Two campaigns for governor come to an end yet we don't ask how these winners stand to govern -- rather how Christie's victory boosts his Presidential run and how McAuliffe's win may bolster Hillary's race.
As we deal with the healthcare website's problems, instead of standing firm for getting Americans covered, the GOP is ready to run midterm races against Obamacare and Dems wimpily wonder whether to run away from it.
And as America climbs back from the shut-down, instead of standing tall to run the country, The Tea Party fixates on running primary right-wingers, and Ted Cruz limbers up for a run for the White House.
With so much running, you'd think they are marathoners, but they are just politicians running wild. We could use a few who run less, stand a little more -- and are upstanding, understanding and outstanding as well.
What good is running for everything if, in the end, you stand for nothing?
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Michael Stinnett - 9/03/2013: Legal rulings such as Citizens United and lax campaign financing laws have undermined the democratic process allowing wealthy donors to buy elections; so-called Super PACs are a pernicious influence on society and should be abolished. A Super PAC, or independent expenditure-only committee, “may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. Super PACs must, however, report their donors to the Federal Election Commission on a monthly or quarterly basis – the Super PAC's choice – as a traditional PAC would. Unlike traditional PACs, Super PACs are prohibited from donating money directly to political candidates” (Super PACs). The recent ruling protects political spending by corporations in candidate elections, citing the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech. In justifying the ruling, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote that “'If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech'” (The New York Times). Read more
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at an Eid ul-Fitr reception marking the end of Ramadan, spoke clearly of what many Americans, especially Christians feel about the video at the center of the attacks on the embassy in Benghazi. The attack killed four U.S. Embassy staff, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Read more
Michelle Bachmann again has shown us that she is an oxymoron to the intelligence committee she belongs to in the House of Representatives. She and a handful of other Republican House members have been on an adventure into trying to pin the title of “Islamic Extremist Spy” on a Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. In fact, she’s accusing the woman of even influencing State Dept. policy as a reason she’s working for Hillary in the first place. Read more
I’ve been a fan of Hillary’s for a long time, back during the Monica Lewinsky affair as she kept such a brave face and kept her head held high, standing by her husband through it all – though privately I’m sure was another matter. Read more
After The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Facebook, Twitter and thousands of websites across the Internet were overwhelmed with comments. Many of those comments were about outrage and showed a great deal of anger from many Americans who think the bill is a government takeover of the health care system. They’re all wrong; it is anything but a government takeover. Read more
As a blogger, I watched the Republican nomination challenge very closely. I also watched the fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008 and I know it got a little dirty; Hillary ended up crying which broke my heart but also solidified my support for Barack Obama. I was originally a Hillary supporter because I have a great deal of respect to her. That respect is mostly because of how she held her head high during her husband’s impeachment trial, but, when she cried during her run for the presidency, she showed me that she was not yet ready for the White House. To me, a president should only cry for others but never for themselves. Read more
Families across the middle swath of our country — from North Dakota to Louisiana — have a disturbing question t Read more
Although you wouldn't know it from its choices, the Defense Department actually has detailed guidelines for naming military operations.
If nothing else, the current operation in Libya confirms that the United States has overwhelming global superiority in coming up with bad names. Read more
I doubt any white people hope a suspect isn't one of them -- it's just not relevant.
By Dean Obeidallah, Special to CNNJanuary 14, 2011 5:49 a.m. EST Read more
If you happen to mention the name Hillary Clinton to my grandmother, she'll pause, lock her jaw and declare, "That woman.ambitious." That's all she has to say about Clinton because, after all, Granny's polite. Also, the first female Speaker of the House's name is akin to a curse word - something you say when you stub your toe. "Ah! #*&% Pelosi!" Read more
Don't forget Obama won the Nobel Prince of Peace Prize after being in office only 12 days before nominations were closed.
It doesn't matter whether you're a Glenn Beck-quoting, gun-toting, Tea Party-voting Evangelical, or a solar-heating, tofu-eating, New York Times crossword puzzle-cheating Environmentalist, you still got to admire the way the president breathed life into the health care reform bill. It was a gosh-darn miracle. Coming right at the advent of the Holy Season. Coincidence? Well, yeah, okay, probably. Read more