Election 2016

January 26, 2023

Hillary Right About Russian Election Interference…and EVERYTHING ELSE

In light of former NY FBI Chief Charles McGonigal’s arrest this week, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election “loss” just became more suspicious. Per the Washington Post, ‘[t]he […]
April 16, 2018

Comey’s Ego

It never ceases to amaze the lengths to which reporters, pundits, even voters will go to defend or excuse what former FBI Director Jim Comey did […]
November 28, 2017

How Long Must We Pay the Price for Ideologues?

Having gone silent in disgust watching the deflections of a Hillary-bashing media, I now raise my head to see a platform still offered to the reckless, […]
September 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton and What Happened – Why It Matters To All Of Us

Hillary Clinton’s moving account of What Happened in the 2016 election offers extraordinary insight into a woman’s journey at the highest level of politics and rings […]
September 10, 2017

Hillary, Don’t Apologize

Hillary, don’t you dare apologize. You ran a fierce campaign centering people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, families and immigrants – all of whom […]
May 21, 2017

Joe Biden is Wrong to Disparage Hillary Clinton

Asking that we “get over it” when Joe Biden insults Hillary Clinton is a knife that cuts both ways.  Given that we’re in the middle of […]
May 10, 2017

FBI’s Comey’s Folly Was Being Ruled By Ego

Anybody waiting for me to feel sorry for FBI Director Comey’s fate can wait long. He. Did. This. To Himself. when he flouted FBI/DOJ protocols to […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Big Media Off The Hook

If reactions on social media are any indication, too many are giving The New York Times and other prominent news outlets a relative pass for their […]
April 20, 2017

What Should Hillary Be Ashamed Of?

It came as welcome news that Hillary Clinton “emerged from the woods” to speak at the recent Women In The World conference, inspiring the next generation […]
March 22, 2017

FBI Director Comey Hiding in Plain Sight

Hillary Clinton’s top campaign officials blame FBI Director James Comey for her loss last November, citing his reckless letter sent 11 days before the election. He […]
February 26, 2017

The Value of Perez and Ellison Leading the DNC

Does the election of a new DNC Chair matter?  Yes.  If you can see it, you can be it. Presenting diverse roll models matter, whether that […]
February 16, 2017

Does Flynn’s Resignation Herald More Danger or the Rescue of Our Republic?

Despite GOP leadership’s refusal to investigate Michael Flynn’s discussion of US sanctions with Russia before Trump took office, his resignation after only 23 days as National […]
December 13, 2016

Maybe I Should Just Share Pictures of My Cats

Hard to know what some people wouldn’t find threatening. Write positively about the most qualified, accomplished woman in a generation – some people don’t like that. […]
October 9, 2016

Hillary Takes The High Road – Cynical Media and Republican Leadership Don’t Care

In the wake of Donald Trump’s scandal exposing his lewd 2005 “hot mic” comments condoning the sexual assault of women, some in Republican leadership have finally […]
September 27, 2016

Hillary Faces Down the Devil and Wins — Again

Reviews are in and Hillary Clinton was declared the clear winner in her first Presidential debate against Donald Trump. A lot was riding on her performance […]
September 22, 2016

Taking on Corporate Media’s Well Paid Hillary-Bashers

I am regularly asked why Andrea Mitchell still has a job at NBC. The complaint is: “She’s so biased against Hillary Clinton, she may as well […]
August 14, 2016

Republicans Created the Trump Train Wreck

  The phenomenon of Donald Trump’s oncoming train wreck was precipitated by a cynical, click-bait driven corporate media and Republican fear-mongering that offered fertile ground for […]
July 28, 2016

Hillary Did Us Proud Tonight

As a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, I’ve struggled for months to share just what it is about her that makes me most proud, that makes me […]
June 4, 2016

Why Hillary Spanking Trump Should Comfort the American People

Hillary Clinton’s much lauded foreign policy speech last Thursday was notable for her fierce, resolute delivery, for turning the page on the long primary battle and […]
May 19, 2016

Why Is It Hillary’s Job to Make Nice?

