Why the Russians would hack the DNC

Accusations that Donald Trump and Putin have some kind of mastermind plan to steal the election by hacking the Democratic National Committee’s servers are flying around, fueled by Trump’s relentless need to be outlandish at every turn.  While I don’t dispute the idea that the Russians might have some greater plan to affect the election,…

Democracy SOS

I have always been proud of the United States as an example of democratic institutions for the world. However, watching modern-day politics and social movements, I am struck and saddened by the fundamental lack of understanding of these core democratic institutions – by both liberals and conservatives – which creates a self-perpetuating cycle that erodes the foundation of…

The 2016 Election and Political Spectrums

As politics wonks watch the drama-filled 2016 election unfold, with often cartoonish characters and question marks of whether candidates defeated in the primary season have embraced enthusiastically enough the winners, a question seems to keep coming up – are warnings that Bernie Sander’s supporters might flock to Donald Trump valid? At the heart of this…