Lance Simmens: We are entering a period where enlightenment and progress will be viewed with great suspicion and likely disdain.
Lance Simmens: Here we are debating whether our national intelligence apparatus is more or less reliable and believable than Julian Assange!
Lance Simmens: Through his 70 years on this Earth has Trump not at least considered the idea of a catastrophic misuse of such tremendous destructive power and how it would render all prospects of making money obsolete.
Lance Simmens: The petulance and outright hostility that the President-elect has shown for our system of governance ought to incite patriots along the ideological continuum from left to right, conservative to liberal.
Lance Simmens: While tactically Trump’s version of overkill and bullying may bludgeon even a conservative Congress into choosing only so many fights, hence allowing many unacceptable candidates and policy positions a free pass, the nation and the world is destined to become a darker place.
Lance Simmens: Trump’s untruths are merely truths turned upside down to keep you on your toes. When he says he is draining the swamp he is actually stocking it with more deadly creatures.
Lance Simmens: Oh you silly child, I ran on a serious platform, drain the swamp, clean house, run the government like a business, scare the shit out of our enemies, say outrageous things to show that we are not pussies.
Lance Simmens: It is time that we seriously examine the functional utility and desirability of the Electoral College. This product of late 18th century political expediency has probably outlived its usefulness.
Lance Simmens: It is critical for those who proffer Making America Great Again, shorthand for returning to a time when blacks and other minorities knew their place in society, to erect obstacles that discourage the participation of Asians, Hispanics, and Blacks.
Lance Simmens: If you are one of those who is still undecided about whom to cast your vote for next month for President, consider what an unconventional Trump Administration might look like from the standpoint of the law.
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.