A win is a win. And Hillary won yesterday. By a mere 5 state level delegates — 700 to 695 — Hillary won the Iowa caucuses. That means she starts with a 28 to 21 edge in national convention delegates (with 2 uncommitted Iowans still), and control of the Iowa delegation. Months ago, I argued that winning three of the first four states would enable the victorious candidate to sweep the southern p...

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In terms of winning the Electoral College, the Republicans seem intent on nominating their weakest candidates — Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Both start with fewer than 190 Electoral College Votes (ECVs). And their pathways to 270 are readily blocked. In fact, Donald Trump has zero chance of becoming the next president. He starts with 187 ECVs. He would have to win Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Wi...

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Take any major artery out of Washington, then circle its beltway, and eventually you’ll hit 270. But that 270 takes you towards the Pennsylvania Turnpike and away 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. So getting the Electoral College strategy right from the start is an imperative. And that goes for either party’s nominee. Over the last eight presidential elections, the baseline electoral strength of the t...

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The only poll that counts occurs on Election Day. So trite. Yet so true. In Iowa and New Hampshire, the focus is on the GOP contest. Cruz leads Trump by 4 points in Iowa and trails him by 21 points in the Granite State, according to the latest FOX News surveys. Since Cruz ignored New Hampshire to focus on Iowa and the southern states, that huge spread makes sense. So does the fact that none of the...

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The lyrics of “The Drinking Class” by Lee Brice are not only descriptive but evocative of America’s new working class. It is blue collar, proud and self-aware. We’re up when the rooster crows Clock in when the whistle blows Eight hours ticking slow And then tomorrow we’ll do it all over again I’m a member of a blue collar crowd They can never, nah they can’t k...

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Donald Trump appealed to Evangelicals in Iowa three months ago. “I’m one of you,” Trump told an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner, “Just remember that.” “I brought my Bible,” he said, waving it during his speech. “See? I’m better than you thought.” Apparently, Trump glossed over Exodus 20:3-5 when reading his Bible. It says: Thou sh...

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Since the Democratic nomination will be sewn up by the Ides of March, it’s time to start speculating about who might be chosen as a running mate. Clearly the “short list” in the 2016 VeepStakes will not be the same for Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton. So feel free to suggest who your preferred candidate should consider. But let’s start with some ground rules. First, the individual chosen...

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Six weeks, five months and four years — the good, the bad and the ugly of Donald Trump. In six weeks, voters in Iowa and New Hampshire can cripple Trump’s candidacy simply by caucusing/voting for one or two of his opponents. Or they can ignore his insults about their intelligence and spread their votes among the other ten or eleven candidates. In five months, Trump has embarrassed all of us. H...

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Not really, but UCubed does have fans all across the globe — over 15,000 according to the statistics provided by Facebook. We have 1,700 in India, 1,250 in Canada, 980 in the United Kingdom, 620 in Mexico, 550 in the Philippines, 300 in South Africa, and 240 in Brazil. Across the Muslim world, UCubed has 730 fans in Pakistan, 398 in Egypt, 305 in Indonesia, 246 in Iran, 230 in Nigeria, 147 in Tu...

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Will you be better off two, four, eight years from now? Will your kids or grandchildren lead lives filled with hope or despair? Will you find jobs that match your skills? Will you earn a fair and rising wage to feed your family? Will your children have an even shot at the dream? Will you elect leaders who give a damn about you? Those aren’t easy questions. But the answers aren’t all th...

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