It's safe to say, looking at who Donald Trump is turning to now, that it's unlikely there will be any progress on LGBT rights -- and would likely be great harm to them -- under a Trump presidency.
Americans want to know what the candidate most likely to become President actually believes about the topic Americans consider far and away the most important. And now we're there.
Bernie is the strongest candidate. Nevertheless, Hillary supporters refuse to accept this data. They are dead certain that Bernie would lose because America will never elect a socialist. They are sure (maybe a less so) that Hillary is the battle-tested warrior who will bring Trump to his knees.
In the heat of a Presidential election season and in light of a media that earns ratings by focusing on our divisions, we can forget that we are the United States of America. Although we may disagree among ourselves on many matters, some important concerns unite us. One of those unifying subjects is our Social Security system.
Hillary is not going to be able beat Donald Trump by attacking his weaknesses. She will only be able to beat Donald Trump by converting his strengths into questions and concerns. This is harder to do than it sounds, but it's the necessary work that needs to be done if the Clinton campaign is serious about winning the presidential race.
I'll write and work and vote for Hillary Clinton against Trump this fall, but not because I've been told that corporate money in elections and the marketization of everything aren't dissolving our citizenship and democracy
If the Republican Party wishes to regain any of the respect it once had, you'll have to join the 21st century and recognize we are a diverse nation. The idea here is compromise. Conservatives and liberals must find a way to coexist.
In a new two-part podcast, I talk to Princeton professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., author of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, called "one of the most daring books of the 21st century," a "book for the ages," "bracing" and "unrelenting."
Amidst the vitriol and lies being thrown around about trans people, I worry that a few basic principles have been lost. Here are five things to remember when talking, writing, or thinking about trans people.
In 1961, President Kennedy's Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Newton Minow described television as "a vast wasteland." Perhaps nothing demonstrates that better these days than the rise of Donald J. Trump as a presidential candidate.
Pandering to those working in the fossil fuel industry with false promises of sustainability isn't the solution. We need honest answers and clear explanations from our politicians.
As we celebrate mothers and grandmothers, foster mothers, and all those who step in to parent children in need, let's pledge to take responsibility not only for our own children and grandchildren but for all children, or at least for one child who may not be our own.
There's a pile of money hiding offshore. The stunning amount that continues to flow across American borders (and those of other countries), and eventually disappears into the pockets of the corporate and political elite, ultimately causes even more damage to our finances and our lives.
Now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race and Donald Trump is the "presumptive nominee," it's likely we'll see the GOP Establishment pretend to be rallying behind Trump while in reality helping him very little.
"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces."
As an American living abroad I see first hand that for the United States to become a true force for good around the world, the Democratic Party must lead the charge in fighting against an American chauvinism that puts little value on the lives of people who are innocent bystanders to our supposed economic and military interests.
If Trump really loves women and is serious about getting their votes, let us hear his plan to fix a system that doesn't work for moms. The majority of mothers, like fathers, now work outside the home -- they need the money to support their families.
This is one of the rare occasions where the love of charters and the disinterest in teachers is right there under the President's name and not, say, a Secretary of Education. Public school teachers -- take your week of weak praise and get back to finishing the work you haven't done yet.
It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.