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Boehner Calls it quits

Posted by Warren Porter on September 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM

After privately meeting with Pope Francis last Thursday, Speaker Boehner has announced that he will resign his seat at the end of October.

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Walker & Perry call it quits

Posted by Warren Porter on September 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

In the past month, Rick Perry and Scott Walker have dropped out of the Presidential race. Personally, I am breathing a sigh of relief. These two men were the ones that kept me up at night. Not because they were the strongest general election candidates, but these were the guys with both the mainstream credibility to eek through a general election as well as the backbones they would need to stand up to moderates and liberals in Congress.

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A Birthright Wasted On Some...

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on August 19, 2015 at 9:06 PM

In the Dred Scott Case, the judge infamously held that the slave who was its subject had no rights which had to be respected. Though born an American, he could be treated like trash because of who he was born to, and what his skin color was. It tells us something about the power of the Birthright citizenship in the 14th Amendment, that the extreme hypocrisy of Separate But Equal had to be invented in order to justify the dehumanizing laws of Jim Crow. They had to pretend, on a legal level, that segregation didn't betray that birthright!

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Final Deal with Iran Announced

Posted by Warren Porter on July 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the full text of the final agreement reached by the 6 negotiation partners with Iran. I have not had time to look at the agreement itself nor have I read much commentary regarding its details, so I am withholding judgement for now.

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A Vote For Bernie Sanders Is A Vote For the GOP Nominee

Posted by TreyL on July 7, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Any armchair political observer can tell you that a long, drawn-out primary challenge only hurts the eventual nominee's chances in the general election. Even though a primary challenge has doomed many, many candidates in the past, Bernie Sanders supporters never got the message.

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Two Big Decisions from the Supreme Court

Posted by Warren Porter on June 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

The last legal challenge to the PPACA has been cleared. People will receive subsidies regardless of whether their exchange was established by the Federal Government or by a State.

Secondly, people will no longer be discriminated according to their gender when applying for a civil marriage.

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No "Off with her head" for the Queen of Nuts

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on June 3, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Honestly, I can't say I have much love for Pam Geller. In fact, when I heard this news... to be honest with you, I laughed at the thought of it! The poetic justice of a provocateur getting much more than they bargained for struck me as funny. But would I want it to actually happen? Not for a second.

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Paranoia Bites The Hand that Feeds It

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on May 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM

When I see things like these conspiracy theories get taken seriously, I worry for this country. The Framers founded the Republic on the notion that people could rationally manage their own affairs, that we wouldn't need "gently" born aristocrats to manage the great unwashed masses. We've come along way, but there's always going to be somebody who wants to mess things up.

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A Problem of Identification

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on May 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM

At a recent Staff Development event, we had a speaker from the Federal Reserve over to talk about the Demographics of the city we serve. What he had to say was pretty astounding, even to someone like me. This report contains much of the surprising information about Houston and it's Metropolitan area, and it should suprise you, too.

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Iran Deal Parameters Reached

Posted by Warren Porter on April 5, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Last Thursday, the US State Department released a set of parameters that will define the upcoming deal with Iran that will be finalized at the end of June.

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"Corruption of Blood," and other Constitutional Sins

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on March 11, 2015 at 11:38 AM

I get lectured by conservative commenters all the time about how little regard I have for the Constitution. They assume that they love it more than I do, more than other Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives do. But beneath all that boasting, I've found they have a tendency to disregard the Constitution entirely when it suits them. We can start this discussion with this week's rather poor bit of conservative judgment, the open letter from the 47 Senate Republicans to Iran.

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Selma: 50 Years Later

Posted by Warren Porter on March 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

It's been a while since I was genuinely impressed by a politician's speech. President Obama's speech in Selma, Alabama is the most steadfast defense of American Exceptionalism that I have ever heard. I think it even surpasses Ronald Reagan's Farewell address, which has been a longtime favorite of mine. Clearly, it is intended was direct response to Mayor Rudy Giuliani's accusation that Obama does not love this great country.

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Pick Your Words And Pick Your Battles

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on February 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Why not call it Islamic Extremism, or talk about Radical Islam? Why does Obama choose his words so carefully on it? Republicans and Conservatives complain about it, thinking he's not confronting these people with robust enough terms. Yes, like they'll run scared if we use the right jargon. No, it's not about them. It's about the tens of millions of Muslims in the region.

