Donald Trump made a rather startling proposal last week out on the campaign trail, but few in the media noticed. Perhaps this was due to the fact tha...
So it is that I feel reasonably secure in re-stating my firm, unshakable position on this issue. If America actually elects Donald Trump as president, I am going to stay here. While loudly and continually telling everybody that I plan on leaving.
We have to come to terms with the dismaying truth that public opinion, in individuals and in aggregate, is only exceptionally the outcome of an informed and thoughtful process of deliberation.
So here we are. August 2015 and many people believed "The Donald" would have washed out by now. What should we be more concerned with at this point? Should we be more concerned "The Donald" is now a viable contender for the Republican nomination or the fact Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not locked away in a federal prison yet?
Trump has learned how to channel this so-called passion to appeal to a specific demographic that has, in turn, propelled him to the front lines of the Republic Party. Unfortunately, that passion is fueled by the dangerous concoction of hate, anger, and ignorance
Can a Christian with a godly sense of compassion and commitment to peace and justice morally justify not speaking out against a candidate like Trump -- and voting against him too?
I understand why Donald Trump's sideshow antics are appealing. Who doesn't love locker room humor in a presidential election? What I don't understand is why all this mean-spirited craziness is appealing to evangelicals.
Donald Trump does not stand apart from his many opponents seeking the Republican presidential nomination. On the contrary, he is their collective unconsciousness. Everything he stands for is what today's Tea Party-infused Republican Party has become.
Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!
I get the appeal in blaming Republicans. I understand the attraction in good vs. evil stories. I see the strength in the partisan rally. I get it's a great strategy for winning elections. But it is not a strategy for governing. We won't have a functioning government until we create a functioning democracy.
Now is the time for Democrats to rally and speak in unison about the economic performance under this president, something Republicans orchestrate so well. While not stellar and considering we were on the brink of collapse, Obama's economic performance is praiseworthy.
When Ted Cruz dismissed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's questions to him on immigration as something a "liberal journalist" would ask, the right-wing Media Research Center applauded it. After all, that evasion tactic is straight from the MRC playbook.
In the eyes of anti-big government Republicans, the EPA is a bureaucratic overreaching economic scourge that needs to be drastically scaled down if not dispensed with altogether. The hypocrisy of some Republican politicians in dealing with the EPA is breathtaking.
Apparently we're going to hear much more about "illegals" from the GOP campaign, and among their rote talking points will be how harmful such immigrant are for the U.S. economy and workers. Standing against such nonsense is not only the humane thing to do, however, but the factual thing to say as well.
In other words, global warming is injecting steroids into weather disasters. Without countermeasures, it will get much worse. Yet the response among deniers in Congress is to escalate their campaign to sabotage any government effort to reduce the pollution responsible for climate change.
When I was growing up, there was a term, "Rockefeller Republicanism" that defined a politician as being fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. I'm sad to say we're now an endangered species because even today's so-called moderate Republicans are far more conservative than they were back in the '70s and '80s, and much more extreme.