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"Abandon All Hope": Hillary's Message May Cost Her the Nomination

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has to contend with the fact that half the Democrat electorate in Iowa did not buy her message or find her appealing. That this came after an anti-Sanders media barrage in the eve of the caucus makes his performance even more impressive.

Who Would Speak For You?

Christine Escobar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christine Escobar

Do you wonder if you'll have enough money for groceries until the next payday, even though you work full time? Do you worry that your teenage son or daughter will be a victim of police brutality or racial profiling?

The Presidential Candidates Flunk On Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

The greatest issue plaguing our society today is that of income inequality. Yet astonishingly, the current presidential candidates have failed to propose any adequate ideas for solving it.

Adventures with Bernie Sanders in 1990

Dennis Gilbert | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Dennis Gilbert

My adventures with Bernie began in January 1989, when I received a letter from Bernard Sanders, the socialist mayor of Burlington Vermont, directed to the "Chairperson, Sociology Department, Hamilton College."

Knight on a White Horse?

Mark Gerzon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

Every candidate claims that he -- or she -- is the knight on a white horse who will save us from ISIS. But as every military strategist since Sun Tzu knows, they are missing the crucial element in self-defense.

We Need Another Candidate for President

Pierre Whalon | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Pierre Whalon

A wise old friend, my wife Melinda, and I were discussing the upcoming U.S. presidential election recently. Our friend pointed out the dearth of Democ...

Electing A Better Post-Divorce Life, Thanks To The Can't-idates

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

Everything I needed to know about divorced parenting I learned from Pulp Fiction. And it has nothing to do with proper use of ball gags or the advantages of keeping an EpiPen handy.

The Pressing Political Issue of Presidential Spouses

Bec Susan Gill | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Bec Susan Gill

Just when I thought that one day, as a person with a vagina, I may (hypothetically-speaking), be able to become president... there was Saturday night's Democratic debate on ABC.

Look Who's Buying American Democracy (VIDEO)

Robert Reich | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

How much more evidence do we need that our system is in crisis? How long before we make it work for all of us instead of a handful at the top? We must not let them buy our democracy. We must get big money out of politics.

We Need a 21st Century Jobs Program for Communities of Color

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Now is the moment that black and brown communities must join together, fling open the door of possibilities and hold all the candidates accountable to holding a real debate about what a 21st century jobs program would look like for them.

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.