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Seth Abramson
Seth Abramson is an Assistant Professor of English at University of New Hampshire. He is also a poet, editor, attorney, and journalist. You can find him online here.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Abramson is the author of five collections of poetry, including Metamericana (BlazeVOX, 2015); Thievery (University of Akron Press, 2013), winner of the 2012 Akron Poetry Prize; and Northerners (Western Michigan University Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Poetry & Prose. His poetry and prose have appeared in The Washington Post, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Philadelphia Review of Books, Fence, Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press), and elsewhere. An essayist and film/TV reviewer for Indiewire, he is also Series Co-Editor for Best American Experimental Writing, whose second edition will be published by Wesleyan University Press in the fall of 2015.

From 2001 to 2007, he was an attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender.

Entries by Seth Abramson

End of Democratic Primary Means Anyone Who Ever Wanted to Can Now Vote for Bernie Sanders

(350) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 1:01 PM

There's no need to link to the scores of articles declaring the Democratic primary race effectively over, as surely anyone reading this has already read those articles.

Nor is there any need to link to Clinton campaign press releases declaring Clinton's delegate...

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5 Things We've Learned About Hillary Clinton Since She Won the New York Primary

(353) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 3:29 PM

Last Tuesday, Hillary Clinton won her home state 58 percent to 42 percent.

The New York primary -- which disallowed independents from voting; required prospective voters to register as Democrats six months before the election, at a time when few knew who Bernie Sanders was; saw a minimum of 126,000...

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5 Pieces of Advice for Bernie Sanders From Hillary Clinton Circa 2008

(245) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 3:19 PM

Hillary Clinton has a lot of opinions on how a candidate losing a Democratic primary should act -- it's just that she's shed all of them since she became the front-runner.

Fortunately, the Internet.

With the help of this tool apparently no...

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The Case for an Open Democratic Convention

(175) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 8:09 PM

If you don't understand why Bernie Sanders and the half of American Democrats who support him are pushing hard for a contested convention, you don't understand anything about either the man or the movement he heads. That's fine if you're a Clinton supporter...

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Establishment Candidate Wins Home State

(168) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 10:57 AM

In political news yesterday, a former First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State, United States Senator, and 2008 presidential candidate won her home state by roughly the margin previously predicted by more than twenty national polls.

The win...

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Sanders Can Win. Here's Why.

(170) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 8:54 PM


Hillary Clinton came into this election season with more advantages than any Democratic candidate in the last century.

Before even a single American had voted, Clinton had a 351-superdelegate lead. She had the best pre-election name recognition of any non-incumbent presidential candidate in...

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Clinton Delegate Lead Down to 194, Even as Dramatic Miscounting of Delegates by Media Continues

(785) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 6:58 PM

1,299 to 1,105.

That's the "insurmountable" delegate lead Hillary Clinton has over Bernie Sanders.

And there are still 1,674 pledged delegates yet to be awarded in twenty primaries and caucuses to be held over the next two months; scores of up-for-grabs delegates yet to be decided via state and county...

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Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President

(1808) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 9:31 AM

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street fat-cats -- and the reason she's established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same -- is...

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A Contested Democratic Convention Is Now a Near Statistical Certainty

(529) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 5:27 PM

Hillary Clinton needs to win 65.3 percent of the remaining pledged delegates to avoid a contested Democratic convention at which she and Bernie Sanders separately plead their cases to the Party's 714 unpledged "super-delegates."

Democratic candidates in 2016 need 2,383 pledged delegates to win the Party's nomination via pledged...

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Lack of Early Voting Could Spell Doom for Clinton in New York Primary

(301) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 9:34 AM

This election season, Hillary Clinton is 10-2 in primaries that allow early voting -- and one of her two losses came in Vermont, Bernie Sanders' home state.

Clinton is only 5-3, however, in primaries that disallow early voting but allow...

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John Kasich Will Be the Republican Nominee for President

(1644) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 8:04 PM


The writing's on the wall in the Republican Party: John Kasich will be the Party's nominee in 2016, with Marco Rubio as his running mate. Only the media's delight at continued Trumpian drama is keeping politicos and pundits from coast to coast from...

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The Democrats Are Headed for a Contested Convention Too

(264) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 9:31 AM

In the run-up to the Wisconsin primary, RealClearPolitics, the top polling aggregator in the United States, predicted that Bernie Sanders would win Wisconsin by 2.6 points. Harry Enten, one of the top analysts for the nation's top standalone polling website,...
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The Democrats Are Flawlessly Executing a 10-Point Plan to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election

(1649) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 5:41 PM

One needn't speculate about how the Democrats could end up losing the 2016 presidential election. In fact, a subtly complex, multi-part plan to do just that is exactly what the Democrats have been up to over the last six months.

Here's a detailed report on the ten steps the Democrats...

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Clinton Was "Rooting For" Syracuse Basketball While Trying to Set Up a Debate for Championship Night

(8) Comments | Posted April 2, 2016 | 4:33 PM


Here's yet another news story that explains why the majority of Americans dislike politicians -- and, specifically, according to polling, Hillary Clinton.

Even as Clinton, stumping for votes in Syracuse, New York, was telling members of the Syracuse University...

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Hillary Clinton's Support Among Nonwhite Voters Has Collapsed

(1333) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 8:39 PM


On February 27th, Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders among African-American voters by 52 points.

By March 26th, she led Sanders among African-Americans by just nine points.

And today, Public Policy Polling, a widely respected polling organization, released a poll...

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Hard Proof That Hillary Clinton Has Been Losing to Bernie Sanders for a Month Now

(923) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 9:50 PM


The Democratic primary race changed fundamentally -- indeed, radically -- after March 1st, and the national media's failure to register this and work it into their polling, projections, and punditry is one of the most wide-ranging, public, and ultimately influential journalistic failures of...

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The 4 Things You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders' Historic Comeback

(387) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 9:37 AM

Bernie Sanders will win more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the second half of the Democratic nominating season.

In fact, he'll almost certainly win more pledged delegates than Clinton in the final three and a half months of the primary season.

And virtually without question, he'll win...

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Bernie Sanders Just Trounced Hillary Clinton in Three of the Ten Most Diverse States in America

(518) Comments | Posted March 27, 2016 | 8:24 PM

The overwhelming majority of the voting data accumulated thus far in the Democratic primaries contradicts the media narrative suggesting Bernie Sanders doesn't perform well in states with diverse populations.

While the fact that Sanders yesterday swept "Western Saturday" (with votes in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington) is a part of...

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A Dozen Reasons Sanders Voters Are Justifiably Angry at the Media Right Now

(1266) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 9:23 AM

If you think that supporters of Bernie Sanders are first and foremost angry about matters of policy -- for instance, the way our broken campaign finance laws, market regulations, and trade policies are destroying the hopes and ambitions of most of America -- you're absolutely right.

But that's the long...

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Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I'll Prove It to You

(1791) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 9:33 AM

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician performs in contested primaries and general elections, as when it really matters -- like it will, for instance, this November -- you can...

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