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Starting From A Foundation

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on February 5, 2015 at 3:29 PM

You don't have to know a lot to live in a world like ours. You just have to know a lot to build one like it. That is the paradox that lies at the center of our dilemma as an advanced civilization. There's so much knowledge, so much training needed to grasp it that it's beyond the ability of any one person to take it all in. Unfortunately, some are still trying to live as one could do that, as if we can just wing it in our world, and only work from our own personal experiences and beliefs.

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Hate, Fear, and Racism in American Politics

Posted by TreyL on January 11, 2015 at 7:38 PM

As I sat on the Amtrak train yesterday morning, I headed to the website of the local newspaper in the area I grew up in, and clicked on the "Opinion" page. One of the first comments was one that has been repeated numerous times during the six-year and counting right-wing temper tantrum that's been going on since Barack Obama assumed the Presidency.

Liberals say that we should respect the President. Why would I have any respect for the non-military foreigner who stole two elections?

The 2014 election proved one thing, and one thing only. Republicans can only run on three things: hate, fear, and racism.

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Volunteering (information) at the DHS

Posted by AllardK on October 12, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Yes indeed, Wikipedia is becoming a snake-pit of a swamp. Your biography nowadays is not merely a set of facts gathered from a variety of perspectives and hashed through the blockchain of Wiki rules and its collaborative non-centric building of information. No, in fact you have to worry about someone with your private key - that encoded seemingly random alpha-numeric thingy - sitting in a DHS office, where they deal with monitoring every bit of information that may provide clues on where a breach in national security may occur. And that person editing a GOP House member's biography on Wikipedia. Your biography in fact.

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Chaffetz and That Big GOP Puzzle

Posted by AllardK on October 7, 2015 at 8:27 PM

When did Jason Chaffetz decide to ride a tank into Kevin McCarthy's nomination party? Clearly, McCarthy is not that popular with some conservative GOP House groups, and his ingenuous stumble on the Benghazi Committee has thrown Hillary a possible lifeline. Was McCarthy's flub on Hannity a key moment in convincing Chaffetz to suit up and aim high? Chaffetz has promised a more confrontational approach with regard to issues like the latest debt ceiling coming in early November. That means lining up McConnell's we-will-not-default promise and place-kicking it off the hill. And that does not sit will with moderate member of both chambers.

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One More Time

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM

Another mass killing at an education facility. This time in Oregon in a real rural setting, 65 miles to the nearest hospital, and so on - - -

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His Words in Philadelphia

Posted by AllardK on September 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM

He came and he conquered. And not merely the adoring masses, but true conservatives like Hugh Hewitt, many of whom have been skeptical of some of the Holy Father's pronouncements. Especially on economics where his distrust of capitalism is deep rooted and evident. But hearing him speak, his words rising with the intellectual vigor one would expect of a lively Jesuit-trained mind - who has lived through much and seen much in his life - seems to transform listeners.

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Pope Francis and Capitalism

Posted by AllardK on September 23, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Dear Patrick Michaels, you of the CATO Institute and of the faith that the accumulation of wealth and it's twin, the development of economies and societies, is the key to lowering pollution, know this: Pope Francis I is Argentine and, most respectfully of course, a Jesuit. He came of age during the first Peronista government, when it's links with Mussolini's Italy and to a much lesser extent, Hitler's Germany and Franco's Spain, were sharper and obvious to all. Including Peron himself. How deeply the young Bergoglio became involved with Peronism is debated and quietly hushed all at the same time. But corporatism, the organizing of society into sectors and groups under their leader, was all around him as he studied at a technical school to earn his degree as a chemical technician in the 50's.

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Give It Back, Barrack!

Posted by Weary_Willie on September 18, 2015 at 1:53 AM

Geir Lundestad, former secretary of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, in his book written after he left his position states:

"Even many of Obama's supporters believed that the prize was a mistake," Lundestad wrote in excerpts of the book read by The Associated Press. "In that sense the committee didn't achieve what it had hoped for."
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What Is Jake Tapper's Problem With Carly Fiorina?

Posted by AllardK on September 17, 2015 at 8:03 PM

The depth of talent - despite Jake Tapper's delight at prodding candidates into brawling - was impressive at the Reagan Library on Wednesday night. How to pick out clear winners in a format that allowed more back and forth was harder this time around. But there were certainly key moments in the debate. Trump was a touch more affable but got into scraps anyway, even if he and Jeb did a low-five at the end over Jeb's "eveready" quip. And Carson was somehow solid and unimpressive all at the same time; his inexperience in political debate showing through a little more especially in his delivery.

