Krystal Ball

Krystal Ball is a former MSNBC host and Democratic congressional candidate. Follow her on Twitter: @krystalball

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AOC galvanizes young people, makes the Democratic Party feel vibrant and full of ideas and cognitive diversity—and drives the GOP to distraction.  (Photo: Getty) Views
Friday, June 21, 2019
AOC Is the Trump-Era Hero We Need
On Monday evening, President Trump pressed send on a tweet declaring that in the next week, ICE would begin removing “the millions of illegal aliens” who are in the United States. This, of course, was not true. ICE deports about 7,000 immigrants per month, which is rather short of the roughly 10.5...
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Abrams is the living embodiment of the idealized notion of the American Dream. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Case for Stacey Abrams
To run or not to run, that is the question Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has pondered aloud as she makes the rounds promoting the reissue of her 2018 book. Abrams has a number of options to consider. She could run for Senate in 2020. She could wait and take another crack at governor...
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Trump’s dig on socialism means he’s scared, Ocasio-Cortez said after his speech. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Like It or Not, Mr. President, Many Americans Embrace Democratic Socialism
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Trump previewed a crisis threatening our nation. Rampant inequality? Nope. Climate change? Nope. Our vulnerability to cyber weapons? Nope. The latest scourge striking terror in the hearts of his “Make America Great Again” supporters is...
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"She’s an example that no matter how many times, or how publicly, you’ve had sex or been a sexual being, you can take your power back and not allow anyone to silence you." (Photo: "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"/Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Stormy Daniels Is a Feminist Heroine
Like many Americans, I watched Stephanie Clifford (AKA Stormy Daniels) on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night and finally reached the point where I couldn’t keep silent on this any longer. As a person whose physicist dad and Montessori pre-school mom gave her a “porn star” birth name, I have had the porn...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Why Bernie Sanders Is Our Best Chance to Beat Donald Trump
Hand-wringing over party unity misses the point. No one cares about your precious parties. As Hillary Clinton joylessly stumbles her way to the Democratic nomination, calls have increased for Bernie Sanders to either drop out of the race altogether or, at least, to stop fighting so darn hard. We’re...
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