Tag: Democratic Party

Why Looking at the Numbers Behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Recent Win Bodes Well for Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Run

Looking at the numbers behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent win shows a viable path to victory for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy that’s tailor-made for him.At the Canadian magazine Maclean’s, its Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes penned an insightful article unpacking the recent Canadian federal election by the numbers. Digging deep into the data, Geddes discovered…

Clinton and Sanders: Two Theories of Change—And Why Both Will Be Critical for Post-Obama Liberalism in an Era of Conservative Hyper-Obstruction

The contrasting theories of change offered by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be crucial for the furtherance of post-Obama liberalism and effective progressive governance in an age of nihilistic hyper-obstructionism by the GOP. If there’s one big takeaway from the Democratic debate last week is that the two leading candidates to be the party’s…

Why the Battle Over SEIU’s Possible Endorsement of Hillary Clinton is Emblematic of the Dire Challenges Facing Unions in the Democratic Party

The battle over the SEIU’s possible endorsement of Hillary Clinton is emblematic of the labor movement’s limited options in flexing its political muscle within the Democratic Party. Recently, Politico reported that Bernie Sanders supporters, within the SEIU, petitioned their union’s international executive board to hold off in endorsing any candidate for they fear the board…

The Transatlantic Left Moment: The Rise of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, and the Unraveling of the Washington-Westminster Neoliberal Center

The rise of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. highlights the unraveling of the Washington-Westminster neoliberal center and the movement ascendency of a mobilized progressive left alternative. One of the most remarkable transatlantic political developments this year has been the surprising rise of two unabashedly left-wing insurgent—initially longshot—campaigns that have…

Why Liberalism-as-Snark’s Condescending Sneers Toward Trump Supporters are Woefully Misplaced

The liberalism-as-snark’s condescending sneers toward Trump supporters are woefully misplaced. And why liberals and progressives, more than anyone else, should understand the animating drive galvanizing those supporting Trump.One of the most troubling aspects with some online elements that pass for liberalism or progressivism these days is an attitudinal condescension, at best, or mocking contempt, as worst,…