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June 25, 2019

The pivotal moment in the 2008 Democratic primary was not in a speech or a debate, not at any rally or town hall. It was at the meeting when Hillary Clinton was beginning to plan her campaign and Mark Penn convinced her that 2008 would not be a change election. When Ba...

June 19, 2019

Everyone keeps asking who's the most electable presidential candidate in the Democratic field, but here's why the conventional wisdom is wrong!

May 30, 2019

“Electability” is the hottest word of the moment, on every Democrat’s mind for sure.  Our sprawling, unwieldy, feisty, hyper-diverse party is united around one thing and one thing only: beating Donald Trump. As we should be, because this guy is a direct and total threa...

May 20, 2019

Voters don’t like Donald Trump very much:  his approval rating has never been higher than 45%; it’s generally stuck in the low 40s; and it occasionally dips down into the 30s when he is letting his id run the show. The percentage of voters who strongly disapprove of hi...

March 29, 2019

Hey, Democrats, winning is talking issues and values. You're losing if you're focusing on labels.

March 27, 2019

So much hype, to so little effect.

DC’s reaction to Attorney General Bob Barr’s doctored summary of the Mueller report is annoyingly predictable. Republicans are joyfully declaring victory, based on the Barr spin that Mueller did not actually use the words “Trump is gui...

March 22, 2019

I made a trip to Iowa last week to speak at the Iowa Building Trades Council meeting and see old friends. It’s always fascinating to go out there at this stage of a presidential cycle and see what the political scuttlebutt is, who has already landed with various candid...

March 1, 2019

It seems like all Democrats want to do right now is bicker about the primaries. May we remind you, we are 339 days away from the first vote being cast. Mike suggests we chill the f*ck out and learn to get along, for 2020's sake.

February 7, 2019

We've heard enough about all the bullsh*t Trump spewed at #SOTU19. It's time for something better.

February 7, 2019

Everyone is talking about the idea of Medicare for All (MFA) these days -- Democratic presidential candidates, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Republicans eager to scare people, since scaring people is pretty much their only strategy.

I have been an advocate o...

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