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Clinton and Trump: Sadly, It's Politics as Usual

In the film Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman plays a struggling actor. After an audition, the casting director tells him they need someone shorter. "I can be shorter," he says, taking the lifts out of his shoes. "Well, we need someone younger," comes the reply. Show More Summary

Old Plot, New Names: McCrory and HB 2

Pat McCrory's HB 2 reminds me of Molière's Tartuffe. In both cases unwitting victims are fleeced by people pretending to be virtuous. Tartuffe fleeces a wealthy man named Orgon. With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment...Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu Did It Again

For weeks now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been engaged in public negotiations designed to bring Isaac Herzog, Chair of the "centrist" Zionist Union bloc, into his coalition government. And then, out of the blue, Netanyahu...Show More Summary

Suppressing the Vote? They Felt Giddy, Oh So Giddy...

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Democrats Can't Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes!

The Democratic National Committee chair has thrown fuel on the flames of infighting just as the party faces a critical November election. To paraphrase the words of that Scottish master Robert Burns, the best laid plans of mice, men -- and women -- go often astray, or "gang aft agley," as they say in the Highlands. Show More Summary

A Record Heat Wave In India: For Whom The Bells Toll

After surviving a grave illness in 1624, the British poet John Donne wrote: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as...Show More Summary

Megadonors missing from pro-Trump super PAC in April

by Will Tucker A super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump started May with just $65,000 on hand.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly trashed super PACs and claimed he would run as a candidate who couldn't be bought. Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

This column was written from bottom to top today. The reason we started with the end and worked our way back up is that we were inspired to go off on a rant (rather than our usual talking points for Democrats). This was due to unusually...Show More Summary

The Day American Democracy Died (21 January 2010)

The government of the people, by the people, and for the people, has perished. Democracy was terminally ill for a long time and just lingering on life support. Freedom of individuals to choose their leadership has been trumped by the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision known as Citizens United which gave corporations equal rights with the people. Show More Summary

I Publicly Called Out My Favorite Senator and Now I Must Thank Him

It's not easy to talk to the press about being shot and losing a friend to gun violence. It's even harder to tell your story while calling out one of the most powerful members of Congress. But some issues are just that important. Expanding Brady background checks is one of them. Show More Summary

Superdelegates WILL Switch To Bernie. Here's Why

Originally published at OpEdNews Bernie is going to win the July convention. That's because polls already are and will even more dramatically show that Hillary will lose to Trump, but not just the White House. She will cost the Democrats a majority in the Senate, the Supreme Court and a stronger position in the House. Show More Summary

The Thoughts Of An Undecided Leftie On The 2016 US Election

Well, it's all over except the crying. After a beguiling nomination process in the Republican and Democratic Party primaries, things are rapidly winding down. Team R has done the nearly unthinkable and nominated the orange-faced, anti-establishment,...Show More Summary

What Are Conservative Values?

What are "Conservative values?" In reading Carolyn Renee Dupont's book, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975, I noticed that the term "liberal" was given to people who believed inShow More Summary

Does My Vote Count?

Now that we are in the middle of election season there are so many television commercials trying to persuade us one way or the other. We are told over and over again that every vote counts, but does it? I have a visual impairment and...Show More Summary

The "Make America Great Again" Hypnotic Trance

If you are asking how could so many American people support Donald Trump, you are not the only one. Here is what I think. Trump, who has a reputation for being able to get things done, came out and declared that he will "Make America...Show More Summary

The Chaos and Controversy of the Democratic #NevadaConvention, Explained

The state of Nevada is a hotbed of election controversy following a chaotic Democratic convention over the weekend. If you're thinking "Wait, didn't Nevada already have their caucus?" You're right. They did. But the process of choosing...Show More Summary

This Is the Ugly Side of the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon

Last night Bernie Sanders enjoyed a big win in Oregon and just barely lost to Hillary Clinton in Kentucky. So, not a bad primary night for the senator. Oregon goes to Bernie Sanders, Kentucky to Hillary Clinton in the latest Democratic primaries. Show More Summary

This Was a Bad Week for the GOP

These are tough times to be a Republican. With Trump as the party's standard-bearer, key senate races are in jeopardy, the Supreme Court majority is hanging in the balance, and even the House could fall into Democratic hands. If Democrats...Show More Summary

Dear Latinos: Register, Vote and Stop Trump

The race for the Democratic nomination continues and now California has an important role to play. This is an exciting moment for those of us who are Latinos living in California - we can finally make our votes count and our voices heard. So, here's what all of us Californian Latinos must do - we have to register to vote. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Undercuts Working Families

Oklahoma lawmakers have voted to cut the state's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by more than 70 percent, hitting 200,000 low-income working households, many of whom will lose the credit altogether. The cut will raise just $29 million...Show More Summary

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