CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Republican National Convention erupted in chaos on Monday when some opponents of presumptive U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump stormed out of the room and chanted in protest at their failure to win a symbolic vote opposing his candidacy.
The turmoil threatened efforts by the Trump campaign to show the party had united behind the businessman-turned-politician and distracted from the day's theme of "Make America Safe Again," meant to depict Trump as a strong leader capable of shielding the country from violence and Islamist militancy.
The anti-Trump forces wanted to change the party's nominating rules to allow delegates to support alternative Republican candidates over Trump. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure is expressing her disappointment with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's pick of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate for vice president.
On "The View" Friday the actress and mother of three said she would've liked to have seen a more "culturally balanced" Republican ticket, adding that she preferred the likes of Ben Carson for the VP slot.
"I think he [Mike Pence] is a smart choice in terms of trying to bridge the GOP, bridge the Republican party back together because he does hold conservative values," she said, adding, "he's been in office for a long time. He has a record of consistent, conservative choices that he's made." more >>
Is there systemic, intentional racism in America today? Do large numbers of white Americans want to keep black Americans down?
If not, why have other minorities overcome the odds to rise to the top of society while so many black Americans are languishing?
Let's consider how other minority groups have fared in America. more >>
I love that my nation has the right to bear arms. I was raised in the South, and every family outing I ever went on included target shooting. Many of my family members teach concealed carry courses and are members of the NRA. When I visit my parents, my dad often has a pistol sitting on the dinner table. I still love to shoot guns, and I believe guns at their core are not a problem.
Democrats blame our lack of gun control, while Republicans say good people need guns to protect themselves. As a Christian who has only ever voted for the Republican Party, I'd like to address this argument.
Political groups rally to let the government know they will not stand for oppression. Religious radicals kill any who do not conform to their laws. Citizens take up arms to protect themselves. It's a dark and difficult time. But this isn't just the context of America in 2016; it's also the playing field of each narrative in the New Testament. more >>
After last week's protests over police practices, mass killing of cops in Dallas, and usual efforts to take political advantage, it should be evident to every American that we face a crisis in public trust and accountability. The only solution is good old-fashioned leadership by men and women of integrity and principle.
American law enforcement faces a multitude of serious criticisms. For instance, the federal government has turned homeland security into pork by distributing military equipment to local governments. Some police departments use drug busts as a profit-making opportunity by seizing private property. SWAT teams look more like military special operations forces than cops.
Politics distorts policing, supplanting both safety and justice. Departments practice social engineering and politicians protect constituents and interests. Police adapt, doing what is necessary to survive politically rather than focus on what best safeguards the public. more >>
Over the past few years the United States of America has become embroiled in controversy over the issue of racially-charged police brutality.
A series of well publicized shootings of unarmed African-Americans by law enforcement, done with apparent legal impunity, have prompted protests across the nation.
Entities like the Black Lives Matter movement have argued that race-based police brutality is a pervasive problem throughout American law enforcement. more >>