The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.
There is a growing concern in Democratic circles, which I share, about whether the Hillary Clinton who could run in 2016 is repeating the mistake she made in 2008, when she ran as the inevitable and invincible candidate of a political establishment held in widespread public disrepute.
We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?
Yes, smart Democratic campaigns should do everything possible to turn out every eligible African-American, Hispanic and single-woman voter, but the issue of turning out young voters is much trickier and demands closer examination and specific voter research for every campaign.
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
In a democratic society, voting is a fundamental right for everyone; however, people with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to the polling place.
Ignorance prevails and it instills in us all that we should not have our own sense of individuality, but instead that we are expected to be identical to others whose skin pigmentation is the same as ours.
How did we get to this point? How we can avoid being in this position in the future? We don't yet have the perspective necessary to answer these questions fully.
If we are to be a great country, we need people like Pt. Manning who will hold our military accountable. Pt. Manning is the type of principled, idealistic person I thought President Obama to be.
Last year on September 6, 2012 I attended a Democratic National Convention watch party. While the president was giving his re-election speech on TV wi...
There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.
Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.
The president strikes me as a man of good character. He is a family man and an admirable, inspirational person. However, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher where the president stands politically.
The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.
New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter recently spoke with us about the evolution of social media and its impact on this year's election. Stelt...
In this age of unmitigated self-expression, it seems that its standard-bearer generation -- equipped armies of iPhones and information -- has forgotten that our votes are meant to carry with them actual utility.