Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi get Democratic convention speaking slots

The schedule is organized with themes for each day. Monday will feature a range of political perspectives including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, as well as former first lady Michelle Obama. The theme is unity.

Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, spent career breaking barriers

Harris pulled California out of the 2011 talks during a crucial moment, arguing that the deal coming into sight at the time — hammered out with other state attorneys general — was not strict enough on the banks, a decision that earned her praise at the time and in the years after from Elizabeth Warren, […]

The history of the women nominated for vice president

Following McCain and Palin’s loss, Palin announced in 2009 that she would step down as governor of Alaska. She was the keynote speaker at the first national tea party convention in Nashville in 2010. She became a political commentator on Fox News, and starred in reality TV shows about her and her family. Palin remained […]

Ted Cruz Is Stealing a Page From Jimmy Carter’s Political Playbook

Wallace’s ultimate vanquisher in presidential politics was the fellow southerner Jimmy Carter, who in 1976 cleverly argued that instead of “sending them a message,” the South should “send them a president.” And to a degree that has largely been forgotten in the wake of Carter’s reelection loss to Ronald Reagan and his post-presidential career as […]

How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

SHORING UP While advocating for social justice publicly, Harris was also working to shore up her relationship with Biden. The two had long been friendly because of Harris’ friendship with Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, who served as Delaware’s attorney general and worked with Harris when she held the same position for her state.

Michael Moore Predicts Trump Wins In 2020 If Dems Run Politician Against Him

“We have to run a beloved American. Obama became beloved the night of that convention and he was beloved from that moment on. It’s gotta be like a Michelle Obama or a Sully Sullenberger. Why aren’t we thinking along the lines of ‘who can defeat him?’ We will lose in 2020.”

NEWSMAKER-How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

After a strong start, Harris’ campaign quickly foundered amid strategic somersaults. First positioning herself as a progressive in the mold of reformers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Harris then tried to tack toward the center. Her position on healthcare, for example, became a mishmash. She dropped out in December, before a single […]

Marshall Berman obituary

Berman was a warmly generous colleague, and someone who preferred always to find the positive and what was life-enhancing even in figures with whom he had no particular affinity. He was a bohemian figure, with a profuse beard and shaggy untamed hair. He wore a T-shirt at all times, preferably with a political slogan, and […]

Democrats vow to repeal tax reform, putting taxes in focus for 2020

America now enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, with more job openings than there are workers available. Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in history for African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans, as well as among women and teens. All that investment and labor demand has wages rising faster than inflation for […]

‘The Vanishing Half’ Author Brit Bennett Unpacks Novel’s Take on Race: “Identity Is Complicated”

“She [Stella] grows up in the rural South and she experiences whiteness in one way. And then she marries and moves to L.A. and experiences this very different culture of white wealth, status and privilege that she had not previously experienced,” Bennett says. “I wanted to get away from this idea that there’s something uniquely […]