“That makes me smart.” That’s what then-candidate Donald Trump said during a presidential debate in which Hillary Clinton accused him of not paying taxes. Back then it was almost funny. It was Trump being Trump, because nobody, including Trump, believed he would actually win. But now he’s the president, he’s responsible for running the government…

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It’s become increasingly apparent that state and local politics are more important than ever when it comes to preventing total chaos, especially in light of the racial conflict playing out on the national stage. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez knows that, and he’s traveling the country trying to deliver a message of unity. It…

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WHEN I LEARNED of President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to elevate former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon to chief strategist, I recalled the haunting words of a Jewish friend whom I’ve known for more than 20 years. Months ago, after Trump had uttered bigoted remarks about seemingly every group except his own, I asked this friend…

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I was at once heartbroken and angry when I saw thousands of protesters take to the streets in the wake of the stunning election of Donald Trump as president. As I watched the spectacle play out, my emotions, already scraped raw by the bigotry and division I’d witnessed during Trump’s campaign, suddenly went numb. It…

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The presidential election is over. Now the real work begins. After a hate-filled presidential campaign ripped the scab from the wound of American bigotry, we stand as an injured nation. The losers of this election will spend the next few months pouring salt into that already infected sore. Then they will spend years pretending not…

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IT WAS DAY ONE of the Democratic National Convention, and liberal icon Rev. Al Sharpton stood with conservative commentator Armstrong Williams on the floor of Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. They were discussing the Democratic party’s propensity for taking the black vote for granted. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton can’t afford to do so. Not with the…

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I spoke with Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a one-on-one interview on my radio show on Philadelphia’s 900 AM WURD. Click here for the full audio. Click here to read the Philadelphia Daily News column based on the interview. Click here to read listen to the WHYY story. Read on for a full transcript of…

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I watched Hillary Clinton when she took the stage Wednesday at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City. Her remarks, while pointed, and often poignant, were not delivered with the fervor of a gifted speaker. Rather, Clinton speaks in measured tones that are explanatory rather than rousing. Her speeches are…

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When Republican front-runner Donald Trump stretched his considerable lead by winning the Louisiana presidential primary, I realized that Mitt Romney had failed yet again. Romney, you may recall, is the presidential two-time loser whom the GOP tapped in an attempt to slow Trump’s momentum. It didn’t work. Even when Romney cited Trump’s flip-flop on former…

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