Checkbook Candidacies

Checkbook Candidacies

By Michael Waldman | Brennan Center for Justice “We are in danger of creating a situation in which our candidates must be chosen from among the rich, the famous, or those willing to be beholden to others.” So warned Robert F. Kennedy — the senator, not his son who is running for president and just showed the […]

RFK Jr.’s VP Pick and the Dangers of Self-Funded Campaigns

RFK Jr.’s VP Pick and the Dangers of Self-Funded Campaigns

Editorial credit: Juli Hansen / Shutterstock.com By Ian Vandewalker | Brennan Center for Justice Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced Tuesday that his pick for vice president is Nicole Shanahan, a wealthy tech entrepreneur and lawyer. Shanahan’s prior political activity seems to be limited to giving money, including a $4 million donation to a pro-RFK Jr. […]

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

Editorial credit: Darwin Brandis / Shutterstock.com By Dannagal G. Young | The Conversation It’s an uncomfortable truth: Jon Stewart and Donald Trump both tapped the same well of latent public disaffection with politics and the media in the 2000s. Trust in media and government had been declining for several decades. But the symbiotic relationship between the White House and […]

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

The ballot sorting process in action at the Board of Elections in Queens. Credit: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Rachel Holliday Smith New Yorkers, the 2024 voting season is here and presidential candidates aren’t the only ones on the ballots — with three different election days approaching. While the race for the Oval Office is grabbing all […]

Nixon Declared Americans Deserved to know ‘Whether their President is a Crook’ – Trump Says the Opposite

Nixon Declared Americans Deserved to know ‘Whether their President is a Crook’ – Trump Says the Opposite

Editorial credit: mark reinstein / Shutterstock.com By Spencer Goidel | The Conversation One of the four criminal trials of Donald Trump was slated to start in the next few days, but has been delayed on procedural grounds. There was a time when it appeared possible all of his trials could happen before the November election. Now it is unclear […]

AI vs. Elections: 4 Essential Reads About the Threat of High-Tech Deception in Politics

AI vs. Elections: 4 Essential Reads About the Threat of High-Tech Deception in Politics

By Eric Smalley | The Conversation It’s official. Joe Biden and Donald Trump have secured the necessary delegates to be their parties’ nominees for president in the 2024 election. Barring unforeseen events, the two will be formally nominated at the party conventions this summer and face off at the ballot box on Nov. 5. It’s a safe […]

Democratic Pollsters and Strategists Join Immigration Experts to Assess Immigration’s Role Ahead of 2024 Elections

Democratic Pollsters and Strategists Join Immigration Experts to Assess Immigration’s Role Ahead of 2024 Elections

By America’s Voice Washington, DC – In the wake of Tom Suozzi’s special election victory and news that the Biden administration may implement executive actions on the border, Democratic pollsters and strategists convened a press briefing with immigration experts focused on examining the role of immigration issue in an election year. The speakers discussed the […]

Union Members Help Secure Decisive Victory for Labor’s Candidate Tom Suozzi

Union Members Help Secure Decisive Victory for Labor’s Candidate Tom Suozzi

Photo courtesy: The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO The NYC Labor Movement celebrated Tuesday night as Labor’s candidate Tom Suozzi won a decisive victory, securing his return to Congress as the Representative for New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Working families and supporters had reason to be proud: New York City union members made […]