Politics

August 14, 2013

Christine Quinn Has the Same Problem That Hillary Clinton Had in 2008
12:29 PM

Here’s a fun game that helps us understand what’s at work in the topsy-turvy New York City mayor’s race, where Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has surged to the lead in a new poll, ahead of the establishment favorite for the Democratic nomination, Cit

From the Stacks: “Mr. Hearst's Apostolic Creed”
May 8, 1935
10:27 AM

The founding father of yellow journalism, William Randolph Hearst, died 62 years ago today. For the occasion, we present this Hamilton Basso's tongue-in-cheek evaluation of all that is Hearst.

August 13, 2013

Cory Booker Is Even Worse Than His Critics Say
10:53 PM

Cory Booker has just won New Jersey’s Democratic Senate primary in a rout, making him an easy favorite to claim the seat this fall.

New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate
4:27 PM

A couple months ago, as it dawned on New Yorkers that the mayoral campaign was not just background noise but actually worth paying attention to, my friends and I became more aware of the contours of the Democratic race.

Politico Is Hypnotized by Chelsea's "Increased" Role in the Clinton Foundation
3:22 PM

Politico has a story today on the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton's increasingly large role there. Do you know who else has an increasingly large role at the foundation? Chelsea Clinton. How do I know this?

The Vote Suppressors Will Come After Hillary, Too
2:27 PM

One couldn’t help but feel disheartened last night when word came that Hillary Clinton was giving a strong speech in California against Republican voter suppression efforts at the same time as North Carolina’s governor was signing into law a wide-ran

North Carolina Voter ID Law Won't Save GOP From Demographic Change
12:40 PM

Last night, one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country went into effect in North Carolina.

Hillary Clinton's Smart Campaign Opening
9:24 AM

I hope Hillary enjoyed her time off; it looks like her campaign is underway.

August 12, 2013

This Is What Legal Pot Stores Look Like
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5:45 PM

"Marijuana remains illegal at the national level, with no medical exception," Michael Kinsley notes in the latest issue of The New Republic.

Why the Numbers Say Texas Stays Red
4:54 PM

Texas Democrats are giddy over the possibility that demographic changes might turn the Lone Star State “blue,” but the numbers suggest Texas will lean “red” for a long time.

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