Why the ‘Alt-Left’ Is a Problem

Donald Trump’s challenge on August 15 — “what about the alt-left” — has stirred silly arguments. Claiming there is no “alt-left” because no one calls themselves “alt-left,” ignores the long, colorful history of political nicknaming. And claiming there is no “alt-left” because all leftists hate Neo-Nazis mistakenly defines the “alt-” modifier Continue Reading…

And the 2016 Ralph Nader Award Goes to… Bernie Sanders

Sanders distracted Hillary Clinton from creating a unified vision for the future On Election Day, Senator Bernie Sanders earned the 2016 “Ralph Nader Award” for the Leftist Most Responsible for Helping Republicans Win the Presidency. True, Donald Trump cleverly exploited voters’ frustrations. And Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016 was as rigid and empty as it was Continue Reading…

Understanding ‘Clintipathy’: A Pathological Hatred of the Clintons

One part totally rational; one part sexist and unfair News of the FBI’s investigation of more Hillary Clinton emails isn’t just a bombshell—it’s a guided missile to her Achilles heel: her trust gap with the American people. And these assaults on her integrity are partially reasonable and partially unfair. Twenty years of irrational Clinton-bashing has shrunk Continue Reading…

What Hillary Can Learn From Bill for the Democratic Debate

The trick is to combine substance with showmanship As Hillary Clinton prepares for the first Democratic debate on Tuesday, she should consult one of America’s most experienced presidential debaters: her husband.  More actor than orator, Bill Clinton was not the most eloquent debater. And his wife is the great family Continue Reading…

Carly Fiorina Could Defeat Hillary Clinton—By Channeling Her

Last night was her audition for the role of Clinton conquerer If Carly Fiorina ends up on the Republican ticket, her stellar performance at the Reagan Library will become a new American political legend. Her one-liners will rank with Lloyd Bentsen’s “You’re no Jack Kennedy” putdown of Dan Quayle. Her Continue Reading…