The nomination battle is tearing the Republicans apart...or is it? If we only pay attention to the presidential contest, we could miss out on some important factors in this election.
In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.
Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.
Trump shocks Republicans because he is cruder than most, but dog whistle racial signaling is not new to today's GOP.
Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.
Once one constitutional right is attacked no right is sacred; once one community is scapegoated, no one is safe; once violence is acceptable, our democracy is threatened.
We are at a pivotal point in a 35-year long rightwing offensive, begun with the Reagan victory in 1980; neo-secession must be met by a renewed motion for freedom and social justice.
The tea party is holding Lynch's confirmation hostage.
The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.
It's patently obvious the GOP is trying to convince retired workers that in order to preserve the system, the disabled should be sacrificed.