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Democratic Debate

Quiet Desperation and American Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A lot of the people who stay home would vote for Democrats if they bothered to vote at all. This problem goes far deeper than better techniques for getting out the vote. It reflects a massive decay of civil society, a deep disinterest and contempt for government and politics, one that often seems richly earned. This is also the soil in which fascism grows. As political scientists have demonstrated for more than a century, it is "mass society," in which people are disconnected from the "little platoons" beloved of Edmund Burke and the local associations celebrated by Toqueville, where a strongman can suddenly seem the solution to people's inchoate frustrations with their own lives and the irrelevance of politics.

Obama's Smart Strategy Against ISIS

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Unfortunately, for us in America, some of our narrow and localized views of world politics hinder us from digging deep and understanding world and sectarian conflicts such as those that have given rise to ISIS

Democrats Have Finally Learned How to Talk About the Economy

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Democrats regularly challenge Republican economic policies on grounds of fairness but fail to provide an explanation of how to move the economy forward and create prosperity. Finally, that is beginning to change.

Clinton Campaign Defends 9/11 Remark By Pointing To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton incited a broad backlash during the most recent Democratic presidential debate by suggesting that her popularity among Wall Street do...

The Latest Democratic Debate and the Road Ahead

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Taylor Dibbert

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did fine. It wasn't her best night, but she's a good debater who knows the issues. She had a couple of awkward moments, although we're not talking about anything too damaging.

Bernie Sanders Won The Debate. Hillary Clinton Sounded Like A Republican

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Hillary Clinton might be a liberal icon to some, but in reality, she's the only candidate with neoconservative advisers and a hawkish foreign policy. If you dread more American involvement in the Middle East, perhaps Clinton might not be your choice for president.

Does Anyone Really Believe We Can Trust Anyone in GOP Field With Our National Security?

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Paris terrorist tragedy has once again put into sharp relief the fact that our president is also the Commander-in-Chief. Let's take a quick tour of the GOP field and try to visualize which of them we would truly trust to protect our national security.

Fact-Checking The Second Democratic Debate | Marina Fang | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and ma...

Democratic Debate Watched By 8.5 Million Viewers

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

The CBS-hosted Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday evening garnered 8.5 million viewers, the smallest audience out of any presidential de...

9/11 Is the Answer to Everything, According to Hillary Clinton and Lois Griffin

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she defe...

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Online Polls After Winning Second Democratic Debate

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Who won the second Democratic debate? Hundreds of thousands of people voted online, and an overwhelming majority declared Bernie Sanders the top-perfo...

Hillary Clinton Takes Heat On Foreign Policy, 9/11 Comment

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders: Health Care Should Be a Right and Not a Privilege

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

At the second Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders was fielding a question about the Affordable Care Act. He described it as a step in the right directio...

Democrats Dodge Some Tough Questions On Fiscal Policy

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders: I'm Still Sick And Tired Of Hillary's Emails

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

Bernie Sanders is back to being bored with opponent Hillary Clinton's email controversy. After saying during a previous debate that Americans are "si...

Hillary Clinton Challenged For Defending Wall Street Donors By Citing 9/11

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders Is Really Not Impressed With Hillary Clinton's Plan For Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders Pins The Rise Of ISIS On 'Disastrous' Invasion Of Iraq

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Hillary Clinton Put On The Defensive Over Middle East Policy

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Read The Latest Updates On The Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

Those running in the Democratic presidential primary are gathering in Iowa Saturday night for the second debate of the season. The focus of the deb...

Democratic Debate Shifts Focus To Terrorism After Deadly Paris Attacks

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON/DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The lethal attacks in Paris have the potential to reshape the U.S. presidential race, placing a new e...

How to Get More Young People Involved in Politics

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people

Democratic Party Hopes No One Watches Democratic Debates

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

In a misguided attempt to protect Hillary Clinton's coronation as the Democratic nominee, the Democratic National Committee is doing its best to ensure that as few people as possible watch the Democrat's own Presidential debates, even as tens of millions tune in to the GOP debates.

At Debate, Clinton Should Discuss Solutions to Our Money in Politics Crisis

Marge Baker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marge Baker

When CBS News host John Dickerson and his colleagues take the stage for the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday in Des Moines, they should ask about the candidates' plans for getting big money out of politics.

Clinton's Rivals Sharpen Their Attacks Ahead Of Next Dem Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have displayed an increasing willin...