Donald Trump

Episode 15: Comedy in Politics; Predictions for 2016

Segments:

Is Jeb Bush funny? Is Donald Trump funny?

Is a sense of humor important in presidential politics?

How we got into politics

Trump takes on Bill Clinton

Some Hillary vs. Bernie talk

Predictions for 2016

Episode 14: The debates, the races, and Obama’s handling of ISIS

Segments:

Fifth GOP Debate

The Cruz-Rubio immigration face-off

Can Trump really win?

Goodbye Lindsey Graham

Obama and the war on ISIS

Third Democratic Debate

 

Episode 13: Trump, More Trump, and Glass-Steagall

Segments:

The Trump Phenomenon

Clinton, Sanders and Glass-Steagall

State of the Races

The Economic Argument Against Immigration Reform

Episode 12: San Bernadino, Gun Politics and Trump

Segments:

Obama’s Oval Office Address: “Complex acts of terrorism”

The San Bernadino Shooting

The Politics of Guns – Where the Candidates Stand

Trump and the polls: Is he for real?

The pending government shutdown

 

Episode 11: The Planned Parenthood Shooting and Is Trump Really a Fascist?

Segments:

The Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting

Is Donald Trump truly a fascist?

Ben Carson’s Iowa poll dive and Ted Cruz’s poll rise

Bernie Sanders poll rise in New Hampshire

November presidential polls in 2016 vs 2012 vs 2008 

Episode 7: Third Republican Debate Postmortem

Segments:

Third GOP Debate

Jeb Bush campaign

Ben Carson’s dietary supplement pills

Syria and boots on the ground

School Resource Officers in high school classrooms

The state of the races

The Debate Bernie Sanders Already Won

by Kevin Kelton

Next Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Democrats will hold their first debate of the 2016 presidential primary season. But it’s already clear that the winner will be Bernie Sanders. Before a word is even spoken.

Though all five candidates on stage (or six if Joe Biden jumps in the race) will acquit themselves well and present fairly similar liberal positions, it is inevitable that the post-debate media spin will crown Sanders the victor.

Yup, Bernie won. Take it to the bank. If you’re in Las Vegas, put all your chips on the socialist. How can I state that with such certainty a week before the debate happens? Here’s how: Read More

Polls don’t tell the true story

by Kevin Kelton

You’ve heard of college basketball’s March Madness? This year’s presidential primary campaign should be called Polling Madness.

In the course of just three weeks, the media has reported that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is 11 points ahead of Bernie Sanders in Iowa, one point behind Sanders10 points behind Sanders, and 21 points ahead of the Vermont Senator.

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