March 16, 2020 / In Biden-Sanders debate, solutions win and revolution loses

Evan Vucci / AP

Former Vice President Joe Biden employed the right strategy in his first one-one-one matchup against Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday night, making it about solutions versus a revolution.

Full piece by Mary Anne can be found here.

March 2, 2020 / Biden finds himself in the middle of some real March madness in race to stop Sanders

Chris Carlson / AP

The fact is that Biden’s firewall has to become spontaneous combustion across 14 states to even stay close on Super Tuesday.

Full piece by Mary Anne can be found here.


February, 2020 – Democratic Debates, Super Tuesday, and Brexit

February 26, 2020 / In Democratic debate, 3 winners and 4 losers in a two-hour street fight

The only way to view this final debate before the South Carolina primary Saturday and Super Tuesday March 3 is whether it changed the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The answer that it did not.

February 24, 2020 / Super Tuesday could decide Democratic nomination – here’s the candidate in the best position to win

In 2016, Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday because she built an insurmountable lead in delegates.

February 20, 2020 / In fierce Democratic presidential debate, 1 winner and 5 losers

Multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg landed in Las Vegas like a highly anticipated show on the Strip. But when he took to the stage with five competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday night, their debate immediately became an Ultimate Fighting Championship match.

February 17, 2020 / Democrats’ Bloomberg bargain – here’s the deal they might have to make to beat Trump

The 11 days between the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada Caucus is the longest stretch between any contest in the Democratic nomination and Super Tuesday.

February 10, 2020 / New Hampshire votes – here are the three candidates to watch on Tuesday

When New Hampshire voters render their verdict the rest of the country starts to pay attention to the presidential race.

February 3, 2020 / Brexit and impeachment outcome make for a very good day – for Putin

The Russian leader seeks a divided Europe and a divided U.S., making Friday a win-win for him.

January, 2020 – Impeachment’s legacy and Mike Bloomberg

January 27, 2020 / Trump impeachment not enough – Senate Republicans must hold him accountable

Will the president and others who participated be punished for their wrongdoing? 

January 20, 2020 / Impeachment trial’s core question: are we still a republic?

Holding those in power accountable is still a fundamental principle of the United States.

January 13, 2020 / Bloomberg is rich, aloof and imperious — is this really what Dems want for president?

The former mayor has placed a big bet that big bucks can overcome all. 

December, 2019 – Democrats battling and impeachment drama

December 23, 2019 / Trump, Pelosi agree! What part of impeachment drama has them on the same side?

Before the House voted to impeach Trump, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he would work in “total coordination” with the White House on the Senate trial. 

December 20, 2019 / December Democratic debate’s winners and losers – (Hint: You may be surprised)

Joe Biden went into the December Democratic debate as the front runner and he ended the debate as the front runner.

December 16, 2019 / Impeachment shows Trump a ‘clear and present danger’ to nation

Tom Clancy’s 1989 book “Clear and Present Danger” was about a president who uses government resources to bolster his chances for re-election.  Sound familiar?  

December 9, 2019 / Warren vs. Buttigieg – who has the edge after this latest round?

This fight is really about the one demographic group needed to win in Iowa and New Hampshire: white college-educated voters.

December 2, 2019 / Democrats’ top two contenders as Iowa and NH votes draw near

Two candidates are poised to win either one or both of the first two contests. Historically, a candidate who wins the first two contests runs the table.

November, 2019 – Democratic debates, impeachment, and Nancy Pelosi

November 25, 2019 / Impeachment testimony from this trio shows American idea alive and well

Despite the attacks against our nation from within and without, the words and deeds of these patriots represent our best.

November 21, 2019 / Fifth Democratic debate’s big winners and surprising losers

Here are the biggest winners and losers from the fifth Democratic debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

November 18, 2019 / Impeachment tops Trump’s awful week – here’s how it will just get worse

Eight more witnesses are scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including Ambassador Sondland on Wednesday morning. This could be pivotal.  

November 4, 2019 / When Pelosi sets her sights on something she will not be denied. (Trump should be worried)

The recent picture of Pelosi standing up to Trump in the White House is the perfect symbol of how she is handling impeachment. She is In command and in control.

October, 2019 – Impeachment and favor with Putin

October 28, 2019 / The walls are closing in on President Trump

A judge in Washington has issued a decision that may seal Trump’s fate.

October 21, 2019 / Thanks to Trump, Christmas has come early to the Kremlin

“All roads lead to Putin,” Nancy Pelosi stated in her dramatic confrontation with Trump at the White House.

October 7, 2019 / All roads lead to Donald Trump as more learned in impeachment inquiry

It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.

September, 2019 – Impeachment, Trump’s re-election, and Moscow Mitch

September 30, 2019 / Impeachment inquiry so far – Trump’s days are numbered and never underestimate Pelosi

Pelosi has been clear that she would only support impeachment if it was necessary, bipartisan and had widespread support. Now, she has all three.  

