The Republicans who voted for Trump aren't worried about morality or marijuana, they are worried about the crystal meth lab down the street. They aren't worried about lefty Democrats, they are furious with oligarchs who moved jobs and capital overseas.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In a recent poll, almost two-thirds of surveyed voters said they have little or no confidence in the political wisdom of the American public to make the right decisions and choose the person best suited to lead their country.
Photo: I.Rimanoczy We have heard all these "ifs" before. If this candidate wins, it will be a catastrophe. I may consider moving to another country...
There's no guarantee that the enthusiasm, passion, energy, and sense of making history that was there for Obama will be there for Clinton. The red flag on this are the negatives. Trump has them in spades, but so does Clinton with two huge troubling differences.
The dark reality is that Donald Trump has a very good chance of getting the necessary number of delegates before Cleveland, rendering the whole strategy of crawling into Cleveland moot. And down ticket candidates are now starting to decide how to deal with this new reality.
Lots of the criticism, from both Republicans and Democrats, focuses on the supposed incoherence of Trump's ideas, as if coherence has been a hallmark of American foreign policy for the past 20 years.
Pippa Norris, Harvard University When asked to choose between the candidacies of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator fr...
The Republican Party most loudly proclaims its deep allegiance to our founding document. Yet in recent years, the leaders of the GOP have engaged in an assault on our constitutional system in ways unprecedented in American history:
The press is concerned with polls and primaries, numbers of delegates, and the reporter's hopes for exciting contested conventions. But many faith leaders are concerned with the moral quality of our national discourse -- how much fear, division, and even hate are dominating over trust, compassion, and even love.
Over the past 12 months we've learned that while Republicans are angry, they do not have their act together. Unless there is a radical change in American politics, Democrats should prevail in the 2016 presidential election.
Even after Donald Trump's big wins on Tuesday, a majority of Republicans remain skeptical of his first policy suggestion, telling pollsters on their way out of the voting booth, as they have for months, that they want the immigrants to stay.
If you're able, for a moment, to put yourself in someone else's shoes, challenge your current perspective or give someone the benefit of the doubt -- you have no business being registered as a Republican.
Families in New Jersey, in Newtown, and in the entire country deserve more than vetoes. They deserve politicians who care, who listen, and who act. Who put evidence above political opportunism. Who put the safety of innocent kids ahead of the agenda of powerful interest groups.
This presidential election cycle has been one for the history books, but it is far from over.
By Laura Woods, Contributor Ted Cruz...