“Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through
"Indeed, in the first 105 years of American constitutional history, almost one-fourth of the nominees (20 out of 81) failed
Deficits matter if there is a "run on the bank." To keep that from happening, confidence in our country is as essential as
“Marvin ... What do we do now?” These words are spoken by Robert Redford in The Candidate (1972) after his character, Bill
What do Reagan, Patton and Obama have in common? The answer: they have all faced significant challenges abroad --aggressive action by Stalin, Brezhnev or Putin, or by despots in the Middle East. All have had to deploy U.S. forces, and all have had to confront the question of when to pull out.
I like her clarity. I respect her. I think she makes a lot more sense, and has more real life experience to draw on then some of the candidates out there. If you grow up in the household of a multimillionaire you don't know what real life is like for people. You can't grasp their challenges and day to day concerns when you never had any of your own.
When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn't fight them over there, we'd have to fight them on the beaches of California. We believed. It was a lie.
I wrote at the time: Authoritarians [are] less reliably conservative on [some] key issues associated with the GOP. For example
Is this a presidential election or a bad version of The Wizard of Oz? The long and perilous journey along the yellow brick campaign trail to the November election is almost over.
It's hard to believe it, but Barack Obama today is more popular than Ronald Reagan was at this juncture in his last year of office, in 1988. But will it help Hillary Clinton secure another term for the Democrats? A look at the evidence produces a surprising finding.
THE WILDCATTERS: Peasants or Bankers? What Does "Make America Great Again" Teach Us about Voting Behavior
Presidents and their parties live and die on the performance of the economy. Every incumbent president defeated for reelection since World War I confronted a bad economy. Perceptions of economic health and economic opportunity shape voter choices and candidate strategies.
In the May 12-May 25, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books Jeremy Bernstein has a most interesting article entitled "The Trump Bomb" in which he shows how clueless and ignorant Donald Trump is about foreign policy.
The aftermath of deinstitutionalization to this day remains palpable throughout California and the country at-large, as seen
At this critical point in our nation's history, a true political leader could have pulled America back on course. Instead we got Ronald Reagan.
The superficial news media, in particular but not entirely the broadcast elements, ought to be placed on the carpet for its incessant coverage of Donald Trump and its hyping every story with an excitable voice as if the world was coming to an end. Let's be realistic.
If you start getting irritated with political science professor friends during this campaign, it's because of the discipline and what it was meant to do -- understand and defend democracy and avoid the failures of civic culture.
A historic moment happened during the GOP Debate yesterday when Donald Trump mentioned his penis size during what is supposed
The Donald is happy to steal Reagan's slogan, but he wasn't always so fond of the Gipper's policies...