Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Hillary Clinton

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while Pelosi has angered some progressives...

The problem with ‘centrists’

The resignation of New York Times columnist Bari Weiss is all over the news, and the right-wingosphere is using it to push the demonstrably false narrative that major news...

Foreign correspondent: Libya, the forgotten war

I arrived at the airport in Tripoli, Libya, on assignment for CBS Radio with my paperwork in order. I even had the phone numbers of local immigration officials in...

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon who has represented the 5th District of Georgia, including Atlanta, since 1987, is 80 now, running for re-election this fall and battling...

Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection

Trump’s Justice Department wants to drop all charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn despite his having admitted to being guilty. Twice. The judge in his case has...

If the Democrats want to elect Trump, just have more debates like this one

Much of the almost-unwatchable, atrociously badly moderated debate, was about trashing Bernie Sanders, and much of what some candidates said was that he would lose to Trump. Those candidates just...

After Iowa, why the establishment fears Sanders

I have a theory about why the Democratic Party Establishment – folks like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, among others, are so freaked out about Bernie Sanders. It’s not because...

Foreign Correspondent: An open letter to a Trump-supporting friend

I first met Robby Robertson during the 1969 General Electric strike. He was a young, militant worker fighting for a decent contract and social justice. He considered himself a...

From ‘Lock Her Up!’ to ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’

Growing up, MacArthur “Genius” Award winner and Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl read The Witch of Blackbird Pond, about a young woman, Kit Tyler, who moves from Barbados to the...

Behind the ‘dark money’ in the DA’s race

Suzy Loftus, a candidate for district attorney, just sent out a fundraising email complaining that a “dark money” group is pouring money into the DA’s race -- and one...