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I Respect Joe Biden For Not Running

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Keisha Sutton-James

I love Joe even more today because he made this most consequential decision from a position of strength. He did not let his ego get the best of him. Many a weaker man would have given it the college try.

The Adventures of Elvis Costello (and Robin Hood)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In Elvis Costello's brand new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the brilliant musician/songwriter recalls his childhood affection for the '50s TV hit The Adventures of Robin Hood, wherein a mythic green-clad archer in tights and his "merrie men" roam Sherwood Forest.

Tuesday's Populist Overtones

Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts

Tuesday was a comment on increasing public opposition to presidential politics as usual: the American public demands to hear more about the economic and social issues they desperately want remedied.

A Democratic Primary "Food Party" Policy Questionnaire

Donald Carr | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Donald Carr

Here's a no-way-definitive list of what I'd like to ask Democratic candidates on the stage in the coming debates about their food and farm policy plans.

Why Sanders' "Damn Emails" Comment Was Most Likely Scripted

Mona Kosar Abdi | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Mona Kosar Abdi

That kind of memorable sound bite (a short remark excerpted from a speech) was what every candidate on the stage, Tuesday, set out to deliver.

Hillary And The Lost Boys

Alan Schroeder | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

If the first Democratic primary debate of the 2016 cycle showed us anything, it is the value of experience -- experience in politics, certainly, but also experience in the art of political communication. Hillary Clinton won the debate hands down, with a performance so disciplined and effective that it should serve as a model for future candidates who are about to enter this rarefied arena. By understanding her mission, internalizing her message, and striking an appropriately commanding tone, Clinton ran circles around her opponents.

The 2016 Election and the 42 Percent

Christine Owens | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Christine Owens

While presidential candidates, economists and commentators debate how to address America's low-wage crisis, one important question has been overlooked: What do the tens of millions of Americans paid less than $15 an hour -- the "42 percent" -- think about how to rebuild America's economy?

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.