Opinion

Trump is a chump

by Helen Philpot The media keeps reminding us that two-thirds of Americans think that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Of course, they never seem to tell us what direction that is. Why are we assuming that it…

The Real Reckoning

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.” She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump. The real reckoning…

Does Hillary Get It?

Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn’t – at least not yet. A Democratic operative I’ve…

Dear Donald

Americans are frustrated and angry and scared. You’ve channeled this into your nomination. Americans are also good. We’re generous and courageous and kind. That’s what you’ve missed. A single mom in Birmingham who taught her son how to rise while…

Trustworthy Hillary

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Hillary Clinton’s 6-point lead over Donald Trump in last month’s CBS News poll has now evaporated. As of mid-July (even before Trump enjoys a predictable post-convention bump in the polls) she is tied with him.  Each garners the support of…