While the RNC shindigs seemed to suffer a slow start, the Democratic National Convention hosted a successful first 24 hours of cushy events that promoted mingling between those on the public payroll and the corporate chieftains and lobbyists that underwrite the festivities.
Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.
It is important for Hillary and her supporters to give Bernie the time and space to exit the race on his own terms and on his own schedule. It is equally important to give Bernie's supporters the chance to grieve the loss of the hopes and dreams they ascribed to their candidate.
I received an email today from a black elder asking me to reprint a column I wrote for an African American newspaper in April 2008 detailing the persistent racism in the Clinton campaign as it tried to derail Obama's historic run for the presidency. She wanted me to "remind the American people of how far the Clintons had stooped" a mere eight years ago.
Ed Rendell was not happy about Sunday's game.
One problem, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) said on Monday, is that “nobody has courage anymore” to raise the gas
Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.
The U.S. Senate last week approved legislation to strip the Democratic and Republican parties of public financing for conventions
Shuster said he would explore funding alternatives to the gas tax when his committee takes up a new highway bill to replace
The event is just another stop on Obama's nationwide fundraising spree for the DSCC. Last week, the president made appearances