Robert Borosage

Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:30am
New Hampshire: Populist Uprising
“We have sent a message that will resound from Wall Street to Washington,“ presidential candidate Bernie Sanders exulted last night, after drubbing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. On the Republican side, Donald Trump won convincingly as predicted. The revolt against the establishment...
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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
At The New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Debate, Populism Wins
The face-off between Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton last night in New Hampshire highlighted the strengths and vulnerabilities of both. Both put in impressive, strong performances. Both got their message out. Voters are left to decide whom they choose to believe. Populism Wins...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:45am
The Iowa Winnow (And Why Bernie Sanders is for Real)
The Iowa Caucuses just supercharged the 2016 presidential race. Younger and lower-income voters drove Bernie Sanders into a head heat with Hillary Clinton. A record Republican turnout of white voters elevated an odd couple – two first term Cuban-American Senators – and deflated Donald Trump, the...
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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:45am
Iowa’s Big Winner: Senator Bernie Sanders
The results of the Iowa caucuses won’t be known until late this evening, but we already know the big winner: Senator Bernie Sanders. The 24/7 chattering classes focus on whether Sanders’ young and new voters will turn out, whether his voters’ enthusiasm can match Clinton’s organization, whether the...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:45am
As Panic Grips Clinton Campaign, The Real Question: What's Wrong with Hillary?
Panic now grips the Clinton campaign. Polls show Bernie Sanders surging to a dramatic lead in New Hampshire and closing in Iowa. The Washington Post reports that Hillary's national numbers are dropping faster now than they did in 2008. The Clinton campaign has started throwing everything and the...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 8:15am
The Democratic Choice: Change or Continuity
Ten million people watched the Democratic debate on Sunday despite Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s best efforts to bury it on a holiday weekend night after the NFL playoffs. All three candidates had strong moments in a generally substantive debate. By the end, the...
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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:15am
The Republican Debate: Seven Trumped-Up Survivors
Seven contenders lined up in the main Republican debate Thursday night in Charleston, South Carolina. Donald Trump, still leading in national polls, may not have won the night, but he has surely dictated its terms. The candidates were trumped-up, the vitriol hot, the rhetoric over the top...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Has Obama Rally Changed America?
Is Barack Obama a transformational president? That was his ambition: to be more, as he put it, like Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton, to launch a new era, not simply tack to the prevailing winds of the old. Not surprisingly, as the president readies his final State of the Union Address, the issue is...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:00am
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Republican Debate
It was showtime in the Republican debate last night in Las Vegas. Hysteria was the coin of the table. Carpet-bomb ISIS. Take out Assad. Destroy Iran. Shoot down Russian planes. Launch cyberwar against China. Expand the Army, Navy, Air Force; modernize nuclear weapons on land, sea and air. Spy on...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:15am
The Republican Carnival Comes to Town
Donald Trump will be center stage in CNN’s Republican Presidential debate tonight, flanked this time by a surging, sinister Sen. Ted Cruz on his left and a flagging Dr. Ben Carson on his right. Once more Trump will claim the spotlight, with the others vying for time and attention. Before getting...
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