Principle isn't dead everywhere.
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.
For many on the left, it is difficult enough to vote for Hillary, I can't imagine how it is for you. You have sincerely held
"I am the only candidate who will fund time travel."
Losing unity and losing vision. Ultimately, losing significance.
Two years ago, the Times Magazine put on its cover a photocopied image of Rand Paul, accompanied by a provocative headline
One of the truly dumbest arguments I hear in favor of free trade is that national borders are "arbitrary." I usually get this from right-wing libertarian types, but occasionally from "one world" leftists, too. But it's not true.
Before everyone loses their mind with the usual knee-jerk reaction of "Sanders is a socialist," one must remember that progressives and libertarians actually share several of the same ideals -- our federal government needs to be drastically reformed in many areas.
As a professional facilitator, I have been disappointed by the failure of moderators to better manage the 2016 presidential debates. A clear set of rules could help to avoid the disrespectful banter that has dominated the dialogue.
The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.