Posts Tagged: Republicans

The Myth of the Reagan Democrat

The Myth of the Reagan Democrat

Posted March 8, 2016 by

Nancy Reagan died this week, but the myth of the “Reagan Democrats” lives on. Pundits like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews still define national elections through a false “Reagan Democrats” frame, an analysis that puts the votes of white men (what a
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The Real March Madness

The Real March Madness

Posted March 23, 2015 by

The U.S. Conference of Mayors City of Opportunity Task Force meets in Boston today. Its focus is on “transportation, housing and inequality,” and how “federal policy can help close the wage gap and lift individuals and families out of poverty
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The Republican’s Raw Deal

The Republican’s Raw Deal

Posted March 18, 2015 by Harry Brill

Our nation is engulfed in a major – in fact, a catastrophic – moral crisis.  The majority of our elected officials lack any empathy for those who are suffering most.  The current situation for the poor is dismal.  Families, including
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For Clinton in 2016, 2000 Election is Guide

For Clinton in 2016, 2000 Election is Guide

Posted January 7, 2015 by

Gail Collins’ January 2, 2015 NY Times column, “Hillary versus History,” noted that “no Democrat has been elected to succeed another Democrat since James Buchanan in 1856.” While Collins observed that Republicans also rarely succeed each other, she missed a
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