by | Feb 26, 2020

Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Charleston was another evening of forgettable cross-talk and demagoguery. The Democrats still haven’t gotten their act together. They more or less piled on Bernie Sanders, but it wasn’t all that impressive. They failed to knock him…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Time is running out for the Democratic Party and, by this time next week, it will probably be too late for them to turn back. More than a third of the delegates to their national convention will be chosen next…

by | Feb 26, 2020

I remember the excitement, 20 years ago, that surrounded the first Jewish vice presidential candidate and his Jewish identity. As an observant Jewish senator, Joe Lieberman would walk, not drive, to Congress to cast a vote on the Sabbath. He…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Washington Poor old James Carville is in the dumps. He doubts that Crazy Bernie can beat President Donald Trump in November. He appeared on MSNBC last week and said that anyone who thought Bernie would turn out more voters and…

by | Feb 25, 2020

“President Sanders, speaking from the White House yesterday, proposed/criticized/blamed … ” Um, er, no — not really. It’s not going to happen. This Bernie thing — the rise of Bernie, the magnetism of Bernie, the radiance that shines from his…

by | Feb 24, 2020

It’s Mardi Gras season for folks in the Deep South who celebrate the Catholic holiday of Fat Tuesday, and in New Orleans especially there is much drinking, carousing, parade-going and, unfortunately, accidental death. Which leads us to this week’s edition…

by | Feb 24, 2020

The chances of Bernie Sanders getting the Democratic nomination are decidedly better than the other declared candidates’, but that is not saying very much, according to the experts, who believe no candidate will win outright on the first ballot at…

by | Feb 24, 2020

Eight days remain until the crucial “Super Tuesday” primaries, and the unmistakable momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the Democratic Party establishment quaking in fear. Longtime Clinton adviser James Carville went off on potential Sanders voters on MSNBC Saturday…

by | Feb 21, 2020

Now that the DNC has cleared out the riffraff — Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and all the other pretenders to the Oval — the most recent Democrat presidential debate offered an opportunity to get a clearer…

by | Feb 21, 2020

When it comes to a brokered Democratic Convention, the odds are good because the goods are odd. In Wednesday’s debate, former front-runner Joe Biden confused “moderators” for “monitors,” said “secondly” on a thirdly or fourthly, and talked about the five…

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