Carl Golden

The yawn-inducing election of 2024
In nine months, Americans will select a president, choosing between two candidates despite numerous poll findings that a majority of voters prefer neither one. (Nikki Haley notwithstanding)...
Biden can’t run on his record, so he’s running on Trump
Following months of wrangling over strategy, direction and messaging, President Biden’s campaign brain trust has seemingly settled on a re-election theme – if former President Trump returns to the White House, American democracy and all the inhe..
Biden gets a potential political rescue from Republicans
For three years, the Biden administration has engaged in denial, blame shifting and half-truths before conceding the southern border is in crisis...
Moment of truth coming for Republican presidential candidates
Following last week's fourth – and final – 2024 presidential debate sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, increased attention has turned to the continued presence of former New Jersey Gov...
Biden continues to face political headwinds
Stung by a succession of high profile polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump among crucial swing state voters, the White House and its allies in Congress have scrambled to calm jittery nerves and reassure donors and..
More Republican candidates need to follow Pence’s lead
Former vice president Mike Pence was the first domino to fall, drawing increased focus and pressure on the remaining single-digit candidates for the Republican presidential nomination to confront the harsh reality that victory will not be theirs...
Speaker fiasco an embarrassment for Republicans
As the Republican effort to select a Speaker of the House stumbles and staggers ineffectually into its third week, it has deteriorated from drama into farce...
No one’s buying Biden’s flip-flop on Trump’s wall
There exists an “acute and immediate need” for a border wall in the Rio Grande Valley – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Oct...
‘Bidenomics’ is a hard sell to Americans
Every presidential campaign requires a slogan – a pithy message in six words or less to convey a candidate’s vision, principles and qualifications to serve as leader of the free world...
It’s time for Biden to pass the baton
As talk builds about whether Joe Biden is mentally and physically capable of withstanding a re-election campaign or serving another four years, it's only be a matter of time before the most difficult of conversations with the president will occur...
Four indictments later, nothing’s changed for Trump
When America went to sleep on the night of Aug. Ron DeSantis at 14 and the rest of the field between less than one percent to seven percent. That morning, the Real Clear Politics polling average had Trump at 53 and DeSantis at 14...
How the prosecution of Trump in Georgia could backfire
Amid the howls of outrage and shouts of jubilation over the indictment in Georgia of former president Donald Trump on charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 election, a few cautionary voices were raised quietly expressing concern that government..

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