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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

Katie McGinty, And A Pennsylvania Story

One of the most important Senate battles before us today is the race between Pennsylvania's Katie McGinty, Democrat, and Pat Toomey, Republican. Daughter of a policeman ("a cop who walked the beat") and a restaurant hostess, Katie McGinty...Show More Summary

Trump: Conway and the Conman

Kellyanne Conway is Donald Trump's third campaign manager in the past couple of months. He replaces them faster than he does his wives. Conway has attempted to hit the reset button for Trump, trying her best to recreate him both cosmetically...Show More Summary

Explaining Mexico's Consumer Paradox

The disassociation between consumer confidence and consumer spending habits over the past two years has been one of the Mexico's most interesting economic puzzles. The economy remains stuck in a three-year slowdown (GDP contracted in...Show More Summary

Creating Change: Lessons From a Private-Prison Victory

Sometimes you win. That can be an unfamiliar sensation for people on the left. When you fight for good causes against powerful forces and overwhelming odds, you lose a lot of battles. But sometimes you win. Take last week's announcement from the Justice Department that it's planning to phase out the use of for-profit prisons. Show More Summary

Stop The Trumpian Calamity

Over the past few years, Wesleyan University, like many across the country, has provided incoming students (and sometimes staff and faculty members) with classes in bystander intervention. The idea is simple, really. We want to giveShow More Summary

John Timoney's True Legacy Is Today's Enduring And Repressive Model For Policing Political Dissent

Police icon John Timoney was laid to rest this week with seemingly endless accolades for his work as an "innovative crime-fighter," who reformed police departments and "influenced law enforcement around the country." But, the real legacy...Show More Summary

Why Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

At the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP. Unlike Donald Trump, most of us are not protectionists looking out only for U.S. Show More Summary

Trump And The Limited Liability Company He Keeps

With less than 80 days until election time, a clear and present danger, oops, I mean pattern, has absolutely emerged. The powerful media world of the right-wing proprietors of conspiracies is sick, toxic, and Neanderthal and exposed for what they have been for decades. Show More Summary

Florida, Where Campaigns Go to Die

Al Gore and Joe Lieberman in Tampa in 2000 (Robert King/Getty Images) It was six in the morning, on Labor Day, 2000. And where was Al Gore? "Addressing an overflow crowd at a fire station in Tampa." This was only one of the pre-dawnShow More Summary

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