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America's Gonna Need The Jaws Of Life After This Train Wreck Election

Donald Carr | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Donald Carr

Nearly a quarter century later there are still political kernels of wisdom to be harvested from Bill Clinton's improbable, history-making 1992 presidential campaign.

Choosing Between Leukemia And A Brain Tumor: Clinton v. Trump In 2016

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.

PUMA BOBs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

An Urgent Message to Bernie Sanders' Supporters

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald

Bernie Sanders' supporters must come to understand that the only way he can make good on his promise of single payer healthcare, more social security and repairing America's broken infrastructure is to adopt this pragmatic foreign policy position as his own.

The Incredible Shrinking Democratic Party

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The internal sniping and bickering has already begun among Democratic ranks but it's their own damn fault. The internal debates following the 2014 midterm elections highlight the ideological schizophrenia that continues to plague the Democratic Party.

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

Obama vs. Romney: "The Choice"

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

That's about the same tone as the Obama ad. Way to go, I thought. So why isn't this what we generally get from these candidates, and from their respective parties?

Bernie Madoff To Replace Elizabeth Warren (Snark Alert)

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

I just got off the phone with a reporter who wanted my thoughts on the appointment of Bruce Reed as Joe Biden's chief of staff. My first though, sarca...

Harold Ford's New York State of Mind

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Denvir

Can any rich person just move to New York and win elected office? How many of New York's elected officials does Wall Street get to control?

Obama's Best Frenemy

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama put his persuasive power on hold while he got sucked into an insider negotiation with Congressional centrists -- and has been unable to make a morally compelling case for his agenda.

Happy Birthday James Carville. Now Retire.

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

This is a birthday card to James Carville, on a day when polls show most Americans rejecting the negative campaigns and the spin-mongering that he has...

Business-Friendly Democratic Party Platform Reflects Interests Of Party Leaders

Brad Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Parker

In its successive drafts, the DNC party platform moved from progressive to liberal to conservative, offering clear evidence that the Democratic Leadership Council and its corporate cronies still control the Democratic Party apparatus.

The Men Who Made Me Love Hillary

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Unfortunately, the coterie of cautious centrists being touted by the Obama campaign as short-listers for the vice presidential nod are hardly up to the task of taking on the Republican attack machine.

Obama Snubs Once-Powerful DLC

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama skipped the Democratic Leadership Council's "National Conversation" this weekend, even thought it was a block from Obama's Chicago campaign head...