Whether it is Black Lives Matter who demand to be heard or others, Fox News will attempt to shout down the movement to protect their cherished vision of a monochrome America, instead of the messy, rigidly stratified America that so many face.
There is a striking similarity between the GOP of the 1920s and that of today. Indeed, today's GOP resembles no other as much as that of the 1920s. As a political movement dedicated to never changing, conservatism has succeeded admirably.
Perhaps black people will focus exclusively on eradicating black-on-black crime when white people focus exclusively on eradicating white supremacy. Until then, black folks will continue to focus on both issues, and make changing the policies and practices that contribute to crime in the black community a priority.
Only three candidates are willing to say that the system is corrupt: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Lawrence Lessig. But Trump has no solution to the problem, while the other two do.
I am convinced that if the traditional mainstream media decided for a week to not cover Donald Trump, we would see a complete transformation in his behavior, because he wouldn't be getting traction. As long as the media continues to cover him, they are depriving the American people from having a true democratic experience.
Democrats are doing one of two things, and neither one of them is very impressive. Democratic candidates are either so scared of being called a tax-raiser by Republicans that they do not support changing the problem at all, or they are secretly for changing it but don't want to say it.
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.
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?
Foreigners are simply human beings, just like us. Just like everyone. The only difference with foreigners is that they just so happened to have been born in a location different from us. That's all. So why would one human being hate another human being?
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.
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.
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.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.