The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.
Donald Trump is just flyin' up those polls! Such an unexpected surprise and I couldn't be happier. We need more hate and nastiness in our elections to keep people honest...he'll be a great president.
As Trump continues down the campaign trail what he says may reveal less about him than what it psychologically reveals about us.
To ensure a book's long life, authors should pick a big problem that remains unsolved and big. Money in politics, for one. This time, not the money in political campaigns, but the money that secures and exerts power in Washington.
If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.
Let's be clear: this attack on women's health is the opposite of liberty. Republicans are using women's health and women's lives as a political football - and that is wrong.
In some cases, a governor's ideology does not reflect the overall political leaning of the state. Maryland, for example, is one of the most Democratic states in the country, but has a Republican governor.
As Stop Patriarchy plans to fan out around Mississippi, it will be mobilizing outreach and disruptions to businesses against all forms of patriarchy and women's oppression -- from abortion rights to eliminating rape culture.
Donald Trump is holding up a mirror to the Republicans, and the ugliness in that mirror is precisely what Americans need to see and understand.
(1) Donald Trump once again (2) during a speech he gave yesterday (3). "(4)," Trump said, which immediately resulted in (5).
Will Trump be a factor all the way until 2016? It is hard to say, I would say virtually anyone with political savvy would have said such was ridiculous just a few months ago. That number is shrinking as Trump's popularity grows in the polls. We are told "Trump is crazy." But is he crazy like a fox?
There is something unnerving about the rush of Republican presidential candidates to go on record as standing firmly against women's reproductive rights. They do not have the vaguest notion of what it is like to be pregnant as a result of abuse, incest, assault or a multitude of other wrongs, or simply what it is like to be a woman denied control of her own body.
A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.
The fight here is not about religious freedom. The courts have already determined what is and isn't covered, and arguments like the one presented by Jeremy Tedesco show an ignorance to the facts in order to feign oppression.
Exactly one week ago, the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination expanded to 18 -- maybe. In fact, we don't know much about this possible 18th GOP contender beyond his name, a few unconfirmed biographical details, and the several policy positions he outlined in a lengthy but surprisingly focused YouTube video.
Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential candidate from Florida, may be frustrated that his campaign is lacking traction, but there is no excuse for him to say that the president has "no class." His comment is a feeble attempt to get attention because he is lagging behind.