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Republicans Must Kill Their Party in Order to Save It

Donald Trump has so wounded the Republican Party, the only way for Republicans to save it is by voting for Hillary Clinton. If Trump wins, its all over for the now-tarnished Republican brand. Trump will decimate its cherished policies for four years or more. Show More Summary

The Only Way for Republicans to Save Their Party Puts Them in a Pickle

There is only one way for the Republicans to save their party. By voting for Hillary Clinton. If Trump wins, its all over for the now-tarnished Republican brand. Trump will decimate its cherished policies for four years or more. Diehards will never be able to put it back on track. Show More Summary

An Alternate to a Binary Choice?

The pay-TV ogilopoly has been running ads the unspoken premise of which is "you have a choice"--meaning, you can choose between cable and the dish. The buried implication is that you have no other choice, that it's a binary decision. Which...Show More Summary

Bearing The Full Force Of Our Anguish -- Learning From Veterans And Grieving Mothers

Part 3 Safety. Belonging. Unconditional acceptance, without judgment. Attentive listening. Speaking from the heart. Mutual respect. These are the ingredients that make bearing the unbearable possible. They are the elements of a healing environment in which service members, veterans, their families and their providers transform the traumas of war. Show More Summary

'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

Statements that resonate, speeches that linger, are not the result of a voice, a wardrobe, a hairstyle, or a handsome face. One of the greatest speeches in human history, was delivered by a man who had none of these things. He had no speech writers, no clever wordsmiths to tell him what to say and how to say it. Show More Summary

Is The Republican Party A Legitimate Political Party?

The Republican Party, as many observers have noted, is facing the prospect of a long-term decline as a national political party. Since 1992, they have lost four out of the last six presidential elections. And of the other two, in 2000...Show More Summary

Bernie Supporters: You Will Decide This Election -- Don't Blow It!

I couldn't help but notice a series of posts on Facebook in the last day or two by unrelenting Bernie supporters declaring that they will not vote for Hillary Clinton because she's "just as bad" as Donald Trump and because it's O.K. if Trump wins because the system is so corrupt and broken that it's time to bring it to its knees. Show More Summary

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form blacks are less likely to have and requiring changes to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration all in ways carefully calculated to adversely affect black voters. Show More Summary


This was an extraordinary week -- one offering a starkly different vision of America, and, by week's end, one less glass ceiling. Michelle Obama laid the first cornerstone of that vision. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," she said. Show More Summary

Clean Up Behind Yourself, DNC -- Don't Forget To Abolish The Medical Debt Of Philadelphia's Poorest!

Uninvited and from seemingly out of nowhere, a team of "Goodwill Vigilantes" has given every DNC attendee a golden opportunity to leave behind themselves more than simply memories of Philadelphia -- a legacy of paid medical debt. There...Show More Summary

The Problem with Donald Trump's "Brexit Strategy"

Trump addresses reporters in Scotland following the EU referendum in June There was a brief moment of fear that crept into my mind while listening to Michael Moore detail why he believes Donald Trump will be elected our next president. Show More Summary

Boycott Trump Media Coverage Until We See His Tax Records

The Atlantic's Ron Fournier nails it: "A TV embargo would starve Trump's ego, feed his vast insecurities, and rob him of the biggest crutch in his campaign -- free media. It would bend him to the public's will." Stop paying his surrogates,...Show More Summary

Obama Loses Trade War With Democrats

In his speech Wednesday before the Democratic National Convention, President Obama spoke eloquently about America's bright future and how his policies improved lives and made the country a better place. He painted Hillary Clinton asShow More Summary

Until Universal Health Care Coverage, We Have Medicaid to Combat Health Injustices

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week several prominent speakers highlighted the need for universal health care, which they said could be achieved by expanding the reach of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA). But...Show More Summary

"Grit & Grace"

As she spoke of Suffragettes and Sisterhood With her lionhearted sermon Meryl Streep assembled an infantry Women, girls,...Show More Summary

Press "Spins" DNC Scandal to Divert Attention from Hillary's Offenses: Another Case of Special Treatment

Getty Images In the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations about the collusion between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the press, a diversion was urgently needed -- and promptly delivered. The real storyShow More Summary

The Hillary Clinton I Know

I am back from the Democratic convention, and beyond all the socializing and speeches, it made me reflective about these weird, wild, but truly historic times. Those of us who are part of the progressive movement should understand that...Show More Summary

If Putin Wants to Stoke Chaos and Discord in the West, Trump Is His Man

SPLIT, Croatia -- When the news broke last week that it was all but certain that the Democratic National Committee's email had been hacked by Russia, it was surprising to me that anyone was remotely skeptical that Vladimir Putin's regime would do such a thing. Show More Summary

America Is Great... When America Is Good

Last night, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major party. She also answered the important question of why she has committed her life to public service. In her acceptance speech,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump: America's Daddy Dearest

To be fair, there are plenty of horrible things that Donald Trump hasn't done during his campaign. For instance, as far as I know, he hasn't bludgeoned a baby seal on live television. I don't think he's uttered a magical incantation that brought Satan into our earthly realm. Show More Summary

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