Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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.

Reparations for Descendants of Slaves: An Issue Within the 2020 Field

"So if, under the Constitution, we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you compensate people who actually were property?" Castro asked.
The case against Howard Schultz 2020 | With Chris Cillizza

Schultz’s Hires Suggest His Campaign for POTUS is Serious

The Story: Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who is exploring a centrist independent campaign for President, may be...

The Politics of Federal Marijuana Legalization

Supporting the legalization of marijuana once, not long ago, required political courage. In the 2020 cycle now begun, though, such support has become all the rage.
Michael Bloomberg calls for end of divisiveness | CITIZEN by CNN

Mike Bloomberg Is Not Running for President

The Story: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire who founded the giant media, software, and financial services company Bloomberg LP, announced...
Watch Live: Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in Topeka, Kansas

Former Secretary Sebelius May Run for Senator (Kansas)

Early but informed speculation has it that Kathleen Sebelius, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Obama who became linked in the public mind, and in constitutional litigation, to the issues raised by the "Obamacare" reform, may well run for a seat in the US Senate from Kansas in 2020.

A Quaker Gov Throws His Hat into the Presidential Ring

It is a safe bet that, if Hickenlooper's Presidential campaign breaks out from the pack and becomes important enough to warrant vigorous opposition, that opposition will invoke Dunlap's survival, and Hickenlooper's opposition to the death penalty.
South Bend Mayor Makes His Case For 2020 | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is Running for President

A candidate says that the idea of packing the Supreme Court to move it leftward is no laughing matter, suggests he would consider it.

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.