Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump’s strongman fantasy is deeply un-American

Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the conclusion of the RNC was his chance to strike a more unifying tone

He doubled down, twisting facts and skipping context to peak fears about terrorism, the economy, crime and the U.S. role in world affairs

Immigrants, both legal and illegal, were Trump’s favorite suggested scapegoats

Mary Sanchez

Fear of a female administration? We’ll see

The unsettling reality is that Donald Trump can get elected to the White House by being a jerk. Hillary Clinton cannot. Voters need to like female candidates more than they do male candidates. They can dislike a man running for office and still regard him as qualified and electable.

Mary Sanchez

Gay, lesbian activists take on the gun lobby

What gay activists learned from the AIDS crisis and from the fight for gay marriage is that changing attitudes is as necessary as changing laws. Post-Orlando, expect them to use that knowledge as a guide, to sign up for a long-haul approach to addressing gun violence.

Mary Sanchez

After Orlando, more genuine policy dialogue is needed

Congressional responses to the Orlando shooting massacre aren’t offering much hope for substantial change to keeping guns from such lone wolf attackers. Already embroiled in partisan bickering, they’re setting the nation up to continue not acting on the many red flags the shooter left before the rampage.

Mary Sanchez

Congress must act to save the Central States Pension Fund

Underfunded pension plans will bring financial despair for many seniors. A looming example is the Central States Pension Fund, upon which many Teamsters will or do depend. Treasury officials denied a rescue plan for Central States. The proposal would have slashed the pensions of many retirees but might have kept the plan solvent longer.

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Dom Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC routs Seattle Sounders FC

Dom Dwyer and Peter Vermes analyzed Sporting Kansas City's 3-0 win against Seattle on July 24.
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Dom Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC routs Seattle Sounders FC 1:23

Dom Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC routs Seattle Sounders FC

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his strong outing vs. the Rangers 1:18

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his strong outing vs. the Rangers

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Bernie Sanders supporters are restless in Philadelphia

Yordano Ventura assesses his injury after loss to Rangers 0:26

Yordano Ventura assesses his injury after loss to Rangers