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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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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
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
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
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 04, 2016
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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Atlantic Primaries: Trump and Clinton Consolidate
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – the two presumptuous if not yet presumptive leaders for their party’s presidential nomination – won big on Tuesday. Trump swept all five states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) by double digits. Clinton won four of five, three...
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Monday, April 25, 2016
Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It
Hillary Clinton’s heated defense of the money she has raised from Wall Street and other interests won’t cut it. Her protests contradict the basic case that virtually all Democrats and reformers have made for getting big money out of politics. It is vital that voters not be misled by them. Normally...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Big Apple Goes With the Home Team
There’s no place like home. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big last night in their home state of New York. Trump won 60.5 percent of the vote and 88 delegates, with John Kasich a distant second and New Yorkers giving Ted Cruz a good taste of their values – and a goose egg in delegates...
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Friday, April 15, 2016
The Big Apple Debate
Last night’s CNN Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn was both contentious and clarifying. It was contentious because the each candidate has had it with the other. Clinton is aggravated that Sanders has been surging and irritated that he keeps pointing out that she’s the big money,...
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Monday, April 11, 2016
Sanders on Clinton: Not Unqualified, Compromised
As the Sanders surge continues, the Democratic presidential contest has gotten chippy. After Clinton called Sanders “unprepared” to be president, Sanders responded he thought she was “unqualified.” The chattering classes went off. Democrats were rending garments and ringing hands worried about the...
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