Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee. But there is a very good chance he will not make it to Election Day. No, it's not because the #NeverTrump movement will deny him the nomination; that ship has sailed. The feeble hashtag-disguised-as-strategy Hail Mary came to an abrupt, merciful end on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Cable news is bad. Fox News is the worst. It is, after all, the network that blamed a hoodie for the death of Trayvon Martin and claimed that poor people have it pretty good if they’ve got a refrigerator. We’d all probably be better off if we shut off Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly and watched sports or nature documentaries or talked to our families. Show More Summary
An academic’s view of plagiarism’s causes and consequences
"...tonight was one of those career-ending 'read my lips' moments."
At every time during the 2016 campaign, not just during the GOP convention, Donald Trump is taking up the vast share of everyone's attention, but the real definition of this election will probably come next week from the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
Woody Allen used to tell this story in his stand-up act: He once went to work at a white, gentile ad agency. The pay was $95 a week. The job was “to sit in their office and to look Jewish.” Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, has a similar role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Show More Summary
Welcome, class, to Conventions 101. If you’re looking for Conventions 201, you’re in the wrong place; please see Professor John Sides down the hallway. And put those cellphones away, please. We’ll get to the drama created by Ted Cruz on Wednesday night in a moment, but let’s start with the basics. For instance, as far […]
So many Republicans who’ve condemned Donald Trump as a demagogue, a boor, a con man, and a racist have nevertheless endorsed him that it’s hardly surprising that the delegates assembled at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night expected Ted Cruz to do the same. Show More Summary
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: Who Says Political Conventions Are Boring? Ted Cruz Shocked the World. The delegates in Cleveland wanted an endorsement. The crowd expected an endorsement. The crowd believed an endorsement...Show More Summary
We’ll be reporting from Cleveland all week and live-blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the GOP convention here. CLEVELAND — “It’s been a rough year for the media experts,” Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” said at the Republican National Convention this week. “It must be humbling to be so wrong about so […]
To use the yiddish word he used during the primaries, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump The post Trump schlonged: Cruz booed when doesn’t endorse Trump during RNC speech (Video) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
"I told him don’t run?…?I said you are king of the world for God’s sake"
If money is one hell of a drug, then denial is one of the biggest drug dealers in the world. And no group understands that truth better than survivors of child sexual abuse. While survivors, advocates and some lawmakers have fought hard to bring justice, there's been little progress made; if anything, we've been forced to take giant steps backwards. Show More Summary
According to Ben Carson, Saul Alinsky = Lucifer = Hillary Clinton. It really shouldn’t surprise us that authoritarians are unable to distinguish any gray area in how they define the “good guys” and the “bad guys.” For people like Carson, if Clinton admired Alinsky, she must have swallowed everything he ever wrote/said/did whole. That’s how... Read more »
This is politics. I don't agree with Bernie endorsing the oligarchical robot machine candidate that many of us are fighting against, but this is politics. He's playing the game and I think he's positioning himself. If Bernie does have good judgment, as we've seen in videos from the past, he's making what he feels the next move is. Show More Summary
Today, the White House announced a truly groundbreaking initiative called Clean Energy Savings for All Americans. This program aims to increase access to solar energy across communities of all income levels and geographies, so that no matter where you live, if you have a sunny roof, you have the chance to go solar. Show More Summary
"A few dozen demonstrators holding banners..."
Just days after the Republican Party released a platform criticized as its most socially conservative ever, transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner explained to an audience of Republicans why she considers herself a member of the GOP. “I feel like our best hope to get back to constitutional government with 18 enumerated powers is in the Republican…
Back in 2010, when the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action endorsed some vulnerable House Democrats, NRA-ILA Director Chris Cox explained that the NRA had to stick by Democrats who had not voted against theShow More Summary
CLEVELAND — Frank Becker, a Cleveland resident, says he’s not voting in the presidential election in November. Although he thinks the Republican convention is “great for the city,” he’s not enthusiastic about the candidates. “The government’s going to do what the government will do,” Becker said. “They don’t care about the people.” He wants more […]