Tag: Hillary Clinton

The Big Split Among Democrats is by Age, not Race

The latest polling out of California shows some eye-popping numbers in the Democratic primary race. Standard analysis of the primary battle is that Clinton performs well among women and minorities, while Sanders support is confined to white men and college students. But that’s not really the case. The truth is that there is a stunning… Read more »

Quick Takes

While the 2016 campaign sucks up all of the oxygen in the media, President Obama continues work on his Clemency Initiative. Today he commuted the sentences of an additional 42 individuals – bringing his total to 348. He has now surpassed the previous 7 presidents combined in the number of commutations. But, given that all… Read more »

Clinton is Defining Trump

In our soundbite culture, memes develop about politicians that become almost impossible to break. We’ve seen that over the last few years with regards to Paul Ryan. Much of the media defines him as a “wonk,” no matter how unserious his policy proposals actually turn out to be. In the 2000 election, George Bush was… Read more »

Quick Takes

* Hillary Clinton gave an important speech today on national security. I highly recommend that you watch the video and/or read the transcript. She focused a lot on the danger Donald Trump would pose as Commander-in-Chief. So it really matters that Donald Trump says things that go against our deepest-held values. It matters when he… Read more »

Quick Takes

Earlier today I referenced an article by Rebecca Traister about Hillary Clinton. If you haven’t read the whole thing already, I highly recommend that you do so. Here is one of the more fascinating nuggets: Most of the traveling reporters are too young to remember the way Clinton was barbecued by the media from the… Read more »

GOP Tries to Game California’s Jungle Primary by Using Deceptive Dirty Tricks Against Democratic Voters

Last weekend I noted that the ongoing presidential primary between Sanders and Clinton is benefiting Democrats in California. That’s not just because of increased voter registration, but more importantly because of California’s awful top-two primary system. To recap, in 2010 California voters enacted Proposition 14, which eliminated partisan primaries in all but the presidential race…. Read more »

The Clintons Have Been Here Before

Joe Klein is correct. It’s easy to forget how steep of a climb Bill Clinton had to make to first win the Democratic nomination and then to win the presidency. He had larger problems than an email server: he had recently been found out as a Vietnam draft dodger and a womanizer. People called him… Read more »