<i>A candidate with weaknesses is the last barrier against political insanity.</i>
Donald Trump is practically no longer stoppable. Even if he doesn’t have the absolute majority of delegates come the Republican Party Convention in the summer, party leadership will not be able to prevent his candidacy for [Read more]
The core of the Trump supporters looks a lot like voters of the Austrian Freedom Party and other right-wing populist parties in Europe: white, male, with little education and economically disadvantaged and socially insecure.
This is America's craziest election year. Donald Trump is still forging ahead. Hillary Clinton recognizes he is her main opponent.
Nearly everything Donald Trump has said so far in this election campaign is simply alarming. No sensible person can imagine this will-o'-the-wisp pseudo politician in all seriousness as [Read more]
Whatever got into Chris Christie? In a swank Palm Beach setting, the bullish ex-presidential candidate introduced the Super Tuesday winner, Donald Trump, saying Trump would unite the Republican Party, then boasted that he was a reconciler.
Just the opposite is true. The party of Lincoln and Reagan, the Grand Old [Read more]
Forced to turn to the hard right by neoconservative ideologues, tea party fundamentalists and unscrupulous populists, this may nonetheless be an opportunity for the Grand Old Party to make a course correction back toward traditional values.
It takes a lot of chutzpah for Trump to talk the talk and walk the walk as the great underdog. But it takes even more naiveté to swallow what he's saying.
<i>Donald Trump’s defeat was predictable, and Bernie Sanders will also soon realize that you cannot win elections with enthusiasm alone.</i>
Hardly a word in the political reporting on the primaries in the U.S. leads to a craze as fast as “momentum” does. As soon as a candidate is a bit further ahead in a poll [Read more]
Trump, Trump, always Trump. In the U.S. presidential election campaign so far, it's been all about the blonde-haired billionaire with behavioral issues. Donald Trump even dominates a televised debate of Republican candidates when he's not even there. More than once in their discussion, his rivals referred to the [Read more]
<i>The chances are looking good for America's first female president. The queen of the Democrats only has to fear Marco Rubio – and Bill Clinton.</i>
When, if not now? Hillary Clinton may well have asked that question nine years ago as she confidently announced her candidacy for the presidency in 2007 in a YouTube [Read more]
'Yes, effective climate protection is important, but it is going to cost you something.' Whoever is serious about the fight against climate change should begin every speech with this sentence.