Monday, April 22, 2019

Marianne Williamson: An Unorthodox Candidate for President

The candidate, Marianne Williamson, should be taken seriously, because she is a token of a type: non-denominational spiritual advisors are becoming a more important part of the American political mix over time.
Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-all' plan may have a $1 trillion problem

Senator Sanders: “Time to Move that Revolution Forward”

Senator Bernie Sanders re-enters the Presidential fray, this time as a front-runner, with his now-familiar revolutionary message.

No, Snow in Minnesota Does Not Prove Globe Isn’t Warming

A tweet by President Trump about Senator Klobuchar's announcement set off a storm in all media (traditional, new, and social).
Former New York Times editor says paper is 'anti-Trump'

New Book Looks at Ongoing Shifts in News

The Story: Jill Abramson has written a book, Merchants of Truth, about the changes in the news business in...
Sen. Kamala Harris pushes Medicare for all

What is Meant by “Medicare for All”?

It has become common for reporters to ask Democratic politicians who profess to support "Medicare for all" whether they want to eliminate private health insurance. Why that question is important and what it means.
Kavanaugh allegation evokes comparisons to Clarence Thomas

Abortion and the Votes on the Supreme Court

The Story: The US Supreme Court, on February 7, 2019, granted a request from the managers of an abortion...

Schultz May Run Independent Centrist Campaign

Howard Schultz, with a personal fortune in excess of $3 billion, is publicly mulling over the possibility of a run for President. Democrats worry that he could be a "spoiler," when what is needed (on their view) is a common anti-Trump front.

An Apology to the Cherokee Nation

Senator Warren has now apologized for a DNA test she took last year in response to a dare from President Trump. This may help mend fences as her own campaign for the office of President moves forward.
Suspicious package for Sen. Cory Booker recovered in Florida

Former Mayor of Newark Announces Presidential Bid

Senator Cory Booker has been in the spotlight since he was on the losing side of a notoriously vicious campaign for Newark Mayor in 2002. Nearly two decades later, he is running for President.
President Donald Trump offers a compromise to Democrats to secure the border

On Whether the President Will Face a Nomination Contest

The Story: It is rare that an incumbent President running for reelection faces any substantial opposition within his...