scene from press conference in Chappaquiddick film

A Troubling Story, Fairly Examined

| published April 15, 2018 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editors

June 6 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy, shot moments after giving a brief victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles....[read more]

Paul Manafort

Manafort, Gates, Become First Indicted by Mueller Probe

| published October 30, 2017 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

The onetime campaign manager and close political associate of then-candidate Donald Trump has been officially detained by the FBI as....[read more]

President Trump

Mueller’s West Wing Q&A Raises Stakes in Trump-Russia Probe

| published August 15, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Questions about Russian interference in the 2016 elections in the U.S. appear to remain a serious problem for the administration of President Donald Trump, as....[read more]


New York Times Releases Draft of Government Climate Report

| published August 8, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

On Monday night the New York Times published portions of a draft report by a panel of government agencies regarding climate change, the human carbon footprint, and the long....[read more]

Karen Handel

GOP Retains Control of House Seat in Closely Watched GA Election

| published June 21, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

In what experts believe was the most expensive Congressional campaign in history, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in....[read more]

James Comey

Comey Testimony Transfixes Capital and Nation

| published June 8, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

In a day of much-anticipated testimony before Congress, former FBI Director James Comey—fired by President Donald Trump in early May—described how he became....[read more]

Michael Flynn

Flynn Lied to Federal Investigators on Russia Probe

| published May 22, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, ousted from the White House staff after it was revealed that he had not disclosed paid meetings and business relationships with Russia, may have....[read more]

Theresa May

British PM Calls for
Snap Elections

| published April 18, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

With the uncertainty of a British withdrawal from the European Union looming in the near future, and amidst rumors that she might resign her post, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for elections as early as June. May said that she believes early U.K. elections will be the best way to insure....[read more]

Paul Ryan and Healthcare

GOP Pulls Health Care Legislation Ahead of Vote

| published March 24, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Despite a vigorous and aggressive lobbying effort by the White House and Republican leaders in Congress, GOP strategists in the House of Representatives pulled health care legislation from....[read more]

Thomas Perez

Perez Elected New DNC Chair

| published February 26, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

After a contentious and narrow vote which pitted establishment centrist candidates against party progressives, the Democratic National Committee elected former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez as the party’s new chairperson, replacing interim chair Donna Brazile who....[read more]

U.S. Supreme Court building

Trump Nominates Gorsuch to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

| published February 1, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away suddenly last....[read more]

Keystone pipeline

Trump Signs Executive Actions Rebooting Pipeline Projects

| published January 24, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

As one of his first actions from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders this week which may clear the way for the eventual completion of the....[read more]

Joe Biden

Biden Considering 2020
Presidential Run

| published December 6, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Yes, the next U.S. Presidential elections are just under four years away, but that doesn’t mean it is too early for at least one high profile politician from testing the waters with blunt talk of a candidacy....[read more]

Jill Stein, Green Party

Greens Raise Cash to
Challenge Election Results

| published November 24, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Though it hasn’t presented any evidence of fraud in any U.S. state, nor has it officially questioned the results of the national vote totals, the Green Party—led by its presidential candidate Jill Stein—has raised enough cash to pay for...[read more]

Trump Vicyory Speech

Trump Wins Presidency,
Defying Odds and Pundits

| published November 9, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton Thursday Review editor

The longest, most expensive—and arguably the most contentious—American presidential election campaign in history has finally concluded, catapulting...[read more]

HIllary Clinton

New Email Problems May Dog
Clinton Through Election Day

| published October 30, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

With only slightly more than one week before Americans go to the polls to choose the next President, new accusations have emerged regarding Hillary Clinton’s email accounts. On Friday, after more than 36 hours of rumors from some GOP lawmakers, FBI director James Comey confirmed that the FBI may be...[read more]

Evan McMullin

McMullin Hopes to Deny Both
Clinton & Trump Victory

| published October 24, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Though his name is not a household word, and his candidacy considered one of the longest of the long shots, Evan McMullin—a candidate running for president as an independent—hopes to gather enough votes in at least one or two states to...[read more]

