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Benjamin Powers
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Prairie, Texas February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Sanders/Trump Debate Would Only Legitimize Trump

Trump’s stoking of Sanders’ supporters’ anger by insisting the system is “rigged against Sanders” will bolster the Bernie or Bust movement. And Bernie will have played right into future President Trump’s hand.

May 27, 2016
A fully armed MQ-9 Reaper taxis down an Afghanistan runway Nov. 4. The Reaper has flown 49 combat sorties since it first began operating in Afghanistan Sept. 25. It completed its first combat strike Oct. 27, when it fired a Hellfire missile over Deh Rawod, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Obama’s ‘Kill List’ Is Here To Stay

When the CIA allegedly carried out its first targeted drone killing in February 2002, in Afghanistan, it killed three men near a former mujahedeen base called Zhawar Kili. In the aftermath of the strike, however, authorities appeared not to know who they had killed. A Pentagon spokeswoman stated, “We’re convinced that it was an appropriate target,” but added, “[w]e do not know yet exactly who it was.”

May 13, 2016
Daniel Stefanski waits to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election at a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

2016 Is Proof We Needed The Voting Rights Act

Eric and Ivanka aren’t the only ones shut out of the voting booth by obscure rules. These will be the first presidential elections since the 2013 Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act.

April 12, 2016
Trump supporters (R) voice their opinions at anti-Trump protesters following a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

There Is No “Trump Voter” and It’s Dangerous to Think Otherwise

Even as the media continues to portray Trump supporters as ignorant poor people, it largely ignores what it means to be poor in America.

April 1, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The World Is Watching Donald Trump, And They’re Not Impressed

The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated a Donald Trump presidency as one of its top 10 threats to global stability and security. Other threats included Britain leaving the European Union and Russia’s military action in the Ukraine and Syria leading to a new Cold War.

March 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami

You Know What They Say About Men Who Make Jokes About Small Hands? Not Much, Anymore.

As one of the biggest disappointments of this election cycle, Rubio is a walking demonstration of how resoundingly Republican primary voters have rejected the establishment candidates.

March 18, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester

Did The Internet Create Trump And Sanders?

Without the Internet, it’s difficult to know whether Sanders’s and Trump’s campaigns would have existed long enough to make any impact at all.

March 15, 2016
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability at Trump Tower in New York

Donald Trump And The Art Of A Bad Deal

Over the next eight months, the American people may very well give a man who has no sense of his own limits control of an office from which to stage his most spectacular failure yet.

March 13, 2016
Singer, founder, CEO, and co-chief investment officer for Elliott Management Corporation, attends the Skybridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas

Why ‘Billionaires Against Trump’ Does More Harm Than Good

Trump’s populism takes square aim at these people.

March 9, 2016
Former U.S. Senator Senator Jim Webb speaks during a news conference

Why Might Former Democratic Candidate Jim Webb Support Donald Trump?

Supporting Donald Trump as a Democrat is just about as crazy as supporting him… as a Republican. What gives?

March 7, 2016