Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Radicals and Reformers

I strongly believe that social change in democracies occur when radicals put pressure for change outside the political system and reformers work for change within the system. The radicals are like the canary in the coal mine: they spot the … Continue reading

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When Democrats Should Work With Trump and When We Should Fight

For the past two weeks I’ve been reading various articles to try to figure out what to do now that Donald Trump is President. How do I oppose Trump within the bounds of our American democratic republic and while maintaining … Continue reading

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Phone Banking for Hillary Clinton

Thursday night I phone banked for Hillary for about 2 hours. It was fun. When Hillary’s lead in the polls was growing, I was thinking I might skip phone banking for her this year. When the polls began to narrow … Continue reading

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Supporting Hillary for President

I support Hillary for President. Of the two candidates who are running, Hillary’s proposals on a variety of issues comes the closest to my political views. I’m a liberal and Hillary is basically a centrist, so we won’t agree on … Continue reading

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The Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

For the past week I’ve been recovering from watching the last Presidential debate. The tenor of the entire presidential campaign has me worried about the great divisions in this country and how it’ll affect the health of the democratic republic. … Continue reading

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Civility and the Political Discourse

When I watched the second Presidential debate, I couldn’t believe the depths that Trump went to in attacking Hillary Clinton. Trump has based his entire presidential campaign focused on personal attacks with little policy specifics. I think civility is an … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Lee Atwater and the Politics of Personal Attack

Watching the second Presidential debate was a very depressing experience. Trump’s campaign for the entire election season has been a mean spirited affair based on personal attacks with little policy specifics. He said John McCain wasn’t a war hero. He … Continue reading

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