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton, 3rd debate

What Happens in Vegas:
Final Debate May Change
Few Minds

| published October 20, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Sports metaphors were inevitable, and indeed, they became frequent as the days and hours closed in on the last Presidential debate of 2016. For businessman Donald Trump, what was required was...[read more]

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton, 2nd debate

Wild Town Hall Debate May Have Changed Few Minds

| published October 10, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump met on stage in St. Louis Sunday night for the second of three scheduled Presidential debates—a town forum format exchange...[read more]

Trump rally sign

Trump Defiant as GOP Leaders Call For Ouster

| published October 8, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that he is not considering any plan for him to withdraw from the top of the GOP ticket despite a surge of...[read more]

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Debate

Clinton Vs. Trump:
Sparks Turn Into Explosions in First Debate

| published September 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Arguably, never before in U.S. history has there been a Presidential debate with two more stylistically different candidates on the same stage, and that...[read more]

Hillary Clinton photo by Zdenek Gazda

Clinton’s Health Problems Now Mainstream Issue

| published September 12, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

The issue of Hillary Clinton’s medical health and wellness just moved dramatically from the margins of the political discussion to the center of the election narrative after a...[read more]

Gary Johnson

Will Presidential Debates Include Third Party Candidate?

| published September 5, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

As voter dissatisfaction grows over a choice between two generally disliked candidates for U.S. President, attention is turning with unprecedented force toward third party candidates and...[read more]

Trump meeting with Pena Nieto

Trump Offers Tough Talk (Again) on Immigration, Deportation

| published September 1, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s newly improved “soft” position on immigration lasted only a little more than a week, as only hours after...[read more]

Marco Rubio

McCain, Rubio Survive GOP
Primary Fights

| published August 31, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

One can look no further than the outcome of two key primary battles from Tuesday to see that the war within the Republican Party—a fight between pro-Donald Trump forces and those...[read more]

State Department

Clinton Emails Show Pattern of
Foundation Donor Access

| published August 25, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

It’s the issue that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would like to go away. And it is also the one issue which threatens to erode Clinton’s lead over...[read more]

Donald Trump RNC speech

Trump Real Estate Entities
Carry Enormous Debt

| published August 21, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Donald Trump’s various real estate holdings may be deeper in red ink than the GOP candidate would like people to think. A recent investigative report by the New York Times shows that...[read more]

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech for nomination for POTUS at DNC

Battle Lines Drawn Between
Clinton and Trump

| published July 30, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton made history Thursday night by becoming the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. history, accepting the role of standard bearer of...[read more]

Obama at DNC

Obama Highlights Night of
Unity and Attacks on Trump

| published July 28, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Democrats engaged in a massive show of unity at their convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night with headliner speeches by Vice-President Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential nominee...[read more]

Bill Clinton at DNC

Bill Clinton Highlights Tuesday
for Democrats

| published July 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton—former attorney, former First Lady, former United States Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of State—became the...[read more]

Bernie's entrance to DNC stage

Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Highlight a Convention Beset by Heckles and Boos

| published July 26, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

A Democratic Party hoping to draw a sharp distinction with its Republican rivals by conducting a trouble-free convention found itself contending with...[read more]

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz DNC chair

Wasserman-Schultz Resigns as DNC Chair

| published July 25, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders say they’ve been telling us this for more than a year but no one was really...[read more]

Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton

Tim Kaine Tests Message
With Clinton

| published July 24, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has been chosen to serve as running mate to Hillary Clinton, now just days away from her acceptance of the nomination of her party in Philadelphia. In their...[read more]

Mike Pence speech at RNC 2016

Pence Highlights GOP Night of Eloquence, Contention, Chaos

| published July 21, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Indiana Governor Mike Pence accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to run for vice-President of the United States at a sometimes raucous convention in Cleveland on...[read more]

Trump at the GOP convention in Cleveland

Republicans Nominate Trump
Amidst Controversy

| published July 20, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Amid controversy and lingering contention, Republican Party delegates gathered in Cleveland, Ohio nominated businessman and political novice Donald Trump on Tuesday night, a historic...[read more]

Julian Castro

Julian Castro Violated
Federal Law

| published July 19, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

A top Democrat on the rumored short-list of potential running mates for presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton violated Federal law, according to a report from a government watchdog...[read more]

