To see what the Trump/Clinton matchup really means, it's helpful to look not just at this week's Democratic convention but to another convention. Earlier in July, speaking to an energized crowd at the annual LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) gathering in Washington, D.C.
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.
Standing on the floor of the Democratic National Convention was surreal. I am a formerly undocumented immigrant whose parents remain undocumented. And yet here, I was on the floor of a national political convention as it kicked off Monday.
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.
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.
The next President should continue this bipartisan tradition and realize the promise of full-time service by putting AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild on a growth trajectory, and incentivizing public agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations to create new positions that will enable every young person who wants to serve a year the chance to do so.
NOW THAT HILLARY Clinton is about to become the Democratic nominee to take on Donald Trump, let's examine why so many voters claim they dislike and di...
Clinton is a creature of the center-left, and not the left. In an ordinary year, that would be just the ticket for winning the White House. This year, with anti-establishment sentiment at a boil, center-left may not quite be enough.
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For the next four months, and perhaps the next four years, the Americans will be in a dance, not just with Donald Trump, but with the dark side of America's psyche.
We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.
The GOP convention illuminated - and the Democratic convention will too, the sad binary bromides of the class rivalry of an 'Us' vs. 'Them' mentality. It threatens the country's ability to continue to make social progress on a number fronts - from fighting poverty, social injustice and gender and race bias to improving the lives of those who lack proper health care and educational opportunities.
I don't think I'm overstating it to say that a Trump presidency would be the end of the world as we know it. Like the Brexit regretters discovered -- there will be no do-overs.
There is only one antidote to this fear-and-loathing-filled Republican National Convention— huge and healthy doses of humor. So I gathered with...
The next administration's task will be to solidify the gains that have already been made, shape a new vision for a data-driven democracy, and ensure that the leadership and resources are there to make that vision a reality.
Although we progressives don't like to contemplate the prospect of a Trump presidency, it would be wise to at least be prepared for such an even...