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Who Will Hillary Turn to?

Posted by AllardK on September 14, 2015 at 7:51 PM

A southern firewall is what Hillary will have to count on to contain Sander's growing popularity. That seems to be the current thinking around Black voters that tilt overwhelmingly for Hillary versus most if not all GOP candidates. Assuming Sanders upsets her campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, Hillary's relation to Black voters - especially in key southern states like South Carolina and Florida - will be of crucial importance if Hillary is to somehow take back the nomination from Sanders. Will Obama endorse Hillary at some point? Or does Joe Biden enter the race and get the approving nod from his boss?

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Bernie Sanders Is About Picket Lines

Posted by AllardK on September 11, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Bernie Sanders is sweating it out on the campaign trail. Sweat as a virtue that is: he works the crowds across Iowa and the country and has built a base of devoted followers. So sweat as honest toil. And honest being the fact that the old-fashioned, left-wing, Vermont-based hippie really means what he says. And aging hippie would apply more to some of his followers than the junior senator from Vermont. Bernie toils with the issues - from an aggressively anti-business perspective that wholeheartedly supports unions. He actually joins picket lines even if he also gives podcasts. So he is, in a sense, old-fashioned. He may update his portfolio of issues to stay abreast of the latest evils of capitalism, but he goes at those issues like someone stumping from less media-centric eras.

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What an Oath of Office Means in Kentucky

Posted by AllardK on September 8, 2015 at 2:16 PM

George Washington added "So help me God" in his acceptance of the oath of the presidency of the United States, according to Washington Irving, a six-year old at the time of the swearing in. The evidence is unclear, but it may be that after Washington and until Lincoln, the phrase was dropped. It was Lincoln in 1861 who ordered all federal civilian employees to take an oath in support of the Union. This became the basis for currrent-day oaths. And the basis for elected official Kim Davis to be sentenced to jail for contempt of court, regarding her continued refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay - and then to all - couples in Kentucky. And it was Lincoln who appended "So Help me God" to his acceptance of the Oath in 1865, and who kissed the Bible afterwards as Washington himself had done.

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Broken Borders Around the World

Posted by AllardK on September 3, 2015 at 2:59 PM

Illegal immigration is a global problem. Failed states, or partially failed states, send waves of refugees and economic migrants streaming to where they believe they will find better opportunity. As they come from failed states, they are unaccustomed to living under the rule of law. That is, to living in a state where the rule of law is applied in a reasonably just manner. As such, they are desperately willing to do just about anything to reach their goal. In Budapest Hungary, the train station has been shut down these last few days to allow authorities to clear the station of illegals from the Middle East and Central Asia mostly, desperate to get on a train for Austria. Where they then get on a train for Germany. And some will likely take a few more trains to Calais in France in the hope of crossing the channel into the UK.

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Corpocracy alive and well

Posted by Roy Ellis on August 31, 2015 at 7:47 PM

A recent WP article on Solyndra and Lockheed leads one to perceive that corpocracy is alive and well.

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Challenging Birthright Citizenship

Posted by AllardK on August 26, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Changing the law on birthright citizenship isn't just a "a long and arduous path," as Senator Cruz stated; it's ages-old road that has had its turns and twists. So a little Latin is in order perhaps, and yes the Romans has a lot to do with that. Jus sanguinis - the right of blood literally - means you have to have one or more parent as a citizen of the state whose citizenship you are then entitled to. It's still the way a majority of nations in the world operate today. The Americas are the great exception having put in place jus soli - right of soil - in response to the waves of migration in the previous two centuries. But there is also Lex soli: the law of the state that conditions who can claim jus soli - or birthright citizenship - and under what conditions they may do so. Europe is a case of Lex Soli, which means your parents have to meet certain legal standards for you to become a citizen of the state you were born in.

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Slow Motion Dance Towards Armageddon

Posted by AllardK on August 25, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Is the media fuss over the AP story that Iran will self-inspect a fraud? That seems an exaggeration at best, but the edits to the original story, which essentially took out some granularity and replaced it with a sort of cover statement that it wasn't clear "how" these inspections would proceed, have caused a lot of crossed tweets between critics and AP journalists. The IAEA has stated that the story is "misleading" but as the debate goes back and forth over whether AP reporters were somehow duped, the details that do remain show how carefully the IAEA have to tip toe around the Iranian regime to be able to hopefully perform inspections on sites that could have weapon capability within a few years. The fact that we have even reached this stage is disturbing and the fear is that - rather than send false info to reporters in America as some have suggested - Israel will have to take matters into its own hands. Like in Iraq over 30 years ago.

