I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
No surprises, either in this pick or in the disappointed reaction to it by progressives. What the Kaine selection does do, though, is to raise two very big questions forward.
In a very real way, while seeing this man elected President of the United States should, and does, strike fear in the hearts of millions, even his defeat could create enduring problems for American democracy.
John Burton is the chair of the California Democratic Party, and he has over three decades of experience working in the California government. On this...
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We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.
I tried to watch Donald Trump's speech last night, but every time I switched over I heard language that evoked darkness, distrust and despair. One of the channels was carrying the horror movie Pumpkinhead, which is at least fiction.
The world outside the Quicken Loans Arena was a lot better than the world Donald Trump described inside of it, to the cackling glee of some of the Americans sitting around me, and also the thoughtfulness and discerning applause of others.
As common as it is for people to make our Presidents into superheroes or supervillains, the reality is that Presidents have limited power based on our Constitutional framework and separation of powers.
There's a lot to talk about when it comes to Mike Pence. We've already spent thirteen months talking about Donald Trump. What we're forgetting, however, is that there are stories to be told, and that our country is nothing without them. I won't let Matthew Shepard be forgotten.
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
Trump has navigated the blackest depths of American capitalism and by lying and bullying -- doing anything to win -- has secured the Republican nomination. Trump represents a form of social cancer that threatens to destroy U.S. democracy.
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
If you are a reasonable Republican and are wondering what to do in the face of the choice of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the general election, I present to you a third way: vote for Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate for president.
Lest we forget that politics is a game. That we the people -- should we let our guard down -- are bound to be manipulated. You may have felt happy to see Cruz stand up to Trump. Good for you. Point for Cruz. Calculated.
Donald Trump has brought far right politics into the mainstream of U.S. politics. He is the first far right presidential candidate of one of the two major political parties in the U.S., at least since the end of the Second World War.