from The Great Debate:

For such a rich guy, why does Donald Trump look so sad?

By Dan Hill
July 29, 2015

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I expected disgust -- and its first cousin contempt -- to be the most frequent emotions on Donald Trump’s mug as he announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After all, disgust would make perfect sense. It’s an emotion in keeping with Trump’s repeated comments about the current state of America as something that smells and tastes bad -- if not literally, then at least metaphorically.  

from Tales from the Trail:

Are we an electorate or are we an audience?

July 27, 2015

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from Tales from the Trail:

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015

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Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Stockman polemic gloomily convincing

April 12, 2013

By Martin Hutchinson

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Election shines light on long path to post-racial America

November 8, 2012

So much for post-racial.

Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

from Edward Hadas:

Welcome the U.S. relative decline

By Edward Hadas
October 10, 2012

Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will preside over a relative decline in the country’s global economic position. He should, but probably will not, accept the inevitable.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama takes a break from debate prep – at the Hoover Dam

October 2, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama took a break from preparing for Wednesday night's debate with a quick visit to the Hoover Dam.

from Tales from the Trail:

Romney’s problems with minority voters extend to Asians, study shows

September 25, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney's problems appealing to minority voters extends beyond blacks and Hispanics, with Asian-Americans also heavily favoring Democratic President Barack Obama's re-election on Nov. 6.

from Tales from the Trail:

This election, abortion rights activists are looking for just a few good women

September 19, 2012

This fall, there is going to be a relatively small group of women voters who may be very, very sick of hearing from NARAL Pro-Choice America by Election Day on Nov. 6.

from Tales from the Trail:

Union leader sees opportunity in Romney’s dismissal of the “47 percent”

September 18, 2012

Democrats have reacted gleefully to the release of Mitt Romney's secretly videotaped dismissal of 47 percent of American voters - whom he identified as supporters of President Barack Obama - as victims who do not pay their share or "care for their lives."