Mayor Bill de Blasio formally announced his campaign for president on May 16, becoming the 23rd candidate to join the Democratic field that includes such national figures as former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Political parties are always coalitions of different tendencies, philosophies and opinions. This is especially true in the United States. For most of its history, and for all practical purposes, America has had a bipartisan political system. At the time of the last presidential election, there were 245.5 million Americans ages 18 and older. There are more than two political ways of thinking in America today, but we just have two political parties with a real shot at winning a presidential election.
Dear Editor: Now that judge Kavanaugh has been confirmed, the opposition is hoping to win the House in November so they can begin proceedings to impeach him.
Dear Editor: It’s not surprising to find conventional liberal talking points in letters lamenting the Parkland tragedy that distort rather than provide a Christian perspective.
The incivility of politics, and how the media covers it, hit new lows this week as pundits shamefully politicized the shooting of a Republican Congressman.
I recently said that these are the most divisive times that I’ve lived through.
Dear Editor: I’m writing in response to some of the letters that have appeared in The Tablet advocating that we support President-elect Trump. I understand that when an individual is elected and may not be the person of our choice we need to come together as much as possible to support that person as the duly elected president. In most elections we need to rely on our representatives to communicate, compromise, and negotiate on behalf of the citizens who have elected him.