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Hillary Clinton Won The Debate With Sanders By Defending Barack Obama

As someone who has attended Bernie Sanders rallies and written about his impressive candidacy, I expected him to prevail in the Milwaukee debate. But Hillary Clinton prevailed by going to the mat for her former boss. Early in the debate, Vermont Senator Sanders took the early lead on Wall Street and Clinton's connections to that group. Show More Summary

Adventures in Economic Feminism

I was honored when Ti-Grace Atkinson, the brilliant professor, dedicated rabble-rouser, and acknowledged co-founder of "Radical Feminism," generously agreed (after reading the manuscript) to write a blurb for my first book. AlthoughShow More Summary

What's So Bad About an Open Convention?

As we reflect on the voting results from Iowa and New Hampshire, we should examine what we lost when we switched from open conventions to primaries and caucuses to choose Presidential candidates. I was at the Democratic convention in 1952, when it took three ballots to produce a nominee, Illinois Governor Adlai E. Show More Summary

Embrace Your Idealism

When listening to people talk about the Democratic Primary, I often hear people describe Bernie Sanders using pejoratives related to his idealism. I cannot count the number of times I've heard supporters of Secretary Clinton cite the...Show More Summary

Kathleen Willey Wants You To Buy Her A House

Back in 2013, Kathleen Willey attempted to cash in on being a professional victim with Clinton-hating right-wingers by begging for money to pay off her house. Right-wing conspiracy website WorldNetDaily let her tell a sob story about...Show More Summary

Is Bernie Too Liberal to Win?

After Bernie Sanders' convincing win in the New Hampshire primary, many establishment Democrats are renewing the argument that Bernie cannot win in November because he is too liberal. It doesn't hold up. In her February 5th column, Washington...Show More Summary

Obama's Mosque Visit a Step Forward, But More Work Ahead

I will admit I was a bit skeptical when I received the invitation to hear President Obama speak for the first time at a U.S. mosque. What would he say? Would he again tell Muslims that they were responsible for rooting out extremism,...Show More Summary

Words Beyond Walls: Je Suis un Réfugié

For years, Emmanuel Zessa fought for abandoned children, refugees, and women displaced by war and violence in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). "Mon cœur ne supporte pas l'injustice. L'injustice brise mon cœur," says Zessa in his native French. Show More Summary

Bridging the Divide Between Religious Freedom And Airport Security

The world is looking on right now as Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia faces discrimination at the hand of AeroMexico. His crime? Wearing a turban while flying. As a Muslim American woman who wears the hijab and a coat, I understand all too well how it feels to be harassed and judged while in an airport. Show More Summary

The U.S. scores a diplomatic own-goal

No one today would challenge the assertion that the United States is currently facing a plethora of key foreign policy challenges in geostrategic hotspots around the world, cluttering the radar screen of both the White House and Congress. Show More Summary

Obama's Shop-'til-You-Drop Nuclear Spending Spree

After the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, we are reminded that President Obama's time in office is coming to a close. But it's not too late to take care of unfinished business. Nearly seven years ago, President Obama gave hope to tens of thousands gathered in central Prague, and to billions around the world. Show More Summary

President's Budget Would Bolster TANF

President Obama included in his budget an important initiative to strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, as my colleague LaDonna Pavetti noted earlier this week. Here's a closer look. The initiative: Increases resources for TANF. Show More Summary

Confronting Our Toxic Legacy

Maybe if we declared "war" on poison water, we'd find a way to invest money in its "defeat." David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, writing at Tom Dispatch this week about what they called "The United States of Flint," make this point: The...Show More Summary

Trump Receives More Votes Than Clinton in New Hampshire, While Sanders Crushes Them Both

Tuesday night, I reported that Bernie Sanders had become the first candidate from either party to win 60% of a state's vote, defeating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 60.4% to 38%. But what's even more impressive than the percentage...Show More Summary

A Retrospective of the Day Univision Dumped Donald Trump

It's hard to believe that, for many Americans, Donald Trump didn't become real until his landslide victory in New Hampshire. For us Latinos, he was real from day one. The media is going all out with its condemnations of Trump now, and I don't just mean progressive media. Show More Summary

Reality Check for Democrats: Would Martin Luther King Be Supporting Bernie?

Corporate mainstream media have sanitized and distorted the life and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., putting him in the category of a "civil rights leader" who focused narrowly on racial discrimination; end of story. Missing from the story is that Dr. Show More Summary

LBJ and HRC: New Hampshire Waterloos

Lyndon Baines Johnson saw the handwriting on the wall after the New Hampshire primary in 1968 when a relatively obscure, anti-Vietnam War Democratic Senator, Eugene McCarthy, stunned Johnson and the country by coming within six points of defeating the President in the first-in-the-nation primary. Show More Summary

How Hillary Clinton Can Gain Trust Among Women Voters

Hillary Clinton is losing women voters in large numbers, and not just the millennials. Longtime feminists too. This is my message and prayer for Hillary Clinton tonight at the Democratic Debate: Hillary, please talk tonight about your record on women's rights and tell us more about how, when you are President, you will stand for women. Show More Summary

With High Hopes, a Deeply Divided Mexico Awaits Pope Francis

MEXICO CITY -- Expectations are running high for Pope Francis' first visit to Mexico, the Spanish-speaking country with the largest Catholic population. Between his arrival in Mexico City on the evening of Feb. 12 and his departure from...Show More Summary

The Congressional Black Caucus' PAC Endorses Clinton, Sparking Controversy Among Young Black Voters

With the South Carolina primary just weeks away, Hillary Clinton scored a key endorsement on Thursday from the Congressional Black Caucus' Political Action Committee. Please note: the CBC itself has not made an endorsement, only its PAC. Civil rights activist Rep. Show More Summary

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