With Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton in early polls, hysteria is building among Democrats. Much venom is directed at Bernie Sanders, with Clinton surrogates telling him to pack it in. Here's a little common sense on the race.
Bernie Sanders says he will push hard to get his agenda written into the Democratic Party platform. But candidates are free to ignore the platform. Platforms are only important if citizen movements make them important.
He hopes to win the nomination. And he intends to build a “political revolution” to change the direction of the party and the country. As a movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race.
From the start of his presidential campaign, Sanders has argued that the issues on his agenda go to the heart of what Democrats stand for. The question is how Hillary Clinton and her campaign will respond.
Bernie Sanders won Oregon big yesterday and ended in a virtual tie in Kentucky. His campaign continues to gain energy as its chances of victory decline. This poses a test of leadership – less for Sanders than for Clinton.
Bernie Sanders won West Virginia big last night. Even in the face of a mainstream media essentially declaring the race over, voters in the West Virginia Democratic primary chose Sanders -- and sent a message to Democrats.
The Labor Department reports continued but slowing jobs growth, on the heels of a Federal Reserve report that the economy grew at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the first quarter. The stock market is back, but the people aren't.
Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Wonder bread Indiana. Donald Trump blows Ted Cruz out of the Republican race. The Donald is officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. And Sanders shows he still has some legs left.
With big wins Tuesday, Donald Trump is on the verge of locking up the GOP nomination. and Hillary Clinton consolidated her Democratic lead. Bernie Sanders, his supporters demanding nothing less, will carry the fight to the convention.
Clinton wants Sanders to stop criticizing her fundraising. Her defenses of her money chase contradict the basic case reformers and most Democrats make against Citizens United and big money in politics. Voters should not be misled by the
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
Today is tax day. Ordinary Americans rush to file their taxes to avoid paying fines. Global corporations prefer to defer. They book $2.4 trillion as foreign profits and pay no U.S. taxes on them. This is one way the game is rigged.
Last night's debate in New York was as contentious as the city, and as clarifying as debates can be. Sanders and Clinton clearly have had more than enough of each other, but this campaign will continue through the convention
Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Pundits dismissing Bernie Sanders' chances to win the Democratic nomination say he has to win over 55 percent of the vote in remaining contests to catch up to Hillary Clinton. He’s now done that or better in each of the last six races.
On Monday, an interfaith coalition representing religious leaders across the country calls on every presidential candidate to pledge to provide government contract workers with a living wage and the right to a union.
The Labor Department reports continued jobs growth in March, the 73rd month of private sector jobs growth. But wages remain stagnant. The economy continues to recover – but not the people.
Bernie Sanders swept three caucuses this weekend by huge margins, knocking Hillary Clinton's pledged delegate lead down below 300. He's still the underdog, but is closing. Mainstream media ought to give him the attention he's earned.
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in primaries Tuesday. Marco Rubio hung it up. While the frontrunners extended their leads, the fight for the nomination of both parties will continue right to their conventions.
In a stunning upset, Bernie Sanders went from 20 points down in polls to victory in the Michigan primary Tuesday. As Donald Trump consolidated his lead on the Republican side, Sanders demonstrated the Democratic race has just begun.
A weekend of presidential politics added some clarity to both nominating contests. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders keeps moving on up. The race is a long way from over. For Republicans, the horror show just got worse.
The Labor Department reported 242,000 new jobs in February, extending the record for consecutive months of private sector jobs growth. But even the most conservative international financial institutions are raising red warning flags.
There were few surprises. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won, but not as big as they had hoped. Bernie Sanders showed the fight is not over. Republicans called for unity to stop Trump, but not one candidate dropped out. The beat goes on.
Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary. Bernie Sanders was unable to cut into her solid African-American support. Yet even as she cruised to victory, warning signs were still flashing.
Donald Trump keeps winning primaries. On Tuesday, he won big in Nevada caucuses. He leads in the vast number of upcoming March primaries. He's on his way to the nomination. But he will not be elected president of the United States.
The populist revolt in both parties continues to roil both parties. On the Republican side, the establishment favorite -- Jeb! -- is gone. On the Democratic side, the Sanders surge continues to grow.
The confrontation over selecting a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court shows how politicized our courts have become, exposing judicial decisions as political choices rather than legal ones.
The presidential debates have treated ISIS and Syria as America's central security threats. Ignored is the increasing threat of a global economic downturn that would undermine our security far more than ISIS can imagine.
The Democratic debate in Wisconsin Thursday night probably ended in a draw. Both candidates reassured supporters. Neither was embarrassed. Clinton wielded the stiletto; Sanders pounded the hammer. The race heats up.
As Bernie Sanders rises in the polls and does better than expected, the alarms about his electability in the general election grow in volume and intensity. But Insurgent candidates don’t always lose.
New Hampshire voters turned out in large numbers and sent a message to both parties: it is time for change. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won; the establishment candidates lost. The message could not have been clearer.
In the face-off between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton last night, the clear winner was populism. It was remarkable to watch both contenders arguing about who is the most progressive candidate.
The Iowa caucuses traditionally winnow the field. They give a hint about who is real and who isn't, and usually add their own nutty spice to the dish. Here's a brief rundown of last night's results.
The results of the Iowa caucuses won't be known until late Monday, but we already know the big winner: Senator Bernie Sanders. The "fringe" candidate has shown he is for real. He leaves Iowa with momentum.
Fox News hosted its Republican debate last night without Donald Trump. He was both missing and missed. Fox focused on the right-wing fixations – and left out most of what concerns America.
On Thursday morning, the Washington Post editors took a swipe at Bernie Sanders, painting him as "like a lot of other politicians." Would that it were so. The editors indict the crusader because they don't like the crusade.
What makes a president transformational? The presidents widely celebrated as transformational all got big things done. But reforms are not sufficient; a president also has to win the ideological argument.
The Clinton campaign has started throwing everything and the kitchen sink at Sanders ... But the question isn't what's wrong with Bernie -- he's soaring beyond all expectations. The question is what's wrong with Hillary?
Sunday's Democratic debate put the differences between the two leading candidates in high relief: Hillary Clinton as the candidate of continuity, Bernie Sanders as the candidate of change. The choice is ours.