Tagged: democratic party


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Announce Presidential Run

And then there were 4. Or 5. Or six. Depends on who you are counting as officially running for the Democratic Nomination for President in 2020. But this probably bears watching closely, as some of the powers that be have already expressed excitement for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Julian Castro Declares 2020 POTUS Bid

His announcement was not surprising, having made little secret of his ambition for higher office. At 44, he will be one of the younger candidates, something he is used to as he has been youngest city council member, youngest mayor, and youngest Obama cabinet official over the course of his career.


Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced she’s running for president in 2020. Or rather, she annoucned that she is going to announce in a released clip from her forthcoming interview with CNN’s Van Jones.

After Trump

Comity, good faith, and bi-partisanship are at an end. How should the Democratic Party conduct itself after Trump?

A One Party Nation

The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.

The Class of ’06

There are some good things to be said about absorbing periodic electoral “shellackings.”  For one thing, it gives the shellacked party an opportunity to reflect a bit, to let internal battles sort themselves out,...

Making Sense of Public Opinion

by E.C. Gach Last winter I was struck by a Jacob Weisberg piece over at Slate. The thrust of the article was the following: all of our political troubles are the result of…well…ourselves! People just...

Healthcare and monopoly

Russell Arben Fox asks: How should a distributist or localist or communitarian in America feel about proposals which would attempt to provide the same sort of equalization which Democratic party reformers are squawking about,...

One minor quibble

Andrew Sullivan on his intellectual consistency: I was appalled by the anti-Semitism buried within ANSWER – the left-wing equivalent of the Tea Party peeps – their paranoia and their ad Hitlerum daffiness. I railed...

Post-election ruminations

So let’s see – in Virginia a life-long social conservative, Bob McDonnell, ran as a pragmatist and beat the tar out of  Democrat Creigh Deeds.  Exit polls show a majority of Virginians still support...