After white cops kill three black suspects, two grand juries seem steered to no charges. What's different now are huge, national non-violent protests involving tens of thousands yet no demonstrator deaths, unlike '60s race riots. Could this actually be a "teachable moment" leading to change? Maybe yes, Matalin and Reagan agree.
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
You'd think racial profiling was a thing of the past, but recently the Obama administration re-affirmed the right to profile by race and religion at airports, border crossings and immigration checkpoints. It's not just disappointing -- it's part of a long-standing surrender to fear.
Without a doubt, the midterms were not good news for U.S. clean energy and climate action.
No president in our nation's history has ever been castigated, condemned, mocked, insulted, derided, and degraded on a scale even close to the constantly ugly attacks on President Obama. From the day he assumed office -- indeed, even before he assumed office -- he was subjected to unprecedented insults in often the most hateful terms.
In the type of democracy we enjoy in the United States, the different branches of government can be controlled by different political parties, as in a Democratic president and a Republican Congress.
As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent.
How else should we be advising Myanmar now so its version of democracy isn't derailed in the future? Here are three pieces of advice that the US and other foreign actors should offer Myanmar's government to help create a stable, more inclusive society:
You're right, it is your job as president to help solve this, so how about this: Whatever you're trying to get Attorney General Holder to say or do under your direction, whatever notes you or your speech writers are passing his way, whatever openness you may be granting him on the subject, keep them for yourself and speak on that with your next press conference.
It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.
Unless the administration leaps back through the looking glass to the real world, the next two years will be grim. Chuck Hagel's departure will not change that forecast. And neither will Dr. Carter's nomination allow an escape from Obamaland-- no matter his qualifications.
One can only hope that Ashton Carter has moved past his glib endorsements of Donald Rumsfeld's disingenuous "group think" and Neil McElroy's outright distortion of the truth and on to a personal code of conduct where speaking truth to power is not seen as a vice, but rather a virtue.
The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed African American men by police officers have sparked a much-needed national conversation on the urgent need to address biased policing.
Most of the business owners I speak to believe immigration reform is a good thing. And so do I. But the big question we all have is this: how will it affect my business?
If you're going to be an alternative to Hillary, you have to be an alternative to Hillary all the way around, not just on corporate power and the economy.
Anderson is the embodiment of hate and makes the late Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church look like Ghandi.