by | Mar 25, 2020

Biden’s campaign has turned him into a mirror, in which Democrat groups see themselves. By trying to be all things to all groups, he has become nothing. A mirror is, after all, faceless; there is nothing there unless someone else…

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 20, 2020

As Sen. Bernie Sanders looks more and more like the one who may win the Democratic presidential nomination, some tell us that he isn’t the radical leftist others make him out to be. Maybe he’s not even a socialist, despite…

by | Feb 10, 2020

The overarching Democratic strategy for winning the 2020 general election is based on the assumption that outrage over President Trump’s personality and policies will motivate their rank-and-file voters to turn out in record numbers to defeat him. If Iowa was…

by | Jan 14, 2020

The best thing about Bernie — need I explain, in the year of grace 2020, which Bernie ? — is how a frosty-haired old coot old enough to have been a high-school classmate of mine fires up kids who never…

by | Dec 21, 2019

Elizabeth Warren outpointed Pete Buttigieg on the matter of “wine caves” in Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. But on the domestic question of the times, health care, Warren tacitly submitted to Mayor Pete. Warren promised on Thursday that “in the first…

by | Dec 10, 2019

With less than one year until the 2020 election, candidates from both parties agree the U.S. health-care system is deeply flawed, and both are offering policies to fix the broken system. But their prescriptions for healing the health-care industry are…

by | Dec 4, 2019

“He stole it,” Joe Biden says of Pete Buttigieg’s “Medicare for All Who Want It” plan. The accusation came as part of Biden’s eight-day “No Malarkey” bus tour of Iowa, a state with an ever-shifting poll leader that currently sees…

by | Nov 13, 2019

Some people miss their own irony. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for a one-size-fits-all national health insurance includes the promise of “strengthening FTC [Federal Trade Commission] oversight over health care organizations, including non-profit hospitals, to crack down on anti-competitive behavior.”…

by | Nov 7, 2019

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some people. After all, we can have differences when it comes to ideology, and we can aspire to different things in life. We can…

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