Are Democrats in danger of repeating the mistakes of 2016?

While the 2018 midterm elections have not yet occurred, many politicians and strategists are already beginning to gear up for presidential runs in 2020. The names at the top of the lists for potential Democratic candidates—Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, possibly even Hillary Clinton—are causing concern that the Democratic Party is intent on re-running the 2016 campaign, making little to no changes to...
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Should it be a hate crime for white people to call the police on innocent people of color?

Legislators across the country are introducing bills to make it a crime for white people to call the police on innocent people of color. New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who recently had a white woman call the police on him while he was out campaigning on a public street, is one such legislator. "That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said of the incident. While many citizens feel...
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Should Barack Obama be doing more to fight Trump?

Barack Obama is finally campaigning for his fellow Democrats, starting with a speech at the University of Illinois. In his speech, he called out President Donald Trump for stoking resentments and "appealing to tribe." Many are calling for Obama to take a more public role in the Democratic Party and push back against Donald Trump and his policies. Yet, the former president has cited precedent and...
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Are out-of-state donations ruining our elections?

Local candidates across the country, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O'Rourke, are skyrocketing to national prominence due to social media and fawning press. With the increased attention has come a surge in money, mostly from out-of-state donors who cannot cast ballots in the local elections. The money has helped many of these candidates run more aggressive campaigns in competitive races....
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Who will win Arizona's Senate seat: Kyrsten Sinema or Martha McSally?

Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema are in a fierce battle for Jeff Flake's Arizona Senate seat. When the two met for their one and only debate, McSally lobbed accusations of treason at Sinema for statements she made years ago. Arizona has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988, but the party is confident voters can change that in 2018. With just a few more weeks before...
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Is Donald Trump an actual human baby?

During an interview with "60 Minutes," President Donald Trump stated twice, unsolicited, that he was not a baby. Now, some are wondering whether the Shakespeare quote "methinks thou doth protest too much" may apply. Would someone who is not a baby need to say they're not a baby that many times? It doesn't help that all across Britain and Chicago, balloons of the president as a baby soared into...
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Did Elizabeth Warren make things worse by taking a DNA test?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a thorough DNA test, which she says shows conclusively she is of Native American heritage. Warren took the test after President Trump harassed her for years about her claims of Native heritage, frequently referring to her as "Pocahontas." Trump previously claimed he would donate $1 million to a non-profit of Warren's choice if she could prove she was...
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Do we owe Monica Lewinsky an apology?

On CBS' "Sunday Morning," Hillary Clinton was once again asked to answer for her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton said her husband was right to stay in office and Lewinsky was "an adult" who entered into a consensual affair. Many believe the power imbalance between a sitting president and a 22-year-old intern was abuse—no matter how consensual the affair was. Lewinksy has lived for...
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Should Kirsten Gillibrand run for president in 2020?

It may seem premature, but Democrats are already eyeing the 2020 presidential election. Senators like Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Sherrod Brown have all been mentioned as possible contenders. But the name that most consistently tops these speculative lists is Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's junior senator, who inherited her seat from Hillary Clinton. Gillibrand has earned a reputation as a...
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Is Melania Trump the most bullied being on the planet?

Melania Trump made a bold claim recently that she is the "most bullied person on the world." The comment came just days after the internet read her for filth for her decision to dress like an Indiana Jones villain while visiting the Egypt. Trump has made cyberbullying her pet cause as first lady, calling her campaign "Be Best." This despite the fact that her husband is one of the world's foremost...
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