Opinion

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Defeat Trump, defeat racism

I'm no Democrat, but those who insist there's no difference between the two major parties must understand Trump's campaign is based on racism and bigotry.

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Chicken can’t vote for Colonel Sanders: Black voters and the GOP

Are blacks voting against their own interests? Are they a "captured group" who would be better off if they weren't so pro-Democrat?

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Green Party “safe state” strategy is neither safe nor a strategy

In some blue states the GOP runs the state governments; a Clinton landslide, not Green Party votes, is needed to sweep down-ticket Republicans out of office. 

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Republican convention: Trump advisor calls for Hillary Clinton’s execution

Throwing Hillary in prison is no longer enough for Republicans - now, they actually want to kill her.

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Where is the Republican Party going?

The nomination battle is tearing the Republicans apart...or is it? If we only pay attention to the presidential contest, we could miss out on some important factors in this election.

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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Trump and the Republican elite: Two sides of a single coin

Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.

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GOP stopped being the 'party of Lincoln' long before Trump

Trump shocks Republicans because he is cruder than most, but dog whistle racial signaling is not new to today's GOP.

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Ted Cruz is Trump on steroids

Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.

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The stench of fascism seeps into the 2016 elections

Once one constitutional right is attacked no right is sacred; once one community is scapegoated, no one is safe; once violence is acceptable, our democracy is threatened.

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