https://medium.com/ · by Greg Ferenstein · April 14, 2015 Clinton’s “Me” problem, Quantified (In 2 Graphs) There is a nagging suspicion that Hillary Clinton’s campaign suffers from narcissism. It’s the kind of suspicion that is hard to prove, but is nonetheless palpable every time the campaign releases a video. Last weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a viral skit where a campaign aide coaches a hyper-narcissistic Clinton (played by the amazing Kate McKinnon) on how she should address her online audience, “You said this new campaign is not about you, it’s about the people, so let’s…read more
The New Yorker The man who has stoked fear about impostors at the polls. BY JANE MAYER Hans von Spakovsky, a Republican lawyer who served in the Bush Administration, has promoted strict voter-I.D. laws. Photograph by Lauren Lancaster. Teresa Sharp is fifty-three years old and has lived in a modest single-family house on Millsdale Street, in a suburb of Cincinnati, for nearly thirty-three years. A lifelong Democrat, she has voted in every Presidential election since she turned eighteen. So she was agitated when an official summons from the Hamilton County Board…read more
More than halfway through Barack Obama’s first term as president, little has changed from the Bush era when it comes to issues such as the War on Terror, civil liberties, militarism, corporate influence on government, secrecy, and environmental policy. This can by no means be blamed only on Republican obstructionism. Little Hope for Change compares the track records of the two presidents, and summarizes how Obama’s actual policies contrast with his lofty rhetoric. At a time when liberals spend much of their energy fending off attacks on Obama from the right, we…read more
by RUSSELL MOKHIBER Just got an e-mail from Barack Obama. “Russell – I have one question for you,” Barack writes. “If you’re with me in this election, will you say it right now?” I’m not with you, Barack. And I’ll say it right now – I’m not with you, Barack. Here are ten reasons. Ten Reasons I’m Not With Barack » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.