Sanders’s New Political Group Already Collapsing over Ideological Purity
Bernie Sanders started the political group Our Revolution to fight for the “issues that drove his campaign,” but it has already run into trouble. Immediately before its launch yesterday, most of the core staff quit in protest that their leader …
Respect Yourselves, Bernie Supporters — Stay Mad
Yesterday, it became clear that Democrats have decided to deal with the anger of Bernie Sanders supporters by slamming and chastising them for being angry. I, on the other hand, have never felt more compelled to stand up for them.
The Nordic Democratic-Socialist Myth
Although Bernie Sanders failed to win the Democratic presidential nomination, the Vermont senator’s campaign did succeed in mobilizing thousands of progressive activists. Their energy and support seems closely connected to Sanders’s quest to introduce a Nordic-style welfare model …
Jane Sanders Caught On Hot Mic After Bernie Speech?
Did Jane Sanders just say that her husband is up for nomination at the DNC? After a controversial speech by Bernie Sanders today, his wife made a comment which was caught on a hot mic. See the video:
Did Jane …
Watching the Party Meltdown
So the moderate Democrat Bill Galston observed in the Wall Street Journal that the Democrats have written a platform that’s far to the left not only of Bill Clinton but of Barack Obama too. It’s progressive in the really stupid …
If I’m a Bernie Sanders Supporter, I’m Furious Over Emailgate
Here’s a political question for the day — if Hillary Clinton hadn’t lied her way through the primary, would she be the presumptive Democratic nominee? If Democrats knew late last summer that she had sent and received Top Secret information …
Will Conservatives Court Millennials?
The Sanders campaign is ending with a whimper. As the dust settles on the Democratic primaries, the Vermont senator is meeting with Hillary Clinton and talking up the importance of local politics. The defiance is mostly gone now. He’s …
Bernie Sanders Continues to Flummox Democratic Loyalists
Bernie Sanders delivered a live speech to supporters last night via video feed, announcing that his presidential campaign would continue on to the convention with a shift in focus. His top two priorities apparently are: Help defeat Donald Trump, and …
Bernie Sanders Wins, Even while Losing
Bernie Sanders is not going gently into that good night, at least not yet.
After hearing Monday from the Associated Press that Hillary Clinton had clinched the nomination, after absorbing Tuesday night a solid defeat in the California primary and …
As Hillary Clinton solidifies her grasp on the Democratic presidential nomination, prominent Democrats have begun overtures to Bernie Sanders and his fervent supporters. Thus far, the establishment attempt to consolidate the Democratic coalition has been cautious, in part because of …
The Politics of Anaphylaxis
A couple of years ago, I got my front teeth knocked out by a combination of bad decisions and gravity.
I had never so much as seen the inside of a dentist’s office, so I didn’t really know …
The Revolution Gets Canceled
Philadelphia — For lack of the right paperwork, the revolution ended.
Sure, Bernie Sanders insists that his insurgent movement will continue well past November. But his impassioned supporters among the Democratic convention delegates believed they had one last chance to make …
Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Story Comes to an End
A little before 11 p.m. Eastern Monday, Bernie Sanders spoke to the convention and demonstrated he had no Cruz-esque defiance in him. In the end, Hillary Clinton – the one who took all that Wall Street money, who received gobs for …
Riots in Cleveland: An Unrealized Fantasy
The Cleveland convention was supposed to be the most eventful since the vaunted 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago — the one that ended in violence and clouds of tear gas and Allen Ginsberg leading protestors in various Hindu chants.
And, to …
An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders
Today, you decided to officially express your support for Hillary Clinton in the race for president of the United States. Unlike many, I will not label you a “sellout.” Though I’m disappointed in your decision, I would …
President Obama indulged in what he described as a “rant” — nice admission. (Really.) It included a blast at “somebody,” anybody, “who labels ‘us versus them’ or engages in rhetoric about how we’re going to look after ourselves and …
The Democratic Party’s Civil War
While the media has intensely scrutinized the ongoing clash between Donald Trump and other members of the Republican party, an interesting story has developed on the other side of the aisle: the widening ideological divide between Democrats, with controversy centering …
Sanders Pulls Punches against Clinton as Supporters Prepare for the End
The sun had settled behind a bank of wispy clouds on the horizon by the time Bernie Sanders arrived at a Washington, D.C., campaign rally on Thursday evening. The twilit scene felt appropriate to many of his assembled supporters. …
Who Can Blame Bernie Sanders for Hard Feelings?
Lots of Democrats, starting to worry about Hillary’s poll numbers and the outlook for the general election, want Bernie Sanders to quit the race and endorse Clinton. (Perhaps none more creepily than Joy Behar.)
But it’s hard to …
Democratic Unity Falters as Sanders Vows to Soldier On
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are different in many ways, but perhaps never more so than in their approach to punctuality. While Clinton is habitually hours late, Sanders almost always sticks closely to his campaign schedule.
So it was a …