Why Is This Election So Close?

Clinton’s problem—both in the Democratic primaries and in the general election—is that she is inescapably part of a political establishment that has failed Americans badly.
Robert Borosage
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In the First Debate, The People’s Issues Came Second

The debate was largely a clash of personalities, rather than a clash of visions for the nation’s future. In her zeal to defeat her opponent, which she clearly did, Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to inspire and motivate her base.
Richard Eskow
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Minimum Wage Increases On the Ballot In Four States

This election isn’t just about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be president. Ballot initiatives will give voters the chance to raise the minimum wage for workers in four states.
Terrance Heath
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Sanders/Warren Wing Needs to Demand Seats on Clinton Transition Team

Based on Hillary Clinton's transition team appointments, the progressive base has good cause to worry that her administration would be stacked with Washington/Wall Street insiders. The Sanders/Warren wing must insist on representation.
Miles Mogulescu
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Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever

Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever
Isaiah J. Poole
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What Does Trump Have to Hide? A Tiny Tax Return

Progressive activists at a Donald Trump rally in Erie, Pa. silently held their tax returns high above their heads demanding that the GOP candidate release his returns – just like Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine.

The Economic Debate and the Failed Consensus

A policy debate almost broke out in the presidential election when the two candidates traveled to Michigan to lay out contrasting economic agendas. What became clear is that the old establishment consensus will not hold.
Robert Borosage
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The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to "the Second Amendment people"? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the biggest financial backer of his campaign.
Bill Scher
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Why Trump Can’t Get Over 45%

The Trump campaign has been a test to see if the Republican Party can still win as an essentially all-white party with a platform rooted in racial grievance. All the evidence says it cannot.
Bill Scher
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A National Grassroots Network Goes All In To Defeat Trump

The newly formed People's Action takes up a challenge framed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: to vote for the terrain that will give progressives the best opportunity to win long-term victories.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Hillary Clinton and the Choice

Hillary Clinton stepped into history last night, accepting the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. She reminded Democrats that they were the "party of working people" and set up the choice that voters will face this fall.
Robert Borosage
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