The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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Ronnie Hawkins, Rockabilly Road Warrior, Is Dead at 87

Besides performing, he mentored other musicians, including stars like Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm and Rick Danko, who went on to form the Band.

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Students Deserve a Student Loan Bailout

Biden’s $10,000 in relief isn’t enough.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #education, #for-profit-schools, #income-inequality, #pell-grants, #student-loans, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #tuition

American Voters Haven’t Been Afraid Like This in a Long Time

Crime, inflation, Russia’s war in Ukraine and immigration are driving voter dissatisfaction ahead of the midterms

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #illegal-immigration, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ronald Reagan’s New Economic Order, and What It Meant for America

Gary Gerstle’s “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order” traces the political shifts that have characterized modern American history.

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Hillary Clinton: Madeleine Albright Knew How to Push the Envelope

We can honor her memory by heeding her wisdom.

#albright-madeleine-k, #clinton-bill, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #women-and-girls

Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State, Dies at 84

She rose to power and fame as a brilliant analyst of world affairs before serving as an aggressive advocate of President Bill Clinton’s policies.

#albright-madeleine-k, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #united-nations, #united-states-politics-and-government

He’s Sorry, She’s Sorry, Everybody Is Sorry. Does It Matter?

Joe Rogan. Whoopi Goldberg. Glenn Youngkin. We are swimming in a sea of public contrition, where everyone’s sorry and at the same time, no one is sorry enough.

#metoo-movement, #apologies, #appalachian-trail, #cancel-culture, #clinton-bill, #goldberg-whoopi, #ingall-marjorie, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rogan-joe, #social-media, #spitzer-eliot-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

When Walter Dellinger Spoke ‘the Justices Paid Attention’

Mr. Dellinger, a fierce liberal raised in the heart of the former confederacy, was always keenly aware of the forces he was up against.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #dellinger-walter-e, #dove-rita, #justice-department, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #paul-weiss-rifkind-whartongarrison, #supreme-court-us

Walter Dellinger, Top Legal Official in Clinton White House, Dies at 80

He served as both the head of the Office of Legal Counsel and acting solicitor general, and he remained a leading figure in liberal legal battles.

#clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #deaths-obituaries, #dellinger-walter-e, #duke-university, #legal-profession, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #solicitors-general, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lani Guinier, Legal Scholar at the Center of Controversy, Dies at 71

President Bill Clinton pulled her nomination as assistant attorney general in 1993 after she came under criticism for her views on voting rights.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #guinier-lani, #legal-profession

How Republicans Can Replay the Reagan Era

How 2021’s echoes of the 1970s are making politics easy for Republicans.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #cold-war-era, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nineteen-hundred-seventies, #oxford-conn, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #taiwan, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Way Forward for Biden and the Democrats in 2022 and 2024

The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.

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American Optimism, R.I.P.

Maybe it was always a myth. It’s at least a distant memory.

#clinton-bill, #internal-sub-only-nl, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital

The former president was admitted to a California hospital on Tuesday for treatment of an infection that developed into sepsis, officials said.

#antibiotics, #california, #clinton-bill, #hospitals, #orange-calif, #sepsis, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-irvine

Bill Clinton Is Hospitalized for Infection, Aide Says

An aide said that Mr. Clinton had a urological infection that had developed into sepsis, although it was not considered to be acute.

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Bill Clinton, Race and the Politics of the 1990s

What does “popularism” look like in practice?

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Biden Can End Debt-Ceiling Sabotage Once and for All

The 14th Amendment offers a way out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #mcconnell-mitch, #national-debt-us, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

What if Monica Lewinsky Had Twitter in 1998?

The activist and producer reflects on how her saga may have unfolded in the era of social media.

#metoo-movement, #audio-neutral-informative, #clinton-bill, #fx-tv-network, #hbo-max, #impeachment, #lewinsky-monica-s, #washington-dc

Biden Versus Centrists Living in the Past

Do centrists realize that 2021 isn’t 1999?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #clinton-bill, #democratic-party, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

White Evangelicals Shun Morality for Power

They’ve been a “political arm of the Republican Party” for decades now.

#christians-and-christianity, #clinton-bill, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #presidential-election-of-2016, #religion-and-belief, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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Monica Lewinsky Is (Reluctantly) Revisiting ‘That Woman’

As a producer on the new FX series “Impeachment,” she hopes to reframe her story and boost her burgeoning Hollywood career. But that doesn’t mean the experience has been easy.

