Does The Democratic Party Have A Progressive Platform — And Does It Matter?

Shortly after the Democratic Party’s platform committee concluded its deliberations this July, Bernie Sanders announced : “Thanks to the millions of people across the country who got involved in the political process… we now have the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” Although the Sanders forces didn’t obtain all they wanted […]

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Mike Pence’s Virginia pitch: Trump’s running mate tries to reassure nervous Republicans

Mike Pence (Credit: Salon/Simon Maloy) Indiana governor Mike Pence was in Purcellville, Virginia this past weekend, and he was there to speak to a very specific type of voter. The Trump-Pence ticket is, as of this writing, getting blown out in Virginia, and the man at the top the ticket is a big reason why. […]

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Why is Trump doing better in Nevada and Iowa than other places?

Donald Trump speaks at Joni’s Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The simplest arithmetic for Donald Trump is that he needs to win states that Mitt Romney lost four years ago. If he doesn’t do that, he can’t win the presidency. So […]

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In Clinton vs. Trump, Who Is Inspired to Vote?

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, leveled searing personal attacks… Political debate has become so nasty, and everyone has become so numb to the nastiness, that it’s easy to overlook this reality: Last Thursday may have been the most negative day in modern presidential campaign history. The two major party […]

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Donald Trump’s new campaign ad relies on tax plans he doesn’t actually support

Donald Trump. AP As you may have seen, Donald Trump has a new campaign ad touting the economic benefits of his tax proposals — but the ad cites analyses of tax plans he doesn’t actually support. Trump’s ad relies on two analyses by the conservative Tax Foundation.* One attempted to measure the economic effects of […]

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Americans say they want to see candidate tax returns (because they don’t like Donald Trump)

A new poll from Monmouth University includes a bit of data that will quickly be embraced by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It has been 440 days since Donald Trump has failed to release his tax returns — but 6 in 10 likely voters say that it’s very or somewhat important for a candidate to do […]

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein goes on a tweetstorm about Harambe and the media

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrives at a rally of Bernie Sanders supporters on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein lashed out at the media early on Monday, criticizing journalists for covering her tweet about Harambe — the gorilla that was […]

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Bernie Sanders To Keep Email List Of Donors, Use It To Raise Money For Senate Candidates: Report

When Bernie Sanders suspended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, his crowd of passionate backers began to worry — not only about the race for the White House, but also about their personal information. Over the course of Sanders’ campaign, he amassed an estimated 5.3 million email addresses of supporters who donated more than […]

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What is Donald Trump’s immigration plan — and when will we see it?

Pence on Trump immigration plan: ‘Nothing has changed’ Los Angeles (CNN)Donald Trump’s lack of clarity on his plans for dealing with some 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country has been so head-spinning in recent weeks it’s starting to look deliberate. Facing headwinds among moderate voters who view his past rhetoric as racist, but trying […]

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Donald Trump’s understanding of the historic nature of crime is upside down

Donald Trump tweeted about crime on Monday morning. Inner-city crime is reaching record levels. African-Americans will vote for Trump because they know I will stop the slaughter going on! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2016 Setting aside Trump’s argument about gaining support from black voters (and his assumption that inner-city crime only affects […]

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