Awakened recently at four and then six in the morning by the clanking and booming of salt trucks and snow plows lumbering outside my
We need public financing. And we need it immediately. When I began my very long-shot campaign for the Democratic party’s nomination in Missouri’s 2nd
It’s official. Six years and two lawsuits after then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed a ban on plastic-foam products, New York City is now a
What was not mentioned was that Trump not only did not express empathy for federal workers, he did not even acknowledge their existence.
It can be very difficult to make Donald Trump look good to reasonable people, but Nancy Pelosi may be trying to do so. If she portrays the Democrats as the party of intransigence and inflexibility, she is giving Trump a gift that he neither deserves nor could ever earn.
At a recent town hall meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a tough question about Canada’s immigration policies. Trudeau’s low-key
The 2020 Democratic Iowa caucuses could become more [small-d] democratic, if changes proposed by the state party are approved—and if they work—which is a
Is this what it’s come to? Someone running for office must have a background story that is so gripping that we think that he or she came out of a Dickens novel. If the candidate can’t wow the socks off voters with how compelling his or her “womb-to-candidacy” story is, she might as well forget about running.
Somehow, I was led to believe that voting was a fundamental part of democracy. And when a majority exists, and not vote can take place – well, that more than just a shame; it’s not democracy.
The primary will eventually devolve into a contest of personality rather than policy and we’ll judge candidates by their fundraising totals and not their policy agendas. Hopefully before we get there, we’ll have had a serious assessment of the candidates and thought about not just “who can beat Donald Trump” but “who do we want to be President.”