What Hillary Can Learn From Bill for the Democratic Debate

The trick is to combine substance with showmanship As Hillary Clinton prepares for the first Democratic debate on Tuesday, she should consult one of America’s most experienced presidential debaters: her husband.  More actor than orator, Bill Clinton was not the most eloquent debater. And his wife is the great family Continue Reading…

We’re Suckers for Hillary’s Redemption Story

As Clinton takes the debate stage Tuesday while seeking the presidency, it’s worth taking a look at how she has tapped into our love of redemption stories. As Hillary Clinton prepares for Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the big challenge she faces is that she is just not a natural pol—unlike her husband. Two Continue Reading…

 Will The Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up … For Israel

This summer Hillary Clinton denounced the boycott movement against Israel, charming the media mogul Haim Saban and other pro-Israel Democratic donors. But Saban and company should beware, especially considering her recently released email exchanges with the Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal. Secretary of State Clinton’s tolerance for the anti-Israel venom of Continue Reading…

Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets Daniel Patrick Moynihan All Wrong

Mass incarceration was a response to a huge crime wave that the academic predicted and tried to prevent. He’s no more responsible for what happened than a doctor who diagnoses a disease. In this month’s 17,000 word Atlantic cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers a poignant but misleading polemic exploring mass African American Continue Reading…

Carly Fiorina Could Defeat Hillary Clinton—By Channeling Her

Last night was her audition for the role of Clinton conquerer If Carly Fiorina ends up on the Republican ticket, her stellar performance at the Reagan Library will become a new American political legend. Her one-liners will rank with Lloyd Bentsen’s “You’re no Jack Kennedy” putdown of Dan Quayle. Her Continue Reading…

When Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby Teamed Up To Fight Crime

The president stopped Democrats from making excuses for black criminals. The comedian helped show the black middle class was also victim to those criminals. The volatile topics of race and crime underlie the angry debate about whether the Baltimore rioters were “thugs” or “rebels.” Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, while Continue Reading…