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Marc Jampole: Who Should the Democrats nominate for President?

The Democrats are blessed with a large number of candidates whose experience, politics and personality make them qualified to assume the office of the presidency. Even if we rule out … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 12 Comments

Ken Levy: Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault

Many commentators are suggesting that both right and left are equally to blame for all the polarization between them. They’re wrong. The reason for all the bitterness between left and … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Adam Johnson: Action Alert — With Sleazy Innuendo, NYT Lays Virginia Attack at Bernie Sanders’ Feet

New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor (6/14/17) started with a false premise and patched together a dodgy piece of innuendo and guilt-by-association in order to place the blame for a … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

John Samuel Tieman: On Love and Sacrifice

What I hate about Trump, and folks like Trump, is this. He doesn’t debate immigration policy. He hates Mexicans. He doesn’t debate theology. He hates Muslims. He doesn’t hate poverty. … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Alexandra Dos Santos: We Don’t Care About the Young People

The Young People — it’s a label I’ve seen used to dismiss an entire generation as hopelessly naive and ignorant. The Young People don’t know how to communicate; they’re always … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

W.J. Astore: Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump this fall?

Tuesday’s primary results suggest it’s Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump come this fall. What does this mean for America? Hillary is the easiest to gauge. She’s been in politics for … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Give Me Hill!

I’m uncomfortable when people pronounce Bernie Sanders unelectable. It unfairly dismisses his followers’ potential to succeed and short-circuits his right to promote his platform. If he’s the nominee, I want … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: Clinton is the better choice

When I think of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, I always imagine an enormous rock that weighs thousands of tons and symbolizes American society. Bernie and Hillary are charged with … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 7 Comments

W.J. Astore: The 2016 Presidential Candidates in a Word

Continuing our election coverage, I thought I’d try to sum up each major candidate with a single word (excluding profanities). I encourage readers to submit your own words for each … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sarah Lazare: Bernie Nabs Double-Digit Lead in NH as Women Ditch Clinton for Surging Sanders

Is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s support among women crumbling? Less than one month out from the first primary in the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders now has a … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Bill Clinton’s sexual past vs. Donald Trump’s sexism

Why Bill Clinton’s sexual past is not an issue in the presidential campaign, but Donald Trump’s sexism is. Republicans are very clear that they intend to make Bill Clinton’s past … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Chris Hedges: America’s Electoral Farce

I intend to devote no more time to the upcoming presidential elections than walking to my local polling station on Election Day, voting for a third-party candidate, most likely the … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Patricia A. Nugent: When Hillary Clinton announced that she’s again running for president, I cried.

I had also cried when I voted for her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. I didn’t realize they were that close to the surface, but when I actually saw … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: Hillary will win in November unless…

Hillary will win in November unless Americans want to end Social Security, Medicare & aid to public schools Now the media attacks on Hillary will begin in earnest, if for … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

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