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Trump doing surprisingly well with women donors

OpenSecrets Blog | July 28, 2016 | Politics
by Alec Goodwin Trump is doing about as well with women donors as the previous two Republican presidential nominees. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) "I think I'm doing well with the women," Republican nominee Donald...
John A. Tures

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | July 28, 2016 | Politics
When Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was picked for the Democratic Party ticket, the media reported that Kaine was a centrist, and Bernie Sanders fans were disappointed. Yet according to analysis by the American Conservative Union, Kaine is actually more progressive than Sanders. "'An establishment Wall Street Democrat like Tim Kaine...will...
Lincoln Mitchell

Time For National Security Republicans To Denounce Trump

Lincoln Mitchell | July 28, 2016 | Politics
What Trump did on Wednesday, however, went way beyond simply having a different view about US-Russia relations. It demonstrated that Trump either does not understand basic ideas about national sovereignty and national security, or more ominously, suggests a relationship between a political candidate and a foreign power that is at the very least clear and present threat to our political processes.
Tom Spiggle

If Hillary Clinton Faced This Kind Of Discrimination Applying For Any Other Job, It Would Be Illegal, Literally

Tom Spiggle | July 28, 2016 | Politics
Whether Clinton has been treated unfairly or has received improper scrutiny is something voters will have to decide for themselves in November. But the statements made about her by Trump and other political rivals would clearly be judged as sexist in most courtrooms that I've set foot in and that should give us pause.
Kate Peterson

All Lives Could Matter Someday

Kate Peterson | July 28, 2016 | Politics
I understand that in the end many people are just too frightened of Trump to worry about their hearts right now. Fair enough. So all I ask is that you think about how hard this is for you, how hard it is going to be to vote for someone who you don't believe, or believe in.
Russ Belville

President Obama Cured This Bernie or Buster

Russ Belville | July 28, 2016 | Politics
I had it all ready to go. In a flash of inspiration, I had typed up about 3,000 words to explain how, after this whole #DNCLeak thing, I was still a Bernie or Bust guy.
Janet Morrison-Lane

Who Killed Freddie Gray?

Janet Morrison-Lane | July 28, 2016 | Politics
That we continue to exonerate people who are killing others makes my head spin. However, the reality is, we should all (and by "all," I mean all white people) be held accountable for the police shootings that have occurred. We. Are. Guilty. How?
Gregory Cendana

Going Beyond "Anti-Trump"

Gregory Cendana | July 28, 2016 | Politics
#DumpTrump along with #TrumpThat and #WallOffTrump are some of the most common hashtags you might have seen or even used in campaigning against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an electoral race that positions language such as "anti-Trump" as a way to frame support for Hillary Clinton, it's also...
Chris Shelton

CWA Will Do What It Takes to Elect Hillary Clinton President

Chris Shelton | July 28, 2016 | Politics
The nomination of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention this week is a historic step forward for our nation, and the Communications Workers of America and I are proud to stand with her to build an America that works for working families.
Gregory Rodriguez

Looking Backward and Inward: The Politics of Nostalgia and Identity

Gregory Rodriguez | July 28, 2016 | World
Globalization's forward march and seismic demographic shifts in the developed world have combined to intensify the seductive pull to look backward and inward, with unfortunate consequences for our politics and social order.
Peter James Callahan

The Democracy Movement Must Unite Behind Clinton

Peter James Callahan | July 28, 2016 | Politics
We celebrate all those who have worked so hard to get us this far. Now we must defeat Donald Trump in November, elect those to Congress who commit to reform, and then get to work to make it happen. For the sake of our democracy itself, there is no other choice.
Renee Fisher

An Open Letter To Ivanka Trump

Renee Fisher | July 28, 2016 | Fifty
Few would argue against the idea that you are a poised, articulate, capable young woman. You have lived a life of privilege, without coming to the conclusion that this makes you entitled. I applaud you. You deeply respect and greatly admire your father. No parent would ask for more.
Deborah Drezon Carroll

The 5 Reasons You Should Be A One-Issue Voter

Deborah Drezon Carroll | July 28, 2016 | Fifty
Truth is I've been a one-issue voter for most of my voting life. I didn't often want to admit it because I know some would say being so is unethical. If you put all your caring eggs into only one basket, the other caring baskets go empty.
Doug Bandow

America's Feel-Good Sanctions Policy Toward North Korea

Doug Bandow | July 28, 2016 | World
Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down.
Joe Peyronnin

Barack Obama: Passing The Baton

Joe Peyronnin | July 28, 2016 | Politics
All in all, Wednesday was a fabulous day for Democrats, and it may well be an important pivot point for their convention.
Dana Beyer

Deep Impact

Dana Beyer | July 28, 2016 | Politics
We are in the midst of a clash of civilizations. Not in the Samuel Huntington sense, of East vs. West, or Muslim vs. Christian, but in the basic political philosophical sense of constitutional democracy vs. fascist authoritarianism.
Michael Rosenblum

Donald Trump Is Bad News

Michael Rosenblum | July 28, 2016 | Media
Donald Trump is probably going to be elected. He is probably going to be elected because he is running on a platform of fear.
Russ Belville

President Obama Cured This Bernie Or Buster

Russ Belville | July 28, 2016 | Politics
I had it all ready to go. In a flash of inspiration, I had typed up about 3,000 words to explain how, after this whole #DNCLeak thing, I was still a Bernie or Bust guy. And then the web page into which I was typing the essay...
Jeremy Symons

Trump Now Blames Scientists For Global Warming 'Hoax'

Jeremy Symons | July 28, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump offered a new explanation this week on why he believes climate change is a hoax.
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Make An Educated Vote This Election

Aaron Jay Ledesma | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Emotions are high and a lot is at stake, but here are some things I hope my peers understand on the road to November.
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