GOP DAY 4: TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

I am still processing the long-term fallout from Ted Cruz’s historic non-endorsement from last night. Internally, my responses oscillate between this was Cruz’s very public act of political suicide and it was an incredibly brilliant political set-up for...

FROM THE CONVENTION, DAY 3

Even though the GOP Convention theme for Day 2 was “Make American Work Again,” yesterday’s messaging was long on “prosecuting” Hillary Clinton and – to my mind — way too short on sharing the Republican Party’s longstanding...

GOP CONVENTION 2.0

As the Melania speech fallout continues to dominate today’s media coverage, a number of highlights from last night are being lost in that unfortunate diversion. The lineup of GOP Convention speakers last night featured remarkable individual American citizens,...

AS THE CONVENTION BEGINS …

The GOP Convention kicks off this afternoon and the preliminary festivities are already underway. Credentials have been distributed, and AZ delegates are equipped with snazzy delegation polos, clear carry-all bags for security, and obligatory Trump gear. Last night,...

SUMMER BREEZE …

This is my first visit to Cleveland and I’m loving my return to the Midwest. I was raised in Wisconsin — I spent my teen years living on Catfish Lake in the little vacation town of Eagle River, about six hours due north of Chicago. Even though I’ve...

CHRISTIANS & ‘LEAST OF THREE EVILS’?

I’ve been struggling with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my options when it comes to voting in the 2016 presidential election. Neither candidate is a paragon of moral virtue. Neither represents a biblical worldview understanding of politics. I...
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