Lance Simmens: The continuing emasculation of one of the major political parties in a decidedly two-party system is proving too much for many Republican leaders.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump has shown himself to be simply overmatched by the magnitude of the issues that he will be expected to deal with. He has exhibited a disdain, if not outright rejection, of the notion that complex decisions require careful examination of potential consequences.
Lance Simmens: Attention needs to be drawn to what can only be described as editorial prosecution that defies American exceptionalism as a beacon of free press.
axxed, the controversial documentary alleging a direct causal relationship between vaccines and exponential increases in autism amongst children is a deeply disturbing and hence critically important piece of work that will cause many sleepless nights for parents of infants everywhere. I had the honor of both watching the film and participating in a discussion afterwards […]
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump is scary in so many ways, not the least of which is a childish obnoxiousness that begs adult supervision and discipline.
Lance Simmens: The politics of fear, anger, frustration, cynicism, and simpleminded denial of complex, long-term thinking have fostered a parasite class of political opportunists who have no more concern for the well-being of either the country or the planet than the proverbial man in the moon.
Lance Simmens: The quintessential dilemma facing Republican strategists at this point is how they will destroy their frontrunner without destroying the party. Further complicating the issue is whether or not a Trump implosion and subsequent retreat will not have the same effect on the health of the party.
Lance Simmens: In the eyes of the lunatic fringe evidently Obama is not only a Muslim, Kenyan, and Socialist but also a Nazi sympathizer.
Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.
Lance Simmens: Tuesday marked a new low in the state of dysfunctional politics spawned by the right-wing Republican take-over that has held our representative democracy hostage.
Lance Simmens: We need a presidential commission on race akin to the Kerner Commission that attempted to dig deeply into the structural and systematic racism that helped prompt urban unrest in the 1960s.
Lance Simmens: The structural racism in American society today preordained that a decision not to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown would inflame the raw passions evident in communities of color.
Lance Simmens: Bill Maher is only half wrong and if he had only kept some consistency in his reasoning and logic there would be no controversy over the extent to which Islam is more or less violent than any other religion.