The secret Clinton vote

The results of the California primary shocked many Bernie Sanders supporters, who were nursing a dream that he’d win the state or lose by an extremely small margin. However, I wasn’t terribly surprised — many Clinton voters were deep in stealth, afraid to say anything in advance of the primary.

Why did it take so long for the Sanders campaign to take on the Berniebro?

In October of 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote at The Atlantic about a phenomenon he was starting to observe among those who were #feelingthebern: The Berniebro. His piece marked (I think, and please correct me if I’m wrong) the introduction of the term to the political landscape, describing the primarily white, young men who spewed their enthusiasm for Bernie […]

Critiquing candidates

The 2016 election promises to be, as the kids say, bananas. The huge and terrifying Republican field is filled with an assortment of candidates who each bring their own unique brand of ‘terrible for the country’ to the fray, from Donald Trump’s bombastic hatred of immigrants to Scott Walker’s insistence on running Wisconsin into the […]