Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: A challenge for Democratic candidates

The Democratic presidential contenders will hold a second debate in Detroit July 30-31. I challenge one or more of the contenders to say this: “If elected, I will confront the issue of the police killing of unarmed blacks.” To boldly say this is far different than putting forth a set of proposals for criminal justice Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Forget the presidency, take the Senate

President Donald Trump may win re-election.  Though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer would never in a million years publicly say anything like that, the brutal reality is he might. Schumer not so quietly has done the next worst thing and said that the Democrats need to get some candidates in place who can make a Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Democrats must beat Trump, not each other

The smart thing for Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to do would be sending a terse note to all Democratic presidential contenders before the next scheduled Democratic candidate’s debate in Detroit July 30-31. It would read: “Our goal is to beat Trump, not beat up on each other.” There’s a special urgency in sending Read More…