OPEN LETTER FROM LAMU, KENYA TO SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON Dear Secretary Clinton: Last week, as I walked the sand covered alleyways of this ancient Swahili town on the Indian Ocean, I came across the office of a Women Representative to the Kenyan parliament. Hung high above that narrow alley was a sign that read: CDF Lamu East Offices Are Now A Corruption Free Zone. Unwittingly I had stumbled acro...

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Hillary Clinton has won 8.3 million votes to Bernie Sanders 6.4 million votes. According to RealClear Politics, Clinton has 1,712 pledged, at-large and super delegates or 71.8% of the votes she needs to be nominated; Sanders has 1,011 delegates or 42.4% of the votes needed to nominated. Guess who has the steepest path to the Democratic nomination? Sanders does. He still needs another 1,371 delegat...

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President Barack Obama’s choice for the United States Supreme Court is a descent man with enormous integrity. And I mean that to be the penultimate compliment. You can read about Merrick Garland’s legal career, his judicial temperament, and well-reasoned decisions online or in tomorrow’s newspapers. By then, the propaganda machines of both political parties and their allied armies will be ch...

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Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military strategist, once wrote “defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” His aphorism is as applicable to presidential politics as it is to war, particularly today. Over in the Republican Party, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are fighting Donald Trump absolutely certain in the knowledge that their war is lost. They will fight on in the vain hope that Tru...

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Today’s New York Times delves into Donald Trump’s complete humiliation at the hands of Barack Obama. Unintentionally, it also lays out Trump’s narcissistic rage. At the 2011 Washington Correspondence Dinner, President Obama “lampooned Mr. Trump’s gaudy taste in decor. He ridiculed his fixation on false rumors that the president had been born in Kenya. He belittled his reality show, ‘Th...

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Wasn’t it Karl Marx who wrote that “history repeats itself first as tragedy then as farce?” Well, nine presidential elections ago, I experienced the tragedy. Now I am feeling the farce. Back in the day, I worked for a white haired, 100% ADA rated liberal, and Jewish Senator. Ohio’s Howard Metzenbaum was brilliant, tough as nails, extremely wealthy, incredibly courageous, and tenacious as h...

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Assuming that Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination — not much of a stretch given his opponents, their cash on hand and the GOP’s primary schedule — how would he fare in the Electoral College? Like any of the remaining Republicans save Ben Carson, Trump would start with 187 electoral college votes (ECVs). The GOP base consists of 21 states that their nominee has won 7 times or more out of the...

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Winning, winning, winning Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina and nine Super Tuesday states were won by Hillary Clinton in the last 30 days. UCubed did its part. Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina and nine Super Tuesday states were won by Hillary Clinton in the last 30 days. UCubed did its part. Since endorsing Secretary Clinton last April 24th, UCubed has engaged 1.25 million Facebook users. Its total reach e...

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Last week, Donald Trump had 50 MILLION interactions on Facebook and 6.1 MILLION tweets mentioning him. He CRUSHED his opposition — Republicans and Democrats alike — on social media. What does 56.1 MILLION interactions mean? Let’s put those numbers in context — John McCain received 59.9 million votes and Mitt Romney ended up with 60.9 million votes. And Donald Trump isn’t even the GOP nom...

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Between this Saturday and next Tuesday, the Democratic presidential contest will be decided for all practical purposes. Nearly 600 congressional district and 200 at-large delegates — pledged delegates, not super delegates —  are up for grabs in those four days. And all of them are chosen by proportional representation and the whole delegate rule. Bernie Sanders will win all of Vermont’s 11 ...

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