'Trump Fatigue' and the end of the American experiment

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It was 8 years ago that the idea of the 3 a.m. phone call entered the American political psyche, thanks to an ad trying to promote Hillary... Read more

America could use a platoon of Morley Safers right now

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It's been something of a bummer of a week, so it's not surprising that the Fates saved one of the biggest downers for the end: Morley Safer... Read more

Is Obamacare making America great again?

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Some days I really wonder what the heck CNN used to cover before they invented Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential race? For all we know... Read more

Will Philly (not Cleveland) be the crazy convention?

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We've been hearing for months now that the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July was going to a bat-guano crazy affair -- maybe... Read more

I burned my Democratic voter registration card today

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I've often wondered whether -- had I been born less than a decade earlier than I was -- I would have had the courage (or foolishness, as some... Read more

What if Trump plagiarized Neil Kinnock?

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I guess it's because they're in the exact same place -- the hallowed sports ground of Franklin Field, where the Eagles last won a championship... Read more

Money monster: What if the problem's not the candidates but capitalism?

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In case you haven't been paying attention, President Obama's approval rating keeps rising and rising, up to 53 percent which -- barring a war... Read more

Michael Ratner, 1943-2016, American hero

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When I wrote a short e-book about Bernie Sanders -- both his life and his out-of-left-field (literally!) presidential campaign -- last year... Read more