What Does Hillary Clinton Stand For? Nobody–Including Clinton–Seems to Know

“Is there a single thing Clinton accomplished in all her years as First Lady, then New York Senator and then Secretary of State?” Paul Mulching asked in a recent editorial. “I can’t think of any.” It’s an honest question, and one that Clinton herself has had difficulty answering. But perhaps a better question is: What…
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Democrats’ Senate Majority Hopes Dim

Not too long ago Democrats took it for granted that they would once again hold a majority in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, the question had largely shifted from whether they would capture the Senate to how large their majority could be. In their momentary cockiness they even began to think about how they could turn…
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Clinton’s Completely Predictable Millennial Problem

It comes as a surprise to no one, except for perhaps Hillary Clinton herself, that the former Secretary of State has a big problem among millennials. It’s the same problem she faced eight years ago when she lost to a first term senator from Illinois. And it’s the same problem she faced when she eked…
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Trump’s Support Surges as Clinton’s Subsides in Latest Polls

Don’t look now, but as the race for the White House enters its home stretch, Donald Trump is rapidly making up ground. Just a few short weeks ago the GOP nominee was down by as much as 8 points and stuck playing defense as the media whipped themselves into an anti-Trump fervor. But the tides…
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Four Reasons Republicans Maintain Their Senate Majority

Let’s not beat around the bush: Democrats have a favorable path to regaining the Senate majority. Democrats are defending just 10 total seats (only two of which are competitive: Nevada and Colorado) and will be playing offense in 24 GOP-held Senate seats (seven of which Obama previously won). Perhaps most tellingly, Democrats could reclaim the majority…
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What Do Democrats Stand For? Everything and Nothing

What do Democrats stand for? It’s an honest question because after days of watching the Democratic National Convention, a thorough reading of Democrats’ platform and Hillary Clinton’s campaign website, and listening to speeches given throughout the race, there seems to be no discernible unifying thread. Actually, that’s not completely true. As Emmett Rensin writes for…
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Clinton’s Favorability Rating is the Anchor Weighing Down Her Campaign

Democrat insiders have no doubt spent the past week celebrating the fact that their subterfuge has paid off: They’ve finally carried Hillary Clinton over the finish line. But after the balloons have dropped, the confetti has cleared, and the teleprompter have been packed away, those insiders will finally have the opportunity to take a look…
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Clinton’s Forgettable Speech Fails It’s Main Mission: Humanize Her

The media’s go-to narrative in preparation for Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech was simple: Can she rise to the moment? CNN said, “Hillary Clinton’s allies did everything in their power to set up her big moment Thursday night. Now it’s up to her to deliver.” Vox said, “Hillary Clinton has one job tonight: Deliver a kick-ass…
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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz – The Democrat Civil War’s Latest Victim

After spending much of the last week deriding Republicans’ squabbles during their national convention last week, Democrats now find themselves in disarray. The week got off to an inauspicious start and went straight downhill from there. It began with Clinton selecting Sen. Tim Kaine, a safe choice that re-enflamed the tensions between the centrist and…
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Trump: Voice of the Left Behind

Typically, convention speeches are designed to humanize the candidate, to sand off the political varnish, to see through the complex policy, and instead show the personality and charm of the person underneath. They’re typically filled with personal anecdotes about conquering adversity and overcoming obstacles to rise through life and politics. But Donald Trump is anything…
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