#metoo-movement, #brown-tina, #clementi-tyler, #clinton-bill, #content-type-personal-profile, #cumming-alan, #feldstein-beanie, #fx-tv-network, #jones-paula-corbin, #lewinsky-monica-s, #television, #tripp-linda-r, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Impeachment’ Focuses on the Women Behind Clinton’s Scandals

In a group interview, Ryan Murphy and the stars and creators of the FX drama discuss why they made Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky the stars of the show, and why we still care.

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Voters Chose Boring Over Bombast. They Got Biden’s Penchant for Pontificating.

Even the president labeled a speech boring recently, an admission that highlights a tendency toward delivering minutiae-filled discourse over scaling oratorical heights.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-politics-and-government

Friends in High Places

Hanging with presidents: Sometimes First Friends are helping found a country; other times, they’re mixing martinis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #lincoln-abraham, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us

Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Biden and Putin Are Meeting. Here’s How to Make Progress.

They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #geneva-switzerland, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

Book Review: ‘The President’s Daughter,’ by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

“The President’s Daughter” is set in motion with a kidnapping, and then a paramilitary operation is put together in response.

#books-and-literature, #clinton-bill, #patterson-james, #the-presidents-daughter-book

15 New Books Coming in June

This month brings new ways of thinking about American history, from slavery to the Alamo to same-sex marriage, as well as fiction from Rivka Galchen and Brandon Taylor, and a second thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

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Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party

Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems likely to bring the Trump brand to Arkansas politics in a big way. But the state is a testing ground for different possible futures for the party.

#arkansas, #clinton-bill, #cotton-tom, #elections-governors, #huckabee-mike, #hutchinson-asa, #republican-party, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Congress Now Supersedes Generals on Military Issues

The shift mirrors broader societal frustrations after two decades of wars, a pervasive problem of sexual assault and harassment of female troops and the exposure of political extremism in the ranks.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #defense-department, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #hagel-chuck, #kaine-timothy-m, #milley-mark-a, #nunn-sam, #obama-barack, #petraeus-david-h, #september-11-2001, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Summer Is Coming. Bring a Book.

You have your sunscreen and beach chairs. Once you pick up any of these 24 books, summer can really begin.

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The Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden Show

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carter-jimmy, #clinton-bill, #obama-barack, #plains-ga, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

At a summit he convened, the president discovered how difficult it will be to re-establish America as an environmental leader.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #obama-barack, #paris-france, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #united-states-economy

In New Book, Boehner Says He Regrets Clinton Impeachment

Former Speaker John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, writes that the drive to remove President Bill Clinton was a politically motivated move he wishes he had repudiated.

#boehner-john-a, #clinton-bill, #house-freedom-caucus, #house-of-representatives, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Four Ways of Looking at the Radicalism of Joe Biden

It’s unexpected, but it’s not inexplicable.

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Democrats Repent for Bill Clinton

In the last decade, the party and the former president himself have been forced to admit the failures of his administration.

#black-people, #clinton-bill, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

How Shifting Politics Re-energized the Fight Against Poverty

The pandemic and a set of other economic and social forces changed the calculation for Democrats when it comes to government aid. The question now is how long the moment will last.

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Ending the End of Welfare as We Knew It

The Democrats’ new child benefit is a very big deal.

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #jordan-vernon-e-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-league, #washington-dc

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vernon-jordan, #washington-dc

Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

#all-in-the-family-tv-program, #clinton-bill, #cnn, #impeachment, #msnbc, #new-jersey-generals, #news-and-news-media, #television, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Madonna? Harry Potter? Churchill? Tom Brady May Be Beyond Compare

Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.

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Obama, Bush and Clinton Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

In a show of solidarity with former leaders, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

#arlington-national-cemetery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #inaugurations, #obama-barack, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Fire Last Time

Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack in Oklahoma City spurred legislation that gutted death row inmates’ rights. In the wake of the siege of the Capitol, will we make a similar mistake?

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #clinton-bill, #habeas-corpus, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #usa-patriot-act

Which Presidents Have Been Impeached?

With a House majority voting to impeach President Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection, here is a look back at what happened to Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson.

#clinton-bill, #impeachment, #johnson-andrew, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Refuses to Demand Political Appointees Resign

The White House still has not told its political appointees to step down, a routine request in previous administrations, which complicates issues including foreign policy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #obama-barack, #office-of-personnel-management, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-transition-us, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations