American Democracy · Barack Obama · Donald Trump · Election 2016 · Election Integrity · Mitch McConnell · Republican Party · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

The Washington Post today published a jawdropping background account of the Obama administration’s response to intelligence revelations that Russia had engaged in a cyberwarfare attack on America’s 2016 presidential election, including a specific directive from President Vladimir V. Putin to the operatives involved in the hacking operation. The Obama administration knew of this in early August… Continue reading A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

American Democracy · Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Donald Trump · Liberal Politics · Progressive Movement · Protest · Women's March on Washington

Deeper Than Pink

Today, hundreds of thousands of women in Washington, D.C., and thousands more in all fifty states and cities around the world, march in unison with a call for women’s rights and in resistance to the new Trump administration. The Women’s March on Washington started as a response to shock, but it blossomed into a loud answer… Continue reading Deeper Than Pink

Barack Obama · Liberal Politics · Pew Research · Progressive Movement

We Are Not Going Back

Pew Research today released a fascinating polling summary of a changing America during Barack Obama’s presidency. In a nutshell, American political ethos has grown more progressive, although we have never faced greater divisions between those supporting progressive politics and those who generally do not. America also is growing older but more diverse than ever. Not… Continue reading We Are Not Going Back

American Democracy · Barack Obama · Donald Trump · Election 2016 · Misinformation · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

Democracy Hacked

Late Friday, President-Elect Donald Trump received a full briefing on the “influence campaign” directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, that evolved into an unprecedented effort by Russian hackers to misinform voters and insert meddling information in the form of hacked emails into the national discussion, in order to denigrate Hillary Clinton’s campaign for Trump’s benefit. President… Continue reading Democracy Hacked