This country is crying out for solutions to our myriad problems but our culture often rewards meanness, division and incivility. The emphasis on the latter makes the former all that much more difficult to achieve.
When Ted Cruz dismissed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's questions to him on immigration as something a "liberal journalist" would ask, the right-wing Media Research Center applauded it. After all, that evasion tactic is straight from the MRC playbook.
Admittedly Donald Trump is the class clown -- and the schoolyard bully. Oddly, also the teacher's pet. But his toxic mix of egotism, cynicism and racism simply isn't entertaining. It is, however, still a spectacle.
Emphasizing that you are campaigning with the people, not on stage before the people, is what helps build the movement that will continue after the election -- win or lose.
Whether we are descended from majority who came here willfully and found a better life, or from the many who came here unwillingly and lived lives of destitution and terror, the fact remains: We are all transplants, all the descendants of immigrants who desired to have a flourishing life.
Let's pretend for a minute that Trump is a serious candidate who really believes the views he espouses on the campaign trail. His xenophobic, racist, unrealistic statements on immigration are getting all the attention, but I think another of his go-to themes is also acting as a major draw for supporters: His argument that he is not beholden to donors.
Can anyone imagine the spectacle of a President Trump -- from inauguration day and every day thereafter? He would be a bully in a China shop. Nothing would get done on his watch -- except constant verbal fisticuffs with anyone who disagreed with him about practically anything.
Rock the Vote has an awesome campaign encouraging young people to register and vote. They started internet registration in the '90s as the first to offer it online as well as over the phone.
Ransom House announced a $20 million dollar advance for Donald Trump's newest book, Apologizing Is for Losers.
We hear constantly that our problems are their fault. If it weren't for "them" everything would be better. This has been a disturbing development for the last few years, but it seems to have been taken to a whole new level where division is rewarded, and unity laughed at.
President Obama is in the unenviable position of winding down his administration at the same that that two enormously important players during his presidency could potentially be running against one another. What down side would there be to stay above the fray of presidential politics and watch the Democratic primary as a neutral observer?
Voto Latino Action Network is dedicated to dispelling false information aimed and harming the Latino community. Unfortunately, this has become a common occurrence with politicians like Donald Trump trying to suppress our community.
Many conservatives have morphed into extreme preppers, warning everyone of the coming Armageddon, while secretly hoping that it will arrive right on time to prove them correct.
Democratic insiders immediately hailed Stevenson's credentials and his charmingly well-worn shoes, while scholars and historians noted the Constitution says nothing about living people who were once previously dead being ineligible to serve as president.
You might be thinking, Bill Maher is a an atheist, lady. But honestly, as a Christian minister, I have to say he's a model Christian, too.
I am beginning to feel sorry for Donald Trump. He has money, fame, power and supporters -- but apparently no real friends. There's truth in that old cliché, "It's lonely at the top." Now it appears that the folks at Fox News are unfriending the Donald.