As regular readers know by now, the staff here at MattBruenig.com has been rolling out a new team focused on election coverage. So far, Bruenig himself has authored most of the commentary and the team members have mainly provided technical statistical support with our election models. The main exception to that was the [...]
In last night’s debate, the candidates were asked about Mizzou:
Secretary– Clinton, you told some Black Lives Matter activists recently that there’s a difference between rhetoric and activism and what you were trying to do, which is– was enforce law– or get laws passed that would help what they– were pushing for. But– [...]
Amanda Marcotte has a strange piece in Salon arguing that Hillary Clinton understands the coalition-building, favor-swapping, long slog of real politics and is therefore likely to actually get things done. This is contrasted with the Obama administration who came into power wrongly thinking its optimistic bipartisan attitude (and dynamic savior personality) would get [...]
In addition to being an enemy of the poor, it’s also important to note that Hillary Clinton is a remarkably terrible rich person. I wouldn’t say that necessarily disqualifies her (unlike her anti-poor stuff) from support, but it does certainly gin up some ill will.
According to Politico, Hillary’s net worth [...]
So far I’ve mostly just played around the edges with my posts about the US presidential election. But given my increasing inclusion in actually serious posts about it (Traister, Goldberg), I guess I should write a post where I lay out some genuine points.
Given what I almost exclusively write about [...]
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Are you planning to vote for Bernie Sanders when primary time rolls around? If so, I am discouraged to report that you are a sexist, and also tremendously uncool, which I will expand upon in a [...]
One of the things I look forward to in the Clinton run is seeing whether recent innovations in feminist thought will create age divides in how Clinton is regarded. The middle-aged and older crowd grew up in a feminist environment where trailblazing and ceiling-breaking were celebrated as the substance of women’s progress. But lately, with [...]
In theory, writing an election take about demographic divides in candidate support is pretty straightforward:
Identify a demographic divide. Provide a plausible theory for the demographic divide.
Because step one is usually pretty easy, most of the punditry action is at step two. But, as today’s Amanda Marcotte take shows, every so often, [...]
Rebecca Traister had an interesting piece at Elle titled “Hot Mess For Hillary.” In it, she explains, among other things, that the prospect of a woman president is what drives so much of her zeal towards Clinton. Hers is not the first in this genre — see Jessica Valenti in 2013 [...]