The choice in this election is illustrated by the stark contrast between running mates: the religious bullying of Mike Pence, who signed a law requiring funerals for aborted fetuses, versus the humble faith that drove the young Tim Kaine to teach carpentry and welding as a missionary in Honduras.
Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.
Racism is still deeply rooted in American society and in white culture. Donald Trump has repeatedly taken the racism that is often covert and made it overt, what is usually implicit and made it explicit. Trump has regularly turned racial "dog whistles" into bullhorns.
The majority party in the Senate is saying it doesn't acknowledge that Barack Obama is the legitimate, twice-elected U.S. president with the right and duty under the U.S. Constitution to nominate justices to fill vacancies on the high court.
Few things bring the country together during the year like football and Thanksgiving is no exception. For millions of families, watching football on Thanksgiving is as much a part of the day as turkey, stuffing, or sweet potato pie.
So the sports moguls are getting paid for patriotic events at ballparks like the singing of "God Bless America," surprise homecomings and "Hometown Heroes" ceremonies? This tells us more about American fakery than we want to know.
Republican senators wrote to the Secretary of Defense calling on him to "reconsider" the decision to put the largest for-profit college on probation. Coincidentally, all three senators have received significant campaign contributions from the group that owns the University of Phoenix.