The Limits of Racial Progress: Obama, Clinton, Trump, & Sanders: Why Some Whites Shifted to Trump & What That Tells Us About Racism In America Today

For Many white Americans, a candidate of color who stays away from focusing on racial issues or from pushing whites…

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Trump, the Specter of Political Violence, & Lessons From the Roman Republic (Or, We Have a Problem America!)

Trump’s flirtatious waltz with hints and threats of political violence cannot be ignored and should not be underestimated. Apart from…

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Police Shootings Data: Cops Historically Safe, Systemic Racial Disparity & Overuse of Force Biggest Problems, Data Demands Action Now Post-Baton Rouge

The data on police shootings from recent years is clear and overwhelming with what it tells us: 1.) police haven’t…

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Jim Webb Probably Best Trump VP Pick: Independents & Conservative Democrats Likelier To Consider Trump with Webb than with Women or Minority Running Mates

It’s not a convincing argument that Trump picking a woman or a person of color will do much or anything to…

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How W. Bush & Obama Paved Way for Trump: A History of Risky Precedents for Becoming President

Without George W. Bush’s presidency, it’s hard to imagine Obama’s 2008 victory; without both, it’s hard to imagine Trump being…

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The Sandernista Political Revolution Handbook: A Matchup Game of Bernie Sanders’ Talking Points & Those of His Fans/Supporters

Author’s note: in the nearly three years since I created this chart, it is clear little has changed for Sanders…

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Caesar & the Politics of the Fall of the Roman Republic: Lessons for USA Today

On the Ides of March, the anniversary of Caesar’s assassination, we would do well to consider Caesar and the fall…

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State of the Clinton-Sanders Democratic Race Post-Debate, Pre-Nevada/South Carolina

Neither candidate can be said to have chipped into the other’s core support as a result of the debate Thursday…

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This Map Proves Sanders’ Political Revolution a Delusional Fantasy, or, My 1 Question for Bernie

“How, Bernie?” The math and data that show why the “political revolution” can’t and won’t happen anytime soon.  Originally published on…

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The State of Illegal Immigration 2015: Reality vs. Republican Fantasy

Author’s note: as we enter the longest government shutdown in American history as 2019 unfolds because of Trump’s border wall…

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Black & White II: The REAL Confederate Cause & Its Southern Opposition

The rebel “Confederate” flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of…

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Development: The Fix for Terrorism & Violent Crime

In the wake of the Charleston shooting, why a holistic approach is what we need to tackle both violent crime and…

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Top Political & Foreign Policy Lessons from Game of Thrones

Top ten political and foreign policy lessons from Game of Thrones, or, how Game of Thrones can rescue us from…

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The Unreal Judge: How Chief Justice Roberts’s Mind Transcends Reality

John Roberts and his Supreme Court Inject Dangerous Naiveté into Judicial Branch and American Law Because They Are Pollyannas Published…

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