September 23, 2019 / Trump’s reelection is in trouble – Here’s how it adds up (and why every American should care)

After a years of investigations about foreign influence in the 2016 election, why would Trump risk even the appearance of seeking help of a foreign country during his re-election campaign? 

September 16, 2019 / Mitch McConnell, it’s time for you to stand up to Trump and the NRA

As majority leader, McConnell wields enormous power. But on many important matters, including gun violence, McConnell decides to do nothing. 

September 9, 2019 / Thursday’s debate could be Elizabeth Warren’s moment to become the Democratic nominee

Elections are won in June, July and August. Warren has won all three. She is the only candidate running for president who is hitting on all cylinders. 

August, 2019 – Biden’s path, blue waves, and Iowa’s impact

August 26, 2019 / Biden banking on electability but if he falters Warren hot on his heels in Iowa and NH

In the latest Fox News Poll a staggering 84 percent of African Americans support Biden. If they change their minds, then the bottom falls out for the former vice president. 

August 19, 2019 / Trump in big trouble for 2020. Political and economic warning signs there for all to see

Trump trails the top four Democratic contenders. His favorability rating is under water. The strong economy he touts is anything but.

August 12, 2019 / Want gun control and secure elections now? Demand both from these 19 vulnerable GOP senators

If there isn’t a vote on gun control and secure elections, voters will throw Republicans out for not standing up to McConnell and for them.

August 5, 2019 / Democrats, 2020 and the Iowa State Fair — It’s not just the food that will be fried

If you didn’t make the debates, and you’re not going to make the next one, then you’re done. If you made the debate by the skin of your teeth and are polling in low single digits, you’re done, too.

July, 2019 – Warren v. Harris and the Mueller Report

July 29, 2019 / The 2020 Democratic nomination fight is now down to Warren vs. Harris

Although Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are still at the top of all the polls, the fight for the Democratic nomination is already down to Elizabeth Warren vs. Kamala Harris.

July 22, 2019 / Mueller holds fate of our democracy in his hands – This is ex-Marine’s most important fight

The fate of our democracy rests in his ability to persuade Congress and the country to act on the Mueller Report because the subjects of his investigation are a greater threat to us than the enemy he faced as a Marine.

July 1, 2019 / What a difference a debate makes — who gained and who lost among the Democratic candidates

Over two nights and four hours, the shape of the Democratic primary was re-shaped by the performances of 20 candidates, especially by the top five.

June, 2019 – Looking ahead for Biden, Democrats, and impeachment

June 24, 2019 / Will first Dem debate be a defining moment — or demolition derby?

And as the old saying goes, you get one chance to make a good first impression. This is it.

June 17, 2019 / Russia, if you’re listening, it’s Donald Trump – again

Every American should rightfully raise questions about the legitimacy of Donald Trump as president if he prevails in 2020, not only because of the Mueller Report, but also because of Trump’s publicly stated willingness to accept help from a foreign government.

June 10, 2019 / Joe Biden’s ‘woman problem’ and the future of his campaign

Joe Biden’s long legislative record collided with Joe Biden the presidential candidate yet again this week, and the result was disastrous.

June 3, 2019 / Mueller’s mandate to Congress is to move forward on impeachment

It is clear in the wake of Robert Mueller’s press conference that the facts will lead to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.

May, 2019 – Bernie, Pelosi, and Putin vs. POTUS

May 28, 2019 / Trump is the ‘extremely stable genius’ who can’t resist taking Pelosi’s bait

No one knows how to play Donald Trump better than Nancy Pelosi.

May 20, 2019 / Bernie Sanders’ incredible, shrinking candidacy — why he won’t be Dem nominee

In 2016 Bernie Sanders was a force in Democratic politics, challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in a bitter and hard-fought contest.

May 13, 2019 / On impeachment, Trump is playing a high-stakes game of chicken — one he is likely to lose

Donald Trump’s long time go-to strategy when he has a problem is to play a high-stakes game of chicken.

May 6, 2019 / Russia, if you’re listening, Donald Trump is looking for your help … again

Donald Trump’s call to Vladimir Putin last Friday was a request for a lifeline at the end of one the worst weeks since he entered the White House.

April, 2019 – Mueller Report and election security

April 29, 2019 / If Dems want to beat Trump in 2020, we need to fix the election system first

The fact is Russia successfully attacked our election in 2016 and 2018.

April 22, 2019 / Mueller report is no victory for Trump, despite what president says

In the wake of the report last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump claims he has been completely cleared of serious accusations involving collusion with Russia to help him get elected, and obstruction of justice to hinder the investigation of the collusion charge. This is simply not true.

April 15, 2019 / Trump and Barr turning Mueller Report into an Easter egg hunt

Clearly, this Mueller Report Easter egg hunt is designed by Trump and Barr to hide the truth from the American public.

April 8, 2019 / Joe Biden’s biggest challenge in 2020 is … Joe Biden

Biden does many things well but running for president isn’t one of them.

April 1, 2019 / Trump and Barr are stonewalling on the Mueller investigation — just like Nixon on Watergate

On March 24, 1973, President Richard Nixon told his Attorney General John Mitchell, “I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover-up or anything else, if it’ll save it–save the plan.”

