I have nothing against an inductive rather than deductive approach to political reasoning--that is, premised on observation rather than theory. In fact, I support it; the latter leads to a puerile dogmatism that rears its head on both the right and now, with troubling frequency, on the left as well.
Comer's statements imply that the DNC could neither guarantee any specific position nor ensure that a person suggested would receive an appointment at all from the Obama administration.
A mild form of chaos has erupted. Almost immediately after Hillary Clinton was officially nominated by Bernie Sanders, at the end of the roll call of the Democratic delegates, hundreds of people streamed into the tent in a coordinated protest.
The Democratic National Convention is featuring not only many of politic's biggest names, such as President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President Bill Clinton, but also Hollywood luminaries. A dozen A List celebs - including starlets Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato, Chloë Grace Moretz, Katy Perry, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, and more - will speak or appear in Philadelphia in support of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
Clinton must present a strikingly different message to the one delivered last week by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. To do this, her speech should be short and sweet, in sharp contrast to Trump's rambling, "It's-Always-Darkest-Before-It-Gets-Pitch-Black" hooey.
While the RNC shindigs seemed to suffer a slow start, the Democratic National Convention hosted a successful first 24 hours of cushy events that promoted mingling between those on the public payroll and the corporate chieftains and lobbyists that underwrite the festivities.
Instead of preying on the fear of the nation, Obama focused her speech around two people. No, not Clinton and Trump, but Sasha and Malia Obama.
If you fail to show up for Hillary in November, and Trump wins, then your revolution will prove to be nothing more than a faddish exercise in futility by privileged white millennials who shamefully cut off their noses to spite their faces, while destroying everything that Sanders worked to achieve for you.
I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.
Standing on the floor of the Democratic National Convention was surreal. I am a formerly undocumented immigrant whose parents remain undocumented. And yet here, I was on the floor of a national political convention as it kicked off Monday.
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This whole incident with Lucas and the DNC shows how truly polarized we are, even for an accomplished journalist just trying to get a quote.
Listen -- it's time to grow up. Now. Seriously. You can fall on your sword of principles and support Bernie by not voting for Hillary. But remember this: everyone who doesn't vote for Clinton is in effect casting a vote for Trump.
If the United States electoral system seems a little convoluted to you, you're not the only one.
I'm a pro-choice liberal who voted for Sanders in the primary, so it should surprise no one that Tim Kaine, a Midwestern white man who voiced personal beliefs against abortion, was not my first pick for Hillary Clinton's running mate. But maybe that puts me in a unique position to contribute some thoughts about why I'm voting for Clinton/Kaine.