Author David S. Mitchell Appears on NBC4’s Inauguration 2017 Coverage

In an Inauguration Day interview on NBC4, author David S. Mitchell discusses the legacy of outgoing President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s engagement problem, and the personal experiences that inspired his new political novel, “We Hold These Truths.” Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell Appears on NBC4’s Inauguration 2017 Coverage

RSVP for Philly Panel Discussion on Friday, January 27th, 2017: “Moving Forward Intelligently under President Trump”

RSVP HERE!!! David S. Mitchell, author of the recently released novel, We Hold These Truths, will appear on an esteemed panel of political thought influencers and community leaders for a discussion addressing social and economic change during the upcoming Trump administration—and critical lessons from the Obama years. Mitchell will also explain why We Hold These Truths constitutes an important and timely articulation of how inaction by … Continue reading RSVP for Philly Panel Discussion on Friday, January 27th, 2017: “Moving Forward Intelligently under President Trump”

The Inaugural Roundtable: Barack, Orenthal James, Steph & LeBron

On a sunny, cloudless Manhattan afternoon this past Saturday, June 18, 2016, I sat down with six close friends—five African-Americans and one Caucasian—to moderate the inaugural Politics, Race & Pop Culture Roundtable.  During this hour-long conversation and debate, this opinionated group discussed President Obama’s complex legacy, the nature and extent of America’s progress in race relations since the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, and whether … Continue reading The Inaugural Roundtable: Barack, Orenthal James, Steph & LeBron

America Needs Donald Trump

America needs Donald Trump—this is what I said, with a straight face mind you, to several African-American brunch companions last weekend in Northeast D.C. No, I haven’t switched political parties, and no, I haven’t lost my mind, and no, I didn’t say this as a means of silencing this extremely loquacious bunch so that I might get a few words in edgewise (although, as I … Continue reading America Needs Donald Trump

Why Democrats Need a Stronger Republican Party

When the “Founders” sat down in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to write our Constitution, they were driven by and concerned with a host of specific, critical logistical matters—for example, whether executive power should exist in one person or three, or whether slaves should be counted for purposes of determining proportional representation in the House of Representatives—but at the forefront of their minds, and … Continue reading Why Democrats Need a Stronger Republican Party