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Far from a “consolation prize”: A woman VP will be a triumph for all

Far from a “consolation prize”: A woman VP will be a triumph for all

Ben Falcon May 8, 2020

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys Television is rich with women in powerful political positions — for instance, HBO’s Selina Meyer on "Veep" and CBS’s Elizabeth McCord on "Madam Secretary."...

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Bye, bye, Bernie. It’s Biden’s time

Ben Falcon April 22, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutWe are all ridin’ with Biden now. Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden took up the mantle of leadership for the Democratic Party after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders...

A response to Ben Falcon's column

A response to Ben Falcon’s column “The center can hold, only by living to fight another day”

Nathan Glancy March 5, 2020

This column was originally posted as a web comment on March 1 to Ben Falcon's column "The center can hold, only by living to fight another day" (published in print on 2/28). It has been updated for style...

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The center can hold, only by living to fight another day

Ben Falcon February 27, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutWhile I may require the assistance of glasses, I can clearly see the writing on the wall — the Democratic party appears to be on the losing side of a decade-long siege...

Andrew Yang's Faux Progressivism

Andrew Yang’s Faux Progressivism

Victoria Henretty February 6, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutDemocratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is touted by his supporters to be the candidate that can achieve the "progressive" goals he’s established thus far. We should...

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Kamala Harris, you are not our nominee

Ben Falcon November 21, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutSince I last wrote about the race for the White House, a few things haven’t changed. We still have a large, crowded field of Democrats running for the chance to take...

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The reality behind Andrew Yang’s plan

Andrew Barber September 18, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutAndrew Yang has generated a lot of buzz when it comes to his controversial policy known as “The Freedom Dividend.” Yang is a democratic candidate running for the...

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How many Democratic candidates does it take to be president? Not 20.

Ben Falcon September 5, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutIn light of the recent stampede of Democratic presidential candidates dropping out of the race, one would hope that the field has finally been whittled down to the crème...

graphic by Tyler Herron

Why I did not march

Isaiah Mitchell January 16, 2018

There were a few people — friends, professors, Yolanda the Supreme Mabee Guard — who asked me if I was going to march on MLK Jr. Day. I would tell them no, that I had homework and so forth, that I...

photo by Amani Canada

Year in review

Manfred Wendt January 14, 2018

The past year was interesting to say the least. Protests, legislative failures and successes, elections, scandals, increased corruption of the objectivity of the news media and political institutions,...

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