Democrats

LGBTQ Puerto Ricans

The Democrats Are Branding Themselves as the Party of Inclusion—but Is That Enough? The Democrats Are Branding Themselves as the Party of Inclusion—but Is That Enough?

Missing from this picture is any sustained acknowledgement of economic pain.

Jul 28, 2016 / Richard Kim

How Bernie Sanders Lost the Platform Fight Over Israel

How Bernie Sanders Lost the Platform Fight Over Israel How Bernie Sanders Lost the Platform Fight Over Israel

Despite the best efforts of his delegates, the Democratic Party platform does not mention Israel’s occupation or its settlements.

Jul 28, 2016 / Ali Gharib

Who Goes to the DNC Anyway?

Who Goes to the DNC Anyway? Who Goes to the DNC Anyway?

From an 18-year-old first-time voter to a baseball-cap entrepreneur, eight conventioneers tell us what brings them to Philly.

Jul 28, 2016 / Samantha Schuyler and Molly Stier

Mothers of the Movement

Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement

Both parties use grief to sell their messages. But not all uses of emotion in politics are the same.

Jul 27, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

Hillary-Bernie Electoral Politics

The Democratic Convention Is Highlighting the Difference Between Electoral and Movement Politics The Democratic Convention Is Highlighting the Difference Between Electoral and Movement Politics

Elected officials operate within the parameters of possibility. Movement politics is about redefining those parameters.

Jul 27, 2016 / Bruce Shapiro

Tim Kaine

Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras

The vice-presidential nominee supports policies that hurt the country that was the “turning point” in his life.

Jul 27, 2016 / Greg Grandin

McCarthy Hearing

Neo-McCarthyism and Olympic Politics as More Evidence of a New Cold War Neo-McCarthyism and Olympic Politics as More Evidence of a New Cold War

McCarthyism was a characteristic feature of the preceding Cold War, but now it is coming from liberals, even from the Clinton campaign.

Jul 27, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Hillary Clinton thumbs up

Hillary Clinton Just Made History Hillary Clinton Just Made History

The DNC’s roll-call vote made Clinton the first woman to ever be nominated for the presidency by a major party.

Jul 27, 2016 / John Nichols

Gabby Giffords DNC Rally

Gun Control Is Having a Moment in Philadelphia Gun Control Is Having a Moment in Philadelphia

“Gun control” was a dirty word at the DNC just four years ago.

Jul 26, 2016 / George Zornick

Hillary Clinton Can Become the Real Candidate of Change

Hillary Clinton Can Become the Real Candidate of Change 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. 

Jul 26, 2016 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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