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Challenging Republican Premises: On the Cutting of Taxes

David Coates | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Coates

These Republicans (Trump included) seem totally in agreement that progressive taxation is less effective than light taxation; that it is the scale of public spending and debt which is holding back economic growth, and that it is the burden of taxation to sustain that spending which currently is the key barrier to the generation of private sector-based enterprise and employment.

Dear Hillary: A Letter From A Should-Be Fan

Lisa Marrone | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Lisa Marrone

I'm most inspired by you when you speak openly and honestly about your gender. Lately, I haven't heard many of these candid reflections from you. Please elevate the discussion. Remind us every day that we need to put more cracks in the glass ceiling.

NHLA'S Latino Leaders Chart Bold Strategy to Advance Community Interests

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

At this pivotal time in American politics, the work of the leading Latino coalition in the nation is more important than ever in order to achieve unity to advance the Latino agenda.

Democrats Plan to Exhume Adlai Stevenson to Run for President

Spencer Green | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Democratic insiders immediately hailed Stevenson's credentials and his charmingly well-worn shoes, while scholars and historians noted the Constitution says nothing about living people who were once previously dead being ineligible to serve as president.

Martin O'Malley Makes First Campaign Visit to San Francisco

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Kyle McCarthy

This week, Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley will take a quick break from campaigning in Iowa to connect with San Francisco's civic-tech community. This will be O'Malley's first campaign stop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Puerto Rico's Symbolic Power

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Given Puerto Rico's heightened media visibility, no doubt the world now has its eyes on how the United States will respond to the needs of the island, one of the last colonies in the world.

Advising the Candidates: Bernie Sanders

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

The owners of this country want you to see Bernie Sanders as a hopeless, crotchety loon. As Donald Trump without the combover. And while it would be a "uuuuuuge" mistake to consider Bernie Sanders the answer to any prayer, Bernie knows one big thing.

10 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is 'Rockin' in the Free World'

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Stefanie Penn Spear

It's hard not to #FeelTheBern these days, that is the Bernie Sanders energy that is storming the nation. Just last week Sanders had the largest turnout of any presidential candidate so far in this primary race with nearly 10,000 people attending his speech in Madison, Wis.

The Times Doctrine on Bernie Sanders

David Bromwich | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
David Bromwich

The attitude that Lyall adopts toward Senator Sanders is, instead, mildly and cheerfully disparaging -- affectionate, but at the proper distance of condescension; ironically agreeable, as you are allowed to be in dealing with a second cousin or an eccentric uncle who is a bit of a blowhard. Hers is not the first such article to appear on Sanders in the Times.

Samantha Lachman

Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Psyched About SCOTUS Decision Upholding Obamacare | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The small field of candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 was thrilled by the Supreme Court's rejection of ...

If The Presidential Candidates' Campaign Logos Were Honest

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy


Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.

Samantha Lachman

Hillary Clinton To Formally Kick Off Presidential Campaign On New York City's Roosevelt Island | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to officially launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in New York...

Hillary Clinton Returns to SC as a Force to Be Reckoned With

Erin Spencer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Erin Spencer

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton visited South Carolina for the first time since her defeat in the 2008 election primaries. This time around, she didn't waste any time getting to the issues while addressing the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council at their third annual Day in Blue event.

Samantha Lachman

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In 2016 | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Wednesday that he'll run for president of the United States in 2016. "I am running for president," Sander...

Samantha Lachman

MoveOn's Efforts To Draft Elizabeth Warren Reflect Its Sour History With Hillary Clinton | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn, a progressive group originally formed as an attempt to forestall the looming impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton, is now ...

The Progressive Presidential Primary

Cenk Uygur | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?

Even With 'Gaffes,' Biden Building Momentum for Democratic Nomination in 2016

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

No matter how politically incorrect Biden -- the working class Joe from Scranton, Pa. -- has been, his mouth, in fact, is his strongest tie to the average American, who can relate not only to what he says, but to how he says it.

Run, Zephyr, Run -- Teachout Should Challenge Hillary for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Teachout might not be able to defeat Clinton, Inc. -- with its bevy of rich and well-connected donors -- for the nomination, but my bet is that she could collect a slew of delegates and have a big impact on the national debate. The Democratic wing of the Democratic Party deserves a strong warrior in the primaries, not just a Clinton coronation.

Hillary Clinton Will Decide Whether She's Running For President After New Year's

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beginning to give a more definitive timeline for when she'll decide whether to run for president, accordi...

Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean Hopes Hillary Clinton Becomes President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has adjusted his tune on a potential 2016 Hillary Clinton candidacy, now saying ...

Ex-Clinton Press Secretary Bets Hillary Clinton Won't Run For President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton's press secretary isn't bullish on the prospects of a second Clinton administration. Mike McCurry, who served as Cli...

Top Dem Strategist: Any Potential Clinton Challenger Would Just Be Campaigning For An MSNBC Show

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A top Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama thinks that any Democrat weighing a primary challenge to former Secret...

Jill Biden Can't Think Of A Good Reason Her Husband Shouldn't Run For President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, couldn't come up with a reason her husband shouldn't run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination....

Hillary Clinton Bucks the Spirit of the 22nd Amendment

Stephen Kaus | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Stephen Kaus

If Hillary were striking out on her own, we would feel less this way, but that is not what she is doing. She is campaigning for a third term while invoking executive privilege as to what she did during the first two.