This week, a Donald Trump supporter managed to somehow surpass even Donald Trump himself in sheer, unadulterated ignorance of our nation’s history regarding race.
The provincial anger, stoked for so long by the Republican Party, has finally boiled over. Donald Trump is telling those folks what they’ve been wanting to hear, exactly the way they’ve been wanting to hear it for a very long time.
Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policing nationwide.
In which I explain to a Donald Trump supporter over a cup of coffee that his candidate is not a "successful businessman," but a con man.
For all his bloviating about “law and order,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has yet to express any serious outrage over police killings of unarmed African Americans.
One candidate offers actual policies and proposals. The other offers entertainment. Which one does the "news" media flock to? Which candidate is receiving the news coverage — the policy wonk or the entertainer? We all know the answer.
Trump says his tax cuts would cost $4.4 trillion over 10 years, most of it paid for by economic growth. We’ve been here before. Both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush tried “trickle-down” economics. We should have learned two lessons.
After Hillary Clinton went a bit wobbly at the 9/11 memorial, the internet went off the deep end with speculation about her health, and whether she’s even the real Hillary Clinton.
Trump claims he’s told Americans all they need to know about his finances. But after this whole Bondi affair, it’s probably better to go with a version of the Reagan admonition when dealing with the Trump tax returns: distrust and verify.
If Donald Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee, what would it take for his words and actions to be labeled treason? In fact, why does no one dare call it treason?
Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservatives' willful failure to win through persuasion the votes of black and brown people.
Donald Trump reverted to type with his immigration speech, delivered shortly after his visit to Mexico. After flirting with “softening” his position, the old Trump-style xenophobia was a hit with some, not with others.
High on decibels, low on policy details and devoid of anything new, Donald Trump’s latest immigration speech was still a chilling reminder of why he must not become president.
Trump called Pennsylvanians vote thieves, although the state GOP could find absolutely no in person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn’t matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.
I recently got a call from a political analyst in Washington. “Trump is dropping like a stone,” he said, convincingly. “After Election Day, he’s history.” I think Trump will lose the election, but I doubt he’ll be “history.”
This week, Hillary Clinton linked Donald Trump to white supremacists and white nationalists in the alt-right movement, and laid bare his own history of racial discrimination. Republicans responded with deafening silence.
Hillary Clinton could have stuck to a bit of time-honored advice in online circles: don’t feed the trolls. Instead, Clinton reminded Americans that hatred must be called out and exposed for what it is.
Donald Trump's nationalism is absolutely about ethno-purity and there's an element of populism as well. But it's largely about wounded national pride which has been a potent motivating force on the American right for a very long time.
Donald Trump is probably betting that if he can’t convince a majority to vote for him, he may just be able to convince them to vote against Hillary Clinton. Get ready. They’re going to the mattresses. This race is going to get far uglier.
Contrary to recent headlines, Donald Trump isn’t reaching out to African-Americans. He isn’t even talking to us. He’s talking past us, and saying exactly what his alt-right base wants to hear him saying to black folks.
Donald Trump’s campaign shake-up completes the process of bringing white supremacists and white nationalists from the extreme fringe into the mainstream of American conservatism and the GOP.
The Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation established that employers in the United States have to pay wages. Conservatives have been fighting this ever since.
Trump’s empathy seems to extend only as far as his aristocratic peers, for they—and only they—will directly benefit from his economic policies ... his call to repeal the estate tax is targeted toward his fellow princes and princesses.
The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
In a campaign that every week finds new ways to go beyond the pale, Donald Trump's speech on "radical Islam" and immigration hit a new, dangerous low. His Youngstown, Ohio, speech was a chilling and dark moment for our democracy.
Is suggesting that Second Amendment advocates assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enough for Republicans to finally renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump? You already know the answer.
Depending on the outcome, when the history of the 2016 presidential election is written, this will be known as the week the wheels fell off of Donald Trump’s campaign.
Donald Trump has not sown the seeds of anger and hatred so much as he has reaped their fruits in a bumper crop. Their roots go very deep, and they will blossom anew in the wake of a Trump defeat.
The Center for Media and Democracy revealed at AARP is a paying member of ALEC, an organization dedicated to, among so many other things, privatizing Social Security and Medicare. Just wow.
Like a slug in the nation’s political “garden,” Donald Trump leaves destruction in his wake, and a trail of slime that we will have to contend with long after he’s slithered off the scene.
Donald Trump says he would borrow the money for infrastructure by selling US Treasury bonds. That is exactly what the US government — and every other government — does, and has done, to fund infrastructure maintenance and modernization.
Donald Trump’s response to a well deserved rebuke form the parents of a Muslim-American war hero should lead Republicans to ask whether their candidate has, at long last, no sense of decency.
While Hillary Clinton was shattering that glass ceiling, Donald Trump pulled off a first of his own: the first presidential candidate to invite a cyber attack against the United States.
Donald Trump seriously thinks he can woo LGBT voters with empty rhetoric about “protecting” us from terrorist attacks. But who’s going to protect us from his religious extremist friends, and his party’s anti-LGBT platform?
For four days, the Republicans convened in Cleveland, officially nominated Donald Trump for president, and wingnuttery abounded.
The ouster of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, brought on by a long history of sexual harassment, portends big changes for the network he created — and the party it has consumed.
Trump’s reactions to the slaughter of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the recordings of police killings of black men, and the massacre in Orlando showed he’s a businessman with a heart of stone, a man who would widen the country's divides
What Rudy Giuliani did for New York City, and what Donald Trump promises to do for America, will only make things more dangerous for Americans — both for the police, and for those being policed.
The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.
Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.