Trump has eschewed the long political tradition in Republican campaigns of speaking in code, of using dog whistle politics in order to speak to the racial animosities and xenophobic dispositions of elements of the Republican base, while not embarrassing the GOP establishment in polite company.
The long 2016 presidential campaign, in which ten agonizing months still remain, has in many respects felt like two parallel campaigns -- one Democratic and one Republican -- that are occurring in two different countries.
There is an old saying for people who are stuck in an unhealthy situation: If you want to get out of a hole, stop digging. There is a corollary for a world addicted to fossil fuels: If you want to cure the addiction, stop subsidizing the drug.
In June, when Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, many pundits dismissed him as not a serious contender. Six months have proven that wrong. Trump is a wily political operator with, so far, a winning strategy.
While a few attacks, such as Boston and San Bernardino, have taken many lives, most have only killed a relatively small number of people.
Following the debate was like listening to presidential candidates who consider that the most important issue facing the United States of America is to "beat ISIS." They did not even realize that, by doing so, they were giving ISIS the golden keys to the kingdom: the ability to define our policies.
The week since the bloody terrorist attack on a San Bernardino holiday party hasn't gone well for American politics. It's mostly been a disconcerting combination of the uncertain and the shrill, the latter crossing the line into outright fascism.
As eagerly as the Common Core regimen was embraced, it was disavowed in a Tea Party-inspired wave of opposition to what was become known simply as government outreach. And as strongly as the teachers' unions had campaigned for educational reform, they deemed the government's obsession with a testing an albatross hanging over the careers of educators who could handle their own classrooms perfectly well.
Designed by Owen Iwamasa Hope springs into the holiday season for many establishment Republicans. They crave an early Christmas gift--a decline of ...
Originally posted by NCRonline, Dec. 8, 2015 The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the U.S....
In one unique area of foreign policy -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the United States has shown that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives can work together, save lives and enhance our security -- all by doing good.
Terrorism will never be defeated if it continues to be supported by Wahhabists who speak with forked tongue and who share absolutely nothing in common with us. They and their American enablers are the problem.
Difficult as it is at a time like this, we need to take a step back from our fears and stand up for our American way of life, our values and our liberties.
tatistician Nate Silver of Five Thirty Eight and The New York Times created a composite list in January 2013 of previous presidential rankings by scholars. This is as definitive a ranking as we have at this time.
As the crazy protracted carnival of the presidential election rolls forward with ever more outrageous rhetoric, spin, downright lies, and "gotcha" moments, it bears remembering what's on television usually has little to do with reality.
Feeling the pull of Thanksgiving's meaning, I got up early Thursday and headed not for the kitchen, but to an eclectic gathering of locals in our small British Columbia town. We are intent on welcoming Syrian refugee families into our community.