presidential politics

Politics
This is a bizarre time in U.S. presidential politics. American voters are faced with an unsavory choice between two presidential candidates, neither of whom would be viable if the other party offered a credible alternative.
Politics
I feel badly for my white male compatriots who feel so hurt these days because they are not being paid attention to. They whine that politics and society have left them behind. They grump about their lost opportunities, the ones their fathers had in such abundance fifty years ago, mostly in manufacturing.
Media
In 2009, while in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a video crew and I interviewed vets who had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. We asked several of them and their families what America stood for and what values they felt they fought for.
Books
Since Davenport is basically a common man who can afford expensive tastes, the readers identify with him as do most of the
Politics
Donald Trump may not like how the system is working for him right now. And, to tell you the truth, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that many Americans agree with him.
College
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Politics
Thus it makes sense that, if what they're saying is true, each of them must be a duplicitous, power-mongering blowhard. These
Politics
To an early American historian, such claims echo the logic of "civic republicanism," a political theory central to the understanding
Religion
The United States has always been religiously diverse, with the scoop of that diversity steadily expanding over the last 240 years. Yet with an electorate drawn from an increasing array of faith traditions, presidents over those decades have not reflected the general population.
Religion
Whether Palin coupled the two terms knowing she swam against the current of her own religious tradition is probably beside the point: she aims to appear part of particular religious milieu, but feels no apparent obligation to be well-informed about it.
Politics
“I said, ‘You’re not going to use that, are you?’" Bachmann says. "And he said, ‘Oh, no, no, no. This is just something I have to give to my editor.’”
Politics
For Marco Rubio, a U.S. Senator who is setting his sights towards a higher office on the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a lot more to the job than simply casting a vote and walking back to your office.
Politics
The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, "felt the Bern," to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters.
Entertainment
In the face of the overwhelming legal authority against them, you might expect Trump and his minions to let anchor babies off the hook and declare a truce in the war against them. Don't count on it.
Politics
I continue to be fascinated at the powerful allure of food-on-a-stick mentality and how it correlates as a predictive quality of an America that insanely seems to have evolved into a politics-on-a-stick nation.
Entertainment
I keep thinking that people, fellow Republicans, Democrats, Independents and the general populace - ought to quit signing Donald Trump off as a fluke in the upcoming presidential election. Like it or not, he is a real contender and he will continue to be.
Politics
Many Republican politicians call themselves "values candidates." What does that really mean? Is there another way to talk about "values" that expands the definition and lends more predictability to the success of the 2016 presidential election?
Politics
Today, Republicans' love of crown princes hasn't entirely disappeared: runners-up from two prior primary battles -- Rick Santorum from 2012 and Mike Huckabee from 2008 -- have joined this year's fray. And, of course, the field also includes the next-in-line member of the Bush family and the son of another previous contender, Rand Paul.
Politics
Our 44th president wanted to be No Drama Obama. But that hasn't stopped us from turning our experience of him into a story -- a melodrama -- whose future keeps changing its past, whose ending we don't know and whose reality will continuously be remade until, inevitably, no one who's around now will be left to find out what happens next.