Driving a wedge between political ideologies backfires when the people you ostracize feel cut out and move further away from the centre than before.
In May 2004, comedian, social critic and philanthropist Bill Cosby took the stage at Constitution Hall in his hometown of Philadelphia. It was a gala commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown decision on school segregation.
Ted Cruz immediately took to Facebook and Twitter calling Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet." Shortly after his tantrum, the Internet erupted with cartoons, videos, and comments. After all, the Internet is full of creative people who have unfettered access to the Internet right now.
Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.
While a host of progressive issues are dear to many of us, none of these should cloud our judgment in getting behind the one person who could not only win, but effectively govern this country and keep the conservative dogs at bay...Hillary Clinton.
Tolerance is the word we now use to say, "you have to agree with my views." However, as one sees with teenagers, tolerance in truth means to disagree, but to respect. And in its highest, most beautiful incarnation, to disagree and yet love.
It's up to either party to educate the public with regards to their respective platforms, courses of action, and vision of the future. And if they don't give us something to vote for, can they really expect us to keep voting against something else?
Conservatives don't want to be blamed for Ted Nugent. Liberals don't want to be blamed for Rosie O'Donnell. Nobody wants to be blamed for the Kardashians.
The new liberal counterpart will be named the State Innovation Exchange, or "SiX." Creative capitalization seems to be their first innovation. But I shouldn't get snarky about their branding, because the basic idea is a good one: counterbalance the impressive inroads Republicans have made in state legislatures.
Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...
The question at hand -- should we kill in the name of conservation -- isn't going to disappear anytime soon, if at all. Good people who care about other animals, with admirable goals, disagree on the need to kill for conservation.
The Democrats' tepid and belated "get out the vote" drives, scare ads, and appearances on black radio stations proved weak and ineffectual. At the same time, the GOP banked on the steady vote of older, white and conservative voters. It was a good bank that paid off.
It was a great night for Republicans as they nearly swept all the important U.S. Senate races and won some governorships that seemed very unlikely.
On Tuesday, voters in Louisiana will cast ballots in the state's increasingly contentious Public Service Commission election. The PSC race has received little media attention beyond the state level, but its outcome will have national implications.
Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! Of Ebola. Of ISIS. Of immigrants threatening to bring both threats across a porous border that can't be protected by a president who can't even protect his own house. Be afraid! Vote Republican.
Voters in many communities continue to be subjected to wave after wave of negative political ads. The obvious solution is to take big money out of politics, but another tactic would be to promote bipartisanship, to somehow dispel the rancor between Democrats and Republicans. Is bipartisanship possible? Or is the U.S. too polarized?