Mike Pence

Trump to Name Pence for VP Slot; Decision Official Friday

| published July 14, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

In typical Donald Trump style, tension and drama have been at the core of his decision-making scheme to choose a running mate ahead of the Republican convention, which convenes next week in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump has said he plans to make a major announcement on...[read more]

Elizabeth Warren

Media Reports: Elizabeth Warren Out as Clinton VP

| published July 13, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Media reports and rumors within the Clinton camp seem to indicate what some political experts have been suggesting for weeks now: presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will not choose U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren to be her...[read more]

FBI Building

FBI Dropping Further Inquiry Into Clinton Emails?

| published July 3, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

CNN is reporting that unnamed sources within the campaign of Hillary Clinton, along with unnamed sources within the Justice Department, are certain now that despite...[read more]

RNC 2012, Tampa Florida

Are Some GOP Leaders Skipping Convention Speeches?

| published June 28, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Major political conventions are meant to be venues with lots of headline speakers and appearances by political...[read more]

Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump

Fired by Campaign, Former Trump Manager Lands Gig at CNN

| published June 24, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Corey Lewandowski, who was just this week dismissed from the top spot in Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, has already landed a new gig—this time as...[read more]

Hillary Clinton

Clinton VP List Narrowed to Warren, Castro, Kaine?

| published June 23, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Several media sources are reporting that the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, has narrowed her list of top running mate choices to just five or six names. Among those apparently at...[read more]


Rice Says No to Trump VP Talk

| published June 21, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she has no interest in being running-mate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, despite more than two weeks of rumors that she was on a short list of candidates being vetted by Trump and his top staff.

Rice’s rejection of the idea comes by way of her chief of staff, Georgia Godfrey, who released a...[read more]

Tim Kaine, Senator

Does Tim Kaine Top Clinton's VP List?

| published June 9, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

With front-runner Hillary Clinton’s delegate count now secure—meaning she will likely win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on the first round of...[read more]

Hillary Clinton, DNC nominee

Clinton Wins California,
Clinches Delegate Victory

| published June 8, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review staff

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. Senator, and former Secretary of State, effectively secured the nomination of the Democratic Party on Tuesday by...[read more]

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton


Clinton’s “Victory” a “Rush to Judgment”

| published June 7, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review staff

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that the media—in collusion with certain people within the campaign of Hillary Clinton—has sought to suppress voter turnout in several...[read more]

Hillary Clinton

Clinton Clinches Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico

| published June 5, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has moved close to securing the nomination of her party through her primary and caucus wins in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, although her...[read more]

David French

Attorney & Iraq War Veteran David French Possible Third Party Pick

| published June 1, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Conservative activist and editor William Kristol has been talking up the possibility of a third party run by a reliably conservative candidate for...[read more]

Governor Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown Endorses
Hillary Clinton

| published May 31, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Some have suggested that hell has frozen over. Others have seen it as a sign of the apocalypse. Either way, in the sober judgment of some political observers, it...[read more]

Jeff Sessions

Sessions Receptive to Idea of Trump VP

| published May 30, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Donald Trump’s top campaign manager and vice-Presidential vetting coordinator Corey Lewandowski told reporters on Fox News on Sunday morning that he and the candidate had narrowed the field of potential running mates to...[read more]

Hillary Clinton stumping in California

Email Controversy Expands for Hillary Clinton

| published May 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Despite a scathing report issued this week by the Office of the Inspector General, and in spite of an ongoing FBI investigation which now looks to be broadening in scope, Presidential candidate and Democratic...[read more]

Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton in NYC debate

Despite Sanders’ Challenge, Clinton Retains Kentucky Win, Barely

| published May 26, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, now Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton’s only remaining intra-party rival, had hoped that a recount in Kentucky might tip the scales in his direction. Instead, a completed re-canvass has...[read more]

Hillary Clinton email troubles

Inspector General:

Clinton Violated Government
Email Rules

| published May 25, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton violated Federal standards and Department of State rules regarding emails she sent and received during her tenure as America’s top diplomat...[read more]

