On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.
I said it before, I'll say it again.
"As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote."
No one even knows how many girls there were.
The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place.
So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth.
Maybe this is futile. After all, there's little point in talking back to a deranged person, especially if he is dead.
"The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw in character." -- Lyndon Johnson
"They are a sort of assassins..." -- John Quincy Adams
"What are these politicians going to do for us?"
I have a question for white people.
A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color:
The Republicans are scared of you.
Here's what gets me about progressives.
They never seem to realize that they are the majority. Yet on issue after issue, the polling consistently shows that they are.
The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.
Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here.
Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape.
For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little.
A few words about the political integrity of John McCain.
And now here's this week's episode of Great Moments in Black History.
The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan.
Donald Trump is a man of famously definite opinions. Whether it be about Mexicans, Muslims or Mueller, he knows what he thinks and isn't shy about sharing.
Maybe you remember when Mexico was going to pay for the wall.
"Imagine the earth beneath you opening up and swallowing you whole. Imagine feeling everything good inside you -- love, joy, kindness, trust, security, hope -- burning and scorching to embers, giving way to fear, desperation, anguish and helplessness. Imagine being trapped in your worst nightmare, knowing that you will never wake from it. Imagine feeling truly abandoned -- by God, by the universe, by humanity. Imagine all of that -- and imagine it being far worse." -- "A Better Place," by Pati Navalta Poblete
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