Tag: Hillary Clinton

How the Media Promote Conflict

Have you ever had the experiencing of reading an explosive headline only to click on the story and find that the actual context doesn’t back it up? I sure have. Let me give you an example. Perhaps you’ve heard that, at a news conference, Bernie Sanders said that Democrats would have a “contested convention.” Jonathan… Read more »

America’s Forgotten Formula for Economic Equality

A signature moment in the first Democratic presidential debate was when CNN moderator Anderson Cooper asked Bernie Sanders how he could hope to win the general election as an avowed “democratic socialist.” The Vermont senator had a ready answer. Being a democratic socialist, he said, is about “saying that it is immoral and wrong” that… Read more »

Could Elizabeth Warren Threaten Hillary Clinton’s Nomination?

Red, white, and blue boater hats dotted the crowd. “Elizabeth Warren for President,” they read. Several attendees waited to unfold banners with her picture and block letters, “Run Liz Run.” Blue signs were branded: “I’m from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.” The activists began to gather about 90 minutes earlier, packing the… Read more »

Clintonism, Populism, and Hillary’s Next Move

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama famously compared his potential presidency to that of Ronald Reagan, saying that the Gipper had “changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not.” Reporters at the time saw this as a none-too-subtle jab at his… Read more »