You hear a boring political speech. A linguist hears fascinating identity politics.
She can win. He can't. It's that simple.
Is Hillary Clinton a Real Populist? It Doesn't Matter.
April 26, 2015
What matters is whether this indeed a winning platform, because that would change American politics forever.
This election isn't as boring as the worst journalism written about it.
Obamacare's Rising Popularity Could Sink Republicans in 2016
April 22, 2015
Good luck threading this needle.
Some of her most virulent 2008 supporters are reluctant to get into bed with another Hillary campaign.
Elizabeth Warren's fans don't have much to complain about.
Clinton didn't refer specifically to the middle class in her announcement, but should she have? Yes and no.
He wants a $15 minimum wage. That makes political sense, but not economic sense.
Two Ways Clinton Can Make Voters Care About Climate Change
April 16, 2015
Climate change doesn't have to be an afterthought.