March, 2019 – Mueller Report and Republican reckoning

March 25, 2019 / Mueller did not exonerate Trump – Barr acted as judge and jury. Now Congress needs to do its job

Politics abhors a vacuum and Bill Barr filled it Sunday when he tried to exonerate Donald Trump using the “Mueller report” as a fig leaf.

March 18, 2019 / Republicans’ day of reckoning on Trump is coming

Now is the time for Republicans in Congress to stand up to Trump by overriding his veto.

March 11, 2019 / ‘Socialism!’ is the GOP rallying cry for 2020

Maybe Republicans should take a look at the mess they’ve made of capitalism.

March 5, 2019 / Finally, the House is searching for the truth — And every American should be committed to finding it

It took almost three years and an election that put Democrats in the majority for the House of Representatives to hold one hearing in search of the truth.

February, 2019 – Divisive Humpty Dumpty Donald and his wall

February 25, 2019 / Trump, not the border, is our national emergency

Do you want to confer extraordinary powers upon Donald Trump at a time when he faces extraordinary threats to his ability to stay in the White House?

February 4, 2019 / Trump and the State of the Union: America is angry and divided. Our president needs to bring us together

Today the state of our union is divided. As President Trump prepares to deliver his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, we are a nation divided by race, religion, gender, income, party, and … President Trump.

January, 2019 – RBG, Elizabeth Warren, Mitch McConnell and the President of Oz

January 28, 2019 / Donald Trump and the shutdown reveal him as The Wizard of Oz — all smoke and bluster and not much else

Last week Nancy Pelosi stood up to Donald Trump.  And just like Dorothy, Pelosi exposed Trump for who he really is…the Wizard of Oz. After two years of using threats and Twitter to demean and demonize the country, Trump’s power melted away faster than the Wicked Witch of the West…

January 21, 2019 / Two years of Trump and it’s midnight (not morning) in America

Two years after Trump entered the White House his actions have most of America caught between hope and despair.

January 16, 2019 / Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A Supreme Court justice the world watches

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has overcome all of life’s obstacles while making the world better for women and more fair for all. Her words matter. Her opinions matter. Her voice matters.

January 14, 2019 / The 2020 election is here and guess who the Democrats’ frontrunner is?

No one has prepared more to run for president in 2020 than Elizabeth Warren. It shows in every measure that matters big and small.

January 7, 2019 / Sen. Mitch McConnell has a problem – And it’s Donald Trump

President Trump is creating problems for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

December, 2018 – Refugees, women, and the Ghosts of Trump’s Christmases Past

December 24, 2018 / On Christmas, let’s remember that Jesus and his family were also refugees

In this season of Christmas as Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is important to remember the journey Jesus, Mary, and Joseph traveled.

December 17, 2018 / Demonizing women should NOT be a winning political strategy

Once you demonize one woman it becomes more acceptable to do the same to the next one.

December 10, 2018 / Manafort, Cohen and Flynn — The Ghosts of Trump’s Christmases Past

In the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” three ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge as a reminder of the life he has led.

November, 2018 – Recounts, midterms, Saudi Arabia, and Trump’s self-protection

November 26, 2018 / What is the Trump, CIA and Saudi Arabia connection?

Last week, the CIA issued their report that concluded with “high confidence” that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s murder, directly contradicting previous claims of innocence from the Saudis.

November 19, 2018 / Here’s how Trump will try to avoid impeachment

Don’t underestimate the lengths Trump will go to save himself.

November 12, 2018 / Recount Redux in Florida — haven’t we seen this movie before?

Counting every vote, properly and fairly, is the most basic tenet of democracy.

November 9, 2018 / Never underestimate Nancy Pelosi

Never underestimate a woman – especially Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and once the most powerful female elected official in American history. Now she is poised to claim those titles again in January.

November 5, 2018 / Midterm elections — Why Democrats have high hopes for Tuesday

Early voting is more than 50 percent higher now than in the 2014 midterm elections – and that could be a good sign for Democrats.

October, 2018 – Midterms and the impact on women of the Kavanaugh hearing

October 29, 2018 / Stop making it hard to vote — midterm elections are too important for such shenanigans

As we see record early voting across the country we are seeing numerous efforts in the last few weeks to make it more difficult for people to vote.

October 22, 2018 / Women have the potential to change the political landscape in 2018

Women have been driving the political debate since November 2016 when it was Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton who went to the White House.

October 4, 2018 / FBI investigation of Kavanaugh failed to question enough key people to get to the truth

After weeks of debate about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the debate is still about one thing: the truth.

September, 2018 – Brett Kavanaugh and the legacy of Anita Hill

September 28, 2018 / Kavanaugh hearing echoes Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill confrontation

Grassley and his Republican colleagues clearly still believe that women are second-class citizens who don’t have a right to use their voices.

September 17, 2018 / The Christine Blasey Ford vs. Kavanaugh debate is a debate about the truth

Long before Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her accusations of an assault, a raft of questions had already emerged about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the truth.