Bernie Sanders 2016

Will Sanders Remain in the Fight to the Convention?

| published May 17, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—now the Democratic Party front-runner for President—would like to put the primary and caucus season behind her and turn...[read more]

Trump's taxes

Trump: IRS Audit May Not be Complete by November

| published May 11, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Donald Trump says he cannot release his tax records until the Feds complete an audit, apparently ongoing for several years. Trump has told reporters numerous times that there is...[read more]

Early voting sign

In Pivotal States, Clinton and Trump Are Tied

| published May 10, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

In three pivotal states, new polls show that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee-apparent Donald Trump are locked in a virtual tie, indicating the...[read more]

Paul Ryan, Convention Chair

Ryan: Will Step Down As
Convention Chair if
Trump Insists

| published May 9, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

According to comments made to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) would step down from his role as Republican National Convention chairman this summer if presumed-nominee Donald Trump...[read more]

Trump in Charleston

Trump Morphs on Taxes,
Minimum Wage, More

| published May 8, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

The Republican front-runner for President—now the effective nominee-apparent—says he is shifting a few of his key positions on taxes and wages. He does not describe them as...[read more]

Sanders wins Indiana

Sanders Wins Indiana;
Plans to Remain
in the Race

| published May 4, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Though Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has already pivoted toward the general election—defining the campaign in terms of differences between her positions on the issues and those of the...[read more]

Cruz suspends campaign after Trump wins Indiana

Trump Wins Indiana;
Cruz, Kasich Suspend Campaigns

| published May 4, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Indiana was the Alamo for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but now that long war is over. With that battle’s end, so too the vote in the Hoosier State may spell doom for...[read more]

Donald Trump

The Alamo Just Moved to Indiana

| published April 28, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Indiana has become the Alamo for the campaign of Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator now leading the charge of the anti-Trump forces within the...[read more]

Paul Ryan, House Speaker

Ryan Says He’s
Not Running:

But Other Candidates
Share His Vision

| published April 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he isn’t running for President. He has said it many times in recent weeks, and last week issued a Lyndon Johnson-like blanket statement, including a declaration of “I will not seek, nor will I accept…” paraphrase of...[read more]

Hillary & Bernie's last debate

Battle in Brooklyn:

Brass Knuckles, Brutal Punches

| published April 15, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

If American politics is a full contact sport, the Democratic front-runner and her challenger on Thursday engaged in the sort of single combat comparable only...[read more]

Texas delegates at RNC, 2012

Delegate Math:

It Gets Complicated

| published April 11, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Most voters alive today have little if any recollection of what a brokered convention, or “open” convention looks like or...[read more]

Bernie wins Wyoming

Sanders Wins in Wyoming

| published April 10, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

In what has been his eighth win out of the last nine Democratic contests, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders roundly defeated Hillary Clinton in Saturday’s Wyoming caucuses, taking...[read more]

Donald Trump

Does Trump’s Negative Polling Signal Problems for GOP?

| published April 8, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

It is the nightmare scenario which many Republican leaders, GOP strategists, and establishment figures have worried mightily about. And it has been an...[read more]

Bernie Sanders giving victory speech after winning Wisconsin

Sanders Scores Big Win in Wisconsin

| published April 6, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders—riding a crest of energized support from his legions of loyal followers—sailed to an...[read more]

Cruz giving victory speech after winning Wisconsin

Cruz Cruises to Victory in Wisconsin

| published April 6, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

The likelihood of brokered Republican National Convention this summer just grew to nearly 100% in the wake of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s big win in Wisconsin on...[read more]

Kasich campaigning in Wisconsin

Trump and Cruz in Agreement:
Kasich Must Go

| published April 4, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

For once, Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in total agreement on something.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been saying for more than...[read more]

Donald Trump and Anderson Cooper at a town hall meeting on CNN

Will the GOP Loyalty Pledge Get Shredded?

| published March 30, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

The potential for the Republican Party's civil war to spill past the convention this summer just got more serious. GOP front-runner Donald Trump, during a...[read more]

Scott Walker

Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

| published March 29, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

With only days before the Wisconsin primary, all eyes are on two nomination contests still gripped with drama at a time of year when the caucuses and...[read more]

