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What Socialism Means to Bernie Sanders—and You

Once upon a time, socialists running for president in the United States had to explain that while they had no chance of actually winning an election, their campaigns were aimed at “educating” voters—about socialism.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE


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‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Film Review: A Half-Baked Hollywood Version of a Great Documentary

David Gordon Green’s star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia’s 2002 election. Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in “Gone With the Wind.”

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE



Supreme Court Preview: The Pope Casts a Long Shadow Over the New Term

Francis’ full-throated opposition to the death penalty puts him at the opposite end of the moral universe from Scalia, Thomas and Alito.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE


Trump 2016









Posted on Jul 27, 2015 ENLARGE



How Mainstream Is Bernie Sanders Really?

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, has trouble being taken seriously by the corporate media, what with him being a democratic socialist and all.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 READ MORE



Islamic State: What Would Republicans Do?

Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take—and how their strategies would make a difference.

Posted on May 29, 2015 READ MORE


Jeb









Posted on May 12, 2015 ENLARGE



The Clinton Deal

Open letters are the next new thing, so let’s imagine Hillary Clinton sending a simple note to all voters.

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Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Have the Courage to Take On the Moneyed Interests?

Taking on the moneyed interests is risky, but a failure to take them on prevents any real change in the prospects of the bottom 90 percent of Americans.

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Kanye Meets Hillary









Posted on Feb 10, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Feb 2, 2015 ENLARGE



These Are the Real Reasons Romney Ought to Have Withdrawn

Likely the reasons Mitt Romney decided not to run for a third time are financial – the big money just wouldn’t make another bet on a serial loser.

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 READ MORE



Former Republican Strategist ‘Vows’ to Make Hillary Clinton President

Licking their wounds after the midterm elections, U.S. Democrats are turning to a former Republican media hit man to improve their chances of holding on to the White House in 2016.

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 READ MORE


Perry









Posted on Aug 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Romney Redux









Posted on Aug 12, 2014 ENLARGE



Hillary’s Hardest Choice (and the Democrats’ Dilemma)

What’s the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal finances?

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Bergdahl’s Nightmare









Posted on Jun 11, 2014 ENLARGE


Prisoner Deal









Posted on Jun 8, 2014 ENLARGE


Good Beard Bad Beard









Posted on Jun 8, 2014 ENLARGE


Bergdahl’s Vote









Posted on Jun 7, 2014 ENLARGE


Jeb Bush









Posted on May 6, 2014 ENLARGE



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Elizabeth Warren for President?

She has been a United States senator only since January, but could Elizabeth Warren be considered a formidable Democratic contender in the next presidential election? A new poll suggests the answer might be “yes.”

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE


Comparing the 1912 Elections With the 2012 Elections

Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary elections, voter performance and election expectations have become.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 READ MORE



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The War on Nate Silver

Nate Silver is seen by conservatives as a threat to Republicans this election. It’s not simply because Silver, the statistician behind the New York Times-hosted FiveThirtyEight blog, predicts that President Obama will win the election. Rather, it’s also because Silver is one of the most accurate forecasters out there.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 READ MORE


Marvelous Romney and Ryan









Posted on Aug 12, 2012 ENLARGE


Karl Rove Plots His Return

Bloomberg Businessweek’s assistant managing editor, Paul Barrett, has written an article called “Karl Rove: He’s Back, Big Time,” about the torrent of campaign funds Rove has scared up for Republicans in the November elections.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Poll: Majority of Veterans Back Romney

Veterans prefer Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president in the 2012 election by 58 to 34 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Memorial Day. The survey also showed that non-veterans support Obama over Romney by four percentage points, 48 to 44 percent.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Newt’s Out, Finally

On Wednesday, the former House speaker formally ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, despite previously vowing to stay in the race until the GOP convention in August.

Posted on May 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Gated Intellectuals, Fortress America, and the Politics of Occupy

A group of right-wing extremists would have the American public believe it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of a market society.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 READ MORE


Beg for Money









Posted on Nov 27, 2011 ENLARGE



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Frank Rich Blasts Bipartisanship

With an eye on the ruthlessly partisan strategies, tactics and proposed policies of the Republican contenders for the White House, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich assigns a poor grade to Obama’s efforts to reach across the aisle. (more)

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Study: To Win Votes, Motivate Your Base

Numbers from a recent Pew Research Center study contradict the conventional thinking on independent voters. Independents are not moderates who can be swayed to the right or left with appeals to moderation and centrism, but “disaffected political partisans” ... (more)

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 READ MORE


McCain Campaign Complains Obama Played ‘Race Card’

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said Thursday. He was referring to the Illinois senator’s comment Wednesday that Republicans were trying to scare voters about him because, among other things, “he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five-dollar bills.” Meanwhile, some analysts are arguing that the already infamous Britney Spears/Paris Hilton ad was designed to subliminally trigger voter racism.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008 READ MORE


GOP Insiders Slam McCain Ad Attacking Obama’s Celebrity

Several leading Republican strategists, both named and anonymous, were quoted Wednesday as slamming the latest in a string of bold attack ads on Barack Obama, this one overlaying images of the young senator with troubled trollops Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. “McCain ads are just catch as catch can, one wild swing at Obama after another,” one strategist told the Washington Post

Posted on Jul 30, 2008 READ MORE


McCain Coughs Up Another Joke About Killing Iranians

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee gets what might have been a terrorist fist jab from wife Cindy over an ill-considered crack on rising U.S. cigarette sales to Iran: “Maybe that’s a way of killing them.” Ha ha, funnyman. Lucky for him, the media is in a forgiving mood these days when it comes to the ex-jet jockey, as Max Bergmann points out.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008 READ MORE


Scheer and KPFK’s Weissman on War, Religion, Politics

In this far-ranging interview on KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface” radio show, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with host Suzi Weissman about the coming presidential election, the consolidation of mass media and Truthdig’s May 22 debate between Chris Hedges and Sam Harris on the roles of religion and politics. Update: Full transcript now available.

Posted on May 15, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


The Abortion Shuffle

Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign will put to the test the notion that a Republican candidate must be “pro-life” to attract a mainstream following.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007 READ MORE


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