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Why Democrats Should Choose Amy Klobuchar

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How Bernie Sanders Broke The Democratic Primary

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Do Democrats Need a Progressive to Excite the Base?

Our recent electoral history suggests they don’t. In December, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich released a video arguing that Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren...

Is Antiracism the Answer to Racism?

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Three Uncomfortable Truths Of The Katie Hill Scandal

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What Mark Zuckerberg Gets Wrong About Free Speech

By refusing to fact-check political ads, Facebook is once again putting the integrity of our elections at risk. My latest piece in Washington Monthly: https://washingtonmonthly.com/…/what-mark-zuckerberg-gets-…/

California’s Costly Recall Reveals a System in Need of Reform

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Recall elections once served a noble purpose, but now they are just expensive boondoggles used for partisan gain. On September 14, Californians will vote on...

How We Can Overturn Citizens United This Decade

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Most Americans share similar views about how to get big money out of politics. Polling released in 2018 showed that 66 percent of Republicans,...

The Intellectual Fraud of Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility”

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Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility Is Snake Oil Masquerading As Insight After it was published in 2018, Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility received fawning reviews from The New Yorker and Publishers Weekly on...

The Glaring Flaws In Bernie Sanders’ Electability Argument

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Even by the low standards of electability arguments, Bernie’s is bad. Because Democrats are so focused on beating Donald Trump in November, debates over electability...

Why Democrats Should Choose Amy Klobuchar

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In 2020, Democratic voters have the most difficult choice they have had in years. Not only are the stakes of the election exceptionally...
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How Bernie Sanders Broke The Democratic Primary

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In fifth grade, I ran for mayor of my elementary school on what I thought was a bold, but feasible platform: getting candy sold...

Do Democrats Need a Progressive to Excite the Base?

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Our recent electoral history suggests they don’t. In December, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich released a video arguing that Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren...

Is Antiracism the Answer to Racism?

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A compelling author makes an unconvincing case. It is easy to root for Ibram X. Kendi. In 2018, Kendi found himself in...
Photo by Gage Skidmore

Three Uncomfortable Truths Of The Katie Hill Scandal

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Making sense of a messy situation. As I wrote in Washington Monthly, if ever there was a scandal that was tailor-made for conflicting views or nuanced opinions,...

What Mark Zuckerberg Gets Wrong About Free Speech

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By refusing to fact-check political ads, Facebook is once again putting the integrity of our elections at risk. My latest piece in Washington Monthly: https://washingtonmonthly.com/…/what-mark-zuckerberg-gets-…/

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