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Can Democrats win in the Trump era?

The Democratic National Committee was by any standard a wreck and a ruin during the 2016 presidential campaign. How much of this is past history in the Trump era is the big question that will in part be answered when ...

Trump administration risks war with Iran over nothing

The Trump administration appears to be renewing the possibility of violent confrontation with Iran using a questionable pretext — Iran’s testing of conventional missiles.

The assault on our fundamental values

President Trump’s executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days and to indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States is an unprecedented assault on fundamental American values of justice and freedom. It ...

Pudzer is bad for workers

While TV pundits debate the political implications of Trump's pick for secretary of Labor and financial analysts make predictions of how the Stock market will react, I worry how it will impact my family and millions of other low-wage workers ...

Here’s what happens when Sessions is in the saddle at Justice

There’s absolutely no hint, based on his Senate voting record, public statements and actions, and ties to hard right-wing groups, that once in the Justice Department saddle, that Jeff Sessions will suddenly be a fair and impartial enforcer of civil ...

Thank you, President Obama

The night, eight years ago, that Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States was euphoric. At an election watch party in downtown Washington, DC — when the screens locked into CNN announcing Obama as the projected ...

How Obama should be remembered

Still, Trump’s win stirred much talk and much anxiety about Obama’s legacy being wrecked and that somehow Trump’s win was a repudiation by Americans of his legacy. This was nonsense. Hillary Clinton got nearly 3 million more popular votes than ...

Be careful what you wish for: Impeach Trump and you get Pence

Trump is bumptious, obnoxious, and clownish. Pence is the prototypical ultra conservative in the gray flannel suit. He is business-like, efficient, and knows how to run a political office.

Jeff Sessions is the final step in the GOP plan for permanent national political control

Sessions is the GOP’s long-awaited point man to fulfill the GOP’s longest and fondest dream. That is its total domination of the national electorate. With that, the GOP will have a virtual lock on the federal government for years to ...

‘I fell in love with Trump’

Jim Brown is hardly the only prominent black to meet with Trump before, during and after the campaign and his election. In fact, the parade of black preachers, businesspersons, professionals, athletes and entertainers that have either trooped to Trump Tower, ...

The never-ending Ben Carson nightmare

When Ben Carson emphatically declared that he has no government experience that would qualify him to run a federal agency, most took this to mean that he would quietly recede if not fade from public attention. We should have known ...

Cuba: Now that Fidel is gone, what comes next?

Fidel Castro, El Comandante of the Cuban Revolution, died Friday, November 25, three days before US airline companies began to resume regularly scheduled airline service between the two countries, and 17 days after Donald Trump was elected president of the ...

Why Hillary is right to back a recount, but...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is right to back a vote recount in the three states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — that gave Trump the White House. But there’s a big “but” after that.

Sessions is the most glaring proof of the folly of shunning Clinton

The list of the major votes of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions took against civil rights issues is long. His votes earned him a 0 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, a 7 percent rating from the NAACP and a ...

Something less than a democracy

We live in a different country now — one in which the claim of “American exceptionalism” is no longer valid; one in which the white majority has repudiated the idea of democratic pluralism in favor of re-establishing a pecking order ...

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