Donald Trump 2016 Presidential candidate

Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Louisiana Delegates

| published March 28, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is unhappy with Louisiana’s rules regarding the distribution of delegates after his win in the Bayou State left him with...[read more]

Sanders speech after winning Alaska, Hawaii, & Washington

Sanders Sweeps to Victory in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington

| published March 27, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders handily won three primary and caucus contests on Saturday, narrowing the delegate count distance between himself and...[read more]

Corrine Brown

A Politically Perfect Storm for Corrine Brown

| published March 24, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins, Thursday Review features editor

Government, private industry, power and influence, even cash windfalls all seamlessly blend together when it comes to the activities...[read more]

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| October 29, 2015 |
Donald Trump campaigning for President in Jacksonville Florida

Polls, Can’t Live With ‘Em,
Can’t Live Without ‘Em

| October 25, 2015 |
Joe Biden & Barack Obama

Biden Says No to 2016 Candidacy

| October 21, 2015 |
Jim Webb 2016 Presidential candidate

James Webb to Consider Independent Candidacy

| October 20, 2015 |
Marco Rubio 2016 Republican Presidential candidate

Bush Vs. Rubio: Cash and Spending Feud

| October 18, 2015 |
Joe Biden

Make or Break for a Biden Candidacy

| October 16, 2015 |
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democrat Republican Debate

A Debate Over the Debate: Did Clinton “Win”?

| October 15, 2015 |
Democrat 2016 Presidential Debate

Clinton Wins Debate, But May Lose on Facts

| October 14, 2015 |
Marco Rubio 2016 Presidential Candidate

Is Rubio the Candidate to Watch Over the Next Weeks?

| October 7, 2015 |
Ben Carson bumper stickers

Carson Rakes-In Record Fundraising Totals

| October 1, 2015 |
Vanita with Dr. Ben Carson and wife with supporters

Ben Carson in Virtual Tie With Donald Trump

| September 28, 2015 |
Joe Biden, Vice President of USA

Pro-Biden PAC Moving Ahead With Operations

| September 26, 2015 |
Biden with talk show host Steven Colbert

Biden’s Poll Numbers Get Another Boost

| September 23, 2015 |
Scott Walker

After Walker:
Will the GOP Reclaim its Core Message?

| September 22, 2015 |
Scott Walker at CNN debate

Scott Walker Suspends Campaign

| September 21, 2015 |
CNN 2015 debate

Trump’s Lead Slides; Fiorina in Second Place

| September 20, 2015 |
Dr. Ben Carson with Vanita Boulware Sansom (left) and others at a campaign event in Montgomery, AL

Dr. Ben Carson’s Minimum Wage Proposal

| September 18, 2015 |
2016 Presidential Republican opponents for the 2nd debate

Is There a Gipper in the House?

| September 17, 2015 |
Ridin' with Biden Koozies

Why Biden’s Stock Keeps Rising

| September 16, 2015 |
Ridin' with Biden

Biden Meeting With Wolf Raises Speculation

| September 14, 2015 |
Rick Perry & Donald Trump

Trump Disses Perry as Texan Exits 2016 Race

| September 13, 2015 |
Lawrence Lessig

Lessig Announces Presidential Bid

| September 11, 2015 |
Bernie Sanders

New Polls:
Sanders Ahead of Clinton in Iowa & N.H.

| September 11, 2015 |
Donald Trump

Trump Lobs Insults at Fiorina

| September 10, 2015 |
Bumper stickers for Hillary

Clinton Paid State Department Staffer to Maintain Server

| September 6, 2015 |
Donald Trump signs GOP pledge

Trump Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

| September 3, 2015 |
Carly Fiorina 2016 Presidential candidate

Fiorina May Appear in CNN Debate After All

| September 2, 2015 |
Donald Trump 2016 Presidential candidate

Can Trump’s Bully Strategy Keep Working?

| August 29, 2015 |
Obama gives Biden blessing

Will Biden Receive Obama’s Blessing?

| August 25, 2015 |
Joe Biden PAC 2016

Is Biden Closer to a Decision?

| August 23, 2015 |
Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential candidate

