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Flint Water Crisis
April 14, 2016
Note to Bill Clinton: There Is No Inherent Criminality
At the heart of Bill Clinton’s comments about the 1994 crime bill is the belief in a natural and permanent class of criminals.
Mychal Denzel Smith
April 11, 2016
Nothing About the 1994 Crime Bill Was Unintentional
In the ’90s, Bill Clinton exploited fears about crime in the same way that Donald Trump uses immigration today.
April 11, 2016
Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’
As PBS prepares to air his two-part documentary on Jackie Robinson, we speak to Ken Burns about what the baseball and civil-rights legend tells us about politics in 2016.
March 11, 2016
How Donald Trump Could Beat Hillary Clinton
In the general election, he could win by running to her left—and her right.
March 1, 2016
Why It Matters That Hillary Clinton Championed Welfare Reform
As poor people suffer without a safety net, it’s time for the two Democratic candidates to start talking about restoring the welfare system.
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February 23, 2016
The Economic Dilemma Democrats Face in 2016
The challenge for any Democratic candidate is to learn—and learn fast—that he or she must be the candidate of fundamental change, not the candidate of continuity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 10, 2016
Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote
From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.
January 26, 2016
Note to Hillary: Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans
Under Bill Clinton, Wall Street created a ruinous bubble, while workers lost wages and power.
August 17, 2015
August 17, 1998: President Bill Clinton Acknowledges an Affair With a White House Intern
“Clinton’s behavior in the Lewinsky matter has been consistent with the conduct of his presidency.”
June 24, 2015
No Matter Who Wins, 2016 Will Be All About the Bankers
Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.