Obama “Passes the Baton”

Democrats rolled out the big guns last night – Biden, Kaine, Bloomberg, Obama. They posed the choice: experience vs. risk, most qualified vs. least qualified, optimism vs. pessimism. And Obama "passed the baton" to Hillary Clinton.
Robert Borosage

Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention.
Terrance Heath

The Democratic Convention: The Big Dawg Still Can Howl

Bill Clinton provided a masterful portrait of Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, making the case that she is the "change maker" that Americans are looking for – an image marred only by close allies going off-script.
Robert Borosage

In Brazil, a Pre-Olympics Folly

No one will ever run the 100-meter dash in less than five seconds. And no one, the story of Brazil’s 21st century suggests, will ever end poverty while ignoring grand fortune.

Imagine Waking Up On November 9 to President Trump

You're not a fan of Hillary Clinton. But you wake up on November 9 to a Trump presidency. Would you feel happy that Hillary had gotten her comeuppance and the revolution is closer? Or would you be sick to your stomach?
Miles Mogulescu

Remembering The First Clinton Bounce

As some declare Democrats disunited after the first night of boisterous disruptions from some Bernie Sanders delegates, 1992 is a reminder that even a somewhat fractious convention can still end on a high note.
Bill Scher

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright or Falling Skies

The choice is stark. It is between the uplifting, embracing philosophy offered by Michelle Obama and the Democrats Monday night or the dark and gloomy sky-is-falling, world-is-ending pessimism of Donald Trump an the Republicans.
Leo Gerard
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Sanders: The Struggle Continues

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, arguing forcefully that she would fight for reforms central to his campaign. He also pledged to continue his political revolution to transform this country.
Robert Borosage

A Clinton Campaign In Big Trouble Must Make An Audacious Choice

Democrats who chose Hillary Clinton because she was more electable may have picked the least electable Democrat and placed the country in danger of a proto-fascist President Trump. To recover, Clinton needs audaciousness, not caution.
Miles Mogulescu

What’s Taking Little Rock Back To Its Segregated Past?

Progress on racial integration achieved during the civil rights period has gradually eroded. But in places like Little Rock, Ark., where progress started in 1957, the conflict continues; only the actors have changed.
Jeff Bryant

Ailes Out, Trump In

On the day Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the nomination of the Republican party Roger Ailes left Fox News. Ailes' work here was done. Trump's speech was the culmination of the Fox News project.

Trump’s Terrifying Pitch: It Was Better Than You Think

It's Demagoguery 101: Terrify, then reassure. Threaten people with destruction, then reassure them with the warm embrace of your fatherly arms. It’s what kidnappers do to instill Stockholm syndrome in their prisoners. Trump’s good at it.
Richard Eskow

Is Trump Changing His Tune On Trade?

Having used opposition to our country's bad trade policies to secure the Republican nomination, Donald Trump appears to be snuggling up to the very establishment and Wall Street elites he pretended to be running against.

This Is What a Broken Party Looks Like

America saw a divided party last night, though what it was divided over wasn't evident if you haven't been paying close attention. They are mainly divided over whether the party should accept America's multiculturalism or fight it.
Bill Scher

The American Dream Moved to Canada

We're witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
Chuck Collins

Clinton Must Go Bold – and Go Left – For VP

Reports say Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, "safety" could put her candidacy in serious danger.
Richard Eskow

Donald Trump: The Divider

Trump’s reactions to the slaughter of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the recordings of police killings of black men, and the massacre in Orlando showed he’s a businessman with a heart of stone, a man who would widen the country's divides
Leo Gerard

Rally for Education Justice – Are We Winning?

800 advocates for “the people’s education” gathered at the Lincoln Memorial last week, where speakers who included Diane Ravitch and Rev. William Barber placed the fight to save public schools in the context of social justice advocacy.
Jeff Bryant

Trump 2016: The Three Shadows Haunting Cleveland

When Donald Trump’s Republican Party convenes in Cleveland, three shadows will haunt the arena. If you look carefully, you're sure to see them. If you’re not afraid, you don’t know your history.
Richard Eskow

Donald Trump Appeases Extreme Right With Pence Pick

In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency — and how he may have to govern to satisfy the GOP base.
Terrance Heath
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