A blue wave will certainly go a long way in washing away the stench from the ever-growing swamp. Yet, it will require a transformation in our politics, in the soul of our country and of each person to root out the problems that paved the way for Trump’s election in the first place.
Instead of demanding better from a president who is incapable, instead of holding him to the high standards of this office, instead of saying he is unfit and unable to serve, it has become acceptable to ask, Who are the “adults in the room” keeping him in line?
The problem is, again, that those constituents you and I might call people, the GOP, federally and at the state level, have decided are “not even people.”
This particular kind of lying and dishonesty centered around the defense of a particular political figure not only erodes the Christian witness in the public sphere but democracy itself as these are the seeds of authoritarianism.
Kushner's new office will be an aggressive team to “run the government like a great American company and potentially privatize government functions."
The recent uprisings at Republican town halls are demonstrating the power of the people to withstand and turn back the assault on democracy
North Carolina does so poorly on the measures of legal framework and voter registration that it ranks alongside Iran and is not classified as a democracy.
The fight for our democracy and the dignity of all will take the efforts of the global village coming together in defense of the principles and policies that make us strong.
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire...and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
If only this were a movie and not a metastasizing reality threatening the deepest values of our democracy, the welfare of every citizen, and our standing in a globalized world.
The election results will the story of the hopes and dreams this country has for its future.
“’I know it (obscenity) when I see it.’ Likewise, this Court knows disenfranchisement when it sees it and it is obscene.”
This combination of failure and fruition has made the Trump campaign coverage hard to watch and stomach.
In the beginning…perhaps for people of faith and those committed to the common good of all in our democracy we need to begin here more regularly and intentionally.
The rhetoric surrounding this presidential election is not only disturbing for reaching new lows, but also for its effect on the electorate who must endure it or be left largely uninformed, which is unacceptable for the responsible citizen in a democracy. The toll the Trump campaign has had on the human spirit along with the weight of the congressional conspiracy cloud that follows Clinton everywhere she goes is exhausting and distressing.
By going to the heart of our deepest moral values, people of all faiths and those with no faith can come together and work for the common good of all in this nation and throughout the world.
Do you remember the GOP’s password for their last debate? For the Republicans as we all know, the Benghazi hoax, the whole election process so far, has been about stopping Hillary Clinton. They couldn’t be any clearer about this:
Sanders said defeating Wall Street and corporate America will take an organized grassroots movement "making them an offer they can't refuse"
A university professor heavily funded by the Koch brothers has very publicly and openly called for less democracy to reduce the power of the majority.
We see demagogues, unregulated capitalism, and might-makes-right. These, as populism, ultraliberalism, and political messianism, are the enemy