Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016.
Our world is changing as we fiddle with climate change denier nonsense while watching the oceans rise, acidify and lose oxygen, and extreme drought and weather slap us.
American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.
I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.
Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena.
Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.
The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.
This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.
We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope.
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.