Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), the frontrunner to win the Democratic nomination in 2020, is not backing down from his support for extending voting rights to incarcerated felons, including terrorists and mass-murders such as convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “What our campaign is about, and what I believe, is creating a vibrant democracy,” Sanders said …
The field of candidates running in the 2020 Democratic primary just keep growing. It’s getting hard to keep track of all the various challengers vying for second place and a coveted speaking slot at the convention in Milwaukee, where party activists will gather to celebrate the inevitable nomination of Bernie Sanders.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), a mid-tier candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, unveiled on Monday an ambitious proposal to cancel student loan debt and make all public universities tuition-free. In what may or may not be a coincidence, the date of Warren’s announcement, April 22, just happens to be the birthday of Vladimir I. Lenin, the architect of Soviet communism.
The first national political figure I ever interviewed was the late Elizabeth Edwards, then-wife of now-disgraced Senator John Edwards (D., N.C.), shortly before he announced his failed candidacy for president in 2007. She visited one of my small journalism classes at UNC-Chapel Hill and took questions from students.