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How Do You Root Out Thoughts via Global Policy?

There were a number of interesting ideas aired in the Democratic Presidential Debate last night (11/14/15), but to me the most interesting statement of the debate came from former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “We need to have a resolve that will bring the world together to root out the kind of radical […]

Where did the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on Campaign Disclosure in the Senate?

For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows its members to file campaign finance reports on paper, which […]

Sanders, Clinton, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden

From the Democratic Presidential Debate, October 13 2015:

Bernie Sanders: I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.

Hillary Clinton: Well, let me just follow-up on that, Anderson, because when I think about capitalism, I think about all the […]

Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Talking About Racism? (October 2015 Update)

On the discussion of racism, there is a noticeable and persistent difference between Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley, Lawrence Lessig, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:

Not all the Democratic presidential candidates are alike. At a time of persistent racial discrimination in the United States of America, this difference between candidates bears notice.


Which Presidential Candidate Will Support Edward Snowden?

During this week’s Democratic presidential debate, when asked about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed widespread unconstitutional spying against the American people by the National Security Agency, Hillary Clinton resorted to the standard talking points used by Washington D.C. power elites. “He stole very important information that has unfortunately fallen into a lot of the […]

What The Presidential Candidates Are Saying About The Environment

Shadows of future climate troubles are being cast at increasing length, with once-in-a-thousand-year rains in South Carolina, an immense El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific, and news that the ice sheets of Antarctica are likely to catastrophically collapse before the end of the century. No one weather event can be definitively tied in a […]

Which Democratic Presidential Candidates are Talking About Racism?

… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?

Web Comparison: Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on Racism

Number of unique web pages at the campaign website discussing racism: 16 Number of unique web pages at the campaign website discussing racism: 4

Number of web pages at that make the subject of racism the centerpiece: 3 (link | link | link) Number of web pages at that make the […]

George Pataki Puts Politics Above People By Linking Hillary Clinton and Iran To September 11 Terrorism

The lesson of September 11, 2001 that George Pataki learned is that when a Republican politician can’t come up with a reasonable justification for disagreeing with someone else’s foreign policy, saying something vague about “lessons of September 11th” is an effective alternative. […]

Which Revolution Media Group Is Getting Its Revolting Act On For The 2016 Election?

Revolution Media Group in San Francisco is “a new breed of agency that draws outside the box” and “harnesses beauty & brains” in order to embody “the simple idea of getting back to basics — working with a handful of talented people and keeping things honest… through wide-eyed creativity and meticulous craftsmanship”.

The people who […]

Bernie Sanders Says Oxi Along With Greece

Bernie Sanders stands with the people of Greece against the big banks. So far, Hillary Clinton has nothing to say on the outcome of the referendum. […]