I love it when holders of high office who are arrogant, vain and disdainful suddenly decide that they need to stress one other quality to the voters: their humility. If Mike Pence were an act, nobody could play him better than Mike Pence.
The inclusion of Pence on a presidential ticket would have been much more alarming news in any other election cycle, without Trump’s authoritarian shadow soaking up the spotlight.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is to announce his choice on Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan. The choice of Pence was first reported by Roll Call and the New York Times and CBS also said this was his pick.
Ideological rehabilitation could be a better antidote to extremist propaganda than incarceration, as U.S. prisons have often served as places that nurture terrorism. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have been a studious, quiet young man until the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and he landed in jail at Camp Bucca a couples years after.
Donald Trump is now the lone Republican in the 2016 race. It seems the Party of Lincoln is finally united, but this is hardly the sort of union that Lincoln imagined.
Trump walked away with most, if not all, of Indiana’s 57 delegates, the biggest trove until the June 7 primaries, where New Jersey and California will go to the polls.
On the eve of Indiana’s primary, Hillary Clinton is looking to add the state to her list of electoral victories over Bernie Sanders. But even if Sanders were to somehow win the state, Clinton will likely still capture the party’s nomination.
Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Ted Cruz announced today that their campaigns would coordinate to keep party frontrunner Donald Trump from securing the necessary votes to win the nomination. A look at the agreement’s fine print indicates there is more than meets the eye.
Socially conservative Republicans are at an advantage on the state level: the party holds 31 governorships across the country and 68 of 98 state legislatures. In 23 states, Republicans control both the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers.
The murders, which have been described as “mysterious,” are part of a wave of Islamophobic attacks around the country.
If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.
Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.
Religious freedom legislation is widening the rift between liberals and social conservatives. Is it possible to reach out to the other side, and move forward?
It has not been a great week for Indiana. The state and its leaders came under fire for the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a particularly insidious piece of legislation that many saw as an umbrella protecting and empowering anyone who wanted to discriminate against LGBT citizens under the pretext of invoking Christian faith. Among […]
Corporations are valuable and useful vehicles for creating wealth. But they are not and never should be political and religious actors.
“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”