Hillary Clinton received the usual smack talk from beltway press for her choice to echo her winning 2000 Senate run by making her 2016 Presidential campaign […]
April 20, 2016

Hillary’s New York Win and the Democratic Nomination

Hillary Clinton’s resounding win of the New York Democratic Presidential Primary yesterday, while expected, was a proud moment for the campaign and for all of us. […]
March 17, 2016

Hillary’s Clean Sweep and the State of the Race

Hillary made history again last Tuesday, taking the primary contests of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina by huge margins, and unexpectedly scoring narrow wins in Illinois […]
February 17, 2016

Are Republicans Self- Immolating Over Obama’s SCOTUS Pick?

Almost at the moment of the unexpected death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last weekend, Republicans exploded in full spin mode, flailing their arms […]
January 30, 2016

The New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

In its enthusiastic endorsement of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, The New York Times’ editorial board stated “voters have the chance to choose one of […]
January 20, 2016

Clinton On Message, Sanders Under Pressure

As a longtime Hillary supporter who came to that choice after much research, I’ve had occasion to marvel at Secretary Clinton’s grace under pressure. The best […]
December 10, 2015

Who Is More Dangerous: Trump or the Media?

Acknowledging that unlikely Republican front-runner Donald Trump has hit a nerve with a notable segment of his Party, there is little doubt that his xenophobic comments […]
December 7, 2015

Media Complicity in Donald Trump, Demagogue-in-Chief

Mainstream media helped create, feed, and cynically fed on, the creature that is Donald Trump, but have now decided he has gone too far with his […]
November 10, 2015

If You Want to Call the Election, Trust Vegas

“While there is no shortage of people making predictions about who will become the next Commander in Chief, almost every source of information has its own […]
October 19, 2015

Playing False with Planned Parenthood is Damaging Republicans

Republicans have chosen to double down on defunding Planned Parenthood, even by shutting down government, if necessary. But is their crusade yielding the desired result? Presidential […]
October 18, 2015

Corporate Owned Media Slanting Election Coverage on Purpose

The corporate owned media is desperate to retain control of our electoral process, crafting meme after meme to influence voter thinking so they can once again […]
October 14, 2015

Sham Benghazi Committee Telegraphs GOP’s 2016 Electoral Problems – Updated

Rising Republican “young gun” Kevin McCarthy was a shoo-in to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House until his boast on FOX News that Republicans’ […]
October 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Tame Big Banks Shows She’s Ready to Lead

Kudos to Vox’s Matthew Iglesias for his integrity in reporting Hillary Clinton’s prescription to regulate big banks’ risky behavior. Iglesias notes that while the press is […]
September 29, 2015

Will John Boehner Stepping Down Expose the GOP Crazy?

House Speaker John Boehner shocked Capitol Hill and big media alike when he announced that he will relinquish his gavel at the end of October. Now, […]
September 20, 2015

Is Automatic Voter Registration a Game Changer for 2016?

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the new California New Motor Voter Act which means that starting in 2016, “every adult citizen in the state […]
September 11, 2015

Hillary’s Emails and the Media’s Pound of Flesh

In her interview with ABC’s David Muir Monday night, Hillary Clinton apologized for her decision to use private email as Secretary of State, while noting her […]
August 31, 2015

Hillary Clinton Connecting the Dots on the Rural Economy

When Hillary Clinton gave a talk at Taber Home Vineyards & Winery in Baldwin, Iowa last week, she shared plans not often heard from presidential candidates […]
August 26, 2015

The Truth of Hillary’s Email Non-Scandal

Hillary Clinton is running an intelligent presidential campaign focused on voters’ pressing concerns. Her plans for reining in Wall Street, reducing cost of college education and […]
August 22, 2015

Sexism Still Being Used to Attack Hillary

  HillaryMen Peter Daou and Tom Watson have my gratitude for exposing certain media operative’s loop of sexist tropes used to attack Hillary Clinton. The words […]
August 18, 2015

Can Any Candidate Compete with Trump’s Pwning of a Desperate News Media?

There is speculation that billionaire Donald Trump is running a campaign for reasons other than attaining the Presidency; that he would never let his empire deteriorate […]
August 10, 2015

Is Bernie Sanders Ready for Prime Time Politics?

