After Brussels Attacks, Americans Must Realize They Don’t Have Same Muslim, Immigration Problems As Europe, Avoid EU Mistakes

America Doesn’t Have Same Muslim, Immigration Problems As Europe, and Must Avoid EU Mistakes As Americans view today’s ISIS terrorist…

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Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Author’s note: when I wrote this, I was confident Clinton would win but still worried about the chance of a…

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Nevada, South Carolina Make Clinton vs. Trump Showdown Nearly Certain in November; Game Over for Sanders, Rubio, Cruz

Those hoping for nominees other than Clinton and Trump almost certainly needed outcomes other than what actually happened on Saturday…

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State of the Clinton-Sanders Democratic Race Post-Debate, Pre-Nevada/South Carolina

Neither candidate can be said to have chipped into the other’s core support as a result of the debate Thursday…

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This Map Proves Sanders’ Political Revolution a Delusional Fantasy, or, My 1 Question for Bernie

“How, Bernie?” The math and data that show why the “political revolution” can’t and won’t happen anytime soon.  Originally published on…

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Ya Got Trouble, GOP: The State of Campaigns in Early 2016

As Iowa readies its inexcusably and alarmingly undemocratic caucuses to kick off the two major American parties’ presidential nomination process, culminating in…

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Why Trump Will Win Iowa: All Major Trends Point to Trump Triumph

Barring any kind of a major development in the next few days or consistently terribly inaccurate polling, Donald Trump will…

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Obama’s Final State of the Union & His Legacy: What I Will (and Won’t) Miss About Him

Obama’s final State of the Union speech exemplified him and his presidency, both strengths and weaknesses.  In the end, Obama’s…

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Encountering Dehumanization Among Israelis and Palestinians

The lengths to which far too many people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict go to minimize or deny…

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Republicans vs. Syrian Refugees: Keep Your tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free Because We’re Scared

Republicans, predictably after the Paris attacks, have turned on Syrian refugees as the latest group from which they can arouse…

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What the Paris Attacks Taught Me About Israel

When Paris was hit by terrorism and French civilians were killed, the world stood up for the French.  When Israel is…

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Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

As this historic terrorist attack unfolds, France, Europe, the West, and the Middle East need to really think about what…

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America Has Two Major Political Parties, but Only One Is Serious (and It’s Definitely Not the Republican Party)

Author’s note: even at this stage of the game in late 2015, it was clear the Republican Party was a…

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