Until the Republicans alter their beliefs and adjust their priorities, their empty gestures towards minorities will continue to be rejected. Even on the issue of immigration reform, the GOP's stance hardly gives the Latino population a reason to feel respected or included.
Between killing innovation and beating a dead horse, the phrase 'GOP leadership' has stamped its walk-of-shame footprints in oxymoronic cement, to join the likes of 'jumbo shrimp' and 'political science.'
Within the first quarter of his final term, Barack Obama has chalked up two frustrating defeats: the sting of across the board budget cuts, followed by the bite of failed gun sales reform. And, now the specter of a triple faced scandal threatens to engulf his presidency.
A changing racial-ethnic composition in the U.S. suggests that candidates should not fear, or be uncomfortable, going into predominately racial-ethnic communities to communicate their ideas about how to fix problems.
Creative writers and artists who spend their lives crafting narratives have long understood that we do not so much create a story as discover it. As President Obama demonstrated over the last month, the narrative of politics is not very different.