The Rules of Politics Have Changed

The only thing keeping Hillary alive right now is the large faction of Democrats who prefer Bernie's platform but think Hillary is more electable. The belief in Hillary's electability is based in a set of theories about the American electorate that held true from roughly 1968-2006, but have since lost their explanatory power. The conventional … Continue reading The Rules of Politics Have Changed

Bernie Is More Credible and Electable Than Hillary

Now that the media is finally saying it's time to start taking Bernie Sanders seriously, we've seen a flurry of hit pieces from Paul Krugman, Ezra Klein, Paul Starr, and other supposed liberal/progressive champions arguing, ironically, that we still shouldn't take Bernie seriously. They say: "Americans will never elect a socialist" -- "Bernie won't get … Continue reading Bernie Is More Credible and Electable Than Hillary