“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) premiered it’s 46th season impeccably timed to feature Hurricane Biden V. Trump as it’s cold open. The show’s first live broadcast, after a 6-month break spurred on by COVID-19, did not fail to amuse. Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump while the wacky Jim Carrey starred as Joe Biden during the skit. From Baldwin’s constant interruptions and Carrey’s depiction of what can only be interpreted as Biden’s internal struggle to keep composure, the performance certainly captured the disaster of …
Ageism can stay out of the presidential debate
The idea of how old a candidate should be when running for president became a topic of concern when presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, 78, was sent to the hospital for chest pains. He suffered a heart attack and received two stents to open a blocked artery. To many, this reaffirmed a fear of having older white men run for the presidency and welcomed a new generation to take the lead. For others, this is just another -ism to add to the debate: ageism.
Kamala Harris takes softer approach on criminal justice reform
Senator Kamala Harris of California released her criminal justice reform plan last Monday on her campaign website. Falling right into what Democrats want to hear, her plan is a hopeful copy-and-paste of what many Americans desire. It is comprehensive and too good to be something she may accomplish for those suffering in the justice system.
One person, one vote: The electoral college must die!
A couple of weeks back, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went on a bit of a tirade on his show “All in with Chris Hayes”, denouncing the electoral college in all its unfair, undemocratic glory. Hayes said that in the past seven elections, the Republican party only acquired the popular vote on a single occasion — during former president George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 — and yet due to the electoral college the Republican party managed to secure three presidential wins out of those seven. These …
The DNC and their Fox News dilemma
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has excluded Fox News Channel from televising any of its candidate debates during the upcoming presidential cycle. Its 2020 presidential candidates are rejecting invitations from the network to hold town halls, forfeiting the chance to persuade voters watching who tune in
Joe Biden is the perfect candidate to defeat Trump
With the 2020 Presidential Election just over a year away, the pressure is on for those in the Democratic party to step up against President Trump in a race for the presidency. With already 21 Democrats so far announcing their bid, it will be a difficult challenge for the candidates to stand out to Democratic voters. Since former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy it seems clear that he has become an instant favorite for the Democratic nomination.
Vote yes to keep felons from voting
The history of voting rights in the United States can be seen as something short of hypocritical. It is said in our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal”- but that famous statement is still debated and criticized today.