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Democratic Nomination

5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've argued that Hillary Clinton is at risk of being a weak presidential nominee -- on several counts. She seems like yesterday's news rather than tomorrow's. The excitement of a having a breakthrough woman president is blunted by the fact that her husband got there first. She will raise a ton of money from Wall Street, just like the Republican nominee, blurring differences and depressing turnout. Despite the absence of a formidable primary challenger (assuming Elizabeth Warren doesn't run), Clinton is likely to under-perform in the primaries. Still, she is likely to be the Democratic nominee. While it's good that Clinton is positioning herself as more of a progressive, I think she needs to be even more radical, both to generate real enthusiasm and to address America's real problems.

The Presidential Nomination Process: The Voters Deserve Better

Terry Newell | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

What should inject constructive energy and useful ideas into the political system, producing a mandate for governing and a re-commitment to republican government, is once again on a course to disappoint us. Both parties are to blame -- and so are we.

Hillary, Again. (But Different?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Getting ready for Hillary 5.0. Really....

On This Day In 2007, Obama Made A Move That Would Change History

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

On Feb. 10, 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) announced his 2008 White House presidential bid, which ultimately led to him becoming the first Afri...

Walker? Romney?! Really?!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Suddenly, it's 2016. Try to contain your excitement......

Elizabeth Warren, Not Hillary Clinton, Should Be the Next President of the United States

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Elizabeth Warren, not Clinton, has taken on Wall Street, picked fights with prominent Republicans, and eloquently voiced the concerns of American around the country.

Vice President Bill de Blasio?

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

In the spirit of it never being too early to speculate about 2016, did Bill de Blasio's big win in the NYC mayoral race just position him to be the next Democratic vice presidential nominee?

Dave Jamieson

Obama Labor Nominee Picks Up Key GOP Backer | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican appointee who once held Thomas Perez's current Justice Department post has written a letter to Senate leaders in support ...

If Michael Moore Would Run for President

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If Moore announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination now, and followed up that announcement with a vigorous campaign focused on the struggles of rank-and-file Democrats, it would re-mobilize rank-and-file Democratic activists.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Arthur Delaney

Alberto Gonzales: Obama Should Consider Race, Gender In Supreme Court Pick | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general, says that President Obama ought to consider gender and race -- in addition to judicial philosophy and c...

Open Letter to Sarah Palin: No, You Cannot Ride Clinton's Coattails

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Haile-Mariam

Clinton supporters are skeptical about your nomination, Sarah, and I've talked to others who are insulted. You see, they didn't support Senator Clinton because she was a woman but because she was their advocate.

Obama The Politician Slays Obama The Prophet

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

With the schism between his primary and general campaign selves apparent, you'd think he'd be sufficiently self-aware to acknowledge his mere politician's status and get on with it. In his acceptance speech, he finally did.

Obama-Biden Trumps McCain-Rove

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Biden's acceptance speech proved what the citizens of Delaware have known for a long time: Biden is a regular Joe with all-American family values who also happens to be a Senator.

Democratic Convention, Day 3: Wow!

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Message delivered? That the Obama Camp is a quick study. (Compare Wednesday night's production to Monday night's.) It's a good message if you're marketing an inexperienced candidate.

Transgender Delegate Blogging: Clinging To Hope For A Post-Bush National Recovery

Vanessa Edwards Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Edwards Foster

The disaster of the Administration's economic policies began for me five years ago when my job was outsourced. Now I feel I'm part of a larger trend. As fashionistas might say: "Poor is the new black."

Memo to Netroots: Stop Tearing Down Obama's VP Shortlist

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

If the left is ever going to get serious about winning elections, we need to stop insisting on 100% ideological purity from our candidates. News flash: politics is about assembling winning coalitions.

Thank You, John Edwards

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Because Edwards is out of office, not on the ballot, and now out of the running for a convention speech, VP slot or cabinet post, the scandal will have little effect on Democrats' chances this fall.

Sam Stein

A V.P. Hint? VP's Convention Day Is Veteran Themed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does the schedule for August's Democratic convention provide any clues to whom Barack Obama will pick as his vice president? On a conference call on ...

I'm Disappointed in John Edwards

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

In retrospect, Edwards' entire political career was a flash in the pan, a triumph of hype over substance, and a big let-down for any progressives who were fooled into thinking Edwards was the second coming of FDR.

And It's Got To Be... Gen. Wesley Clark

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

I want the Democrats to win the White House and to make the next Supreme Court appointments and that's why Obama has got to put Gen. Wesley Clark in the second spot on the ticket.

What Hillary Clinton Won By Losing The Nomination: New York Magazine

New York Magazine | John Heilemann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The victor and the vanquished are standing in a cluttered hallway backstage at the Washington Convention Center, conducting a conversation short and s...

My Petition: Don't Let Clinton Hijack the VP Slot

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

Who wants to be the first to sign? Perhaps I should look up Monica, Paula and Gennifer and see if they'd be interested.

Time And Tide Wait For No Woman

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

We can credit Hillary with many gifts, among them, however, is not a mastery of timing: The "experience" candidate's campaign is a textbook example of right things done at wrong times.

How Obama Won The Democratic Nomination

TIME | KAREN TUMULTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama was campaigning last October in South Carolina when he got an urgent call from Penny Pritzker, the hotel heiress who leads his campaign's...