Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage

Robert 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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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:15pm
Resisting Trump Is Not Enough
Donald Trump’s provocations have stirred a resistance that is ferocious, diverse, and growing, shaking Republicans and stiffening Democratic spines. Raucous town-hall meetings targeting members of Congress in their home districts are making the fabled Tea Party protests of old look like, well, tea...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:15pm
How to Expose Trump’s Dastardly Bait-and-Switch
D onald Trump is a masterful con man, and his presidency will be a bait-and-switch of epic proportions. He will, on one hand, appeal to the populist temper of the time—as he did this week with his “thank you tour”—and with stunts, as he did with the Carrier deal or his series of tweets purporting...
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:45am
Progressives Pushing on Executive Appointments? Scandal!
While Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown stump across the country for Hillary Clinton, they are also spearheading progressive efforts to influence key appointments in a future Clinton administration. Following Warren’s dicta that “personnel is policy,” progressive groups are...
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00am
Why Is This Election So Close?
As Donald Trump continues the self-immolation that began in the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton is rising once more in the polls. But Trump had pulled into a virtual dead heat before that debate, and could easily rise again if he ever stops torching himself. This has once again raised a...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over—It’s Only Just Begun
The summer ends with a growing lament among progressives. Tom Frank’s cutting voice sums it up : “And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Sanders Endorsement and the Political Revolution
Even as Bernie Sanders was endorsing Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, expressions of dismay and outrage from his supporters flooded social media. Naturally, Donald Trump piled on, tweeting that Bernie Sanders “has totally sold out to corrupt Hillary Clinton,” and that his supporters are “...
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:15am
Democrats and the TPP: Who Speaks for the Future?
Texas populist Jim Hightower will present the Democratic Party platform committee with a Bernie Sanders-sponsored amendment to the draft platform when it meets in Orlando this Friday and Saturday. It will read: It is the policy of the Democratic Party that the Trans-Pacific Partnership should not...
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:00am
For Vice President: Senator Jeff Merkley
Who will Hillary Clinton choose as her running mate? She enjoyed the biggest crowds of her campaign when she appeared with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, setting progressive hearts aflutter. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, the insiders’ favorite, has begun pre-emptive disclosure of dealings – $...
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:15am
Clinton Makes History; For Sanders "The Struggle Continues"
Hillary Clinton became the “presumptive nominee” of the Democratic Party Tuesday night, and will be the first woman ever to win the presidential nomination of a major party. Clinton won primaries in New Jersey, New Mexico and California, the large states at issue. She will finish the primary season...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Common Sense on the Democratic Presidential Race
The media has declared the Democratic presidential race over, even though no candidate has won a majority of the delegates. The Democratic establishment is in a tizzy about polls showing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump running even with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, although...
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