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The Democrats Have Reclaimed GOP Values And Made Them Better

Thanks to Donald Trump, Democrats can now show America that they are the party of family values, business, patriotism, and national pride. An unintended and at least for the GOP, an unexpected consequence, of having Donald Trump as the...Show More Summary

Has Hillary Clinton Won The Email Battle Only To Lose The Corruption War?

Hillary Clinton was relieved when FBI Director James Comey, in his Colin-Powell-Before-the-UN hazing moment, and through some strange extra-legal contortions - sir, intention is not a prerequisite for violation of section 793 of the federal penal code (Title 18)) - let the Democratic nominee for President off the criminal hook. Show More Summary

Politics As (Un)usual: Trump and the GOP Burn Hot and Cold in Cleveland

Beaming with pride and flanked by his family, Donald Trump swaggered to the stage of the Republican National Convention to accept the party's nomination for president. "I'm rich. I'm a player. I have successful children. I'm here to protect America from the progressives and immigrants who are ruining it. Show More Summary

Cleveland Pride Was Just Canceled. And It Hurts.

I have never felt like I needed a Pride parade. I’m one of those gents who has led a life of extreme privilege with regard to my sexual orientation. My daily routine post-high-school has always included being out. I have always been out in the work place. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders, Moral Hero

At a time when so much in this world is wrong, a leader who "does the right thing" -- the moral thing -- is triply important: He advances the cause of rightness in a world of wrongness; he heals that hurting world; and, because his quest...Show More Summary

Don't Bust: Iranian-Americans Need To Have A Voice In The Political Process

Iranian-Americans face the same conundrum all American voters have during this year's presidential election. You can either vote for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, a third party candidate, or abstain all together. In 2012, about 30 percent of Iranian-Americans eligible to vote abstained on Election Day. Show More Summary

In Defense Of Politicians

In the history of our country, every single president we've elected has previously served in our government, and nearly all of them in elective office. And while this year we've seen an incredibly frustrated electorate catapult one very...Show More Summary

The Progressive Case Against The Green Party's Jill Stein

Jill Stein is gaining ground. Appealing directly to the "Bernie or Bust" crowd, the Green Party's Presidential nominee is rising in the polls. She's earned the endorsements of top Bernie Sanders surrogates, including Cornel West. She's...Show More Summary

Alabama Should Build a Bridge to Fiscal Responsibility

Anyone who is following Alabama's ongoing budget crisis knows that the state is slashing funds for basic human services to try and make ends meet. Despite borrowing $437 million in 2012 to close budget shortfalls for the ensuing three years, Gov. Show More Summary

New Turkey, Friendly With the West But No Longer a Patsy

The botched coup attempt in my country on Friday night demonstrates at once the resilience of our democracy to survive attacks on its very core, and the extent to which enemies of our country are prepared to go to diminish the "new Turkey"...Show More Summary

Pharma Cos. And Celebrities Flood DNC Festivities

by Ashley Balcerzak and Emma Baccellieri Fergie performed after the DNC at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia for a VIP crowd. (Ashley Balcerzak/OpenSecrets) The klieg lights were on full-strength Wednesday at a star-studded lunchShow More Summary

Will Alaska or Colorado Go Single-Payer?

With Hillary Clinton clinching the Democratic nomination for President, it might seem like Senator Bernie Sanders' universal healthcare plan has bitten the dust. However, the United States may still see single-payer healthcare in the near future. Show More Summary

Slavery, War and Presidential Politics

As I watched "unity" take hold of the Democratic Party this week, the believer in me wanted to imbibe it -- bottoms up. Michelle Obama ignited the crowd. "That is the story of this country," she said. "The story that has brought me to the stage tonight. Show More Summary

Orlando Shooting -- Are Our Anti-Terror Strategies Working?

In view of 9/11, we have compromised our way of life and our civil liberties. Allegedly, it was the price that we had to pay if we wanted to be safe. Questionable policies have been put into place on our behalf since. We have been secretly...Show More Summary

The Line From Obama That Floored Me Last Night

It is not President Obama's way to deliver a blow in the ring of the sort that puts an opponent down for the count. ("When they go low, we go high.") But last night he said something -- delivering so unexpectedly powerful a blow -- that...Show More Summary

A Letter to My Sons On The Day The Glass Ceiling Shatters

Dear Jim and Brian, In a few hours Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Of course I'll be watching -- but you already knew that. You knew that because you grew up with a mom who never...Show More Summary

The Hillary Moment: A Reflection On How We Got Here

Tonight, Hillary Rodham Clinton will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party as the first woman to ever win the nomination from a major political party. It truly will be a historic and evocative moment, one in which many will reflect...Show More Summary

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

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