The St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP staged a debate this past Saturday to allow black residents to familiarize themselves with the candidates in newly drawn Congressional District 13, and to allow the candidates to familiarize themselves with the residents and the issues that concern them.
The Maduro regime’s decision to halt the referendum campaign and further persecute the opposition is a direct assault on democracy and the fundamental rights of the Venezuelan people.
Rule of law, judicial institutions, independent media and civil society have been assailed, while opposition leaders are repressed and imprisoned. The laws passed by the National Assembly are systematically ignored.
Good Grief! I thought after 2014, black folks would have seen the last of the snake Chain Gang Charlie Crist slithering through our churches, slobbering on our kids and pretending to be Frederick Douglass reincarnated.
In my abnormal human psychology class a half century ago, we studied Sigmund Freud’s neurotic defense mechanisms. While Freud has been discredited in many ways, his idea of projection seems obviously valid to me—not so much as a sign of a psychiatric illness, but as a political tactic: Accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing. Maybe that’s a subset of “the best defense is a good offense.”
Like most Americans, I'm dumbfounded at the national media coverage of the presidential election. It's offensive and worse than tabloid journalism.
With news of more exchanges closing, fewer healthy enrollees signing up, insurance companies pulling out, and health insurance premiums set to spike, this October we will see a tighter turn in the death spiral of Obamacare. There is no doubt about the higher premiums and lack of choices in Obamacare. What should be done in its aftermath is up for debate. This makes the November presidential election a significant turning point in our national health-care conversation.
As we get ready to watch the second presidential debate, you might be scratching your head about a tale of two countries. In Trump’s telling, America is a nation in decline that needs a turnaround. Clinton sees a leading world power that should continue on the positive trajectory created under the Obama administration. As business school professors who specialize in the human side of organizations, there is one thing - that many may find surprising - each candidate needs during this next debate: a story.
Let’s not beat around the bush. This is no ordinary election, it’s a battle for America. We have two very different presidential candidates, who are selling two very different visions of the kind of America we had in the past, the kind of America we have right now, and the kind of America we should have in the future.
Gov. Jeb Bush was universally acclaimed for his steadfast leadership during the torrent of hurricanes that ravaged Florida during his terms in office. And, indeed, he deserves everyone’s praise, because he did a remarkable job preparing Florida for hurricanes. But then he really shone by getting into the details of helping communities recover post-hurricane.
With the election less than two months away, Florida voters need to ask themselves which of the two candidates will change the dire direction of our country, the continued economic malaise, and downward trajectory the Obama administration put on steroids.