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Elizabeth Warren

The Heart and Mind of a Democrat

by Hamilton Fish | Feb 4, 2019 | Election 2020, Politics

On the last day of 2018, Elizabeth Warren became the first woman and the first of the presumed Democratic front-runners to signal her intent to run for president. “The anti-Warren narrative was written before the Massachusetts senator even announced,” observed Natasha Korecki in Politico. Anyone trafficking in analysis lite on the 2020 race—which at this […]

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Ramona Ripston

Ramona Ripston: Guardian of Liberties

by Danny Goldberg | Jan 27, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

On November 3, one of my cherished mentors, Ramona Ripston, passed away at the age of 91. She had been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for 39 years, between 1972 and 2011. Her husband and soul mate Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who served on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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King’s Moral Clarity Endures

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 21, 2019 | Politics, Race

Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 90 on January 15th this year. All fifty states now celebrate the national holiday commemorating Dr. King’s birthday, though several go out of their way to direct the focus away from his legacy. Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas brazenly continue to pay tribute to slavery by honoring Robert E. […]

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Checks on Donald Trump

Democrats Explore Steps to Oppose Trump Agenda

by Lisa Graves | Jan 15, 2019 | Politics

Do we have any potent checks on Trump, after voters overwhelmingly supported Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the biggest wave election in years? Yes, definitely, but none of the formal or legal checks on a president are immediate. Still, one formidable constraint—and a curb on the power of Trump’s Republican enablers—has […]

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Map of USA reflecting 2018 midterm election results

P.O. Boxes, Gender, Ford, Kansas (Really?), Felons, Suburbs, Exact Matches—These Midterms Had It All

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 14, 2019 | Elections, Politics

November’s midterm elections served up a revised portrait of our political landscape, with harbingers of hardening political fault lines and clues to the future direction of the country. The national map was remade by the introduction of new pockets of blue in places where before there had been only, or mostly, red. To Democratic National […]

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