Nation Jul 29

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Is socialism having its moment in U.S. elections?

In other industrialized countries, movement towards a democratic form of socialism has been strong enough to win national elections. So why hasn’t socialism ever become a powerful force in American politics? There are lots of reasons, as well as younger…

Poetry Nov 28

A poet squeezes the presidential election into a clown car

Poet Joseph Hutchison says he wrote “The Greatest Show on Earth” four years ago when he was watching yet another chaotic Presidential election process unfold. “It was a response to the circus that we make of elections and how political…

Politics Jan 08

Can running for president help your bottom line?

As the 2016 election gets into full swing, all eyes are on Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the top-tier candidates vying for strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. But what happens to all the long-shot candidates…

Dec 03

WASHINGTON -- After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday -- a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects,…

Dec 02

Talks on a massive, government-wide spending bill have hit a snag as Republicans press demands for policy provisions on the environment, regulation of the financial services industry and making it more difficult for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the…

Nov 28

Many African-Americans see two sides to Ben Carson

For many African-Americans, the vast majority of whom are Democrats, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics…

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