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Sexist double standard arrives early in 2020 race

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? It’s 22 months until the next presidential election, and already one potential Democratic female candidate is being trashed while one Republican male who’s not even a candidate is being treated like an elder statesman who might challenge Donald Trump. On the last day of 2018, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth […]

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Why media failed so badly in 2016 election, and why they’re still failing

The election was horrible, the coverage was worse, and the outcome was unbelievable. Yet here we are, soon after being served up an orange turkey on a Thanksgiving platter, and the traditional media still haven’t learned their lesson. We waded through nonstop screaming coverage of Hillary Clinton’s emails on every channel and every inch of […]

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Trump awakens a sleeping giant — on the left

The results of the election were discouraging, depressing, maddening, and downright scary for progressives across the country. Actually, not just for progressives. For women everywhere. For Muslims. For immigrants. For people of color. For LGBT folks. For anyone who falls outside Trumpland and the viewpoints of Steve Bannon, the CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign who […]

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Election 2016 aftermath: Where does America go from here?

The losing side in an election often asks itself such a soul-searching question the morning after experiencing a devastating loss. And make no mistake: The election of Donald J. Trump is a devastating loss for America. As of this writing, ballots were still being counted. And although Trump won the Electoral College, Hillary Clinton is […]

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The most over-covered news stories of the 2016 election

It’s almost Election Day, and it can’t come a moment too soon. For 20 months, we’ve been inundated with nonstop cable news coverage, a never-ending stream of Donald Trump rallies, endless stories about trivial matters, pontificating pundits, “breaking news” that isn’t, parsed polls, unskewed polls, nothing-burger scandals, and so much more. What a relief it […]

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Need a laugh? 2016 election memes to carry us through

As awful as this election as been (and boy, has it been awful), it also has brought us memorable phrases, memes, and tweets that cracked us up, made us bang our heads against our desks, and caused innumerable face-palms. We’ve seen countless jokes and images of Donald Trump’s hair, often with the words, “We shall […]

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Clinton peels off voters of Eastern European ancestry from Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bromance with Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be adding to the factors that could cost him the election, but in a way his campaign didn’t see coming. As if Trump hasn’t inflicted enough damage on his campaign, and as his campaign and poll numbers sink further and further, Democratic nominee Hillary […]

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It’s no fun to be a Republican in 2016

Anecdotal reports say women are lining up in droves to vote at early voting sites, just to vote against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Early voting figures, in terms of absentee ballots received, seem to favor Democrats overall, based on the party of the voter requesting an early ballot. Even in Florida, where Republicans have […]

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Recalling election night 2008 in Grant Park: Thanks, Obama

As the Obama presidency winds down, we all have memories of times over the last eight years of how Barack Obama showed us what it means to be a successful president. These are my memories, starting at the very beginning. Election night 2008 was really a time of hope. Even Mother Nature cooperated; the temperature that […]

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So NOW Republicans say Trump is unqualified?

The release of a tape with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s hot mic “Grab them by the pussy” moment appears to be the final straw for the GOP “family values” crowd. Have they been comatose for the last 16 months? We’ve heard outraged comments from Republicans calling for the would-be groper-in-chief to drop out. Republicans […]

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