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This MLK Quote Sums Up The Rise Of White Supremacy Post-Trump

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King, Jr. said and wrote many poignant and profound things during his lifetime, certainly too many to count, but one quote from the Civi...

Why Those Who Cherish Martin Luther King Must Oppose Donald Trump

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

Those of us who cherish what Martin Luther King stood for must choose to stand as he chose to stand, and use our every resource to defeat this looming threat to the peace and wellbeing of our nation.

If Only She'd Used Two Smartphones ... Or, Two Cheers for Hillary Clinton

William Bradley | Posted 11.01.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Thoughts of what might have been with Hillary Clinton, and what was with Ralph Nader ... If only Hillary Clinton were not so notoriously, well, non-...

Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Should Trump lose the upcoming election, Pence would be wise to follow a strategy similar to the one employed by Nixon. Like Nixon, he will not be constrained by a full-time job. He can spend 2018 campaigning for Republican candidates across the nation, collecting IOU's, and keeping his name in the news.

What's Next For Trump?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question of what a wealthy, older and egotistical man chooses to do after losing an election, potentially in a very humiliating manner is not, on its own, a particularly interesting one.

The Anti-American

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

During this Labor Day week, the traditional start date for fall presidential campaigns, the time is overdue for all Americans to wake up and fully recognize that this is no ordinary election, that one of the candidates represents an unprecedented threat to America, and just how extensive that threat is.

Trump Is No Exception

Peter Birkenhead | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Peter Birkenhead

As we near the moment of truth for the Trump campaign, whether in the form of defeat or withdrawal, the prospect of a humiliated Donald Trump should have us steeling ourselves for his, and his supporter's, inevitably ugly reactions.

It's All About Me

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Based on his record, he is not the American people's voice, nor this nation's. In this election season, as it has always been, Donald J. Trump's voice is just his own.

Just Who Is the 'Establishment?'

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

People who believe in and act on these tenets can properly be called members of the establishment. Anyone who believes that "rulers and ruled" are "we and them" fairly belongs in that group. These people - the ones with a vested interest in government - are the ones the public should hasten into retirement.

"A Convention of Hangmen ..."

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

"A convention of hangmen who subscribe to the principle that the executioner has his rights as well," says a famous writer covering the Republican Nat...

1964/2016 -- The Bay Area and Cleveland

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

In four weeks, there will be loud sounds erupting in Cleveland, but they are unlikely to be so joyous. They, too, will in a sense be coming from the Bay Area, as an echo from 52 years ago.

Hillary Embarks Upon Operation 'Democratic Party Unity'

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Political parties are at a comparative advantage when they unify behind their Presidential nominee. Predictably, supporters of the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will do everything possible to heal the chasm with the progressive left.

Republicans' Feckless Policies and Reckless Politics

Rep. James E. Clyburn | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. James E. Clyburn

One would have thought that Congressional Republicans would reject Trump's recklessness, but unfortunately, they are embracing him. Hopefully voters at large will not allow Trump's divisive policies and hackneyed rhetoric to find solace in decries of political correctness.

Trump Killed Compassionate Conservatism

Alan Farago | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

The Republicans who voted for Trump aren't worried about morality or marijuana, they are worried about the crystal meth lab down the street. They aren't worried about lefty Democrats, they are furious with oligarchs who moved jobs and capital overseas.

Imaging Trump's Brain

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

When Donald Trump said he went to a "good school" I was flattered, because that's where I teach. When he said he has a "good brain" it got me thinkin...

Should Trump waterboard the delegates?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

After the first ballot... will Trump's foreign policy ignorance will catch up with him? The fifth debate took place at the Venetian Hotel in Las V...

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

What Was Hillary Thinking? A History of Poor Decision-Making

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

We cannot afford to elect a President with a history bad judgement, inconsistent positions, and who has used public service as a vehicle for private gain. In other words, we cannot afford the status-quo.

What Trump and Reagan Share

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

This year's Republican presidential nominating contest shows that nearly three decades after Ronald Reagan left office, his impact on the Republican Party endures.

Hillary Clinton's Imminent Campaign Shake-up

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Who's on first? Yesterday while New Hampshire voters were going to the polls, Hillary Clinton's "chief strategist" Joel Benenson was interviewed...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

What AILES Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.27.2017 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

Fox News erred by going polemical. A long time ago I met Roger Ailes. It was Monday November 2, 1970. The next day my candidate -- conservative Jame...

What AILES Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Fox News erred by going polemical. A long time ago I met Roger Ailes. It was Monday November 2, 1970. The next day my candidate -- conservative Jame...

Is Ted Cruz the Next Barry Goldwater

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most memorable political party convention in modern history remains the 1968 Democratic Convention, made famous by images of police brutality on t...