Did Jeb Bush Just Blunder Over The Shooting In Oregon?


Individual gaffes rarely matter in the long run, but nobody running for president want’s the reputation of being a blunderer.

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Why Iowa And New Hampshire Get To Go First


Despite calls every four years to shake up who gets to go first in presidential primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire won’t be losing their coveted spots any time soon.

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Would a Fundamentalist Christian Make a Better President Than a Muslim?

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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, so a Muslim president may be coming sooner than later. But that’s not really the point.

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Pipe Dreams

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Despite the support for the TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline by both political parties, the pipeline debate is still unsettled and many continue to insist the plan should be seriously reconsidered.

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Another Republican Contender Bites The Dust


Scott Walker’s decision to drop out of the presidential race shows the Republican Party is narrowing in on a nominee pretty quickly.

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From Fallujah to Ferguson

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Allie Doten on the militarization of police in America.

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Political Centrism: Welcome to the Truly Radical

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If we do not improve—immensely, immediately—public education, American students, and particularly minority students, can expect a much lower quality of life…for their entire lives. So that matters.

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Why I’m Questioning the Motive of the GOP Debates


They have dismissed almost completely the issues of police and criminal justice reform and social justice.

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So Long Rick Perry


Rick Perry’s decision to drop out last week shows how presidential nomination cycles really work.

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Larry Lessig Is Wasting Our Time


Larry Lessig may have good ideas about campaign finance reform, but his ideas about the presidency are totally wrong.

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The Problem of Politics in the Age of the Actor


When I call 9-1-1 because my house is on fire, I expect real firefighters to show up, not actors playing dress-up. When I’m trying to make intelligent political choices about candidates, I expect to be hearing from a real person, not a paid actor.

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A Democratic Race Without Hillary Clinton


If Hillary Clinton doesn’t become the Democratic presidential nominee next year, who could replace her?

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How The Denali Fight Explains The Presidency


The recent fight over changing Mt. McKinley’s name back to Denali shows how Presidents tend to polarize issues.

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China, Donald Trump, And Who Will Win In 2016


In trying to predict which party will win the White House next year feel free to ignore the gaffes and just focus on the economy.

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Joe Biden’s Legacy for Battered Women


In light of rumors that Joe Biden is going to run for president, Matthew Rozsa reflects on one of his greatest accomplishments. I have a guilty conscience. Although I respect Vice President Biden quite a bit, I recently wrote an op-ed arguing that it would be a bad idea for him to run for president. My […]

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