Elwood Watson

Black voters aren’t buying Trump’s racial pandering
Being the ever-menacing carnival barker that he is, former president Donald Trump said the four criminal cases he faces have garnered him significant support from Black voters...
Women and the future of politics
It should probably come as little surprise that a majority of American millennial and Generation Z women identify as liberal...
Congressman shows we still have a long way to go on race
From the Duchess of Sussex and actress Meghan Markle to former Harvard President Claudine Gay to Vice President Kamala Harris, Black women have been the target of severe attacks in recent months...
Taylor Swift and the Republican love affair with conspiracy theories
Several years ago, Taylor Swift was far from the femme fatale some members of the MAGA far right now consider her to be. In 2015, Republican lawmakers invited the pop icon for personal tours of the U...
Historic Miss America sidesteps controversy
In news you might have missed, 22-year old Madison Marsh – a second lieutenant in the Air Force and master's student at the Harvard Kennedy School's public policy program – was crowned Miss America in Orlando, Florida...
In his lust for power, Trump once again turns to xenophobia
In just the latest example of his tendency to employ passive-aggressive racially coded dog whistles, former President Donald Trump referred to Republican presidential rival Nikki Haley by her birth name, Nimarata...
Trump and his dangerous ideas offer a mirror to too many Republicans
Donald Trump is on track to once again secure the Republican presidential nomination, as he did in 2016. Anxiety and weariness are ever-present in the run-up to the November 2024 election...
The real reason Republicans are cheering
Let's talk about Claudine Gay, the first Black person and just the second woman to serve as Harvard University’s president, who resigned after months of turmoil...
What’s driving Nikki Haley?
Americans routinely plugged into the news cycle are aware of the fact that much ado was made about something (yes something) when Nikki Haley responded to a question from an audience member at a New Hampshire town about the cause of the Civil War...
Generation X is almost 60
Latchkey kids. Caffeine lovers. That's how a lot of people have referred to Generation X, the 46 million Americans, like myself, who were born between 1965 and 1980...
Where are the Republicans criticizing Trump’s repulsive comments?
Most of us are aware of Donald Trump’s habit of routinely espousing devious and derogatory rhetoric...
When Trump says he’ll be a dictator, believe him
The late author Maya Angelou once stated, “When people show you who they are, believe them...

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