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Are Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, and Roger Ailes Cooking Up a Post-Election Media Empire? The Frightening Possibility of a Trump TV Network Combining the Extremism of Breitbart News and Fox News

Andrew Breitbart and Stephen Bannon Before he became the chairman of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Goldman Sachs. For the past year, Bannon has merged Breitbart News with Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

America's Patient Community Gravely Concerned About Dr. Drew Pinsky's Medical Misinformation

In a recent radio interview, reality television doctor Drew Pinsky weighed in regarding his opinions about the medical condition of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Pinsky claimed that he and fellow reality TV doc Robert HuizingaShow More Summary

Harry Reid's retiring? Enter piles of dark money

The race for the seat of retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is attracting dark money from both sides. (Olivier Douliery/, AP Images) By: Ashley Balcerzak Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's looming retirement leaves quite the vacuum to fill in Nevada. Show More Summary

Top 10 Trump Predictions

As Donald Trump stumbles towards the November 8th election, it's clear that each week will bring a new Trump screwup. Here are my top ten predictions. 10. Trump's tax returns will be hacked. Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns. Show More Summary

The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

In the wake of the DEA's decision against rescheduling marijuana, the super-majority of the American people who support legalizing medical marijuana might properly wonder, "How bad is this news?" As the leader of the largest marijuana-policy-reform...Show More Summary

Is Trump Ready to Bolt the Republican Party?

A full rupture with the RNC has never felt closer The moveable feast of exiled Republicans seeking an alternative to Donald Trump at the top of the ticket persists in its hope that the billionaire may end his faltering campaign. But his recent moves suggest he may bolt the party, not the race. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's "Intelligence" Comments Most Dangerous Yet

Donald Trump despises Intelligence. Not the lower-case kind. We already knew that. But he also despises the upper-case type as im, our Intelligence Agencies. As Talking Points Memo reported: During an interview with Fox News, Trump was...Show More Summary

In Public Policy, Profit Should Not Be a Dirty Word

Jeremy Corbyn? Sensible policy suggestion? No, I am not living in some kind of parallel universe where the Labour Party have a 15 point lead in the polls and Jeremy Corbyn is widely regarded as the greatest opposition leader of this or any other age. Show More Summary

A Transhumanism Presidential Campaign Trail Dispatch

Zoltan Istvan speaking at the RAAD Festival -- Photo by Edward Hudgins The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for my transhumanist presidential campaign. I'm excited that transhumanism--the social movement that aims to use radicalShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Alternative Universe

The 2016 presidential election is one of the most important in my lifetime. It needs to be taken seriously. But often metaphors, satire and irony can be very powerful in a serious setting. With some apology to the readers, in this post...Show More Summary

How Presidential "Non-Opinion" Polls Drive Down Third Party Numbers and Facilitate Debate Exclusion

This week, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced what polls it will utilize in excluding candidates from its debates. The CPD says candidates like the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and the Green Party's JillShow More Summary

Are Doctors Refusing To See Obamacare Patients, Or Are Insurance Companies Just Playing Hard To Get?

We’ve been hearing stories about problems with the ACA (Obamacare) insurance exchanges lately. Now patients are buying the insurance, only to find that doctors refuse to see them. Why should these patients have so much trouble finding...Show More Summary

What Olympic Scoring Can Teach You About Polling

Have you noticed that Hillary Clinton's lead in the Real Clear Politics average of averages has declined from 7.6 points on August 9th to 6.4 points on August 11th? This might seem quite puzzling if you consider that almost every national poll and state poll has shown Clinton increasing her lead. Show More Summary

Does Trump Have ADHD? My Professional Opinion

"He has the attention span of a 9 year-old with ADHD!" Now that got my attention. As a psychologist who specializes in working with children and adults with ADHD, I could not help but wonder if this assessment of Donald Trump -- spoken almost off the cuff by a man who knows him well -- actually helps explain the mystery behind much of Mr. Show More Summary

Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Rock Against the TPP (Courtesy: Fight for the Future) Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a tradeShow More Summary

Beyond Winning and Losing

It's the smallest thing in the world. Does the tennis ball land inside the line or outside? But somehow, as I watched this 60-second YouTube clip of an Australian tennis match last January, and heard an explosion of joyous approval surge...Show More Summary

The Strength And Endurance Of Free Democratic Societies Is Based On The Two Pillars Of Just Laws And Free Speech

August 16, 2016 No: 560-LR-5311 His Excellency Matteo Renzi Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy Palazzo Chigi Rome, Italy Re: We must fight for our democratic values Excellency, The strength and endurance of free democratic societies...Show More Summary

How Mass Incarceration Trickles Down To Children

Co-authored with Ellie Grossman. In the wake of a staggering mass incarceration problem that predicts one in three Black men will be involved in the criminal justice system at some point in his lifetime (in jail, on probation, paroled,...Show More Summary

I'm Ready To Fight For Hillary The Same Way I Did In The Ring

Tonight, boxers in Rio will step into the ring. They're all strong, they're all highly skilled, and they're all qualified--and they all just happen to be women. All my life, I've heard people talking about what women "should" do. WeShow More Summary

Sanders/Warren Wing Needs to Demand Seats on Clinton Transition Team

Hillary Clinton and her new Transition Team head Ken Salazar. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren is fond of saying, "personnel is policy." With a Hillary Clinton victory looking increasingly likely, the question of what types of personnel Clinton...Show More Summary

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