In making his announcement last Friday, Trump proclaimed he was using the late Justice Scalia as a model for his picks, delighting the far Right.
The thought of voting for him is so odious that I couldn't even hold my nose to vote for him just to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president. The stench is much too strong.
This is another in my series of op/eds that run in the newspapers of my conservative area. Like most of these pieces, this one attempts to challenge m...
As I've previously pointed out in McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of its Five "Parts," only one part of that five-part bill is about bathrooms, and HB2 provides no remedy if anyone uses the "wrong" restroom.
Scalia made a mighty effort to shape and remake law and public policy in his narrow, retrograde image of what law and public policy in America should be. The Scalia dividend is that with his absence from the court that thankfully will change.
The rightwing keeps up a drumbeat questioning Hillary's stamina, health and strength to do the job -- and right on cue she comes down with pneumonia.
Trump. Clinton. Nasty culture clashes. What the hell happened to 2016? It makes a Kardashian scandal seem like a fairy tale. Let's face it: It's a m...
Over the past several months, considerable attention has been devoted to the mind and mindfulness -- or lack thereof -- of Donald Trump. There has been less of a focus on the mind of the Trump supporter.
Some conservatives of my acquaintance have asked "well, if the average "reasonable" Muslim does not condone the actions of terrorists, why haven't more of them spoken out against Muslim terrorists?" I admit I have found this question puzzling.
Campaigns have gotten much longer and much louder and much much nastier. It is certainly not original for me to say that campaigning has overtaken governing in the way politicians spend their time.
For those of us watching the Trump circus on the outside, it is unsettling, to say the least, watching millions of people led by their fears, and leaders like Gingrich who stoke them despite facts to the contrary.
The truth is that Liberalism is about making elites feel better about themselves and their lives without requiring the underlying action of significantly improving the lives of African-Americans.
Trump-era conservatives are only interested in propping up their religious beliefs without regard for how they impact others' lives. They have no concern for the rights of all citizens. They are not leading an intellectual movement, but rather a movement for their ethno religious politics.
"People don't lock their cars around here. But the bears learned how to push the lever on the front door of my house, so I keep that door locked." T...
Are college professors too liberal? Do we need more conservative professors? Has a lack of political diversity turned campuses into centers of liberal indoctrination?
Dear Reader, You probably are like me; a bit liberal, pretty urban, pretty worried about Trump. And that's kind of the problem. You see, we live in ...