Nothing amuses me more as a political scientist than people who just don’t trust polls. The skepticism is usually brought on by incredulity about some type of polling analysis—“There’s no way black districts voted more Republican in 2016 than in 2012”—which is usually followed by some nonscientific justification for…
Welp, the president sure is in his feelings today.
Saturday is the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and you must admit that he’s managed a pretty radical transformation of America. He’s turned his White House into the location of a horrible reality show. He’s turned Twitter into a weapon of mass destruction. He’s made the United States…
Rep. Al Green (no, not the grits-faced, “Love and Happiness” Al Green—the congressman from Texas with the receding perm line in the front and Shirley Temple curls in the back Al Green) released a joint statement Monday with a former staffer that basically said, “We cool.”
“I don’t wanna vote for her just because she’s black, you know?”
While most of America was paying attention to President Donald Trump slamming a multibillion-dollar sports industry or, worse, the election of one Southern-fried bigot over another in Alabama, something else amazing was happening.
Leave it to the donkey party to act an ass and see an opportunity dangled before it and stupidly squander time debating whether or not an obvious winning strategy is worth pursuing.
Will Democrats ever actually listen to black people in terms of strategy and vote targeting? Can a political party toss over $1 billion into the trash two election cycles in a row? Does it really take a genius to figure out that if a group votes for you 90 percent of the time, you should do what it takes to make sure…
Why in the hell are Democrats still accepting lectures from Bernie Sanders? Although the Vermont senator deserves credit for certain accomplishments—pulling younger people into the political process and pushing the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction—it’s not as if the man had that great a shot at…
I got a lot of conflicting messages about winning and losing as a kid. I remember hearing, “It’s not how you win or lose, it’s how you play the game” from my dad when my eighth-grade youth football team lost Every. Single. Game (we actually didn’t score one point all season).
Senate Democrats successfully filibustered the confirmation of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, sparking a series of contentious moves that will likely result in ... well ... the confirmation of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
The Senate’s top Democrat said Thursday that Democrats would filibuster the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Senate Democrats Monday announced that they will hold an all-night debate, which The Hill is describing as a “talkathon,” to attempt to stop the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for Education secretary.
A week after the devastating election losses that made Donald Trump president-elect and kept the Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, Democrats spent Wednesday putting leaders into place that can help plot the party’s comeback.
Obamacare has officially moved into hospice. I think the best thing we can all do now is try to make President Barack Obama's life work, and arguably the most controversial and effective piece of legislation during his two-term presidency, as comfortable as possible, because the end is near.
Over the course of this farce of a presidential campaign, we have seen mainstream media outlets and politicians seek to analyze and understand white people who support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
When Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high,” she offered a succinct and strong defense of dignity. The idea is that simply because someone else—in this case, Donald Trump—resorts to a certain level of campaigning that many find debasing doesn't mean everyone else should join him in the mud pool. It’s a…
Marc Lamont Hill—Morehouse College Distinguished Professor of African-American Studies, New York Times best-selling author of Nobody, VH1 talk show host and a much-sought-after political and cultural commentator—swung by 105.1's The Breakfast Club to chop it up with D.J. Envy, Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee.
It's the last day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Hillary Clinton is slated to accept the party's nomination as the first woman to receive the Democratic nod for President of The United States. Chelsea will also be speaking.
For as long as I've been aware of American politics and the differences — real and perceived — between our two major parties, I've also been aware that the GOP has been touted as the party for grown-ups. For serious (White) men and the women those serious (White) men were married to. The solid and sober and solemn oak…