Politics

Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like

Only the charisma-free, 74-year-old, Brooklyn-born Jewish socialist from Vermont could bring the political revolution this far.

D.D. Guttenplan

Michelle Obama Brings the Healing

Clinton’s best character witness explains why she’s the person to succeed her husband, and quiets even furious Sanders supporters.

Joan Walsh

The Democratic Party Puts a Diverse America Onstage

Immigrant-rights groups kept the pressure on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party during the first day of the convention.

Julianne Hing
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The DNC

Hillary Clinton Can Become the Real Candidate of Change

Clinton needs to go bold: using her experience and competence as the basis for laying out a big agenda for change that can help build enthusiasm and turnout. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The 2016 Republican National Convention, in a Nutshell

Christie and Carson and Cruz—oh, my!

Tom Tomorrow

Tim Kaine Deserves Better—He’s No Blue-Dog Democrat

Some on the left downplay Kaine’s work for racial justice, an issue that’s crucial to the Obama coalition.

Joan Walsh
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Forum

We Still Need a Future to Believe In

A forum on how to build the political revolution with Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Michael Moore, Frances Fox Piven, Robert Reich, Kshama Sawant, Josh Fox, and more.
Various Contributors

While Bernie Sanders came achingly close, he won’t arrive in Philadelphia with enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. Even so, Sanders and his supporters made an unprecedented insurgent bid—winning 22 states, 43 percent of the popular vote, and almost 1,900 delegates, and raising nearly $230 million, mostly in small… Continue Reading >

Election 2016

Welcome to the 2016 DNC, Sponsored by Special Interests

These will be the first conventions since 1968 to have no public funding whatsoever.

George Zornick

Is Hillary Ready for a Progressive ‘Realignment’?

As she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton confronts a once-in-a-generation moment.

Mark Green

Tim Kaine Was Fighting for Civil Rights While Donald Trump Was Discriminating Against African Americans

Kaine won landmark housing discrimination cases while Trump refused to rent to black tenants.

Ari Berman

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