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Time to stop feeling the Bern

It’s sad when a campaign that has inspired so many and brought new blood into a presidential race turns petty, vindictive, and ugly. But that’s what’s happening to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The Democratic presidential nomination is out of his reach, and he and his campaign know it. Former Secretary of […]

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Why Sanders’ ‘unqualified’ Clinton barb rankles women

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “unqualified” for the presidency, women across America heard it, and we knew what he meant. And we didn’t like it. Sanders caused an uproar when he called Clinton — a two-term senator, a secretary of state, a lawyer who worked on […]

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Time for Bernie Sanders to do his homework

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on a bit of a roll, with a series of wins in Western caucus states and the Wisconsin primary. He’s closed some of the delegate gap with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential race, although getting enough votes to overcome her lead in […]

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Sanders vs. Clinton: Idealist vs. pragmatist? Or revolution vs. establishment?

Finally–it’s the Iowa caucuses. Then at least we won’t have to evaluate which polls are right in Iowa. You’ve got the CNN/ORC Poll that shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with a comfortable lead of eight points. Or the Loras College Poll that shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in front by 29 (!) points […]

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2016 New Year’s resolutions for presidential candidates

While many of us are considering diets, exercise, and acts of kindness as next year’s self-improvement projects, those running for the highest office in the land need to be more serious about their 2016 resolutions to boost their support in hopes of winning their parties’ nominations. I offer a few humble suggestions. First, for the […]

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