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What’s It’s Like to Be a Political Moderate Working in a Ridiculously Polarized Senate

Posted June 28th, 2016 at 5:49 pm (UTC-5)
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I believe firmly in democratic participation and transparency. And so it pains me to recognize that Americans who choose to participate in politics are angrier and more ideological than those who do not, and that this ideological participation in politics leads to greater polarization and gridlock.

President Bloomberg?

Posted January 27th, 2016 at 9:51 am (UTC-5)
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The former New York mayor is considering a run as an independent. His thinking reportedly is that if the two major parties shun experienced and relatively centrist contenders, there will be a big gap in the middle of the political spectrum that he could fill.

Photo Essay: President Barack Obama

Posted January 12th, 2016 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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America’s first African-American president begins winding down the last year of his second term after delivering his final State of the Union speech. Here’s a look back.

What’s Wrong with the State of the Union

Posted January 11th, 2016 at 1:49 pm (UTC-5)
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With creaky ceremony, the President will tell us the state of the union is strong. His team will cheer … The other team will … mostly remain seated. What if politicians across the spectrum committed to a new ritual — speaking to groups composed entirely of people from the other party?

Forward To Politics The Constitutional Way: Replace The GOP

Posted December 29th, 2015 at 3:49 pm (UTC-5)
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The two so-called major parties are wings of the same faction. They are united in their service to the elitist faction money powers that fund their political and governmental empires. They are united in their determination to rip the moral, institutional, economic. and demographic guts out of our system of representative, Constitutional government…  

Do Republicans Really Want the Black and Latino Vote?

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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This spectacle of racial, reactionary populism, rhetoric and political protest is not a concept that is new to the theater of American politics. Comparisons abound between Trump and segregationist Democrat George Wallace or, better yet, Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Trump’s Muslim Derangement Syndrome Won’t Matter to His Voters

Posted December 8th, 2015 at 11:29 am (UTC-5)
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  I think I know why Trump persists as their champion: Because his primary supporters, white males with only a high school degree, are furious and they have a right to be mad. This not about embracing Trump’s platform; it’s about embracing his rage.