In short, there is no “will of the people,” and certainly not one determining what political parties ought to be doing.
Trump needs 58 percent of the delegates still up for grabs; the GOP's winner-take-all primaries make that not just hard, but improbable.
This primary cycle is still very much up in the air.
Just as Barack Obama was able to strike a chord in the electorate because of dissatisfaction with President Bush eight years ago, Trump is rising as reaction against Obama.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Americans have their president. But their president doesn’t have them. On the heels of Hope and Change in 2009, President Obama has slowly, but decisively, drifted away from his unity message. Oh, sure, he mentions it now and again—like a bad shirt that you wear every now and then ...
The world may be looking to the US, and a newly elected president next year, for leadership in the fight against ISIS.
SALT LAKE CITY, November 11, 2015 — Teachers use rubrics to help grade assignments. They are good tools to help quantify a qualitative judgement. Put another way, they make a subjective evaluation more objective. Through the first three GOP debates, countless pundits have offered assessments on candidates’ performances. A rubric boils down all those judgements ...
So those cheers in the House? They were partly pomp that accompanies any major public display in the Capitol.
The battle was an intense exercise in stamina and patience.
The president’s problem is that he cannot conceive that anybody would ever disagree with him.
But Bacevich’s formulation is too simplistic. It doesn’t even stand up to his own reasoning
Afghanistan's political chaos continues. Time to name Ghanin President and end it.
KANDAHAR, August 24, 2014—So Ferguson is calm…ing. The improved situation is thanks, in part at least, to the National Guard, which, by most accounts, performed admirably. Gov. Jay Nixon sent Missouri Guardsmen to carry out a “specific, limited mission of protecting the Unified Command Center so that law enforcement officers could focus on the important ...
KANDAHAR, August 9, 2014—Pessimism has infected Americans’ outlook on the world. Nowhere is the tendency more evident or pronounced than in Afghanistan. It is a bipartisan affair, too. Conservatives seem resigned that a Muslim country will go the way of our other two recent interventionist projects in Iraq and Libya. Liberals are convinced that military ...
What Afghanistan needs right now are a few steps forward.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 22, 2014—Afghanistan’s election officials say that they will complete a nationwide ballot audit within a few weeks. Don’t hold your breath. Today marks the day that the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan was supposed to have certified the winner of the runoff election and declared a winner. Things didn’t go as planned, ...
The LDS church may well change its practice of disallowing women to hold the priesthood. Major changes in doctrine and policy have been made before- polygamy reversal in 1890, black Priesthood Revelation in 1978.