While Rejecting Cries of “Fake News”, Sanders is a Reminder of the Importance of Left-Wing Press Criticism

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

Biden Fumbles, Harris Soars, & Bernie Appears: A Few Takeaways from Last Week’s Debates

So I wanted to reflect on some thoughts I had over last week’s Democratic Party presidential debates.  I purposely wanted to wait a few days after to get a sense of how media and poll responses to them have helped recalibrate the main candidates running, and far from an initial expectation that nobody would really … Continue reading Biden Fumbles, Harris Soars, & Bernie Appears: A Few Takeaways from Last Week’s Debates

Warren, Bernie & Biden: Strengths & Weaknesses as They Approach the Upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate

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

Joe Biden’s “Return to Normalcy” Strategy is the Surest Way to Get Trump Re-elected

Since tossing his hat into the ring a few weeks ago, ex-Veep Joe Biden has taken an envious lead ahead of fellow Democratic Party contenders such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris. Contrary to my own predictions that he would bow out of a race that was looking increasingly inhospitable to conservative Democrats, … Continue reading Joe Biden’s “Return to Normalcy” Strategy is the Surest Way to Get Trump Re-elected

Why Moving Past Mueller Could Prove to be a Boon for Progressives

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

Hillary Clinton Stepping Away from 2020 Could be a Sign Joe Biden Will Do the Same

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

Surely Joe Biden Can’t Be the Answer to the Democratic Party’s 2020 Prospects?

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?