The Great Debate

Why ‘sincere’ isn’t a real qualification for office

By Bill Schneider
October 13, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

By Dan Hill
September 16, 2015

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What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.

Clinton confidential: A close look at the rules that govern what’s a secret

By Peter Van Buren
September 3, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Reading Hillary Clinton’s body language when she talks about the email debacle

By Dan Hill
September 1, 2015
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The faces of Hillary Clinton: The left side is images from her campaign launch in New York, June 13, 2015. The right side has shots from her Las Vegas news conference, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Archive

Why the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio isn’t just politics

By Suzanne Garment
August 21, 2015

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in West Columbia, South Carolina, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Why the selfie is a threat to democracy

By Richard L. Hasen
August 18, 2015
Voters cast their ballots in U.S. midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri

Voters cast their ballots in U.S. midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri, November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis

Why Donald Trump’s hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party is a loser

By Bill Schneider
August 6, 2015
Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

What everyone with a Top Secret security clearance knows – or should know

By Peter Van Buren
August 3, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone while sitting next to South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan (R) at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Why the Democratic nomination race won’t be a Clinton coronation

By Bill Schneider
July 14, 2015
Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum

Former Senator James Webb holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum in Washington, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts