Fear — and how it helps Donald Trump

Fear, a complex web of neurological responses designed to aid survival, may well be the most powerful of human emotions. The reactions inspired by fear may not be entirely rational. Indeed, they may be the opposite: a suite of thoughtless, primal, survival-of-the-fittest impulses that aided … Click here to continue --->

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The sad, slow death of the GOP

Republican establishment figures are feigning surprise over their nominee’s racism, misogyny, narcissism and contempt for the rule of law, but they are being disingenuous. They’ve known for years the sort of man Donald Trump is. And they welcomed him and his money. Now that the contemptible … Click here to continue --->

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Bernie fails leadership test

Bernie Sanders is facing a critical test of his leadership, and, so far, he’s failing. When some of his supporters threw chairs at a mid-May convention of the Nevada State Democratic Party and threatened the life of Roberta Lange, the state party chairwoman, Sanders’ response was to paint the … Click here to continue --->

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It’s Trump’s party now

It’s Donald Trump’s party now. GOP voters have handed the reins over to a real estate tycoon and celebrity TV host who has as much business running the country as Dr. Phil does performing surgery. It seems the decades-long project of destroying the GOP is nearly complete. There are still many … Click here to continue --->

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If you’ve served your time, you should vote

Of all the consequences of the nation’s decades-long infatuation with building more and more prisons and locking up more and more citizens, perhaps the most curious is this: more than four million Americans who have been released from prison have lost their right to vote, according to the … Click here to continue --->