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The Etiquette of Defeat

  The etiquette of defeat is one so vital but also one that pains to learn. It’s what you can describe as a true test of character because most times, it’s easier to be the sore loser than to be anything else. Every contest must come away with a winner …

All That Glitters Is Gold – “Raising Trump”

In her new book, ‘Raising Trump’, Ivana Trump lifts the curtain on her family’s private life. The book outlines her life and marriage to Donald Trump, revealing her unique perspective on events both past and present. As the mother of three children of President Donald Trump, she holds the title …

Trump Presidency

There’s Plenty of Things to Worry About with a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump has said some weird stuff about debt in recent weeks. It seemed that he believes he can cut a deal with holders of US debt and pay less than face value. This, of course, would be a disaster. It would destroy the world’s belief in America’s “full faith …

White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Shines at his Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a night to remember. Barack Obama’s swan song was filled with some of his best gags and jokes. Maybe after he leaves the White House, he’ll consider a comedy tour. The event also helped put a positive note on Obama’s relationship with the …

Why We Need to Stop Using the Unemployment Rate

Discouraged workers are notoriously difficult to bring back into the workforce, so it is easier to ignore the problem than to address it. If we want real meaningful discussions, and real solutions, for our economy, we need to start talking about total unemployment including discouraged workers.


Republican Party: Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Vegas

Since the GOP took back control of the House of Representatives in 2010, it has been in a state of civil war.

Iowa Caucuses

Iowa Caucuses: One Last Ride Before

With mere days before the Iowa Caucuses, Republican candidates are still vying to position themselves for the fight after the first votes are cast. Some are aiming to win and gain momentum, while others are simply trying to survive to fight on into the primary season.

Election 2016

Election 2016: The Last Rumble Before the Vote

It’s nearly time. After months of campaigning and debating, the first primary contests of the 2016 election season are about to begin. On Feb. 1 Iowans will go to the caucuses, and on Feb. 9 New Hampshire will host the first primary vote. Less than two weeks after that, South Carolinians go to the polls.

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham : Farewell to Yet Another Candidate

This week marks the departure of yet another contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina struggled from the very beginning to gain any traction, rarely polling better than one-percent and being perpetually relegated to the undercard debates.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump : The Powerlessness of an Independent President

Defying all expectations (including my own), Donald Trump remains the Republican frontrunner as we enter the final stretch to the early primary polls. The smart money still bets he’ll lose in the end, as the weaker candidates are winnowed away and voters in the “undecided” column make their decisions. It is expected that these erstwhile supporters of fallen candidates and so-far undecided voters will break disproportionately against Trump and toward a safer and more conventional candidate.