Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ryan Running for President: In the Blue Collar Lane

The Story: Rep. Tim Ryan (D - Ohio), a political moderate, does not have a very high national profile. He hopes to change that, though,...
Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference

Chicago’s New Mayor: Identity and Resume

The Story: Lori Lightfoot, former President of the Chicago Police Board, takes office as Mayor of that city on May 20, due to her success...
Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 run

Tulsi Gabbard Says: Let’s Move Forward, Beyond Collusion Allegations

The Story: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi) tweeted out a sentiment rare among the Democratic primary candidates who have thus...

Partisan Gerrymandering is Back Before the US Supreme Court

Justice Stephen Breyer suggested a rule that a map be deemed an unconstitutional gerrymander if one party can win a majority of the statewide vote but nonetheless end up with less than one third of the available legislative seats.

Obamacare Legacy: Three Sides of the Issue for 2020

One measure of Wall Street's sentiment about Obamacare is the value of the iShares US Health Care ETF (IYH). If you had invested $10,000 in this ETF back in 2010, what would have happened to that capital since?
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: I Believe Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser | All In | MSNBC

Sen. Gillibrand Opens Campaign with Fiery Anti-Trump Speech

There can be a price to be paid for being the candidate who chooses to go conspicuously negative. But Senator Gillibrand's campaign is committed to making a bravery-versus-fear contrast at the President's expense.

Herbalife May Come to Haunt the Kamala Harris Campaign

Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the line between pyramids on the one hand and legitimate multi-level marketing schemes on the other can be a fine one. Some believe that Herbalife has crossed that line.

Hickenlooper in CNN Commentary: Rethinking Employment

In his CNN Commentary, Hickenlooper reaffirmed the (capitalist) notion that it is the private sector that drives jobs growth. But there is much that needs to be rethought.

The President, the CEO, and the Art of the Deal

The Lordstown plant started production of the Chevrolet Cruze in 2010. At the time it was seen as a hopeful sign of GM's comeback after a chapter 11 reorganization.

El Paso’s O’Rourke Enters the Race for the Presidency

O'Rourke's admirers point to his youth (he was born in 1972), making a stark contrast with some of the campaign's front runners. Senators Sanders and Warren, Vice President Biden, and incumbent President Trump were all born in the 1940s.