So since I last checked into this blog, a few things have happened – President Trump is engaged with the Ukraine / impeachment scandal, Joe Biden is struggling to keep his front-runner status against a rising Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, recovering from his mild heart attack two weeks ago, is in the process of … Continue reading In the Potential Twilight of the Sanders’ Campaign, Possibilities Remain for the American Left
Amid reports of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lukewarm reception at the Iowa State Fair, Sanders’ campaign went on to take a few pot shots at the Washington Post's continued negative coverage of his candidacy. At a subsequent rally in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Sanders said the following: “Do you know how much Amazon paid in income taxes last year?” … Continue reading While Rejecting Cries of “Fake News”, Sanders is a Reminder of the Importance of Left-Wing Press Criticism
On Wednesday and Thursday, NBC News will host the first two Democratic debates for the 2020 election, in association with the re-tweaked platform rules managed by the Democratic National Committee. As Julia Azari argued recently on FiveThirtyEight, debates often have the most impact on voter preference “when voters have relatively little information about the candidates”. … Continue reading Warren, Bernie & Biden: Strengths & Weaknesses as They Approach the Upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate
I wanted to write a few quick words on the fallout from the yet-to-be-released Mueller Report. U.S Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report, indicating the 2016 Trump campaign had not “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government, delighted Republicans and disappointed Democrats in equal measure. For many on the right, such as The … Continue reading Why Moving Past Mueller Could Prove to be a Boon for Progressives
Rather unexpectedly, Hillary Clinton announced on Monday that she will not be running in the 2020 U.S presidential election. I say unexpectedly because, while, nobody outside of Donald Trump wanted her to take a third shot at the White House, flat out refusing to run this early in the presidential campaign pretty bluntly takes the … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Stepping Away from 2020 Could be a Sign Joe Biden Will Do the Same
I’ve made it pretty clear in previous posts that I’m not the biggest fan of Hillary Clinton, or specifically, her last two attempts (hopefully) running for the presidency. To some degree, I felt sorry for the many brazenly-sexist attacks she faced during the 2016 election, and thought that in some cases, her position as First … Continue reading Seven-Minute Abs, Medicare For All, and the Case for Being Bold in 2020
In poll after poll, ex-Vice President Joe Biden has topped lists of prospective Democratic voters’ preference for who they would vote for in the 2020 Democratic Primaries, typically followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and newcomer political celebrity Rep. Beto O’Rourke. While part of this will be down to simple voter recognition, I … Continue reading Surely Joe Biden Can’t Be the Answer to the Democratic Party’s 2020 Prospects?