Tag: Joe Biden

I Beg Your Pardon, Joe Biden Promised Us a Rose Garden

By most all accounts, Joe Biden is cruising. Ostensibly the Democratic favorite, he has led—usually by large numbers—in almost every poll since he entered the 2020 race in April. He has seemed to outlast concerns about his age, his long, sketchy political record, and his suitability to lead a changing Democratic Party. Hits from rival […]

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Joe Biden’s Wilted Rose Garden Strategy

By most all accounts, Joe Biden is cruising. Ostensibly the Democratic favorite, he has led—usually by large numbers—in almost every poll since he entered the 2020 race in April. He has seemed to outlast concerns about his age, his long, sketchy political record, and his suitability to lead a changing Democratic Party. Hits from rival […]

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Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates to Finally Discuss Reparations During House Hearing on Juneteenth

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images for UrbanDaddy) Anyone else tired of waiting for their 40 acres and a mule? While Holocaust victims, survivors of Japanese internment and other victims of genocide or injustice have been compensated for the unspeakable horrors they endured, America built a multi-billion dollar economy by brutalizing our ancestors and somehow refuses […]

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Joe Biden Wagged His Finger At Me When I Asked Him About Abortion

Sarah Pearson/Courtesy of K.C. Cayo On Tuesday night, K.C. Cayo’s photo of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden went viral on Twitter. In the photo, Biden, the current frontrunner, is pointing his finger in Cayo’s face with his eyebrows raised. Cayo, a student activist based in Wisconsin, said they had attended an Iowa campaign event as […]

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Someone Please Tell Joe Biden That Bipartisanship Is Dead

The 2020 presidential race is not just about policy. It’s also about power. Many Democratic candidates, from Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren to Pete Buttigieg, have sketched out how they would overcome Republican efforts to structurally tilt American democracy in conservatives’ favor. Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, has not. His campaign is built around the […]

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New Poll Shows That Black Voters Favor Former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020

Photo: Dustin Chambers (Getty Images) A new poll has shown what we all feared—fine, maybe it’s just me—but black folks, at least the ones polled, have declared that Vice President Joe Biden is the frontrunner out of all the Destiny’s Child members that make up the Democratic nominees vying to become president. Some “seventy-six percent […]

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President Trump Told Aides to Lie About Internal Polling Data That Showed Him Trailing Joe Biden

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) President Donald Trump is a lot like the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wiz as he too doesn’t like bad news: The difference, of course, is that the Wicked Witch of the West just didn’t want people to bring her bad news; the Wicked Witch of the White […]

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On the Oratory Trail in Iowa

We have reached the stage in the Democratic race when the best candidates have buffed their stump speeches to a shine like a chauffeur polishing the front grill on a Rolls Royce. Every rambling anecdote has been dropped, every hand gesture has been syncopated with the rhetoric and every laugh line has been blessed with […]

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Democrats Are Winning the Battle of Ideas, But Could Still Lose the War

Joe Biden has spent much of his invisible primary season—the time between when candidacies are declared and people actually go to the polls, the time when money given seems to matter more than votes cast—avoiding policy details. Avoiding, for that matter, much policy altogether. In its place, the Biden campaign appeared to make a bet […]

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Joe Biden Switches Position on Abortion Funding After Sen. Elizabeth Warren Gathered His Ass Up

Photo: Dustin Chambers (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is proving himself to be a fuckboi. At this point, I wouldn’t trust Obama’s BFF to tell me what he ate for breakfast this morning if he hadn’t checked with his campaign staff and taken a peek at his polling numbers to see where bacon […]

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For Many Black Voters, Beating ‘The Donald’ in 2020 Trumps Race, Gender or More-Progressive Concerns

In this November 2004 photo, black voters cast ballots in the Bush-Kerry presidential race. Looking forward to the 2020 presidential race, reports have black voters focused on ousting Donald Trump rather than making any other statement involving race or gender with their votes.Photo: Mike Simons (Getty) When it comes to looking ahead to the 2020 […]

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Joe Biden’s Views on Abortion Are Stuck in 1976

Amid escalating threats to abortion rights, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that the candidate still supports a decades-long ban on using federal funds for abortion services. It’s a sign to many that the Democratic frontrunner isn’t fit to lead the party into a bold progressive future. The campaign statement comes […]

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Biden’s Surprisingly Strong Climate Plan Is Giving People Hope

Photo of Joe Biden by Drew Angerer/Getty; photo of an iceberg by Costfoto / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Less than a month after climate change activists called the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency a “death sentence,” some of those same agitators are singing the praises of the former vice president’s new climate plan—and […]

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Bernie Sanders Is Rich

When he discusses his personal finances—specifically the fact that he became a millionaire three years ago—you could almost mistake Bernie Sanders for a pitchman for capitalism. “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,” Sanders told The New York Times last month. Of course, Sanders is […]

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The Democrats’ Neglect of Transgender Rights

To most political observers, President Donald Trump was never expected to champion transgender rights, but since taking office, Trump-Pence administration attacks on the trans community have been relentless. Since the start of 2017, the White House has instituted a trans military ban, rolled back protections for transgender access to bathrooms and other facilities, and erased […]

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Biden’s World: Joe Flexing a Commanding Lead in New Poll

Photo: Getty Images Americans know a mediocre thing when they see one, and they’re warming up to warming up 2015’s leftovers for the Oval Office, according to a new poll. If the numbers are to be believed, the “NBA Jam” announcer could soon inform us that the former Delaware congressman is on fire. In a […]

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How Can Every Democrat Be a “Progressive”?

Defining the word “progressive” is a lot like defining pornography—you just know it when you see it. Or so Walter Mondale suggested while stumping for Jimmy Carter at a rally in Syracuse in 1980. At a time when the president was taking heat from liberal critics, Mondale reassured the crowd that he “knows a progressive […]

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Is Trump DOA in the Rust Belt?

If you’re the betting sort, maybe bet on the 2020 election being decided in the Rust Belt. It was there, in 2016, when the Democrats’ fabled “blue wall”—Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania—crumbled, handing an Electoral College victory to Donald Trump. In the 2018 midterms, however, Democrats began to rebuild that wall, electing three governors, three senators, and […]

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Corporate America Is Terrified of the Green New Deal

There is a “major shift” afoot in corporate America on climate change, according to Axios. On Monday, energy reporter Amy Harder reported that major companies “across virtually all sectors of the economy, including big oil producers, are beginning to lobby Washington, D.C., to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.” These companies, in other words, […]

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