For years, Republicans have used race bait politics to consolidate their support among white, working class voters. For years, they postured about military action for partisan advantage. For years, they have worshipped Reagan as a man on a horse who rode in to save the country. Now Trump's tropes recycle these themes, in more nationalist, bawdy and bigoted rants. And in indicting our failed trade policies, defending Social Security and Medicare, questioning mindless interventions, he strays from the Republican gospel to appeal to the concerns of working Americans. He's calling out the phonies and offering himself as a true man on the horse to make America great again. The Republican establishment may just find themselves reaping what they have sown.
The failure to implement even the most general or common sense reforms in the light of 800 mass shootings is an absolute refusal to lead on the part of Congress. It's a flat out disregard for the safety of American citizens. It's shameful political cowardice.
Most agree that the work to reinvent New Orleans remains unfinished. That's true, especially because post-Katrina New Orleans is trending back toward its old self -- a sluggish regional economy with high inequality and not enough opportunities for its residents. That was certainly not the vision.
My gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success... so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...
One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.
Let's pretend for a minute that Trump is a serious candidate who really believes the views he espouses on the campaign trail. His xenophobic, racist, unrealistic statements on immigration are getting all the attention, but I think another of his go-to themes is also acting as a major draw for supporters: His argument that he is not beholden to donors.
George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.
While clicktivism (sometimes called slacktivism) has had its share of critics, the case of Amir Hekmati demonstrates that it can be an effective tool in implementing change.
What you may not know about owning a pit bull is just how much you'll grow to love these blocky-headed dogs. Owning a pit bull may be habit-forming. You just might own two, or maybe three, or if you're really lucky, you just might own four. Good things come in multiples sometimes.
Daesh ("ISIS") recently destroyed an ancient monastery and a church. This, after abducting several Christians, in what has become the group's long scourge on humanity. Contrary to ISIS's ignorance and propaganda, Prophet Muhammad sought to protect the rights of Christians.
Yes, I know, and I agree: Motherhood is precious. Babies are miracles. Time goes too fast. The days are long, but the years are short. But here's what people don't get: I can enjoy my baby and still wish he would sleep.
Sanders is unwilling to break with the U.S.-Saudi alliance that has done such damage to both the Arab people and the American people. Now, we have a full-fledged, Israeli-Saudi alliance, and it must be music to the ears of pro-Israeli journalists for Sanders to be calling for U.S. backing of further Saudi domination.
It is easy to view our students as essentially trapped in school, and so it doesn't matter how we spend their time because they never had any control over their schedule anyway. Wrong. We're talking about minutes of fellow human beings' lives. Don't waste them.
Elders ask questions and learn how to build intergenerational movements, even when they do not understand younger generations. Elders build. Old people? They die. They judge and die. I submit that they kill young people in the process.
The Treasury Department's exciting announcement that U.S. paper currency will soon feature the image of a historical American female was a long time coming.
There is no such thing as presumption of innocence if you are a poor, black Brazilian who wants to go to the beach in a part of the city "where you are not supposed to be."
If our legislators and Governor really support fair pay for women, as 90 percent of the voters think they should, supporting Senate Bill 3 is the right thing to do.
Clinton's position on church-state separation is inconsistent. While she was a strong advocate for secular education, she's also supported religiously backed discrimination in the past and is close to a number of Religious Right leaders. It's difficult to predict how she would handle these issue once in office.
When we get caught up in the need to respond and stay plugged in at all times, we are operating out of fear, which isn't helpful in any kind of communication -- business or personal. A few tips to shift your relationship with your inbox -- and the people you're emailing:
Far too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth who encounter the juvenile justice system are placed in facilities that fail to address past experiences of trauma or where they are at risk for sexual violence.
Certain Ohioans with disabilities or chronic conditions who receive care at home through Medicaid face an uphill battle to ensure the hands that help them bathe, get dressed and tend to their daily needs are those that are true and trusted.
The truth is, for black people with roots in this city, the recovery isn't complete. And many of us are asking ourselves: What is the place for black people in post-Katrina New Orleans?
With so many interviews, press conferences, tweets, Instagrams and Facebooks, it's hard to keep track of where presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on the issues. And even if you could keep track, a lot of what he says doesn't quite make sense.
When I was growing up, there was a term, "Rockefeller Republicanism" that defined a politician as being fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. I'm sad to say we're now an endangered species because even today's so-called moderate Republicans are far more conservative than they were back in the '70s and '80s, and much more extreme.
Here's a preview of the exciting new books on work and psychology. Instead of just spouting their opinions, these authors bring us real data.
My conversation with Marshall about his latest book Triggers, which airs this week on most of our PBS stations, is all about finding the "je ne sais quoi" -- that uncertain quality that cannot be easily described or even named, but that we know exists.
It wasn't until we went through the loss of our pregnancy that Max showed his true colors. We were a mess. Weeks went by as we mourned the loss of what could have been. Max sensed it. He sat in between us as we cried, licked our tears away, took us on walks and helped us heal in ways we could have never imagined.
I know that my hair has allowed me to walk around anonymously. It kept me from being seen. I know that looking like a c*ancer patient is difficult because I don't identify as one. I know I am being forced to decide how I will show up in a new way in the world.
My alliance is obviously with the pro-choice contingent, but I was disappointed with their advocates making no mention of people with Down Syndrome. They only spoke about "Down Syndrome" as a potential cause for concern for expectant mothers.
In the absence of instant security gratification at a time when breaches have become the third certainty in life and consumers are the product -- how do we better protect ourselves?