Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: How Democrats can win in the Trump era

The Democratic National Committee was, by any standard, a wreck and a ruin during the 2016 presidential campaign. It got pounded for misstep after misstep that included: poor, and disconnected leadership, leaked emails, gross favoritism, petty infighting, blatant manipulation of the primaries and gross cluelessness about the Donald Trump threat. How much of this is Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Attorney General Sessions is a nightmare

Here is the full hideous point-by-point list of the major votes of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on civil rights issues complete with the dates he torpedoed them. Banning the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional (January 2006). Voted no on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (February 2013). Voted yes on recommending constitutional ban on flag Read More…

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This year, ‘lesser of two evils’ tough to embrace

While the Democratic Party is famously diverse, the televised face of the party was notably black and female at the party’s recent national convention in Philadelphia. In speech after speech touting unity and togetherness, cameras singled out black women, especially during the climactic speech by Michelle Obama in which she explicitly connected the experience of Read More…