Archive of Articles for July, 2015

Candidate Speech Series: Bernie Sanders

[ Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 – 15:39 UTC ]

Today, we stand here and say loudly and clearly that: "Enough is enough. This great nation and its government belong to all of the people, and not to a handful of billionaires, their Super-PACs and their lobbyists."

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Candidate Speech Series: Hillary Clinton

[ Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 – 16:51 UTC ]

I know how hard hit Nevadans were by the Great Recession. This state in particular suffered some very tough blows. There was a much higher than average foreclosure rate, for example. A lot of people lost their jobs or their hours were cut dramatically, which made it more difficult for them to continue to make a good living.

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Candidate Speech Series: Lincoln Chafee

[ Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 – 14:00 UTC ]

We must deliberately and carefully extricate ourselves from expensive wars. Just think about how better this money could be spent.

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Candidate Speech Series: Martin O'Malley

[ Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 – 13:27 UTC ]

I want to talk with you today about The American Dream we share -- its powerful history, its current condition, and most importantly, its urgent need for rebuilding.

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Candidate Speech Series: Jim Webb

[ Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 – 15:07 UTC ]

It's been a while since I've spoken to your group but I think I can safely say that I am still the only person ever elected to statewide office in Virginia with a union card, two Purple Hearts, and three tattoos.

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Democratic Candidate Campaign Speech Series

[ Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 – 14:38 UTC ]

For the next few days, we're going to present the full text of speeches given by Democratic candidates for president. We did this back in 2007, and we still feel it's an important thing to do.

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Friday Talking Points [353] -- Donald Trump, Frontrunner

[ Posted Friday, July 10th, 2015 – 16:25 UTC ]

Yes, it's strange but true -- Donald Trump is now a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president. That's a pretty breathtaking place for the Republican Party to find itself in, isn't it? But it cannot be denied. Trump is sucking so much oxygen from the nomination race, it's a wonder any of the other candidates are still drawing breath. Trump is not only the major subject all other candidates get asked about in interviews, he's also been climbing in the polling. Oh, sure, some of that is likely just name recognition, but not all of it. Like it or not (for the Republican Party), Trump's views on immigration are resonating with a certain slice of the party's base. This doesn't exactly bode well for any attempt by the Republican Party to reach out to Latino voters, of course.

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The Trump Party?

[ Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 – 16:59 UTC ]

Donald Trump is truly the gift that keeps on giving. For Democrats, that is. Democrats wake up every day to hear what Trump has recently said, and it's like a big old birthday present each time.

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Hillary's Rope Trick Getting A Bum Rap

[ Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 – 17:15 UTC ]

The American public has a pretty high level of seething contempt for politicians. However, this is easily matched (if not surpassed) by the level of seething contempt the public also holds for journalists and the news media. I mention these two facts because whenever the media inserts itself into a story (or "becomes the story"), they usually are astonished that the public doesn't see them in the quite the sympathetic light they're aiming for. Which brings us, in a roundabout way, to the story of Hillary Clinton's rope trick.

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Trumping The Debates

[ Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 – 15:28 UTC ]

Is Donald Trump the new face of the Republican Party? While this notion would have seemed downright ludicrous a few months ago, it is now being seriously contemplated on both sides of the aisle. Granted, Democrats are a lot happier about this prospect than many Republicans are, for the simple fact that it leads to the question of what a debate with Donald Trump in it is going to sound like -- which is pretty much a dream scenario for Democrats and a nightmare for those Republicans who care about the future direction of their party.

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