Campaigns and Elections

Obama and Sanders battle over TPP and the Democratic platform

As he faced the press in Ottawa today, flanked by other leaders of NAFTA signatories, President Obama argued that both the right and left were misleading people about the challenges of global trade. It was true, he said that workers left out of economic growth were growing angrier. As they did so, "the social cohesion […]

Senators and delegates remain cool to ‘dump Trump’ plot

On cable news, Twitter  and a few conference calls, the debate over dumping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is fierce. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's insistence that delegates could vote their "conscience" is read as the high-sign to undo the primaries; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) musing about the same is a […]

Ted Cruz stumps in Wisconsin as a working class hero

MADISON, Wis. – When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) pointed into a camera and called Donald Trump a “sniveling coward,” he was surrounded by sheets of metal about to be stamped into shape. When he blamed “Trump and his henchmen” for a salacious National Enquirer story, he did so in “a factory that is the largest […]