Letter to a Trump Supporter #5: Affirmative Action

This is the fifth in my series of “Letters to a Trump Supporter,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama, he sent me a so-called “Newsweek” article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency. Below is my response. ~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Mr. ——, This is an interesting argument. Thank you…

Letter to a Trump Supporter #3: Liberation Theology

This is the third in my series of “Letters to a Trump Supporter,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Central and South America, he sent me a blog post accusing Tim Kaine of being a Marxist for his association with “liberation theology.” If you haven’t heard of liberation theology before,…

Jeffe comments on presidential debate, its impact on election

Fox and Hounds ran commentary by Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe on the upcoming presidential debate and the state of the race. The key to winning or losing the public opinion game is controlling the agenda. Hillary Clinton and her team lost control of the agenda by playing keep-away with regard to information about her recent bout…

Jeffe quoted on lack of conversation about death penalty in presidential election

The Guardian (UK) quoted Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about why neither presidential candidate has addressed the death penalty on the campaign trail. In campaign 2016, the safest stance on the ultimate punishment may be silence. Both candidates need to woo disaffected members of the other’s party. Neither can afford to…