Instead of preying on the fear of the nation, Obama focused her speech around two people. No, not Clinton and Trump, but Sasha and Malia Obama.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
If you fail to show up for Hillary in November, and Trump wins, then your revolution will prove to be nothing more than a faddish exercise in futility by privileged white millennials who shamefully cut off their noses to spite their faces, while destroying everything that Sanders worked to achieve for you.
I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.
From the highest sections of the Wells Fargo Center at the Democratic National Convention this week, the vocal supporters of Bernie Sanders have come ...
Selling the Sizzle, not the Steak: Reflections on Day One of the Democratic Convention The problem the Democrats face in their convention can be l...
Listen -- it's time to grow up. Now. Seriously. You can fall on your sword of principles and support Bernie by not voting for Hillary. But remember this: everyone who doesn't vote for Clinton is in effect casting a vote for Trump.
If the United States electoral system seems a little convoluted to you, you're not the only one.
DNC speakers can be inspiring. Reassuring. Maybe we're going to be okay after all. I didn't see a bunch of liars up there, though they have probably all been less than truthful at times in their public lives. I saw people mostly deluding themselves at least as much as they delude us.
The Republican Party, a party unified by hate and its resolve that Hillary represents everything that is wrong with our country, has tied itself to Trump's story. The problem is, it's only a story.
That reality is this: Hillary is actually now your greatest ally, for the simple reason that she is now better able to make more of the changes you care so deeply about than any single person.
I'm a pro-choice liberal who voted for Sanders in the primary, so it should surprise no one that Tim Kaine, a Midwestern white man who voiced personal beliefs against abortion, was not my first pick for Hillary Clinton's running mate. But maybe that puts me in a unique position to contribute some thoughts about why I'm voting for Clinton/Kaine.
It wasn't until today that I realized how much things have changed since I was a classroom teacher. As I watched the coverage of how the speech deliv...
If you're a proud Republican who really wants what's best for America, it's time to throw off the shackles of party politics.
You showed that a brilliant, bold, unapologetically black woman that stands in her truth can be the most powerful endorsement that a candidate can have. Most of all, you remind us that black women are the secret ingredient
There is a vital question to be answered in this pluralistic and diverse nation - Who is your neighbor? Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton's answers to the question will be revealing. The soul and character of the United States of America depends on how we answer this question.