Booker Jabs Biden on Marijuana at the Democratic Debate: Are You High?

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took aim at former vice president Joe Biden at dominated the Democratic field in black support. But on the issue of marijuana legalization, his views appear to trend more conservative than most Democratic voters. According to a

This Is Why Black Voters Dont Trust Mayor Pete Buttigieg

When South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg first entered the race, to be honest, I was mesmerized. He struck me as young, but brilliant. He spoke with compassion for the least of these and, led by his faith, he invoked the kind of Christianity long missing from the national discourseone that is inclusive, wrapped in love and equality, and that believes the test of us brings out the best in us. That he is gay and married was of no consequence to me, although I knew it would be for some. I wanted to believe that he would be the sort of candidate who challenged us to higher ground, but met us at our point of need. He has spent nearly …

Plutocrats, Please Stop Running These Selfish, Stupid, Quixotic Presidential Campaigns

At least on paper, Democrats talk tough about the importance of protecting the democratic process from a flood of billionaire bucks. Big money is drowning out the voices of everyday Americans, the released their own campaign finance reform proposals. Bernie Sanders put forward a bold plan that would claiming the title of single largest donor in American politics on several occasions. Whether you think that honorific is worthy of praise depends largely on whether or not your name is Tom Steyer. I was watching how this campaign was going, and in my opinion, the overriding issue today is that the politics of our country, the government, has been taken over by corporate dollars, Steyer staggering $47.6 million of his $1.6 …

Bernie Sanders Overhauls His New Hampshire Team

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has revamped his New Hampshire state operations, replacing state director Joe Caiazzo with Shannon Jackson, who led Sanders Senate re-election campaign in Vermont last year. Jackson previously served as the Sanders campaigns Northeast regional director and has worked with Sanders for years, including in his Senate office in Burlington, Vermont. Jackson said in a statement he was honored to be taking on a more direct role in this critically important state. The New Hampshire shake-up comes as the Vermont senators campaign is fighting to maintain support in the first-in-the-nation primary, which is in five months. Sanders won the state primary by 22 percent in 2016 before going on to lose the Democratic nomination to Hillary …

Andrew Yangs Dumb Gimmick Stepped on His Own Important Message

Andrew Yang has been my favorite Democrat to watch this election cycle, partly because hes the candidate I would most like to be friends with. Thats why I was so disappointed to see him resort to a how winners will be determined) actually steps on Yangs own messaging. Thats because Yang carefully avoids framing UBI as a giveaway (indeed, to qualify for the check, youd have to opt out of welfare payments). Instead, he sells it as something youve earnedlike Social Securityby virtue of being a citizen of the richest, most advanced country in the world. So why would an obviously smart entrepreneur squander the best chance he might ever have to make his substantive argument to a large TV …