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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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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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 1:45pm
What Does Bernie Want?
The Democratic establishment and liberal commentariat lathered itself into a fine hysteria last week. What began as a Clinton surrogate meme -(Bernie has done his job, but now he’s hurting Clinton and should get out of the race) – became a maddened chorus. The predictably angry reaction of Sanders...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:00am
The Test of Leadership as Sanders Rolls in Oregon
Bernie Sanders won the Oregon primary big last night – 54 percent to 45 percent for Hillary Clinton – while ending in a virtual tie in Kentucky (Clinton, 46.8 percent vs. Sanders, 46.3 percent). Both states were closed primaries, with independents barred from voting. That surely cost Sanders the...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:45am
Fire Remains Hot as Bernie Takes West Virginia
West Virginia really likes Bernie Sanders. He swept the Democratic primary yesterday, winning 51.4 percent to Clinton’s 36 percent, even in the face of the mainstream media essentially declaring the race over. Speaking in Salem, Ore., Sanders described the key to his victory: “West Virginia is a...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:45am
Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – And The Political Debate
Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist insurgent, won Indiana convincingly Tuesday night – 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent – over Hillary Clinton, the establishment moderate. This is a remarkable victory, a statement of the extent and scope of the Sanders surge. Indiana is a Wonder bread state –...
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