Though GOP candidates have dominated much of the news of late, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders found himself in some hot water after protesters claiming affiliation with […]
August 9, 2015

Fighting Planned Parenthood May Backfire on Congress

Planned Parenthood is once again the center of national debate, and this time, Congress is threatening to use the issue of abortion as a reason to […]
August 5, 2015

Why Is Governor Scott Walker Averse to Transparency?

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker takes the stage this Thursday at the first Republican presidential debate, he should be asked how he feels about the need […]
July 7, 2015

Donald Trump: Candidate or Clown?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump feigned shock this weekend over the outrage his incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants have generated. He stated: “When Mexico sends its […]
June 27, 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – […]
June 24, 2015

Republican Candidates Punt on Charleston Shooting

The massacre of nine African American parishioners by a white male at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week cried out for leadership on gun violence, […]
June 18, 2015

Do Politics Even Matter?

I was grateful to be back on the radio Monday with my friend, Epic Times founder Jerry Doyle, who just survived a brutal mugging while on […]
June 10, 2015

Hillary Talks Issues While Republicans and Media Talk Smack

Despite bizarre memes on Hillary Clinton’s alleged “narrow electoral strategy” emanating, predictably, from The New York Times, it is not a stretch to claim that she is alone […]
June 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton Dares Republicans on Voting Rights

Hillary Clinton’s call for expanded voting rights has Republicans on the attack. Per CNN, Ohio Gov. Kasich accused her of trying to “divide” Americans. NJ Gov. […]
June 3, 2015

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio: Getting Traction or Faltering?

In the ever burgeoning pool of Republican presidential candidates, Rand Paul is playing a dangerous game speaking out against Republicans, even blaming them for the growth […]
June 1, 2015

The New York Times’ Vendetta Against Hillary Clinton

Just out of college, I got a job at The New York Times. The electricity of the place was undeniable and I was proud to enter […]
May 27, 2015

Will Candidates Start to Run from Religion?

“A Presidential candidate bringing up their faith on the campaign trail has been a long-standing part of the Election season, often with at least one exchange […]
May 20, 2015

The Forgotten Hillary

Amidst the media frenzy swirling around all things Hillary, an obsession with sound bites she gives, or doesn’t give the press, her “Scooby Van” and trips […]
May 15, 2015

Republicans in Search of a Platform?

The Republican field gets more crowded by the day, with the potential for nearly two dozen candidates jockeying for position on the debate stage. But how […]
May 8, 2015

Hillary Clinton Just Did Something Unheard Of On Criminal Justice Reform

Have Baltimore’s protests owing to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody signaled a tipping point? Does the will exist to put muscle behind criminal […]
May 8, 2015

Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?

Carly Fiorina claims her presidential candidacy offers the unique perk that she can stop Hillary Clinton from playing the “gender card.” Yet in an interview with […]
April 30, 2015

Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?

Early reports estimate that the Jeb Bush super PAC, Right to Rise, will raise an estimated $100 million dollars during its first 100 days – a record for […]
April 22, 2015

Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor

Raising the federal minimum wage remains a polarizing issue, even though 75% of American support doing so. Contrary to the myth that these jobs are held […]
April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages

Newly-official Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had the nation talking when she opted to make the announcement of her candidacy via online video. As every word of […]
April 13, 2015

How 2016 Will Be Different for Hillary…and the Glass Ceiling

Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is officially a candidate for the presidency in 2016 was met by an explosion of excitement from her longtime supporters. Hillary’s […]
April 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton Good for Gender Equality

With the news that Hillary Clinton is entering the Presidential race this Sunday, big media continues its faux hand-wringing that her campaign will feature a singular […]
April 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy on Twitter this weekend as she journey’s to Iowa for her initial campaign blitz. Big media (left and right) […]
April 1, 2015

Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?

Why is Indiana’s Governor Pence doubling down on regressive social policy with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, when it makes the Republican Party look like “right […]
April 1, 2015

Governor Pence’s RFRA Disaster Reveals Republican Dilemma in 2016

In one of the more dubious political moves in recent history, Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act “in private,” flanked by several anti-gay lobbyists. […]
March 11, 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Truth Trumps Media Madness

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her […]
March 6, 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?

Republicans got a huge assist from mainstream media this week in their quest to smear Hillary Clinton, thereby arresting her path to the Presidency in 2016.  […]