President-elect Joe Biden and Democrats must respond not with kumbaya but by becoming the party of the rest of America.
The GOP evidently prefers continuous warfare because that's the only way it thinks it can win.
What's at stake is not partisan politics. It is representative government.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick would have the government intervene in the most intimate aspects of personal life. But a mask mandate? Never.
Trump famously boasted that he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and still not lose voters. The pandemic is putting this claim to the test.
Whether responding to Trump's hospitalization or political maneuvers, Democrats want to act decently. This is admirable. But the other side isn't playing the same game.
Whatever happens after Election Day, Donald Trump's ego will have prevailed in tearing America apart.
The bulwark is a public that holds power accountable—demanding stronger guardrails against its abuses and voting power-mongers out of office.
The solution is not found in mere redistribution of income. It is found in redistributing power.
Donald Trump is openly justifying violence by some Americans against other Americans. This nation needs protection from him, as well as the lawless behavior he incites.
There's an old saying that "the personal is political." A threat to one's life or the lives of loved ones, or the imminent loss of a job, concentrates the mind.
The GOP can't even agree on basics like how to respond to the pandemic. The problem is policy ideas rarely make headlines; conflict does.
The market operates under laws that ban profiteering, price gouging and monopolizing, bar insider trading and tax excess profits in wartime. Where did these laws go?
After a small uptick in June, the economy is tanking again, and ending the extra unemployment benefits will only cause more unnecessary suffering.
Trump can't find federal personnel to do contact tracing for the coronavirus but has found thousands of agents for his secret police to wage war on his own citizens.
If the Senate majority leader had an ounce of concern for the nation, his priority would be to shield Americans from the ravages of COVID-19 and American democracy from the ravages of Donald Trump.
By rushing to reopen America before the virus was contained, President Donald Trump has not only caused tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths but put the economy into a stall.
Using fear, punishment and violence to maintain "order" requires more and more oppression—and contradicts our shared values.
As long as racial animosity exists, white and black Americans are less likely to look upward and see where the wealth and power really have gone.
As Donald Trump's former bagman Michael Cohen warned in 2019, "I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power."
The supposed "freedom" to work is a cruel joke when people are forced to choose between putting food on the table and risking their lives.
Powerful people in positions to help contain this disaster are morally bound to do so, their own ambitions be damned.
Yes, President Donald Trump's coronavirus response has been an unequivocal disaster. But this crisis has deeper roots.
The president is trying to force the economy to reopen in order to boost his electoral chances this November, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal the deal.