POLITICAL ADVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION

This morning I begin teaching a class in Campaigns and Elections at Arizona Christian University. As I’ve prepared for the semester, I’ve been struggling with the question: What do I tell the next generation voting for the first time? When I was their age,...

DNC: IDEAS MATTER 2.0

Yesterday the Democratic delegates in Philadelphia completed the first item of business of any political convention, approving the 2016 Democratic Party Platform. Political party platforms are important—think of the platform as an organization’s mission-vision...

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,...
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