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Donald Trump has spoken out about Khizr Khan, the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who issued a devastating critique of Trump at th [...]

A couple of days ago I wrote about the minimum wage, and how it’s gone down over the years. How much has it gone down? Well, that dep [...]

Here’s the latest Pollster aggregate for the presidential race. Following the Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald [...]

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic Campaign—Primary GOTV and Poll Watchers

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. For the m [...]

Post-Convention Polling Going Well for Clinton

Most of the post-Convention press has been good for Democrats as we move into the weekend: Gallup shows that Americans had a convention-record poor evaluation of Trump’s speech even as Clinton’s performed well. Not only liberal but even conservative pundits had high praise for [...]

Weekly address: Biden and federal judge blast Republican Senate for leaving SCOTUS vacancy open

x YouTube Video The sitting President shall—not may—but shall nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate.  That includes consulting and voting. Vice President Joe Biden and federal Judge Timothy Lewis—“a retired federal judge who  [...]

Donald Trump is trying very hard to convert — though not exactly “woo,” strictly speaking — Bernie Sanders supporters. He [...]

Hillary Clinton, My Daughter and the Arc of Accomplishment

Go to Source : Hillary Clinton, My Daughter and the Arc of Accomplishment

5 Takeaways from the Democratic Convention

Go to Source : 5 Takeaways from the Democratic Convention

In Philadelphia, Grasping the Importance of the Moment

Go to Source : In Philadelphia, Grasping the Importance of the Moment

Our DNC ‘Hunger Games’ Moments Must Not Derail the Hard Work Ahead

Go to Source : Our DNC ‘Hunger Games’ Moments Must Not Derail the Hard Work Ahead

Tim LaHaye, Best-Selling Author of Apocalyptic Novels, Meets His End Times

Go to Source : Tim LaHaye, Best-Selling Author of Apocalyptic Novels, Meets His End Times

NY Times Pushes Nukes While Claiming Renewables Fail to Fight Climate Change

Go to Source : NY Times Pushes Nukes While Claiming Renewables Fail to Fight Climate Change

Latest Senate Food Workers Victory Highlights Perils of Privatization

Go to Source : Latest Senate Food Workers Victory Highlights Perils of Privatization

The Democratic and Republican conventions are over, which means the next big events on the presidential campaign calendar are the [...]

Karl Rove’s Tactics Won’t Work for Donald Trump

As Donald Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort struggle to win an uphill battle in the final 100 days until election day, it’s worth remembering that the last strategist to successfully launch a Republican into the White House was Karl Rove in 2004. Rove’s playbook was [...]

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you& [...]

The Border Patrol Is in Chaos. Can Its New Chief Make a Difference?

A new chief took over the US Border Patrol this month, and for the first time in 92 years, it isn’t someone who rose through the ranks. Mark Morgan—a former FBI official who once specialized in intelligence and counterterrorism—has stepped in to lead the scandal-plagued  [...]

Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

In this week's address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Com [...]

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Huge legal victories for voting rights

Several court rulings released on Friday rolled back Republican attempts to suppress the vote. First up, from The Kansas City Star: From Kansas to North Carolina to Wisconsin, judges on Friday issued powerful rulings designed to protect the voting rights of Americans. The most crucial de [...]