Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
I understand why Donald Trump's sideshow antics are appealing. Who doesn't love locker room humor in a presidential election? What I don't understand is why all this mean-spirited craziness is appealing to evangelicals.
Donald Trump does not stand apart from his many opponents seeking the Republican presidential nomination. On the contrary, he is their collective unconsciousness. Everything he stands for is what today's Tea Party-infused Republican Party has become.
I get the appeal in blaming Republicans. I understand the attraction in good vs. evil stories. I see the strength in the partisan rally. I get it's a great strategy for winning elections. But it is not a strategy for governing. We won't have a functioning government until we create a functioning democracy.
I was disgusted -- but not surprised -- when Donald Trump kicked Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, telling him to "go back to Univision." It's important that we speak out against his abhorrent rhetoric and tactics. But we can't let Donald Trump distract us.
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.
I was curious about the big show of humanity Donald Trump assembled in the old Dixie stronghold of Mobile, Alabama, supported by nativist Senator Jeff...
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.