The Harvard Professor likens his candidacy to that of Eugene McCarthy, who turned the Vietnam War into the central issue of the 1968. Today, 80 percent of Americans say there's too much money in politics but less than 1 percent say that it is the most important issue they consider when voting
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, his most recent verbal attack on women only pushed his poll numbers up by a few points. However, there are far more offensive and misogynistic things yet to be said. And he'll say them. And that should boost his popularity among likely Republican voters.
Planned Parenthood has become the battered scapegoat, bullied by a Senate that historically and profoundly excludes women. Lost in the politicking over this issue is the bravery and courage of women who agreed to be donors. Without them, the vaccines and medicines on which all Americans rely might not exist.
So here we are today, plagued by severe income inequality throughout our society. But it wasn't always like this. In fact, for just about our entire modern history, our society required the wealthy to contribute their fair share of taxes.
The debate is on. The most boring man in the world walks in.
The 2016 Republican presidential race brings a lot of surprises with it. For this author, perhaps none is bigger than that he would find himself in the position to defend a blonde, female Fox News anchor against the charge raised by Donald Trump that she is a "bimbo."
How we speak and the decorum and class many have come to expect has nothing to with what political party or ideology one supports. What is political is how attitudes toward marginalized groups affect lawmakers' decision-making.
The Black Lives Matter movement promised to be the medicine to our ailment: to take racism head on and crush it.
Adoption of the sheep as the Republicans' new symbol would, beyond being a more accurate image for their feckless behavior, also remind us of their frequent adoption of sheep's clothing while acting like wolves.
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Dr. Carson when given a chance to elucidate really came off as the mild-mannered articulate thinker that he is. It's hard to imagine he's ready for the role of the presidency, but he certainly was worth listening to. Problem is he's just not schooled or experienced enough on the issues.
In this reality-TV world, who cares about global warming or rape culture or police brutality or gun control or racism or terrorism or the European Union or alternatives to oil if you have a thriving Twitter following?
Armies engage in mopping-up operations only after they secure victory, and the CPP did not spring like Venus from the brow of President Obama last week -- there's a long history here. The CPP is the keystone of one of the most dramatic and fundamental economic restructures in history.
The Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the fact that threats to the United States originate from the actions of human beings. These human beings resort to violence when they are marginalized by society to the point where they believe that the only way to better their country is to work around the democratic system through violence.
We find ourselves once again caught up in the spectacle of another presidential election, and once again the majority of Americans are acting as if this election will make a difference and bring about change--as if the new boss will be any different from the old boss.
Imagine how many more people a doctor would have to hire just to deal with a boatload of new insurers. Or to deal with a bunch of politicians who don't know what they're talking about.