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Month: April 2015

Politico Magazine: Why Hillary’s Embracing Bernie

Now that Bernie Sanders is in the race, my thoughts on why Hillary doesn’t mind.

Real Clear Politics: Why Gyrocopter Guy Risked All for Campaign Finance Reform

Silver bullet solutions are always seductive. Just eliminate money from politics and – presto! – legislation that junks fossil fuel subsidies, breaks up the big banks and eliminates corporate tax shelters glides through Congress. But the left is mistaken. Liberal goals have been advanced despite the prevalence of corporate donations, and sometimes because of them.

Politico Magazine: The Only Democratic Race Now Is Who Will Win Hillary

There’s no suspense over Hillary Clinton winning the nomination, but which faction of the Democratic Party will win her over? The populists or the more corporate-friendly Establishment? My analysis here.

MSNBC’s Up: Why Rubio Has No Chance

I lay down my marker on why Sen. Marco Rubio won’t get the 2016 Republican nomination.

MSNBC’s Up: How Should the GOP Handle Hillary?

I ask Rick Lazio, whom Hillary Clinton defeated in the 2000 New York Senate race, how the Republican Party should run against her.

MSNBC’s Up: Countdown To Hillary

Hours before Hillary Clinton joins the 2016 presidential race I join the “Up” panel to discuss if she’s ready.

Real Clear Politics: For Liberals, Obama’s Iran Deal Is Everything

For many Democrats, this deal is why they nominated Obama in the first place. Which is why it is so dangerous for congressional Democrats to join Republicans in killing it.