As we come to the end of the primary season, there are winners and losers. If your favorite is winning, you're all happy and cheering. If you're candidate is losing, you may feel deeply disappointed, perhaps even outraged.
It is easy to be cynical about what has become an ugly partisan fight over Judge Garland's nomination. But the confirmation process can serve a valuable educational function.
They call themselves 'life defenders' and, as Catholics, they believe that life begins at conception. From the moment the man and woman's cells connect, the unborn child has to be protected at all cost, even if that threatens the health or life of its mother.
Mr. Trump, you have put me in a precarious position as a professional educator. My ability to remain neutral, as you brazenly assault the American values I have spent my career promoting, became more difficult every time you found a microphone.
It's election season, and that means some of the people seeking political office will also be seeking the Christian vote. But what is this thing called "the Christian vote"? What makes a vote specifically or distinctly Christian?
Lately, Ed Blum's name has been everywhere. At least, when it comes to Supreme Court cases. Whether it is affirmative action, voting rights, or redistricting, Blum has been leading a well-funded effort to limit who has representation in our democracy.
The conservative media is fond of offering solutions for "fixing" public education that they would never suggest for their local police department.
In the previous installment I describe the beginnings of my long search for Them -- The Bad Guys -- and the disconcerting recognition that there may be no Them. Just Us.
Could this be the year when Republicans see some sort of replay of what the Democrats went through in 1968?
North Carolina's clean energy policies have faced heavy debate and attacks. But in 2015, supporters of clean energy won legislators over with hard facts on the economy, jobs and electricity prices.
The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.
Move over Nate Silver! The statistician and author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- But Some Don't may have called 49 out of 50 states right in the 2012 US Presidential election. But today I note that my predictions for the 2014 mid-term elections were 100 percent correct.
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
So, looking at The Declaration of Independence and the character our country was founded on, does brand Trump align with brand America? No. At the very core of brand values, they are diametrically opposed. So how can it possibly be that so many Americans support him?
Greg Weiner has a problem with authority--judicial authority, that is. In an incisive (and often quite amusing) reply to my critique of his recent effort to distinguish between judicial deference to Congress (which he lauds) and judicial deference to executive agencies (which he condemns), Weiner makes plain that he regards the federal judiciary as an ever-present threat to representative democracy.
Millennials have the courage to confront the corporatocracy. Gilded Age laissez faire capitalism is again failing faster than communism. The question is not if, but rather when. Friends of Lackawanna indicates it will be soon.