Monthly Archives: August 2015

A fading campaign: Scott Walker’s no-good month

  BY JOHN MCCORMACK   t’s been a rough month for Scott Walker. From February through July, the Wisconsin governor topped virtually every poll of likely GOP voters in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. But after a lackluster performance in the opening Republican presidential debate on August 6, Walker dropped nearly 10 points in an average […]

Republican Candidates Must Offer Obamacare Alternative

Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision in King v. Burwell and President Obama’s pronouncement that the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is over, health care reform will be a major topic of discussion in the 2016 presidential campaign. What the 2016 Republican presidential candidates must realize, however, is that since 2012, the politics of […]

Could 2016 be a law and order election?

By Ed Rogers   While the media are captivated by other things, a sleeper issue may be beginning to stir, and it may have a meaningful impact on the 2016 elections. That is, crime. As a Post editorial points out, we can’t be totally sure yet if the rises in crime rates this year are […]

Martin O’Malley accuses DNC of ‘rigging’ primary process in Clinton’s favour

Bernie Sanders reportedly agreed that Democratic National Committee is giving Hillary Clinton advantage over other candidates by limiting number of debates By Nicky Woolf and agencies   Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley laid into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in a speech to its annual summer meeting for what he called a “rigged” primary process in […]

How The U.S.’s Zero Weeks Of Paid Family Leave Compares To The Rest Of The World

In the United States, new parents aren’t guaranteed any paid time off. Instead, if they have worked for a certain amount of time at a company with 50 or more employees, they are guaranteed the ability to take 12 unpaid weeks off for the arrival of a new child. That leaves us in lonely company. […]

It’s not just Trump: Latinos should boycott the Republican party en masse

By Daniel Peña Donald Trump’s treatment of Univision’s Jorge Ramos is just the latest reason why Latino voters should unite to bring the party to its knees There is nothing courageous about a political party standing big to undocumented people, arguably the most vulnerable and exploited people in America. There is nothing strong about separating […]

A Murder on Live TV

BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON   At about six-forty-five Wednesday morning, a man stood on a balcony near the Bridgewater Plaza shopping center, near Roanoke, Virginia, and fumbled with his phone and its camera. He set it straight and started to walk toward Alison Parker, a local TV reporter filming an early-morning segment about tourism in the […]

Republican Party’s Fractured Field

Yes, your presidential-election memory is serving you correct. We haven’t seen anything like this 2016 race in decades. The Republican 2016 presidential primary is the most fractured in recent memory while the Democratic side is one of the most unified in recent memory — with one very obvious frontrunner. To prove this point, Bruce Mehlman, a […]

How My Presidency Would Handle China

Approaching Beijing on the basis of strength and example, not weakness and appeasement. By MARCO RUBIO Over the past week, we have been dealt a painful reminder of just how important U.S. policy toward China is in the 21st century. On Monday, due largely to a crash in China’s stock market, U.S. markets suffered their […]