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Trump's Campaign Illustrates Perfectly How Running a Country is Nothing Like Running a Business

>> With Donald Trump generating new headlines almost daily and recently overhauling his campaign management, little of the conversation surrounding the Republican presidential nominee has focused on his self-proclaimed qualifications to lead the country. Show More Summary

Trump's Heart Of Darkness

On August 17th, Donald Trump once again shook up his campaign. While there were early indications that Trump would "soften" his image, these were refuted by the August 19th release of his first general election campaign ad "Two Americas: Immigration". Show More Summary

Celebrate Women's Equality Day By Calling For The Healthy Families Act

When my husband and I moved to Milwaukee in the early '80s, one of us needed a job with health insurance. I applied to be a word processor at the phone company. It was a union job with decent pay. But the person who offered me the position made one thing very clear: "You can't be sick for five years," she told me. Show More Summary

Don't Underestimate How Much Steve Bannon Can Damage Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Working in the film business, I briefly met the Donald Trump Republican presidential campaign's new CEO, Steve Bannon, during the 1990s when he was a Hollywood investment banker. As one producer whom Bannon...Show More Summary

From Iraq to Egypt to Yemen, Growing Dangers of Runaway U.S. Arms Trafficking

As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)...Show More Summary

Value of Lifting Up the Most Vulnerable Among Us

As executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), I am an advocate for the health rights of individuals struggling to live on insufficient incomes and in underserved communities. As I wrote here last month, Medicaid,Show More Summary

Dimon is Forever

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests... and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. John Calhoun, May 27, 1836Show More Summary

Reporting Accurately on Clinton seems Difficult for the Media

She is smarter, more experienced, and better prepared than any person to ever run for President. She has a history of nearly 50 years of public service. She is also the first person who when sworn in as President is married to a former...Show More Summary

The Fight for Women's Equality

Today, August 26, we celebrate Women's Equality Day - a day to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. As the father of two daughters, the ongoing struggle for women's equality is very personal for me. Show More Summary

Trump Pitches to Blacks & Latinos, Alienates Them Instead

By, Siraj Hashmi Donald Trump is in full desperation mode following his second major staff shake up of his campaign, according to many political insiders. After being branded by Democrats and his political opponents as a "racist" and...Show More Summary

Will Trump Weasel Out of the Debates?

We have all listened to Trump's never-ending excuses why he has not released any of his past tax returns. Perhaps the audit he is most afraid of is the one voters would make were they to ever see them. He is now facing another dilemma. Show More Summary

Tell Us Why We're At War, Candidates

When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn't fight them over there, we'd have to fight them on the beaches of California. We believed. It was a lie. I was a teenager...Show More Summary

Here's a Bold Idea for Hillary's Troubled Campaign

Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump's many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefitted from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing...Show More Summary

US Foreign Policy: A Critical Choice

The conduct of American foreign policy is more critical today than at any time since the late 1980s. The next President of the United States must have extensive foreign policy experience with command of the issues and the process. In...Show More Summary

The Trumpsburg Address

Twelve score years ago our forefathers, all four of them, brought forth on this continent a newly constructed nation, conceived in competition and dedicated to the proposition that most people are losers and only a few of us get to be...Show More Summary


This is where we have been headed for almost eight years and you have the GOP to thank for all of this. From day one of the Obama administration, Mitch McConnell and his "patriotic" country of old white men (with the exception of John...Show More Summary

Ryan Lochte Speedo

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Radicalization Of U.S. Foreign Policy

This post was coauthored by Nake M. Kamrany, University of Southern California and Cole Kosydar, University of Pennsylvania. Ostensibly the hallmark or seal of Mr. Barack Obama's presidency is blemished with the radicalization of U.S. Show More Summary

The alt right: Barbarians at the Gates or Political Hyperbole?

The alt right's Emergence As campaign rhetoric intensifies with each side calling the other bigoted, an amorphous little known ideological umbrella movement, the alt right has emerged into mainstream political lexicon. The alt rightShow More Summary

The Democratization Of Health Care: Building Sustainable Communities

With competing crises dominating the daily news, the public may not be aware that healthcare policy is losing its way and that a new path forward is urgently needed. Recent news about healthcare policy has covered the cost of care, who would be reimbursed for what, and who would be able to afford access to care. Show More Summary

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