Dick Price: The Orlando massacre was utterly horrific, the worst mass shooting in recent American history. But it was also just another mass shooting in a numbingly long list—San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and then a great many with fewer victims and less lasting notoriety.
Dick Price: For most it seems that voting for Hillary is the “grow up and eat your peas” course the Democratic Party’s superstructure and Clinton’s many fans in the mainstream media want Bernie Sanders supporters to follow.
Dick Price: A common theme in the responses is that rallies aren’t votes, that what counts is who and how many actually vote, not how many are up for a hootenanny with thousands of their friends.
Dick Price: Embroiled in her second flailing campaign for president, she has arduously forged ahead, making one misstep after another on the campaign trail as she alienates voters in droves rather than drawing them to her. Jerry Endorses Hillary
Last night and this morning, when the debate idea was still in play, you overwhelmingly told us you thought the Sanders-Trump debate should go forward, with 83% of 150 respondents in favor and just 17% opposing.
Dick Price: Can you imagine where the Sanders campaign would be if over the past year Bernie had gotten anything like the onslaught of free, revenue-boosting coverage that Trump has gotten—or the fawning kid-glove treatment Clinton has received from so many reputable corners?
Dick Price: Using biting humor, of course, but also facts and figures and film, the British comedian nails this absurd process of allowing police departments to seize property without convictions because some police officer alone believes a crime might be going on.
Dick Price: Bernie Sanders is precisely the kind of populist insurgent the superdelegate system was intended to contain—an older, small-state senator with a Brooklyn accent and thinning hair, not even really a Democrat.
Dick Price: What is surprising, though, is that as of Sunday morning—a scant 26 hours after we published the poll—412 people have voted and 58 have commented. That’s a yuuuuge response for our magazine, especially as Saturday is usually a dead day for readership. Sanders Democratic Convention
But in arguing for healthcare for all, for free college education, and for taking on income inequality, Sanders puts us in mind of John F. Kennedy calling for America to put a man on the moon, a bodacious project that united and elevated our country, and not asking that we settle for miniscule incremental change so we can say we’re making “progress.”
Hosted by Azusa Pacific University, “A Sacred Conversation: Does Police Misconduct Matter to the Black Church?” will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Azusa Pacific Los Angeles Regional Center
Peter Dreier: Despite overwhelming support, some City Council members are still on the fence, feeling pressure from the Chamber of Commerce.
Dick Price: As we prepare to put 2014 behind us, let’s look at five turning points this past year that are likely to have lasting effects on our lives.