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10 Reasons I Support Bernie Sanders for President
I first saw Bernie Sanders speak in early November 1993, when I went to a brown bag lunch he held for voters in Montpelier, Vermont, a few days before NAFTA was passed. At that lunch, he explained how NAFTA would undermine workers rights, and American democracy. He turned out to be years ahead of...
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What Clinton Gets Right, And Wrong, About Wall Street Reform
Hillary Clinton’s op-ed in The New York Times Monday on how she would handle Wall Street and financial reform as president appears so far to have landed with a thud. There is little evidence that it has sparked the kind of political debate that would be warranted by a major plan for financial...
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The American Hunger Games
The Six Top Republican Candidates Take Economic Policy Into the Wilderness
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Who Impugns Hillary’s Integrity?
At the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton inadvertently sparked a firestorm when she invoked her woman donors and 9/11 as a defense to Bernie Sanders calling out her Wall Street donors. As Molly Ball tweeted, playing both the women’s card and the 9/11 card in one answer revealed just how...
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Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade with Bold Rightward Lurch
From her call for a major air and ground war against ISIS to her attack on single-payer, Clinton appears to be sprinting full-speed to the right
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If Wall Street Reform Becomes 2016 'Litmus Test,' Clinton Will Have Lots of Explaining To Do
Hillary Clinton's opposition to reinstating banking firewall makes it clear where she stands in the fight against the industry's powerful influence
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What I Learned on My Red State Book Tour
I’ve just returned from three weeks in “red” America. It was ostensibly a book tour but I wanted to talk with conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers. I intended to put into practice what I tell my students – that the best way to learn is to talk with people who disagree you. I wanted to learn...
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Bernie Sanders Is Actually Quite Serious About This ‘Political Revolution’ Thing
With a rock concert, a rally, and a key speech in Iowa, the insurgent signals that he intends to remain an insurgent.
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Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking
How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”? How do the candidates compare? This question came up in the first Democratic debate and there has been lots of online commentary on this since. The first place to look, of course, is CAF’s Candidate Scorecard . “The Candidate Scorecard measures the...
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While Sanders Scores Small Donors, Clinton and Bush Buoyed by Wall Street
In terms of support from financiers, 'no other candidates came close to Clinton and Bush'
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