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Pursuing Happiness In Philadelphia

Few in the Democratic Convention multitude knew, but Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is known for Sisterly Affection. I wonder if Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominee, knows the city’s Quaker name. We shall see round midnight after an exhilarating but grueling four days.

July 30, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers her nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Hillary To Donald: Game On!

What will stick with many voters is the candidate Hillary Clinton showed herself to be—steeled and calm—the attributes that will make our country prevail against its many challenges. Indeed, Donald Trump’s antics make the reasons to shun Clinton appear petty.

July 30, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton points at President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

That Hillary

My mother was no different from so many women you think you know. They’re full of dreams and other secrets they keep to themselves out of modesty and a certainty that no one would care anyway. But this week, because of Hillary Clinton, their stories are seeping out.

July 29, 2016
The Mothers of the Movement speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Grief Is Onstage At The DNC, But It’s Not A Weapon

There’s a key difference in how personal tragedies are being used at either major party convention: grieving Republican speakers used tragedy as a reason to personally attack Hillary Clinton, while Democrats have used it to support her policy measures.

July 28, 2016
Supporters and delegates in the "Bernie Revolution" walk out after Clinton was nominated during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

There’s No Bernie Revolution Without Bernie

This was a heck of a time for a handful of acolytes to grab at Bernie Sanders’ spotlight, some parroting the imbecilities of the Trump campaign. To borrow from Dante’s “Inferno,” one should not reflect on such people but take a look and pass them by.

July 28, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders Always Said He’d Support Clinton If She Won The Primary

Although some Bernie Sanders supporters have insisted at the Democratic National Convention that they will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, their preferred candidate has a track record of saying he will.

July 26, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders Faces Growing Pressure To Get Behind Clinton’s Candidacy

After pulling Clinton leftward in the fight for the party’s nomination and pushing their contest to the very last day of voting— long after it was effectively decided — Sanders now faces calls for him to stand down, step aside and fall in line.

July 10, 2016
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus gavels the Republican National Convention open in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Outlets Like The Atlantic And The Economist Are Selling Editorial Interviews To Lobbyists At DNC And RNC

In case you still had faith in the political media machine’s integrity, several big outlets have cleared up that misconception for you, by offering news interviews for sale at the Democratic and Republican conventions.

July 4, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivers a statement after his meeting with President Obama at the White House in Washington

Sanders: It Doesn’t Appear That I’m Going To Be The Nominee

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that while he does not think he will be the party’s nominee for the Nov. 8 election, he will likely speak at the Democratic National Convention in July, according to an interview with C-SPAN.

June 22, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders arrive for a meeting with Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a hotel in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Where Does Sanders Stand In His Adopted Party?

Democrats have a good chance of retaking the Senate in November; Republicans should be worried — according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, over 75 percent of Democrats say Sanders, the guy who legitimized socialism in America, should have a “major role” in shaping the party’s positions.

June 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S. June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Guide To Democratic Unity Written In 2008

“Nothing unites the people of Earth like a threat from Mars,” said Paul Begala, a longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, now the strategist for the main super PAC seeking to elect her. “To Democrats, Donald Trump is not just in a parade of conservative Republicans they disagree with. They view him, rightly, as a bigot.”

June 11, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Santa Cruz, California May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Why Sanders Will Keep Fighting After California

If Sanders wins the Golden State, he’s going to keep campaigning, even though he probably can’t win the nomination. If Sanders loses the Golden State, he’s going to keep campaigning, even though he probably can’t win the nomination.

June 5, 2016

Who’s Who: A Look at Clinton and Sanders’ Democratic Platform Committee Representatives

Though Sanders and Clinton’s’ platform committee picks are — like the candidates themselves — likely to agree in principle on the broad strokes that define the Democratic Party, many of the selections mark stark contrasts in the two candidates’ approaches to issues such as foreign policy and criminal justice reform.

May 25, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters after a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

5 Reasons Democrats Need To Unite Sooner Rather Than Later

The future of the world’s climate, the American middle class, and generations of progressive progress are at stake in November. And the sooner that all Democrats unite, the more likely it is we can avoid a catastrophe that by now everyone should see coming.

May 16, 2016
Bernie Sanders Rally

Here’s Why Bernie Is Courting Superdelegates

“We’re seeing things that were once totally anathema or not part of mainstream conversation now becoming the centerpiece, whether it’s expanding voting rights laws, a $15 minimum wage… these things are suddenly now mainstream Democratic tenets.”

May 3, 2016

Charlotte, Tampa Mishandled Grant Money For Political Conventions, IG Says

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, must pay back more than $132,000 in misused federal dollars that city officials received to beef up security during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, according to a new federal investigation. The $50 million in grant money was supposed to be used […]

May 14, 2014