Bernie Sanders’ Most Radical Idea Is One He Almost Never Mentions

WASHINGTON — The crowds always love the line. If they haven’t heard it at a Feel The Bern rally before, they’ve find it on TV. It’s scripted and predictable, but the faithful love the script. “Are you guys ready for a revolutionary idea? ” Sen. Bernie Sanders( I-Vt .) screams. The audience shrieking in exultation.…

Should You Blame Al Franken For Donald Trump’s Rise?

Last week, I tracked every single thing that every single pundit suggested was responsible for the rise of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. But, like the Constitution, it’s a living document. Here’s a recent addition: Minnesota Sen. Al Franken begot Trump, a wrong notion from the National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar. Off the top, you think you…

Here’s The Clinton-Sanders Health Care Fight In One Exchange

Health care came up right away in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, producing an exchange that uncovered how much former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders( I-Vt .) are in favour of goals — and how differently they imagine achieving them. Both Clinton and Sanders support universal health care. That is, both Clinton…

Hillary Clinton Is Botching Her Best Chance To Win

Conventional wisdom, 2007: Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination in a cakewalk. Conventional wisdom, 2015: Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination in a cakewalk. Everybody knows what happened to the conventional wisdom once 2007 turned to 2008. Surely Clinton does. This time around, even as she amassed advantages that may still prove insurmountable,…

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying

Noam Chomsky, the renowned intellectual and MIT professor emeritus, says that the rise of Donald Trump in American politics is, in part, fueled by deeply rooted dread and hopelessness that may be caused by an alarming spike in mortality rates for a generation of poorly trained whites. “He’s evidently appealing to deep feelings of fury,…

Bernie Sanders And Big Business Find Something They Can Actually Concur On

Hillary Clinton has tried to convince Democratic primary voters that she is firmly opposed to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. But the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s resulting business trade group and a proponent of the agreements, told Bloomberg News earlier this month that he isn’t buying Clinton’s…

Fact-Checking The Fox Business GOP Debate

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary Republican presidential candidates debated once again on economic issues and offered some misleading takes on tasks, taxation schemes, immigrants and country budgets. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio used to say welders build more money than philosophers. Actually, those with undergraduate degrees in doctrine earn a higher median income…

Bernie Sanders Exploits Hillary Clinton’s Flaws In A Way Most Republicans Can’t

The tally from the Iowa caucuses shows that Hillary Clinton get more delegates than Bernie Sanders. But nobody outside of Clinton headquarters thinks she won anything. Clinton took 701 “state equivalent delegates” from the caucuses, according to the Iowa Democratic Party, while Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, took 697. Basically, they tied. The result…

Bernie Sanders’ Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says

When Bernie Sanders released his universal health care plan last week, promising that most people would be given more generous insurance coverage while paying less for medical care, most policy experts said it sounded too good to be true. Now, a veteran health economist has rendered a more serious assessment of Sanders’ proposal and concluded…