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The Big Reward in Trump's Perennial Race-Baiting

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump's unapologetic race baiting is a big part of what rocket launched him to the front of the GOP presidential pack and at a couple of points when he slid a bit, launched him right back to the front. The race-baiting is hardly new.

The Only Way to Destroy ISIS Is With a Bernie Sanders Presidency

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

In terms of overall strategy, only Bernie Sanders demands that Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries lead the fight against ISIS. It's this road map that will defeat ISIS, not the lofty rhetoric of Clinton or diatribes from Trump.

Is Politics a Profession?

Terry Newell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

We don't hand over the controls of jetliners to just anyone. Nor should we hand over the controls of the presidency to political beginners.

Why So Many Americans Still Say No to Sanders' Socialism

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The big questions now that Bernie Sanders is contending for the Democratic presidential nomination are what has changed, and why is socialism still the old red herring for so many Americans who don't wear the GOP party label?

Poetry, Prose and the Presidency

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The power of the Presidency is the power of persuasion, and a strength born of, and only of, unity of purpose. The President is Persuader-in-Chief. The only true source of power is consensus.

Carson's Comments About a Muslim President Weren't Islamophobic

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Carson has said he would require any Muslim candidate for the presidency to address the question of sharia and explicitly renounce any belief in it. After such repudiation Carson would be quite willing to support a Muslim candidate. I suspect that most Americans, once made aware of the foregoing facts, would feel that way, including many Muslims.

In Spite of Political Assaults, Hillary Won't Fail

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Given the massive and relentless political assault on Clinton, she should be, as much of the media giddily taunts, a political dead duck.

The 3 Reasons Bernie Sanders WILL be the Next President (That Have Nothing to do With Him)

Dean Trippe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Dean Trippe

Bernie Sanders will be the next President of the United States, due in part to three big factors that have nothing to do with him. Full disclosure: I love Bernie Sanders. He's a statesman and seems like a good person, if not the best singer.

It's 1960... Can a Catholic Win as President?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.

Bernie Sanders' Stand for Racial Justice Requires That He Stand for Palestine

Zahra Haider | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Zahra Haider

Sanders at Houston town hall meeting in July With a surprising number of Americans now rallying behind the Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders i...

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

GOP Peddles Hard The 'Hillary Can't Be Trusted' Line

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Voteres want a president who is experienced, well-versed and firm on dealing with the inevitable crises that will confront the country. There's absolutely no hint that the general public has shut down on Clinton in this vital area of public policy. But this won't stop the GOP from peddling that line.

If Hillary Were as Bad as Trump

Kristine Holmgren | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Kristine Holmgren

My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. If Donald Trump is a...

Candidates Are Changing the Way They Announce

Kevin Price | Posted 06.14.2015 | Media
Kevin Price

Back in the day it was common to see large venues, sometimes there were whistle stops and maybe even balloons (and confetti). Much has changed in just a few short years.

Campaign 2016: Hillary Clinton to Replace Her Cold Cyborg Heart With a Human One

Spencer Green | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We want to show America the real Hillary: the spontaneous Hillary; the fun, breezy Hillary; the Hillary who doesn't need constant battery charges or modifications to her enhanced biofuel cells."

The Ted Cruz Way

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.

Everyone Signing or Supporting the Cotton Letter Is 'Disqualified' From Being President -- Right, Chuck Todd?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There are many questions these so-called hopefuls can be asked, but one can start with this: How can you be president if you applaud an unprecedented act interfering with the conduct of U.S. foreign policy?

If I Were President

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

If I were President of the United States (POTUS), I would make the economy my top priority. I know there are many challenges besetting our great country.

Hillary President? The Elephant in the Room...Bill

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Sorry, Mr. President, for calling you an elephant, although it is a very intelligent animal, as you well know.

Constructing a Black President

Craig Carpenter | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The similarities between Barack Obama and Louis Ortiz extend beyond being a parent, and struggling in a new job. The most obvious similarity, and the most life altering for Mr. Ortiz, was his physical resemblance to the former freshman Senator from Illinois.

The Incredible Shrinking Presidency

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

I have now received roughly five hundred emails soliciting DNCC and DNC money, circa ten a day for several months. Please stop it. The names of senders are immaterial, since no one would ever believe that anything other than a bot originates this torrent.

Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It was worth the wait for Hillary Clinton to speak out. Clinton skipped the platitudes and echoed the uncomfortable truths that black men are routinely profiled, disproportionately pack America's jails and prisons, and get longer sentences than white males.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Eric Holder Said the Obvious: Racism Drives the Obama Bashing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When Holder speaks out on race, the GOP attack machine instantly kicks into high gear with a barrage of denials and then another deft turn of the racial table. This means the usual finger point of Holder as a race baiter.

President Obama Keeps Hearing the Silly Charge He Has Failed Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has refused to say that any of his initiatives and programs were aimed at blacks. The absence of this frank statement and the longing of many blacks to hear him say that fuels the perception and frustration that he isn't doing enough, or even anything.