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Mothers Of The Movement, Police Violence And Black Women's Activism

Embed from Getty Images At the recent Democratic National Convention (DNC), a group of black mothers whose sons and daughters have been killed by police violence received a standing ovation after sharing their stories. These "Mothers...Show More Summary

What Will You Do If Trump's Wishes Come True?

Recently a lot of people have quoted Protestant pastor Martin Niemöller, who wrote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak...Show More Summary

A Tale Of Two Ubers

Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Denver. On two separate shared rides, sitting up front for 45 minutes, I had the chance to talk politics with people quite different from me. It reminded me of the value of face-to-face conversation,...Show More Summary

Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies

"We've got to face it. Politics have entered a new stage, the television stage. Instead of long-winded public debates, the people want capsule slogans--'Time for a change'--'The mess in Washington'--'More bang for a buck'--punch lines...Show More Summary

Presidential Illiteracy: Can We Afford To 'Wing It' In The White House?

This is the first election that I won't be voting FOR a candidate. I will, by default, vote defensively for the most innocuous one. Frightfully, it isn't about who will be the best choice anymore, it's who will inflict the least amount of damage to our country. Show More Summary

What It Was Like to Hear Bill Clinton's Powerful DNC Speech in Person

What was it like to watch Bill Clinton's speech at the 2016 convention? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Maya Bodnick, whoShow More Summary

Hillary's Family Values: It Takes a Village

Ivanka Trump made an eloquent pitch for family-friendly policies when she introduced her father at the Republican convention. But his party has other ideas. A week before Donald Trump closed the deal, the First Five Years Fund had announced the results of its annual poll. Show More Summary

The Great Russian Hope: Their Mole in the White House

Mole -- n. "A spy who achieves over a long period an important position within the security defenses of a country." Even Vladimir Putin's former employer, the KGB, probably never dreamed that it could make a Russian agent president of...Show More Summary

Author Joyce Maynard On How She Came To Love Hillary Clinton After 45 Years

Forty six years ago, when I was an 18-year-old Yale freshman, my scholarship job was to clear away the dishes three nights a week in the Yale Law School dining hall. I have little doubt that among those whose plates and silverware I picked up were Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton. Show More Summary

Hillary's Blue Collar Strategy

How can Hillary Clinton counter Donald Trump's appeal to disaffected working class white men in the nation's Rust Belt? One of the ways Trump attracted support from that cohort was by quoting Secretary Clinton out of context. He made...Show More Summary

Trump Doing Surprisingly Well With Women Donors

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 Trump said recently. And, in the case of women donors, he seems to be right. Show More Summary

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

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, KaineShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders Supporters' Dilemma

Senator Bernie Sanders had two good reasons for endorsing Hillary: 1. His firm belief that the country would be considerably worse off were Donald Trump to win the presidency; 2. If his movement to push the Democratic Party in a progressive...Show More Summary

Time for National Security Republicans to Denounce Trump

Donald Trump is lucky that the President and Vice President made such good speeches at the Democratic convention on Wednesday night, because those speeches drew attention away from Trump's most recent and most significant campaign blunder. Show More Summary

If Hillary Clinton Faced This Kind of Discrimination Applying for Any Other Job, it Would be Illegal, Literally

Tonight, our nation will pass a historic milestone as Hillary Clinton formally accepts the nomination of the Democratic Party for president. Americans disagree about how much her gender has helped or hurt her so far in this campaignShow More Summary

Going Beyond "Anti-Trump"

#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 time we rally in the affirmative. Show More Summary

All Lives Could Matter Someday

Last week I was in Amsterdam and a young guy asked me where I was from. The States, I said. Washington State. Ah, he said. Lot's going on there right now, huh? Yup. It's a real circus. Well you know that's what it is, don't you? It's...Show More Summary

President Obama Cured This Bernie or Buster

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 went kaput. Show More Summary

Who Killed Freddie Gray?

By: Janet Morrison-Lane, Ed.D. Yet another blow was dealt to everyone who believes that #blacklivesmatter: Police officers were cleared and all charges were dropped around their actions in the death of Freddie Gray. That we continueShow More Summary

Donald Trump Is Bad News

Donald Trump is probably going to be elected. He is probably going to be elected because he is running on a platform of fear. He promises to be the 'Law and Order' candidate, because crime is rampant in our cities. He is going to goShow More Summary

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