The 2012 election was a tipping point. Elections still have to be won one at a time, but the numbers are simply not favorable to the GOP.
If Colorado and Washington are permitted to move forward with their citizens' wishes, the aim of regulating marijuana dispensaries and forbidding public consumption could become a model for the rest of the nation, including Massachusetts.
Without doubt, good people will disagree about many matters of public importance as we move forward. One of my Thanksgiving prayers, however, is that we will build more unity and demonstrate more civility as we face difficult choices in the days ahead.
Yes, a few emerging nations have shown impressive growth, notably China and a handful of Asian Tigers. But remember when Japan, now beset by chronic deflation, an aging population and perhaps another recession, was poised to become the world's most powerful economy?
Hundreds and thousands of people have fought for equal rights, and I am thankful to them all. Their hard work, sacrifice and struggle brought us here, to a place where my little boy can know who he is and tell me without shame -- and be unaware that shame could even be a factor.
Nate Silver is all about crunching numbers. Pinterest allows analysts to "crunch" photos.
Latinas have always been a powerful force, but the 2012 elections demonstrated to the rest of the country our capacity to alter the course of an election and American history. The message remains clear: Latinas are watching, and we do vote.
The 2008 political campaign undoubtedly changed how politicians view the importance of the Internet. Some have said that without the Internet, President Barack Obama wouldn't have been elected.
We are more than just a primary color on a newsroom whiteboard. We are not a political agenda. We are individuals. Multifaceted, sometimes contradictory, always complex individuals.
It is for these reasons, including an unfortunate incident in which a chief of staff burst into the Senate dining room, forcibly insinuated himself between me and the member, and hurled the book against the wall, that the book bears this appearance.
The communities that have supplied the brunt of America's energy needs since the industrial revolution and powered our rise to the greatest economy on Earth should not be tossed aside as we move toward a future powered by clean and renewable energy -- they should be part of it.
The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse and soon there will be no majority "race." We are not going to be able to completely replace "race" as a category in the near future, but understanding and engaging diversity, human biology, and history can go a long way.
The problem, you see, is that what most members of the GOP are talking about changing is strategy, tactics and style. Not policy.
Contrary to the popular myths, the wild turkey can fly. As the recent election has proven, so can we, if, like that original American bird, we keep close to the ground.
Okay, I wasn't entirely honest when I reported last week on the gifts that Obama gave me.
Companies and political candidates alike need to better understand how to market to women in a way that deeply and profoundly resonates with them in order to win. The stakes are big and are up for grabs.