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It’s An Election Year. Don’t Vote Then Go Back to Sleep (Like A Cicada)

Donald Trump has officially accepted the Republican nomination for U.S. president. This means the most racist candidate in recent history is now up for election. Even more disturbingly, polls suggest roughly 40 percent of Americans are...Show More Summary

While Trump Champions The Alt-Right In America, Putin Spreads Its Ideology Through Europe

For years, the GOP has been moving away from its identity as a traditional center-right party and morphing into something that more resembles the populist fringe parties of Europe. Donald Trump's candidacy has all but completed this transformation. Show More Summary

The Burden Of More Than 150 Years Of Warfare

Cross-posted with America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had "United States of" in front of it. "It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire... horrible was...Show More Summary

Making America Pain-Free For Plutocrats And Big Pharma, But Not Vets

How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home Cross-posted with A friend of mine, a Vietnam vet, told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, “Thank you for your service,” replied: “I didn’t serve,Show More Summary

Bernie's Revolution Splits Apart: Is It A Campaign Or A Movement?

The two wings of the Sanders Machine are snarling at each other. Accusations, resignations, fear and loathing. This isn’t a spat about personalities and power. It’s about the nature of the enterprise, and it matters. From the get-go the Sanders candidacy had a split personality. Show More Summary

Sorry, Stanford, No Bourbon For You

Two months after Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner received a light sentence for sexual assault, university President John L. Hennessy banned distilled spirits on campus. Turner blamed intoxication for his actions in the trial dubbed the "Stanford Rape Case," horrible PR for the school. Show More Summary

An Open Letter From Donald Trump to His Supporters

Dear Loyal Trump Fans: What's wrong with you people?! I mean, seriously, wrong with you!? I think you guys are nuts! No matter what I do, no matter what I say, no matter how many major promises I break, you're still there lapping up my nonsense like a stray cat with a bowl of milk. Show More Summary

Drug Pricing Proposals Favor Rhetoric over Reality

Prescription drugs costs are a perennial political piñata, and this cycle is no different. Both presidential candidates are hurling rhetoric about "skyrocketing" and "runaway" drug prices and offering half-baked solutions to address them. Show More Summary

Flannery O'Connor and the Limits of Political Reason

In the early 1940s, a young southern writer by the name of Flannery O'Connor spun a tale about an extremist politician and his base that resonates deeply today. An election campaign is on for the governorship of a southern state. Every...Show More Summary

Why Trump and White Supremacist Alt-Right are Threats to Democratic Values -- and Our National Security

I recently returned from an international seminar where one of the scholars argued a point that is very important for every American to hear before November 8th. He said that democracies come in many different forms with various structures and systems. Show More Summary

Donald Trump: the Politics of Fear and Violence

American presidential politics is always a contact sport. The stakes are invariably so high that being polite to the opposition is normally difficult, and is often honored only in the breach. The 2012 "there is a village in Kenya that...Show More Summary

The Debut of Bernie's "Our Revolution": Great Potential. But.

While Bernie Sanders was doing a brilliant job of ripping into the Trans-Pacific Partnership during the livestreamed launch of the Our Revolution organization on Wednesday night, CNN was airing a phone interview with Hillary ClintonShow More Summary

Sorry, Donald--A Woman Campaign Manager Doesn't Make You Any Less Misogynist

For the first time, a Republican presidential candidate has named a woman as campaign manager. It's a bit late -- Susan Estrich and Donna Brazile got there decades ago on the Democratic side. Still, I keep hearing that it's a mark of...Show More Summary

No, Donald Trump, The Clinton Foundation Should Not Shut Down

Since Monday, Donald Trump and his campaign surrogates have issued a series of statements demanding that the Clinton Foundation close its doors, and return its donations. In addition to drawing blood from his political rival, Trump's latest cry for attention perfectly fits into his narrative of a rigged political system shortchanging real Americans. Show More Summary

Healthcare Reforms Must Include Abortion Care To Be Called 'Universal'

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado's mission is to protect abortion access and to oppose any and all attempts to limit it. In Colorado there is a 2016 ballot measure, Amendment 69, that has the good intention of universal healthcare, but a serious policy flaw that it cannot fund abortion care as written. Show More Summary

Quiz: Is America Dating A Bad Boy?

In 1991, the movie Sleeping with the Enemy premiered. A psychological thriller about the "perfect couple" who live a different life within their own home, the film exposes the terror of living with a controlling, abusive spouse. I was in college when I saw it, and I remember thinking, "I would never let a man treat me that way. Show More Summary

Clinton Emails

That headline is Hillary Clinton's biggest current problem. At this point, it has become akin to how Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign used to be described: "a noun, a verb, 9/11." Clinton has entered similar linguistic territory,...Show More Summary

Selling a Lifetime Subscription to the Politics of Fear

The Washington Post -- and much of the establishment -- wants you to buy a lifetime subscription to the politics of fear. Dana Milbank, a columnist for the paper, popped up at Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's news conference that focused on climate change. Show More Summary

Trump And Minorities

WOLF. I see in the paper today that you are going to Detroit and other minority cities to convince Afro-American voters that you are not a racist. Is that correct? TRUMP. I said it, didn't I? So it must be true, okay? WOLF. But doesn't that contradict a lot of your earlier statements about Blacks and Latinos? TRUMP. Show More Summary

Mourning Brexit

Brexit, the short-sighted decision by British voters to leave the European Union, will take years to implement. But for Americans, it is already a setback, a serious danger from many angles and a cause for sadness. That's because Brexit is a repudiation of the far-sighted, open values the U.S. Show More Summary

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