is a dark side to American history, requiring expiation. Alongside the lofty rhetoric of the...Show More Summary

I Need a Champion

Okay, Hillary, let's get real for a second here. Because I have been fighting with myself since the day you announced. I, like many of my millennial peers, have been waiting for the day when that glass ceiling shatters. I spent a good...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Wants Less Education Spending and No Action Student Loans

This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers. When Scott Walker, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin, formally...Show More Summary

How the Fed is Making the Rich Richer and Leaving You Behind

When it comes to what goes on in the marble corridors of the Federal Reserve, Americans tend to be suspicious. For different reasons, both the right and the left have challenged Fed policies aimed at bolstering the economy in the wake of the Great Recession. Show More Summary

4 Ways the House Republican Budget Hurts Students

House Republicans recently released their proposed 2016 budget, and it is cause for concern. As emphasized in recent questioning by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) -- which is available watch on C-SPAN -- there are four terrible budget proposals...Show More Summary

The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin

Wisconsin - where workers have a deep and rich history of fighting for a voice on the job - is the latest state to enact a law intended to sap them of their power and strength. With Gov. Scott Walker's signature, the right-to-work scam...Show More Summary

The Extremes of Climate Change Possibility

Consider the extremes of our present climate moment by the numbers. Recently, Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the former chief economist of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, did a little calculating. Show More Summary

Conservative and Liberals Join Together for Criminal Justice Reforms

For many years, crime was a divisive issue, with bitter partisan battles featured in elections for decades. Now, however, the politics of crime has changed dramatically. Increasingly, left and right are joining together to press for fundamental reforms in our criminal-justice system. Show More Summary

The Renewable Revolution

Four Reasons Why the Transition From Fossil Fuels to a Green Energy Era Is Gaining Traction Cross-posted with Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Show More Summary

Christian Leaders Voice Support for Iran Framework Agreement

This week, more than 50 Christian leaders came together to voice our support for the framework of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany), concerning Iran's nuclear program. Show More Summary

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Hillary is in, and questions are already surfacing about her age. While I'd rather talk policy than politics, let me take issue with that age question now. Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience, values, efficacy, and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. Show More Summary

Stopping Malnutrition's Assault on our Health and Economy

By Doug Bereuter and Dan Glickman What would happen if we could solve a condition that affects more than one in four people on the planet and not only stunts development but also leads to heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers? This condition is implicated in the deaths of 3.1 million children under five each year. Show More Summary

GOP Candidates Confounded by Questions from Press

Typically, at least in the last decade or so, Republicans have avoided the press. They've remained aloof and distant from what they commonly refer to as the "Liberal Media" or what Sarah Palin and her ilk likes to call, "The Lame Stream Media" in that signature catty mean girl way of hers. Show More Summary

On Marijuana, Obama, Christie, and a Nor Cal Judge All Agree: Legalization Is a bad idea

With presidential campaign politics upon us, it's hard to find areas of agreement among key leaders. But there seems to be one issue that even President Obama, Governor Chris Christie, and a Northern California, Obama-appointed judge...Show More Summary

Cutting Through the Noisy TPP Debate

By Peter A. Petri and Michael G. Plummer Note: This commentary first appeared in The Honolulu Star Advertiser on April 12, 2015. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, negotiations are in their final phase and the policy debate is in full swing. Show More Summary

Is The Marijuana Vote Up For Grabs?

There are very few political issues today which have not already become firmly entrenched along the same basic party lines that all our other political issues hew towards. In most cases, it's a matter of "Democrats believe X, while Republicans...Show More Summary

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

On Monday, Senator Marco Rubio (R--FL) officially entered the 2016 presidential race joining a number of other climate change deniers campaigning to run our country with their heads stuck in the tar sand. Recently Rubio stated, "I do...Show More Summary

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