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The Nation continues in this most befuddling trend of the 2016 election, seriously wondering if the 2-party system as we currently know it is about to fall apart. The answer is clearly no. Even the prospect of major realignment within the political parties is remote. Just because there is more grassroots insurgency against elite rule […]
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As it becomes increasingly clear that Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, his most die-hard supporters are trying to figure out what to do. They have worked themselves into such a fever that Hillary Clinton is Evil Incarnate that the idea of voting for her is not something they […]

Labor and Hillary

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On March 16, 2016

To paraphrase Hamilton Nolan, did organized labor fuck up by supporting Hillary Clinton? That is not probable, of course. With the backing of the big unions, Hillary Clinton stands today as the statis

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Obama ’16!

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On March 12, 2016
Yglesias is right. The 22nd Amendment is terrible and is preventing Democrats from nominating the only clear candidate for the presidency in 2016, President Barack Obama. Although I have my criticisms of the president, especially around education and trade, he is very, very, very good at his job. Easily the best president of my lifetime, […]

Let’s Hope!

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On February 25, 2016

If this is true, it’s a huge boon for the Democrats: About 13.1 million Latinos are expected to vote in November’s general election – a boost from the last presidential race but still less t

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Economic Populism

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On February 22, 2016
We know how the appeal of Bernie Sanders is based around economic populism, especially since he’s primarily a 1-issue candidate and that’s the issue. And we know why–growing income inequality, a lack of jobs, student debt, a declining middle class, etc., etc. These are real issues and the political elite in the Democratic Party don’t […]
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