The GOP has indeed been waging a war on women since the Reagan years. Campaigning against Hilary Clinton, Trump will amplify that contempt and make the GOP's misogyny cruder and more vile than any of us can imagine right now.
Across the Democratic coalition as a whole, the last seven years have witnessed the increasing presence in the progressive policy debate of two linked but competing lists of policy preferences.
He can make clear that this election isn't about Hillary, or whether his supporters like or trust her, but about the clear and present danger that Donald Trump represents to what's left of American democracy, not to mention the planet.
In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.
The state Democratic convention in Nevada Saturday devolved into a chaotic demonstration of party division and the emotional theatrics of candidate-centered movements.
This article originally appeared on Millenation.com in April 2016. The countless numbers of volunteers who spend hours phone banking, canvassing, hos...
Right now he is trying to sell himself as president of the United States, the most powerful position in the world by using the prince charming myth--he is rich, he is powerful, he will fix everything somehow.
Ironically, as pundits ask the traditionally reasonable question, "What do white working class males see in Trump?" Their egregious demographic-speak calls out the very cultural divide they seek to explain. In fact, these Trump voters are not likely to be self-defining as "working class white men."
This election is important not only to the people of the United States but the entire world is looking on and will judge us by the outcome.
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With the presidential election just months away, campaign season is in full swing. Candidates in both parties are aggressively courting certain demogr...
Like politicians, language sometimes fails to keep pace with the times. Consider the phrase "Taking coals to Newcastle," dating back five centuries to the days when Newcastle, England was coal capital of the world.
So, who will fill out the former First Lady's advisory board if she's elected? We could make some educated guesses, but here are some fun suggestions we might personally email to HRod...
She is as fit to be president as Trump is not. The gap is daunting -- the wrong result would be dangerous to America and the world. But to win Clinton must address her own weaknesses as a candidate, reflected in uncomfortably high negatives, and rooted in difficulties which cannot be wished away.
Despite expressing doubts about America's relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to "reassure" the Saudi royals about U.S. support. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia raises the question: What are allies for? If the president wants to leave his mark on American foreign policy, he should put distance between America and its most counterproductive partners. Riyadh would be a good place to start. After all, he rightly criticized the Kingdom as among the many "free riders" on U.S. security guarantees. Washington and Saudi Arabia should move to a more normal relationship. There no longer need be the pretense of intimate political friendship.
The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama."