02 Apr 2016

Clinton Believes She’s Special Kind Of Politician Who Can’t Be Influenced By Money

If one listens to the remarks of Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff, and any spokesperson from the network of super PACs helping her challenge Bernie Sanders, it becomes clear they believe Clinton is a rare and special breed of politician. They think she is someone who cannot, has never been, and

20 Mar 2016

Blackouts, Smears, And A Trump Obsession: Sanders Struggles With Establishment Media

As the results of primaries were announced on March 15, there was one presidential candidate who delivered a speech, which the cable news networks refused to air. The networks didn’t want to cover Bernie Sanders’ speech because he planned to speak about issues instead of how his campaign planned to

19 Mar 2016

Clinton Campaign Boosted By More Rumors And Dishonest Attacks Against Sanders

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has an honesty and trustworthiness problem. Exit polls continue to show voters see her as dishonest. Even voters who vote for her think she is less honest and trustworthy than Bernie Sanders, her opponent in the Democratic primary race. Part of why she is viewed as dishonest is

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane Sanders, speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
16 Mar 2016

What Will Define The Next Phase Of The Sanders Campaign?

As of March 16, Clinton has 1,139 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 825. Did Clinton’s victories stunt the momentum of the Sanders campaign?

Bernie Sanders Rally at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie (between Dallas and Fort Worth) on Saturday, February 27, 2016. (Steve Rainwater on Flickr)
13 Mar 2016

How Bernie Sanders Has Built A Multi-Racial Anti-Austerity Campaign

Bernie Sanders won a huge upset in Michigan last week. It helped position him to potentially win some of the states with primaries this week, particularly Ohio, Missouri, and even Illinois. Results also showed that he had convinced a higher percentage of black voters to vote for him than in

07 Mar 2016

Comedy Sketch: ‘Bernie Bros On Campus’

Over the past months, I have taken a stab at sketch writing. My attempts at sketch writing mostly stem from the fact that I am enrolled in improvisation classes at the iO Theater in Chicago, and I performed in two sketch shows in the Chicago Sketchfest in January. I am

Screen shot from local Fox News affiliate's live stream of Hillary Clinton's speech
04 Mar 2016

Clinton’s Unveiled Plans For Workers And Trade Conflict With Her Record

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign sounds more and more like Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign every day

Bernie Sanders Rally at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie (between Dallas and Fort Worth) on Saturday, February 27, 2016. (Steve Rainwater on Flickr)
02 Mar 2016

The Democratic Party: Why Sanders Struggles To Win Over Black Voters

Sanders’ problem is his campaign’s inability to overcome the power of particular blocs within the Democratic Party, which intend to nominate to Clinton.

01 Mar 2016

A Manifesto Of Principles For Covering The 2016 Election

Random thoughts and musings on the Democratic race, as well as the entire 2016 Election and U.S. media coverage: —Tribalism has no place in what we do here. We do not care about what candidate you support in the presidential election. What we care about is the policies and positions, which

Hillary Clinton gives a speech to supporters after conceding to Bernie Sanders [Hooksett New Hampshire, USA] (Ted Eytan on Flickr)
28 Feb 2016

Clinton Manipulates Language of ‘Intersectionality’ To Preserve Support From Minority Voters

The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of “intersectionality,” which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo. The results in the South Carolina