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Quick Takes: It’s Hillary’s Night

Back in our July/August 2005 issue, we aired a debate about Hillary Clinton’s electability as a presidential candidate. Carl M. Cannon said she could win and Amy Sullivan argued that, while it was not proven that she could not win, she wasn’t a good bet for the Democrats. Of course, they were thinking about the... Read more »

Tackling Child Poverty in the U.S: Lessons from the U.K.

Increasing financial support for children and their families should be the starting point.

Bloomberg Makes the Case for Clinton to Independents

In a regular election, he wouldn't get a speaking slot. This is no regular election.

The Speech That President Obama Was Able to Give

No president before him has had the popularity and moral credibility to give a speech like this.

The Passing of the Baton

"This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States."

The Russians Are Bullying Our Diplomats Too. Here’s How to Stop It.

U.S. diplomats abroad are watched, bugged, and intimidated. We shouldn't let Vladimir Putin get away with it.

Quick Takes: Tonight It Will Be POTUS’ Turn

Greg Sargent outlines President Obama’s role at the Democratic Convention tonight. While this signals that Obama, too, will make a positive case for Clinton as his successor, it also suggests that he plans to attempt a comprehensive indictment not just of Trump, but of Trumpism. The suggestion that he is optimistic about the country’s... Read more »

Forget Pence, Putin is Now Trump’s Running Mate

“Russia, if you’re listening: I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

Five #DemsinPhilly Stories the EdPress Hasn’t Told You (Yet)

There’s no shortage of outlets and reporters covering education goings-on in Philadelphia this week — Politico’s Morning EDU & EdWeek’s PoliticsK12 being the most obvious. The Seventy Four is there, too. (See EdWeek’s roundup of who’s there and what they’re trying to do here.) So far as I’ve seen it’s all been solid, workmanlike stuff... Read more »

How Michelle Obama Silenced Trump

During and after the first night of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, Donald Trump tweeted response attacks during the speeches of Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But as Aaron Blake points out, he was notably silent during Michelle Obama’s. Show More Summary

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