Election 2016


The Forgotten Hillary
20 May 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 to Chipotle, more vital information about Secretary Clinton’s accomplishments are lost. Scott Conroy’s refreshing article, In Arkansas, Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Remains Potent, reports on the groundbreaking work Hillary Clinton did as a young attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund,...

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Republicans in Search of a Platform?
15 May 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 will they distinguish themselves from the pack? It’s early in the race, but they each need to find their focus on big issues and get beyond posturing. As author and political strategist Shawna Vercher notes, if the candidates do...

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Hillary Clinton Just Did Something Unheard Of On Criminal Justice Reform
08 May 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 justice reform or is this another tragedy destined to be buried by our relentless news cycle? Slate’s Jamelle Bouie makes the case that by Hillary Clinton vowing to put criminal justice reform front and center in her presidential campaign,...

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Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?
08 May 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 The Hill, Fiorina defended her “rocky tenure” as CEO of HP by agreeing that ‘underlying sexism contributed to her firing.’ She said, “There’s no question that women in positions of authority are scrutinized differently, criticized differently and characterized different.”...

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Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?
30 Apr 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 any presidential candidate. Though Jeb Bush is not officially a candidate yet, activities by the PAC are raising eyebrows as it aims to take on some of the responsibilities normally reserved for a formal campaign, such as data gathering...

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Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor
22 Apr 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 by teenagers, The Department of Labor states “88 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase are age 20 or older, and 55 percent are women.” Productivity has also vastly increased, yet wages remain flat....

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages
15 Apr 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 the video was scrutinized by the media, author and commentator Anita Finlay said that the imagery made for a powerful message. “She featured an all-inclusive America…I loved the fact that it was like a melting pot.” Political strategist and...

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How 2016 Will Be Different for Hillary…and the Glass Ceiling
13 Apr 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 accompanying video hit just the right note, celebrating an all-inclusive America and an upbeat, can-do attitude. The focus is on us, with Hillary running to be our champion. Reporters stated that her choice to give the news to the...

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Hillary Clinton Good for Gender Equality
10 Apr 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 focus on the woman-ness of her candidacy as a means to woo women to the polls. EPIC TIMES founder and syndicated radio host Jerry Doyle voiced his own concern that the Hillary Clinton would “set gender relations back decades”...

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Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin
10 Apr 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) are still struggling to control her narrative, manipulating the way we see our first and, so far, only viable female candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I join Midpoint’s Ed Berliner and conservative strategist Adam Goodman to...

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