Is Jeb Bush speaking for Obama? Or is Obama speaking for Jeb Bush? 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush and President Obama are both in Germany this weekend. Unsurprisingly, they both spoke about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surprisingly, they both sounded a lot alike. What Jeb said: “There are things that we could do given the scale of our military to send a strong signal that we’re on the side of Poland, Read More

Scott Walker and the League of Small-Government Gentlemen

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Who do we want? Scott Walker! Why do we want him? Because we’ve filled his coffers in exchange for small government initiatives!” – say the Koch brothers, Bradley Foundation, and many others. OK, they didn’t actually say that, but they have poured money into small-government think tanks that have, you guessed it, supported small-government Wisconsin Read More

Jeb Bush: Keep the Muzzle On

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush is heading to Europe this week. For other 2016 hopefuls, campaigning across the pond has caused some headaches. Chris Christie and Scott Walker both found out the hard way that a trip overseas is not a walk in the park. So how is Jeb Bush, who is plagued by a family legacy of Read More

Scott Walker, Professor of Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes Conservatives and Republicans supposedly love Scott Walker. Why? Because he is Union busting? Maybe, but recent data suggest that Unions aren’t as unpopular as they seem. Maybe it is down-home history (i.e. wearing Kohl’s sweaters), appeals against big government, and survival against a massive Democratic-led recall. These things can be very popular for a prospective Read More

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio — Friends Forever, Momentary Enemies 

Reading Time: 2 minutes A subtle jab carrying Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign is that he is ‘new’ and other candidates in the race are ‘outdated’. Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are certainly getting on in years, yes. However, they are not Rubio’s immediate opponents. That can only mean Rubio’s dig is meant for someone in his own party. Namely Read More

Rand Paul and Political Rand-standing

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rand Paul is, as John McCain once labeled him, a ‘whacko-bird’. No, it’s not because of his opposition to NSA. That actually has a lot of bipartisan and populist support. And no, it’s not because many Republican leaders think he should be running as a Democrat. What makes Paul a whacko-bird is his views on Read More

Popular Avant-Garde: The History of Bernie Sanders 

Reading Time: < 1 minute “When Bernie Sanders won by 10 votes in a four-way mayoral race, Ronald Reagan had just entered the White House, the Cold War was in full swing, and people were seriously freaked out. ‘You would’ve thought that Trotsky had come to Burlington.’”Admitted socialist don’t get much love in the States. Many blame the Cold War Read More

Martin O’Malley has a Race and Police problem.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Martin O’Malley is in a tough spot. On one hand, he is far (faaaaar) behind Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, he doesn’t have the Progressive support (or revolutionary zeal) that Bernie Sanders has. And, worst of all, he is getting partial blame for the death of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray. So much so that a group Read More

Out of Left field – Bernie Sanders wrote a very, very bizarre essay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Apparently Bernie Sanders had an affinity Feud. He wrote an essay about it. It’s quite explicit. Parents warn your children. The opening paragraphs: “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused. A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes Read More

The Teflon Candidate? Jeb Bush does shady business. So what?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Bush family are tied to shady business deals? Yawn. Yet a myriad of journalists are giving themselves carpal tunnel in an attempt pin something – anything – on Jeb Bush. So far, the good people at Business Insider have done a noble job. Here are a few questions they – and we – want answered: Read More