New Polling:
Sanders Gaining on Clinton

| August 14, 2015 |
Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn Leads Way in Race to Become New Labour Party Leader

| August 12, 2015 |
Ronald Reagan library Air Force 1

Next Debate May Force Gilmore to Sidelines; Perry Out of Cash

| August 11, 2015 |
Melissa Gilbert website screenshot

Melissa Gilbert to Run for Congress in Michigan

| August 11, 2015 |
Donald Trump

Clinton Weighs-In on Trump’s Controversial Comments

| August 10, 2015 |
Donald Trump

Is Trump Destroying the Air Quality?

| August 9, 2015 |
Donald Trump debate 2015

Trump’s War of Words on Women

| August 8, 2015 |
GOP Debate 2015

GOP Debate:
Playing the Trump Card

| August 7, 2015 |
New Hampshire GOP forum

Immigration Was Hot Topic at New Hampshire Forum

| August 2, 2015 |
VP Joe Biden with President Obama

Biden and Supporters Considering 2016

| August 2, 2015 |
Jeb Bush speaking

Jeb Bush, Out of the Box

| July 21, 2015 |
Donald Trump

Grudge Match:
Trump Vs. McCain

| July 19, 2015 |
US Iran nuclear deal collage by Thursday Review

U.S.-Iran Nuke Deal Faces Uphill Struggle in Congress

| July 16, 2015 |
image composed by Thursday Review of Cleveland skyline with video camera and podium

First GOP Debate May Force Some Candidates to Sidelines

| July 6, 2015 |
Jim Webb 2016 Presidential candidate

Democrat Jim Webb Joins 2016 Contest

| July 3, 2015 |
Chris Christie announces Presidential campaign bid

Chris Christie Makes 2016 Candidacy Official

| June 30, 2015 |
Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal Enters GOP Contest

| June 25, 2015 |
Jeb Bush in Europe

GOP Governors Seek to Sharpen Foreign Policy Skills

| June 9, 2015 |
Rick Perry, 2016 Presidential Candidate

Rick Perry Joins Crowded 2016 Contest

| June 4, 2015 |
Hillary Clinton

The Clintons Earned Millions in Speaking Fees

| May 16, 2015 |
Carly Fiorina speaking at the Freedom Summit in Greenville South Carolina May 8, 2015

GOP Candidates Field-Test Messages

| May 10, 2015 |
British debate

Cameron’s Conservative Party Sweeps U.K. Elections

| May 8, 2015 |
Ben Carson 2016 Presidential candidate

Ben Carson:
I Am Not a Politician

| May 5, 2015 |
Mike Huckabee 2016 Presidential candidate

Huckabee and Fiorina Join Crowded 2016 Race

| May 4, 2015 |
Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential candidate

Sanders Hauls In $1.5 Million Straight Out of the Gate

| May 2, 2015 |
Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential candidate

The Clintons, The Foundation, & The Foreign Donations

| May 1, 2015 |
Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential candidate

Will Bush Outsource Most Campaign Work?

| April 23, 2015 |
Marco Rubio 2016 Presidential candidate

Marco Rubio Makes it Official

| April 14, 2015 |
Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign

Hillary Clinton Makes it Official

| April 13, 2015 |
Rand Paul

Rand Paul to Announce Candidacy

| April 6, 2015 |
Marco Rubio at Eglin Air Force Base

Marco Rubio to Enter GOP Contest

| March 30, 2015 |
Harry Reid

Reid to Retire From Senate; Urges Schumer for Top Spot

| March 27, 2015 |
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s Alternate Email

| March 25, 2015 |
Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s Negative Baggage

| March 18, 2015 |
Ben Carson

Ben Carson Enters GOP Contest for 2016

| March 14, 2015 |
Marco Rubio in Miami Florida

Will Florida Produce Two Presidential Candidates?

| March 7, 2015 |
Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s Homebrew Email Server

| March 4, 2015 |

The Keystone’s Never-Ending Fight

| February 25, 2015 |
Jeb Bush

Bush Emails Accidentally Disclose Personal Data

| February 14, 2015 |
Jeb Bush

Likely Democratic Party Attack:
Bush is Romney, Part 2

| February 9, 2015 |
Mitt Romney at the RNC 2012

Mitt Romney Says No to 2016

| January 30, 2015 |
Chris Christie

Christie Closer to Candidacy?

