Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.
The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.
Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016.
I understand why protesters blocked access to Donald Trump's rally in Arizona. But I don't agree. History has shown the danger of silencing speech.
The shock was too much for me to handle: Donald Trump said he would begin to act "presidential."
American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.
Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena.
Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.
The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.