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Hillary's Hubris: Only Tell the Rich for $5000 a Minute!

There is a growing asymmetry between the media's mounting demands for Donald Trump to release his tax returns (Hillary has done so) and their diminishing demands that Hillary Clinton release the secret transcripts of her $5000 per minute...Show More Summary

37 Times Donald Trump Should Have Apologized

Yesterday, Donald Trump read the following off a teleprompter in Charlotte, North Carolina: "Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain." It's a clever line. Show More Summary

The Faulty Logic Of Chris Christie's Automatic Voter Registration Veto

Yesterday Governor Chris Christie vetoed an automatic voter registration bill that would have put New Jersey at the vanguard of the national movement to modernize voter registration, facilitating access to voting for nearly half a million eligible but unregistered New Jersey citizens. Show More Summary

In tight Wisconsin race, Johnson and Feingold take different paths to similar warchests

Sen. Ron Johnson and former Sen. Russ Feingold face off again for the fight to win Wisconsin's Senate seat, raising similar amounts of money using different strategies. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) By Emma Baccellieri Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.)...Show More Summary

Welcome to Ukrainian-Americans, the Latest Constituency Alienated By Trump

Having offended constituencies vital to securing electoral success in November, including blacks, Latinos and women, Donald Trump has now seemingly surpassed himself by alienating yet another group, Ukrainian-Americans. Though the latter...Show More Summary

A Cyber-Attack on a U.S. Election is Inevitable

(This was co-authored by new blogger Pedram Gholipour. Please add his name/photo to the byline at the top. I have sent you his photo. Thanks....) Since Direct Recording Electronic voting machines first came into vogue in the U.S. inShow More Summary

All Solutions for Medical Cannabis Point to Congress

Today over 300 million Americans live in states with medical cannabis laws, and over 2 million individuals are legally using medical cannabis under these state programs. However, all of these patients and programs are in violation of...Show More Summary


This week showcased the best and worst of America. American Olympians continued to dominate and inspire in Rio while, back home, the flailing and failing Trump campaign unveiled Trump 2.0. On Tuesday, just hours after saying he would not pivot and proclaiming "I am who I am," Trump named a new campaign manager and a new campaign CEO. Show More Summary

Part III. The Psychological Meltdown of Donald Trump: A Clinical Perspective

When the history books are written on the rise and fall of DT's 2016 Mad Max campaign of hate, the tipping point leading to his stunning meltdown will be identified as the moment he lashed out at the Gold Star Khan couple, parents of...Show More Summary

Marcos Redux

But the father answered never a word, A frozen corpse was he. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wreck of the Hesperus We interrupt election news just long enough to bring you breaking news of Ferdinand Marcos, deceased. As corpses' sojourns go, his has been one of the most enduring, due in large part to the devoted attention of his wife, Imelda. Show More Summary

Democracy Failed Us In This Election. We Need To Admit That.

T. Harry Williams opens his celebrated biography of Huey Long with a story about the time Long went to campaign in "rural, Latin, Catholic, south Louisiana." A local boss was worried because Long was from Protestant north Louisiana.Show More Summary

Trump is Going to Lose. That's the Good News...

In June 16th 2015, Donald J. Trump descended by escalator to denounce the Chinese, deride Mexicans as rapists, and announce his bid as the 12th Republican presidential candidate of the 2016 election season. At the time--and for months...Show More Summary

When Regulating Tech Doesn't Cause Uproar: Kevin And Avonte's Law

Kevin and Avonte's Law, a piece of legislation recently passed by the Senate, is not strictly speaking a bill about regulating technology; it's an effort to safeguard children with autism from the dangers of wandering. More than 250,000 school-age children with developmental disabilities run away every year, so this is not a problem to sneeze at. Show More Summary

Will The Justice Department's Decision To End Private Prisons Help Children?

On August 18, 2016, the Justice Department announced plans to end its use of private prisons. Government officials have long known about the health and safety risks at private prisons and the sometimes abusive (and unchecked) practices that take place behind barbwire fences and metal bars at those facilities. Show More Summary

Should Muslims Have The Right To Wear Burkinis In France?

Since several French mayors decided to ban from their beaches the "burkini", or full-body bathing suit, worn by some conservative Muslim women, a lot of criticism of French restrictions on women's liberties has resurfaced. Just as with...Show More Summary

Trump's country called money

History is filled with so much irony it might have been written by Noel Coward, minus the wit. For years the right wing in America accused every liberal of being a Communist and a traitor. Now the right wing is enthralled by Putin and Russia - admiring the thuggery and calling it strength. Show More Summary

Donald Trump And America's Judgment At Nuremberg Moment

"Where were we when Hitler began shrieking his hate in the Reichstag?... (Were we) deaf, dumb, blind?!" Screenwriter Abby Mann's scripted words were spoken by the fictional pre-war German Justice Minister Ernst Janning, played by Burt Lancaster, as he testified before a military tribunal in the award-winning 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. Show More Summary

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

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