Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.
We have the facts at our fingertips, with the ability to ferret the truth in an instant. Yet on most days we've lost our collective grip on the truthful narrative of campaign coverage.
Democratic populism seems to be growing. If Sanders falls short this time around, the next time a populist runs, they may actually succeed. Bernie has already gone a long way towards transforming the Democratic Party into a much more people-centered party.
Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.
Almost all of my Boston friends are Clinton or Sanders voters, with a few Kasich and Rubio (poor Marco!) supporters sprinkled around. The idea of supporting Donald Trump is so far outside the realm of their life experiences that it regularly defies belief.
Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.
Every day a variation of this quote comes from Bernie Sanders' upstart presidential campaign. The trouble is, Bernie Sanders didn't say it. John Edwards did -- in his failed 2008 presidential bid. And there are some important lessons for the Sanders Campaign to heed from that race.
Trump is the antithesis of the American politician. Most politicians who come from patrician backgrounds try to play down their heritage. They sometimes awkwardly try to play the role of an ordinary citizen.
For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.
I keep hearing the phrase "Bernie's the real deal" coming from Democrats these days. Most of what he says reflects positions he's held for a very long time. And the key point the media is so far still mostly missing is that Bernie's issues are what is causing his surge in popularity.
Although Cate and her mom had always been very close, their bond grew stronger after the diagnosis.
In 2008, as you'll recall, the overwhelming frontrunner finished third in Iowa behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. She ended up just a weekend of furious Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire away from being stampeded from the race at its very beginning.
The old saying goes "What's in a name?" Actually, names can be very important in the political arena and have changed the course of American political history.
After her husband Tony dumped her for a younger woman after 34 years of marriage, Ruthe Ponturo poured her angst and need for Spanx into writing the musical, "Till Divorce Do Us Part," now playing in New York City's DR2 theater near Union Square.
If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.
These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.