Tag: election

An Open Letter to My Fellow Teachers on the Weekend after the Election of Donald Trump

November 2016

The all-women’s classroom the week after the election.

Postcard from America

November 2016

Trying to process.

Indulge the Other

November 2016

As the US votes, reflecting on Glenn Beck's glory days, the pursuit of power, and a burn-it-all-down approach to American government.

Donald Trump and Freshman Essays

September 2016

On the value of uncertainty—in college essays and American politics.

Jessica Conrad: Why Mayors Should Rule the World

December 2013

Except maybe Bob Ford.

Lois Beckett: In Minnesota, Democractic Grandmas Gather Data About Their Neighbors

January 2013

Campaign volunteers feed information into ever-expanding voter databases.

Tom Engelhardt: The Mandate of Hell

November 2012

How not to change the world.

Robert Reich: Why John Boehner May Have More Leverage Over the Tea Partiers in Congess

November 2012

Tea Partiers may be more amendable to compromise now than ever before.

Robert Reich: Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Take This Opportunity to Reframe the Economic Debate

November 2012

With the fiscal cliff approaching, it's time for Obama to make some big decisions. Here's what he should do.

Robert Reich: If You Succumb to Cynicism, the Regressives Win It All

October 2012

Dear progressives: You may think there's not a huge difference between Obama and Romney. But there is, and you should still vote.

Robert Reich: Mitt Romney’s Question-Mark Economy

October 2012

Mitt Romney's election campaign is rife with questions, and wholly uncertain answers.

Tom Engelhardt: Democratic Mockpocalypse

October 2012

This year's presidential campaign is bigger and louder than anything we've ever seen before.

Robert Reich: Romney the Detail Man?

October 2012

Why it's decidedly ironic that the New York Times ran a story about Romney being a man of details.

Robert Reich: Obama is Back

October 2012

President Obama's performance in Tuesday's debate was a significant improvement.

Memo to Joe, Re: Debate

October 2012

What Joe Biden needs to know before the vice presidential debate.

Robert Reich: The Politics of the Jobs Report

October 2012

Media headlines are crowing over the drop in the unemployment rate—but we need to look closer.

Robert Reich: Romney Wanted to “Harvest [Companies] at Significant Profit”

October 2012

No one should be surprised by this video of Romney talking about Bain's business goals.

Alex Marshall: Hidden Issues in This Year’s Campaign

September 2012

Can the free market exist without the government's imposition?

Robert Reich: Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too Late

September 2012

No amount of packaging can change what we already know about Mitt Romney.

Tom Engelhardt: Obama Against the World

September 2012

Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?

Robert Reich: Four Reasons Romney Might Still Win

September 2012

The election's not over yet, and rumors of Romney's demise are premature.

Robert Reich: The Real Mitt Revealed

September 2012

What Mitt Romney's 47-percent comment means.

Robert Reich: The Real Importance of Bill Clinton’s Wonderfully Long Speech

September 2012

Clinton's speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.

Robert Reich: The Most Important Political Week

September 2012

The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.

Robert Reich: It’s Inequality, Stupid

August 2012

Income inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing the country, but you wouldn't know it from watching the RNC in Tampa.

Robert Reich: How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth

August 2012

How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?

Robert Reich: Romney’s Lying Machine

August 2012

Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney's lies are another thing altogether.

Robert Reich: The Five Reasons Why the Ryan-Romney Economic Plan Would Be A Disaster for America

August 2012

Introducing the so-called bold, marvelous, and much-needed Ryan-Romney economic plan.

Robert Reich: Whose Plan Destroys Medicare — Obama’s or Romney-Ryan’s?

August 2012

Mitt Romney has charged that the Affordable Care Act will make massive cuts in Medicare. Is he right?

Robert Reich: The Terrible Economy and the Anti-Election of 2012

July 2012

Facing the worst economy in at least a generation, both presidential candidates are hamstrung by the machines that would elect them

Robert Reich: The Truth About Obama’s Tax Proposal

July 2012

There's the media portraying President Obama's tax proposal, and then there's the real thing.

Robert Reich: On Bedrooms and Boardrooms

May 2012

The latest election controversies are over gay marriage and abortions, but we're not in trouble because of what goes on in the bedroom. We're in trouble because of the CEOs in the boardrooms.

Robert Reich: What Today’s Job Numbers Mean

April 2012

The numbers suggest our economic recovery may be stalling, and it's for the simplest of reasons.