To a great extent, Republican policies at the state and national level have contributed to the plight of these communities that the Democratic Party abandoned.
Anger impacts our world, every day, in real and substantive ways. It is definitely in the air in this election season, isn't it? Like any engine of high energy it requires a steering wheel, governance, tempering it to be effective, not merely hot.
Many political commentators credit Donald Trump's rise to white voters' antipathy toward racial and ethnic minorities. However, we believe this focus on racial resentment obscures another important aspect of racial thinking.
There is a crafty reason why Trump pretends to court the minority vote.
A pro-Clinton labor group is going after Donald Trump's core demographic in swing states.
Whatever complaints one might have about the economic policies favored by Democrats over the last 50 years, no one outside the American Enterprise Institute and Paul Ryan's office seriously believes that Republican economics have been better for the white working-class.
And thus Trump Derangement Syndrome leads to cannibalism.
The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.
The story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The politics of the last decade, however, have strained the notion of e pluribus unum, revealing among whites three definitions of the American nation that are exclusive rather than inclusive.
A new study reveals a disturbing truth about voter ID laws -- which require individuals to show identification before they