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The Washington Consensus on Immigration

Posted by AllardK on August 18, 2015 at 7:29 PM

Guess what: the not-very-Tumpista Fox news poll is showing Trump at 25%. In second place, it's Ben Carson with almost identical numbers, (12% a little less than half of Trump's numbers), to his PPP poll numbers from last week. And Ted Cruz is in third with 10% having had, one suspects, a very nice bump as well from his polished fury at the debates in Cleveland. Yes Jeb Bush is next at 9%, but what strikes one is where Marco Rubio sits: in 9th place with just 4% and barely ahead of Chris Christie and Rand Paul. And clearly, immigration is an important issue as far as voters' view of the GOP candidates. That might explain Rubio's fall after his apparently polished performance in the GOP debate.

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Love of One's Own Congressman

Posted by Keeley on October 9, 2015 at 7:43 PM

McCarthy has gone and where is rock bottom? Wait a minute. Is this rock bottom? Or is it the appearance of a real change in the GOP House membership's behavior on the hill, and how they represent their base? That's not to say that bumping along the bottom or in Wall Street lingo - building a base - is not going on right now in Congress among Republicans. Was there another way to do this? If rookie or newer House Republicans had just behaved and listened to Boehner and even McConnell, would everything be fine right now? With voters?

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Carson Digs Deep and Aims High

Posted by Keeley on October 6, 2015 at 9:43 PM

In an interview with Fox, Ben Carson described one similarity that the and Donald Trump share - aside from the fact that they both have never held office - and that is the fact that they "won't be corralled by the political establishment." Imagining Ben and Donald together at a rodeo is fun ... and they have undoubtedly already seen their share of agricultural events, especially Carson. But the metaphor is interesting for other reasons.. In the first place, Carson did not mention Fiorina, who by implication is open to dealing with the political establishment. One wonders who will corral who when it comes to Fiorina and the establishment. But she is clearly comfortable with them, and is arguably already part of the establishment. So Fiorina is both a political outsider, and by running for the Senate, she has also signaled a clear intent to be part of that political establishment.

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Reciprocity & Responsibilty Trump Equality & Generosity.

Posted by Christine & John on September 28, 2015 at 6:52 PM

I dislike how the ideas or equality and rights are currently evolving. They are analogous to a drug where the dosage determines whether they are a lifesaving life-saving medicines or deadly poisons. The kinds of rights I dislike tend to be entwined with egalitarian ideas, which is why I paired them in this essay. A good society values rights and equality, but depends on reciprocity for its real strength.

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When Polls in China Will Really Matter

Posted by Keeley on September 24, 2015 at 7:24 PM

What a shocker! Nearly 90% of Americans are concerned with the amount of treasury bills and other forms of U.S. government debt held by the Chinese. Loss of jobs to China, Chinese cyberattacks, and human rights violations in China follow in that order. Other issues like the trade deficit with China and China's environmental footprint are also important, if less so. Clearly the Pew Research Center's poll numbers show that Americans are well-informed on the risks that burden America's relationship with China.

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Ben Carson Had the Courage

Posted by Keeley on September 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Could Article 6 of the Constitution fracture under a clearly-theoretical supposition of Sharia law? Ben Carson has created a controversy ("firestorm" seems to be some of the media's preferred term) with his response to Chuck Todd's question on the acceptability of a Muslim President. He clearly said no, and the response from liberals and progressives was immediate and oh-so-outraged. The third clause of Article 6 deals with the binding by oath of legislators, executive officers, and judges to support the constitution. As almost an appendage, but a vital one, it also states that no religious test shall be "ever required as a qualification" for holding office.

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What Can Thursday Do for the Rest of Them?

Posted by Keeley on September 15, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Thursday's debate will be one big "jump ball" according to Marc Thiessen, the former George W. Bush speechwriter. How else to explain Carson's rise in the polls aside from pointing out how Ben's "good debate performance ... vaulted" the doctor from unknown to second place in the latest polls? And that means that anyone, say Jeb Bush for example, with a good jump and a solid performance can regain momentum and climb again in the polls.

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Fire Trump

Posted by Christine & John on September 12, 2015 at 11:57 AM

I dislike Donald Trump on a visceral level. He is bringing reality TV to politics and coarsening debate. I could accept his boorishness if I thought the guy could do the job. But his claim to fame is being rich. He got rich by inheriting lots of money; going bankrupt four times and sticking others with his failures & using the power of crony capitalism to get government to pay his bills and coerce people to sell their property.

