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Knowing Hillary

My wife and I and our two children have known Hillary, President Clinton and Chelsea for more than 30 years. That is since we all began going to Renaissance Weekend for New Years in South Carolina in the 1980s. The Weekend is an annual...Show More Summary

The Debates Won't Change The Minds Of Trump Or Clinton Backers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly has spent countless hours sequestered with a team of advisors, analysts, and debate coaches preparing for her round of debates with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump....Show More Summary

Robert Scheer And Journalist David Cay Johnston Discuss The Duplicity Of Trump

Donald Trump's success and presidential candidacy are not an accident. They are the result of a rigged financial system. In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with Pulitzer...Show More Summary

Moments That Can Change A Debate And The Race

On Monday night, like an eclipse, much of America will darken to watch the first 2016 Presidential Debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. As many as 100 million people are expected to watch this verbal bout between the oldest contender for a first term and the first woman nominated to run. Show More Summary

Leadership In Crisis

We are witnessing the most dysfunctional campaign for the presidency in our lifetime. Does anyone really believe that despite the promises by all candidates that they will solve our problems that the real solutions to our nation's problems...Show More Summary

THE WILDCATTERS: The Debate Preppers Guide To Surviving The 2016 Presidential Election

Debates are overhyped media events that mostly serve to reinforce voter predispositions to support one candidate or the other. While debates are one of the few events that have the potential to reset a presidential race, “winning a presidential...Show More Summary

Florida Politics Is A Microcosm For The Progressive Movement's Struggle Against The Establishment

Although the Democratic primary in Florida's 23rd Congressional district ended late last month with a victory for the controversial incumbent, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, her firebrand progressive challenger, Tim Canova, did not end the campaign quietly. Show More Summary

"Lemons Problem" In The Media Market

One of the problems that usually arise in many different markets is the problem of asymmetric information between buyers and sellers. In a classic paper in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1970, Nobel Laureate George A. Akerloff...Show More Summary

Trump's Trance: The Crash We Want To Avoid, But Can't Keep Our Eyes Off Of

Tony Robbins tells a story of getting driving lessons for racing cars. He talks about how scary it can be to take a turn at a high speed and that when the race car gets out of control, the natural tendency of the driver is to focus on...Show More Summary

Don't Play Politics With Syrian Christians

Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan and Bush Administration official and a former colleague on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has written an article "The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, RefugeesShow More Summary

Wife to Charlotte Police: 'Don't Shoot Him, Don't Shoot Him, He Has No Weapon'

Two more black men have been shot and killed by police: in Charlotte, North Carolina (Keith Lamont Scott) and in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Terence Crutcher). WARNING: THESE VIDEOS ARE GRAPHIC AND THE AUDIO UNSETTLING AND EXPLICIT. This is a tale of two cities. In one city, there is police accountability and no rioting. Show More Summary

A Call for Adult Civility in the First Presidential Debate

"The moderator could silence the microphones for disrespectful behavior." Questions about how Today Show Host Matt Lauer handled the NBC Presidential Forum on September 7 have raised the stakes about how NBC's Lester Holt should manage the first presidential debate on September 26. Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Wait

This past week, normal Americans went about their daily lives. Children endured school once again, the birds twittered merrily, and lovers everywhere fell in love. Life went on for hundreds of millions. Lucky them. In the world of wonkcraft,...Show More Summary

How To Tackle Terrorism: Iran's Rouhani V. Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef

The top priority of world leaders gathered at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 71), was combating global terrorism. The United Nations is a platform that can rally global and multi-lateral support, cooperation and efforts for counterterrorism. Show More Summary

One More Time: Why Not Trump?

Let me make it clear, I am not enamored with Clinton either. Unfortunately, we have two bad options. We have to choose which of them is less dangerous to this wonderful country. I think Trump is more dangerous, and in what follows I will explain why. According to my (PAEI) classification of leadership styles,(1) he is an enormous (E). Show More Summary

With poll numbers stagnant, Stein and Johnson spend big in August

Libertarian White House candidate Gary Johnson had a fundraisinig boomlet in August; he hopes to build poll numbers so he can participate in the second presidential debate. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) By: Jack Noland Donald Trump and...Show More Summary

Taking a Stand on Social Security: Clinton's Bold Proposal vs. Trump's Hidden Agenda

AARP has asked all candidates to take a stand on the vital issue of Social Security. In fact, Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Democratic Party Platform have taken a powerful pro-Social Security stand. For that matter, Donald Trump and the...Show More Summary

This Week In The Campaign For The Millennial Vote

The White House, source: Wikimedia Commons By: Noah Nelson, Youth Radio Staff Writer Ah, the 2016 Presidential election. It seems like only 40 years ago that Donald Trump rode down the escalator of the Trump Tower in Manhattan in order to announce his candidacy and thus begin the strangest campaign season of the modern era. Show More Summary

Core Values Matter

In the military, core values are a matter of life and death. Each service branch has their own set and they are ingrained--usually, from day one--in those who serve. In the Navy, I learned that honor, courage, and commitment were key to every single thing I did in every facet of my life. Show More Summary

Hillary Needs To Be The Hero She Once Was

Hillary is running out the clock this election. She is leading slightly in the polls, and conventional wisdom was that if she avoided making any more mistakes, she would coast to an easy victory. Right? Although this might have been a winning strategy a few months ago, Trump's recent gains in the polls are beginning to pose a real threat. Show More Summary

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