| January 28, 2015 |
Marco Rubio

Will Income Inequality Become a Major GOP Theme?

| January 26, 2015 |
Bill Clinton

Clinton Vs. Scorcese:
Clash of Titans

| January 24, 2015 |
Mario Cuomo

Hamlet's Passing:
Mario Cuomo, Rest in Peace

| January 2, 2015 |
capitol dome on a blue sky background

Washington Divided on Issue of CIA Interrogations

| December 11, 2014 |
Raul Castro

Castro to U.S.: We Will Remain Marxist-Leninists

| December 21, 2014 |
Jeb Bush at the RNC

Cuba Normalization May Spark Bush, Rubio Campaigns

| December 20, 2014 |
Mark Udall

Udall Against All?

| November 2, 2014 |
Syrian Map

Syria: A Complex, Dangerous Puzzle

| September 24, 2014 |
VA in central Alabama

VA Accountability in Central Alabama

| September 8, 2014 |
VA in central Alabama

Changes at the VA in Alabama

| August 28, 2014 |
Kennedy collage

The Kennedy Curse

| July 2, 2014 |
VA Hospital in Richmond VA

The VA's Long Road Ahead

| June 13, 2014 |
VA Hospital Tampa Florida

The VA Hospitals:
It's Worse Than We Thought

| June 10, 2014 |
Joe McGinniss

Why Joe McGinniss Changed Our View of Politics

| March 12, 2014 |
NSA Headquarters

Reining-In the NSA, Sort Of

| January 17, 2014 |
Eye with NSA logo on pupil Digital art by Rob Shields

Turnkey Tyranny:
Or, If I am Not Doing Anything Wrong, I Have Nothing to Fear, Right?

| January 6, 2014 |
Obama shhh Digital art by Rob Shields

Thwarting Terror:
How Much of Your Personal Data is Enough?

| December 23, 2013 |
Mt. Rushmore


Political Pizza Pie Chart
| Published March 14, 2014 |

By Thursday Review staff

Forget the burger wars, the pizza wars are here.

American-style pizza may not be health food, and certainly not by the lights of the politically-correct, health-conscious crowd, but it is still one of the...[ Read more ]

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Reader Reaction: You're Gonna Need a Bigger Foreign Policy
| Published September 7, 2014 |

By Thursday Review staff

Not since Earl Perkins’ long form retrospective look at Lynyrd Skynyrd has an article or review generated as much comment, reaction and...[ Read more ]

President Ronald Reagan with James Brady

Washington Loses
The Bear

| Published August 5, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

James Brady, press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died on Monday at age 73.
Brady, who was well-liked....

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Mayors Do It Better

By Thursday Review staff

A new book by Benjamin R. Barber suggests that if mayors were in charge of....

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US Capitol building dome

One Big Benefit of ACA: Making Room for Caregiving

By Dr. Pamela Pittman Brown
Thursday Review contributor

For American workers between the ages of 50 and 64, the Patient Protection and....

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When Hollywood Was Right

Review by R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Last week, when film star Steven Seagal, known for his action-adventure roles often involving martial arts...[ Continue Reading ]

Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution book cover

Immigration and the Human Dimension

Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution; Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick

Review by R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review Editor

During the long debate season of 2011-12, the GOP candidates for president sparred frequently over the depth and fidelity of their conservative convictions....

Liberal Arts The Liberal Arts, and Protecting One's Balls

Why Are Professors Liberal, and Why Do Conservatives Care; Neil Gross

Review by R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review Editor

I had been given fair warning by several of my closest friends: Florida State University was a hotbed of liberalism and—in some...[read more]

Dispatches from the Cheap Seats at the RNC: Part Two

1. Reaching for the Bottled Water

It’s amazing what a few months can do. Time has a way of clarifying things and bringing events into focus. The much-watched....[ read more ]

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The Riskiest of High Risk TV

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review Editor

Much has been written about the debates among the Republican presidential candidates throughout the 2012 election cycle, include-ing numerous reviews...[read more]

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