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Does Deal-Making Trump Rhetoric? Donald and Aristotle

Posted by Keeley on September 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM

The art of the deal is not quite the same as the art of rhetoric. But does rhetoric matter in today's political world? As an art or as a vice? Could this have to do with Trump's seeming to get away saying things that would sink other candidates? Nowadays, rhetoric bears the burden of negative connotations by almost everyone who uses it - none more than the very politicians accused of rhetoric who in turn accuse various colleagues of all rhetoric and no action. In fact, rhetoric as a relevant political term is just about worn out, even as a criticism. Most people are tired even of the term itself. Accuse someone of letting their decisions follow the money on K street. Accuse someone of ignoring the law when it comes to issues like immigration and border security. Accuse someone of bending to the latest poll numbers in a desperate attempt to stay above water. But accuse them of bad rhetoric? Or just rhetoric? Who cares, right?

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Hillary versus Biden

Posted by Christine & John on September 4, 2015 at 12:49 PM

I am conflicted. I like Biden better than I like Hillary. Biden is like your odd, but lovable, uncle, like Uncle Billy on "It's a Wonderful Life." Hillary is nasty and arrogant, like the stepmother in "Cinderella. But Hillary is more likely to bring in moderate advisers. Biden will be beholden to the Obama wing of the party. History does not repeat, but do we want something more like the Clinton years, which were mostly okay, or more like the Obama years, which were clearly not as good.

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A curious case of Muslim "compassion"

Posted by Christine & John on September 4, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Europe is facing a refugee crisis as thousands of Muslims free persecution by fellow Muslims to take refuge in mostly Christian Europe. Think about this. There are dozens of Muslim countries nearby, many of them rich countries. Yet smart Muslims flee to the West, ostensibly the home of the Great Satan and a bunch of little Satans. Could it be that they are saying with their actions what they won't admit in their words? The West is better.

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Energy everywhere

Posted by Christine & John on September 2, 2015 at 8:20 PM

The announcement of a massive natural gas field off the coast of Egypt is just one more example of the phenomenal availability of energy. Just a few years ago, we talked about peak oil and thought that natural gas would be mostly exhausted by now. We massively transcended the energy crisis of the 1970s. We have new challenges, but it is good to be rich.

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Hillary will not be the nominee

Posted by Christine & John on August 30, 2015 at 7:52 PM

I asked if Hillary is toast a couple posts ago. Now I think it is becoming clearer. Hillary will not be the Democratic nominee for president. Her tide almost came in and then receded. She is now down to 37% in Iowa when her only competition is a man who is not a Democrat (Sanders) and one who is not running at this time (Biden.) Democrats are desperate to dump Hillary. The problem is that the put all their chips down on her way too long ago. So what is it gonna be?

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A Late Start From Biden Would Still Worry Hillary

Posted by Keeley on August 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Right after Iowa and New Hampshire things go south. The contests are held in southern states where the Democratic vote is often dominated by black voters. That means that despite all the fuss and focus on immigration and the Hispanic vote that one presumes Clinton will largely be able to attract, the African-American vote is possibly a little more tricky and definitely a crucial factor in deciding who wins the Democratic nomination. Tricky because if Biden finally decides to run, he just may have Obama's endorsement. That's hardly a shocking prediction: Obama had to fight tooth and nail with both of the Clintons in 2008, and Biden has been a loyal VP for almost two presidential terms now. So if Biden runs, he almost certainly will have Obama's blessing, so to speak.

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Is Hillary toast?

Posted by Christine & John on August 25, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Hillary is looking more and more fragile. She just does not have "it" but she seems to have lots of problems and is seriously "integrity challenged." Joe Biden is warming up and it looks like Obama would support such a run. Biden would certainly be more fun than Hillary. Biden could not stand up to the Clinton machine, but Democrats are clearly getting worried that their once and future queen may not be up to the task.

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Ring out the clowns

Posted by Christine & John on August 24, 2015 at 8:46 PM

I hate to watch Hillary Clinton, with her schoolmarm lecturing style and arrogant feeling of entitlement. But I am coming to hate to watch Trump even more, with his glib defense of truly stupid ideas and his constant pulling himself up by pulling others down. It makes me despair for my country that these are the two front runners in the respective parties. My only hope is that more sanity will set in before November next year.

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