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Let me tell you about a hypothetical election between two candidates (A and B), who both happen to be very real. See if you can decide who would do the best job of the two of them.
A career Republican, Ron Paul decided to run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 1988. Although Ron Paul lost the GOP nomination to John McCain 20 years later in 2008, the OB/GYN and Congressman won his House re-election race in Texas's 14th District.
A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.
The Democrats still have a primary battle going on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Trump seems to have sewn up the GOP nomination. So why are Democrats more upbeat about their contest, while Republicans seem even more nervous about their primary situation?
There comes a time in every presidential campaign that finds itself increasingly away from the finish line to reassess their chances. This is precisely what Hillary Clinton had to do eight years ago when then-Senator Barack Obama created an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary and kept a lock on his superdelegates heading into the convention.
Scandinavians are avid followers of U.S. politics, particularly during election season. This time around, our curiosity has been peaked even further, as the Nordics have become a frequent topic of conversation on the campaign trail.
If it's been awhile since you watched Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders, you would have been struck by the tone evidenced in the April 14th New York event. After 8 encounters, the two Democratic candidates don't like each other. That animosity produced a contentious two-hour debate.
In the first few months of 2016, the year of the next US presidential election, much of the talk has been regarding the Republican Party, the battle between Donald Trump and the other candidates, and just Donald Trump in general.
In Elvis Costello's brand new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the brilliant songwriter recalls his childhood affection for the '50s TV hit The Adventures of Robin Hood, wherein a mythic archer redistributes income.