Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Defeating Trump, Sanders will take someone other than Michael Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in December 2015. Stephane Mahe | Reuters

As D.C. residents were preparing for, and then digging out from, the winter storm of the century, the already-volatile 2016 presidential race faced a potential storm of its own: the prospect of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, mounting an independent bid for the White House. Now, these rumors have surfaced before […]

Democrats’ joint fundraising with Clinton reveals hypocrisy, bias

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Gretchen Ertl | Reuters

The candidates running for the Democratic nomination not named Hillary Clinton have faced long odds this election cycle. That’s to be expected, of course, as she was always considered the prohibitive favorite to win the 2016 nomination. However, it’s also been clear that the Democratic Party has gone out of its way to structure the […]

What Democrats should learn from the Bernie Sanders data kerfuffle

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, N.H. Brian Snyder | Reuters

The largely behind-the-scenes tension between the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential candidates not named Hillary Clinton spilled out into the open late last week over a campaign data dispute. In the end, it would make all sides involved — the Clinton and Sanders campaigns, the DNC, and data services vendor NGP-Van — look bad, […]

It’s time for Clinton to revise her enemies list

Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Rodney White | The Des Moines Register via USA Today Sports

During the first Democratic presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper asked the candidates which enemy were they most proud of having. This was a fascinating question (and one that should be asked of the Republicans as well), though it elicited fairly predictable responses: The coal lobby, the National Rifle Association and “Wall Street and the pharmaceutical […]

The real question is, what did Clinton hide?

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington on Sept. 13. Reuters | Yuri Gripas

Throughout the endless saga surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails, a good deal of the discussion has surrounded what many members of the public likely consider bureaucratic minutiae. Debate has focused ad nauseam on topics such as exactly how her email server was set up (was it in a basement?), whether she had to have intent in […]

For Clinton, the new economy undercuts allies she depends on

Hillary Clinton poses with Senates pages Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Yuri Gripas | Reuters

There was an interesting dichotomy on display this week, as Hillary Clinton launched a new phase of her campaign (her third re-launch? her fourth?) with a focus on the economy. This was clearly a response to Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who has been drawing enormous crowds across the country as he began his campaign […]