On March 22, 2016, I was invited to participate on a House Congressional briefing on countering violent extremism - a euphemism for "soft" counterterr...
Republican insiders were saying, as far back as 2012, that the real political battle they cared about was not the White House, but control of the future of a party about to fracture and be transformed.
Donald Trump is a unifier, no doubt about it. Who else could have forged the growing alliance between the Conservative movement, Fox News and the New York Times? Listen up.
No matter the final results of the presidential elections in November, 2016 will be forever known as the year of the uprising of the populists in both...
"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business..." So said Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night, 13 March -- creating an uproar amongst conservative Republicans, adding fuel to the raging fire Donald Trump was already fanning.
Not so long ago, the few groups working to achieve criminal justice reform were almost entirely traditional representatives of civil liberties or of prisoners' families. Conservative political groups were solidly in the "tough on crime" camp, and the only disagreement came on which of them most merited that label. Times have changed.
Animals don't have to be told that part of the responsibility of being a dog or a whale is taking care of members of their family. So -- what is standing in the way of human compassion?
I vote in both countries and the border relabels everyone. I'm a "conservative" in Canada, concerned about "liberal" profligacy -- which puts me left of the Democrats. So to me, a Democrat like Bernie Sanders in the White House would be good news all around.
As the antithesis to this move, Trump is the new Republican Caesar, dangerous only to the Republican political establishment.
Sunstein is correct that judges need not be heroes. They must, however, be equipped to enforce constitutional values in both controversial and mundane cases. They must employ a consistent, principled approach in resolving constitutional questions, and be prepared to assert the authority of their office in doing so
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes could not imagine how correct he was when he said that the challenge a Latin American writer faced was to produce fiction that was more extraordinary than reality itself.
We are not observing the advance army of the destruction of the American democratic republic, as some seem to worry. We are hearing the death rattle of a shrinking group (and some of their offspring and political bedfellows) of resentful, mostly white citizens who have been simmering for decades over sex, drugs, rock and roll, civil rights, feminism, gay rights and/or any number of other changes that created discomfort for them.
Donald Trump supporters have a reason to be angry... and so should all Americans! March 3rd, 2016 will live in infamy as the day The Republican P...
If you can still call yourself a Republican after seeing the man chosen to represent your party, you have not grown up and faced reality yet.
It seems that, these days, a lot of people who call themselves conservatives don't really care much about conservative principles, but are more focused on attitude and posture. The rise of Donald Trump to frontrunner in this year's Republican race demonstrates this: antagonism trumps principle.
Whether "liberal" or "conservative," a rational person who admits the veil of ignorance understands the importance of fairness and of general concern for the welfare not only of himself but of others who differ from his present status and characteristics.