Category: Journalism

Pardon Snowden: A Q&A with Ben Wizner. The Nation 9/12

Can Edward Snowden come home soon?  His lawyer, Ben Wizner of the ACLU, talks about what would happen in an espionage trial — and why Obama should issue a pardon.
The campaign to pardon Snowden, led by the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, is collecting signatures on a petition: https://www.pardonsnowden.org/

Minnesota’s Mini-Trump–and the Lesbian Mother of 4 Challenging Him: The Nation 9/2

They call him “Minnesota’s mini-Trump”: Jason Lewis, the right-wing talk-show host who’s running for Congress for an open Republican seat in the suburbs south of the Twin Cities, the 2nd Congressional District. It’s the same seat Bill Maher targeted two years ago in his “Flip-a-district” campaign—only then it was held by a six-term Republican incumbent named John Kline. Maher’s effort didn’t work; Kline was reelected.. . .
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Are Hillary’s Poll Numbers Misleading? TheNation.com 8/7

Political science tells us Hillary Clinton will win the election—the poll numbers are so clearly in her favor. As of this moment, the authoritative FiveThirtyEight “polls only” forecast says Clinton’s chance of beating Trump is 86.6 percent. But polling is an inexact science, and a lot of pundits are asking: Could the polls be wrong this time?
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Ivanka & Hillary: Amy Wilentz on TheNation podcast 7/29

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Amy Wilentz looks at gender in politics today: Donald Trump’s brand of masculinity, Ivanka Trump’s brand of femininity, and all those criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s voice, smile, and more.

plus: John Nichols analyzes Hillary Clinton’s big speech and the place of Bernie Sanders supporters in Democrats’ plans to fight Donald Trump.

and D.D. Guttenplan reports on Bernie and the Bernie people at the convention—the battles, the booing, and the work to keep the movement alive after November.

“Relax: Trump Can’t Win”: TheNation.com 6/21

Trump needs at least five or six million more votes than Romney in 2012.  Where can he get them?  A look at longstanding patterns in American voting suggests that it’s pretty much an impossible task.
READ the piece at TheNation.com HERE