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Kasich at the Bat IX

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Which Democratic Party?

It's a moment that comes like clockwork every time I teach a course on 20th Century American history. I have seen it happen in the Midwest, the South, the Northeast, as well as in Australia. Placing the text of Franklin Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address on the board, I turn on audio of Roosevelt delivering it to the wartime nation. Show More Summary

Biff Trump

Businessman Donald Trump is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president, but can he unite the party? Now that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign, can he endorse the man he called a "pathological liar" andShow More Summary

Why I Support Bernie Sanders 100 Percent

I've been politically active since the Vietnam War days, was a delegate for Jerry Brown at the 1992 Democratic Convention, have navigated between the Democratic Party and the Green Party for years, and have been involved in many issue-oriented campaigns In my lifetime, there has never been a candidate like Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

The Joke Behind 'Obama Out' Most People Missed

I'm boggled that I have to write this. I've patiently waited for days for someone in the news media to correct all the mis-interpretation, but...alas, nope. It just keeps getting repeated, incorrectly. No, I'm not referring to some controversy in the Democratic primaries. Show More Summary

Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders

Why do millennials like Bernie Sanders so much? I love that this is a mystery to Washington. It's the authenticity, stupid. You can't fake a 40 year record. This is a generation that grew up in a time when entertainment and media is based on authenticity and not the fakeness of television. Show More Summary

The Awesome Threat You Won't Hear About in America's Presidential Campaign

For a huge number of Americans the key emotion driving the tortured primary campaigns has, arguably, been fear. It's fear of terrorism, fear of immigrants; but above all, it's a fear -- panic for some -- of Americans whose standard of...Show More Summary

Obama Can Burnish His Legacy by Meeting With Agent Orange Victims in Vietnam

At the end of May, President Obama will visit Vietnam, where he will have an opportunity to burnish his foreign policy legacy. Obama has taken some bold steps in that direction: He engineered a critical agreement with Iran to defuse its nuclear program, and he recently traveled to Cuba and began the process of normalizing relations between the U.S. Show More Summary

Two sides of a border, one community

When I was invited to visit El Paso and Ciudad Juárez by the Aspen Institute, I was immediately intrigued. I have lived my life between the US and Mexico, yet knew relatively little about where the two nations meet - that controversial...Show More Summary

Peace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or Not

"Peace is at hand." Americans of a certain age will remember the phrase. It was spoken by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1972, in reference to the war in Vietnam. Today, I can with the same degree of confidence say that peace is at hand in Afghanistan. Kissinger's was famously wrong in '72. Show More Summary

The Missing Links in Understanding Prejudice and Terrorism

The world has historically been filled with inequities, unfairness, racial and cultural conflict, and injustice. From the sickening realities of apartheid in South Africa to the senseless terrorist attacks in Paris in November, there...Show More Summary

Donald Trump and the Two Republican Parties

On Tuesday, November 3, 1964 the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, lost the presidential election to Lyndon B. Johnson by nearly twenty points. It was the most lopsided victory since James Monroe's re-election in 1820. After Goldwater's defeat, Republican strategists set a course that would eventually return the presidency to the party in 1981. Show More Summary

Stay in the Race, Bernie Sanders!

With Trump now the presumptive nominee after his victory in Indiana and Ted Cruz's withdrawal from the race, the Republican narrative seems clear.  Trump's appeal is summed up nicely here by NBC: Trump won by discovering a primal desire...Show More Summary

The Newly Emboldened American Racist

I live in a political bubble. A lovely, liberal, northeastern bubble. The majority of my friends and family are Clinton supporters, and the rest favor Bernie. One or two Republicans I'm close to voted for Kasich in the primaries. I'm...Show More Summary

Jane Jacobs' Radical Legacy: Cities Are For People, Not Developers

ON April 10, 1968, New York state officials scheduled a public hearing to discuss their plans for an expressway that would have sliced across Lower Manhattan and displaced hundreds of businesses and the homes of 2,000 families. The expressway's opponents, including Jane Jacobs, a writer who lived in Greenwich Village, considered the hearing a sham. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz and The Wagnerian Pause

Every composer since Richard Wagner--and every conductor--knows one thing about silence: it is the most powerful and dangerous tool in live performance. Sometimes it's just a little bit of air between notes, called a luftpause. Sometimes it's even bigger: the "General Pause" (indicated in a score by an empty bar with a G.P. Show More Summary

Arizona and Kansas Use the Courts as Pawns to Further Radical Right-Wing Policies

Arizona and Kansas share much in common. Conservative Republican governance has crippled both states and the governors of both are trying to undermine the judicial branch so as to have no encumbrance on their radical conservative agenda. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Actually Done It. What Now?

Donald Trump may actually become the next president of the United States. With Tuesday night's primary in Indiana now in the history books, Donald Trump has extended his delegate lead over his nearest rival, Ted Cruz. And just hoursShow More Summary

Celebrating Jane Jacobs' Centennial

Post-World War America was defined by an auto and housing boom that fueled the suburbanization of America. New development and freeways were "in" and historic buildings and blighted neighborhoods were bulldozed to make way for them.Show More Summary

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