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DNC’s Perez says Trump a bully, ‘didn’t win election’

New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Friday night said President Trump “didn’t win the election” and suggested his Republican Party doesn’t care about voters. The comments by Perez, Labor secretary under President Obama, appear to leave little doubt about the direction in which he will try to take the struggling committee. “Donald Trump,

Actors swapped Trump, Clinton genders in mock debate – guess whose message won

Just before the second presidential debate in October, Professor Maria Guadalupe began to wonder what would happen if the brash, aggressive mannerisms of Donald Trump were emulated by a woman. Turns out the hypothetical candidate was a hit. In a bias-challenging twist, Guadalupe and another professor recently engineered a gender-swap exercise featuring a mock debate

We Don’t Need Any More Debate, Senator Rubio

Bill Sardi, Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza extols Senator Marco Rubio for his recent Rodney King-like speech (“Can’t we all just get along?”).  These are the main statements reporter Cillizza excerpted from Senator Rubio’s speech: * “I don’t know of a civilization in the history of the world that’s been able to solve its problems

Election Integrity Can’t Wait

Ken Blackwell, For years, Republicans have pushed to improve election integrity. Democrats, aided by the courts, have fiercely resisted efforts to ensure honest elections. But there’s no good argument against making sure that everyone who casts a ballot is eligible to do so, and that they cast only one per election. After all, illegal voting

Ben Carson defends record, tangles with Warren at confirmation hearing

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who’s had an illustrious career in medicine but little formal background in housing policy, defended his qualifications Thursday to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as he sought Senate approval during his confirmation hearing.  Carson, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, cited his personal story as he explained

Cory Booker 2020 Pres. Hopeful Testifies against Sessions – and earns Republican rebuke

Jennifer G. Hickey, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker cast aside long-standing precedent Wednesday and testified against a sitting Senate colleague, as he urged the chamber not to confirm Jeff Sessions for attorney general – a move that earned him a rebuke from Republicans. Critics charged the New Jersey senator was merely burnishing his credentials for a

Charlie Sheen’s Trump death wish: How Twitter is turning political debate toxic

Howard Kurtz, The politics of hate is getting out of control. For all the positive aspects of social media, the amount of venom being spewed there threatens to desensitize us all. Take Charlie Sheen. Okay, he’s a liberal Hollywood guy who hasn’t exactly led an exemplary life. He has a history of alcohol and drug

The Presidential Election Was Hacked, All Right – By the Truth

David L. Applegate, Ultimately it was Mrs. Clinton, her advisors, and her supporters who generated those emails, not Vladimir Putin or even Julian Assange.   Among the many public comments for which New York businessman Donald Trump, now President-Elect of the United States, has been attacked since he began his quixotic campaign for the highest elected

Debating and Disinformation with a Democrat

D.W. Wilber, In any conversation or debate with a Democrat about the 2016 Presidential Election the first thing you need to do is to discard the facts and logic, you won’t need them. Democrats never rely on facts and logic when formulating their arguments. They haven’t in decades. And be prepared, Democrats often times will