george wallace

When people like a politician’s lies better than they like the truth, it’s tough to change their minds.
It is appropriate that what may be a defining moment in the Republican Party civil war revolves around a senate race in Alabama
Reinventing one’s political positioning is a survival tactic.
Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.
Donald Trump is not the first crackpot to run for president of the United States, and probably won’t be the last. The nature
The ghost of Joseph McCarthy lives on in Donald Trump as he accuses President Obama of treason, slanders women, mocks people with disabilities, and impugns every politician or journalist who dares call him out for the liar and bamboozler he is.
Regular readers will recognize a bit of an obsession with the US presidential election of 1968 and how it relates to the 2016 cycle.
Faithful adherence to democratic values will be the key to defeating Donald Trump in November. Trump is a demagogue and such people feed on chaos.
Watching the mad, mad, mad, mad world that is the 2016 presidential campaign, I was trying to remember a presidential campaign that was as jaw-dropping, at least in my lifetime, and easily settled on 1968.
Have that many women completely lost their self-esteem? Do they really believe we should be treated as second-class citizens? Isn't it bad enough we still have to fight to get equal pay for equal work? It certainly won't happen with a Drumpf for president, or any Republican, for that matter. Not even Kasich.
American presidential elections are an extraordinary combination of politics, theater and marathon. The 2016 election, which is still more than six months from being over, is proving to be no exception.
This is critical for democracy to have complete information and a well-informed electorate. Confusing voter categories undermine transparency and accountability in elections.
Politics is now a bona-fide blood sport supported by cage-fight debates and political rallies too dangerous for dissent and folks of color.
Serious people are now using the "f word" - fascist - to describe the Donald Trump phenomenon.
"Somebody’s going to get killed before this primary is over, and I hope it’s not me," said guess who?
A President Trump would turn our country into a place where violence becomes a tool used by the government in order to maintain authority, just as it was, to cite the most egregious example, during the era of Jim Crow. We must not let that happen.