The reason Republicans like Sen. Susan Collins have adopted a “wait and see” approach to the candidacy of Donald Trump is that they are counting on a systemic attempt to normalize him. David Roberts tells us why that is what we can expect. [T]he US political ecosystem — media, consultants, power brokers, think tanks, foundations,… Read more »
Tag: Hillary Clinton
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 »
Millennials, we get why you like Bernie, but…
And how much credit should the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton get for making it happen?
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 »
How Hillary Clinton and her diplomats kept authoritarianism at bay in eastern Europe.
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 »
Could becoming a grandmother ease Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House?
A conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter, policy planning chief in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, on the future of military interventionism.
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 »