Politicians in both parties will do what they think they need to do to win. But the Republican Party is so out of touch with the American people that the political candidates feel that they have to be equally out of touch to win the nomination.
The late Harry Cohn, who ran Columbia Pictures, famously said "Give the public what they want and they'll come out for it." The public must've wanted Obama for president, because last week they came out in favor of CNN and MSNBC, giving Fox News its worst week in a long time.
We have extended suffrage repeatedly and nothing awful has happened. Doing away with the electoral voting system will avert a disaster. Let's act now to prevent more election angst. Wasn't 2000 bad enough?
To claim the gender problem Republicans faced in 2012 is "merely" a race problem is the denial that has actually helped cement this pattern.
Our nation is undergoing a social earthquake. It's like two huge social plates under the surface have shifted, leaving what looks like chaos in its stead. And a large number of men are wringing their hands saying, 'We're doomed; it's all falling apart!'
Republicans are having a hard time believing that Barack Obama was elected by "the people," and the problem they are having is that "the people" is no longer a phrase synonymous with white America.
Digital technology played a critical role this election cycle. It was the backbone of effective communication and analysis. And President Barack Obama's campaign made much better use of the digital technology than Gov. Mitt Romney's.
Winning or losing an election can hinge on the decisions of just one group or even one individual. We may not feel powerful, but an internalized sense of powerlessness represents another triumph for a system that thrives on vast imbalances of power.
As I thought might happen, Obama won Tuesday by winning women and losing men, which hasn't occurred since 1996. Obama had a 10-point gender gap in the...
The "party" in this case isn't blue or red. It's the media that, whatever its orientation -- right, left, or down the middle -- can agree on one thing: We're increasingly a country of people who want to choose up sides, go to our respective corners, and throw things at one another.
Now we need everybody, Left and Right, to get engaged in the American project, and to respond to the actual issues that stand before us, not straw men set up as distractions. Otherwise the product of politics is never going to change, only the packaging.
Despite the increasing dominance of the 24-hour news cycle, which keeps us inundated with news, voters did not rely just on their televisions or even computers for information. Their mobile devices were also a major source of information.
Health care for all. That's what President Barack Obama's reelection means to the more than 40 million Americans who either do not have health insurance or do not have enough.
On Tuesday, the American people spoke and aligned themselves with being part of "progress." We took another step for mankind and I hope we can take some "leaps" in the future too.
Overcoming a wave of voter suppression laws, misinformation, long lines, longer lies and Hurricane Sandy, millions of people still had their voices heard and ensured their votes counted.
Morning in America already feels too much like a hangover. The house is still a wreck, the family is dysfunctional and there are enormous bills to pay that are not about to go away.