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Hillary Clinton needs to start embracing progressives

When Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination for president, attention within the party shifted to how she would appeal to the disheartened progressives that had pushed Bernie Sanders to the surprising success that he enjoyed during the...

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Have Republicans hit rock bottom on voting rights yet?

It’s been a challenging few years for voting rights advocates.  The confluence of bad Supreme Court decisions, politicians attempting to discourage some voters by changing the rules of elections, and congressional obstruction have brought on...

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Is Hillary Clinton a free trader?

Though the case for free trade can be tricky politically due to erroneous and irresponsible rhetoric from certain political leaders and unions, as a matter of policy its benefits are unequivocal. While Donald Trump has cornered the market on...

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Biden should have been the clear choice for vice president

A vice presidential choice is a strategic one. Whereas Donald Trump chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, likely an attempt to court the evangelical base of the Republican party, Hillary Clinton had to choose a running mate that could appeal to the left...

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Rio Olympics 2016 disaster: No order. No progress.

The 2016 Olympic Games already stand to go down as one of the greatest Olympic calamities in modern history—and the opening ceremonies are still two weeks away. One of the great mysteries of our time is why global cities still vigorously...

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The self-implosion of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has been forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after revelations that the DNC engaged in a concerted campaign to sabotage Bernie Sanders...

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