The GOP's leading candidate, Donald Trump, has professed often that he loves or likes "the blacks" throughout his campaign. In recent weeks Trump is taking steps towards securing 100-percent of the black vote. He is even trying not to call African-Americans, "the blacks" anymore to further this plan. ...more
If you really wanted to know who was going to win the Presidential Election before Tuesday you could have just stayed up really late the night before watching the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers play on Monday Night Football.
Sound ridiculous? Of course it does. But guess what?
I early-voted in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. It was almost like
praying. I spent a long time on the ballot, which was quite
extensive--in Arizona as in many Western states there's always a raft
of ballot initiatives to consider, and judges though appointed
initially must be retained in office by a vote of the people. I voted
on every single one of the dozens of judges even though I knew little
about most of them. I don't think I ever relished filling out a ballot
so much, and I was glad the early vote ballots are done by old
Holding My Breath till November 4th
I grew up in Chicago when the original Mayor Daley and the infamous Democratic machine ran the city. Around election time, people would joke, “Vote early and vote often.” Sure it was corrupt and there was plenty of graft, but local politics was filled with colorful, somewhat harmless characters.
I was planning to attend Barack Obama’s big
fundraising reception in New York tonight and make the maximum
contribution to his campaign, but I have torn up the invitation.
decision isn’t about the money, though the thought of writing a check
for $4600 for anything other than a mortgage payment or two takes my breath away. It seemed that important to do my part
to prevent the 100% anti-choice John McCain’s election and a de facto
third Bush term.
It’s been a tough week. The death of legendary rock n’ roller Bo Diddley and the demise of Hillary Clinton’s
groundbreaking presidential campaign both hit me hard. I’m a cockeyed
optimist, but these two events forced me to confront certain basic
truths: dreams don’t always come true; hopes sometimes remain just
Like many women who identify themselves as feminists, Kathleen Turner and I are divided in our presidential candidate pick. We spent 18 months collaborating on her just-released memoir, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles. During that time, we talked about politics quite a bit, because she sees herself as an activist as well as an actor.
Kristina reported right after the caucus, greeting us with the most exciting numbers - over 65,000 people under 30 caucused.
It was with a tearful eye that I have read, in vindication, the hourly google news alerts that include the words "young voters" that are brought to my inbox.
Sunday's San Francisco Chronical chimed in with enthusiasm
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