Tag: DNC

Uneasy Republicans and confident Democrats diverge on ‘Jewish’ issues

It’s never been easy for Jewish Republicans. Jews have broken overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates since Woodrow Wilson. Despite rising American Jewish affluence, usually a harbinger of conservative voting patterns, a plurality self-defines as liberal.   Republican Jews have poured millions into upping their share of the Jewish vote in recent elections, portraying the GOP as […]

In historic nomination, Clinton vows to protect Israel and enforce Iran deal

The first woman with an odds-on chance of winning the presidency accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night, setting off a general election contest between two larger-than-life forces in American politics.   “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” Clinton […]

Hillary Clinton formally accepts Democratic nomination

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, becoming the first woman in American history to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party and laying out a case for American voters to elect her in November.   During her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she said the country […]

A Democrat finally calls for defeating ISIS — and gets booed

On the third night of the Democratic convention, a speaker finally brought up defeating ISIS and other terrorists — only to be met with boos from the crowd.   “These murderers must be stopped,” declared former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta. Cue the deafening chorus of boos, plus chants of “No more […]

The new political divide

AS POLITICAL theatre, America’s party conventions have no parallel. Activists from right and left converge to choose their nominees and celebrate conservatism (Republicans) and progressivism (Democrats). But this year was different, and not just because Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party. The conventions highlighted a new […]

Democratic Platform Proposes Two Constitutional Amendments and UN Treaty Ratification

The recently released 2016 Democratic Party platform proposes adding two new amendments to the Constitution. The first would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo rulings on campaign financing. The second proposal is to pass the so-called Equal Rights Amendment, and would go one step further by urging U.S. ratification of the […]

Billionaire Crony Buys Democrats to Boost “Green” Investments

With a group of radical Democrat prosecutors and lawmakers waging war on the free-speech rights of climate skeptics, a new report identifies billionaire “green” crony capitalist Tom Steyer (shown) as the chief financier — and financial beneficiary — of the controversial agenda. According to the report, produced by the non-profit watchdog Energy & Environment Legal Institute, […]

Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination.   Despite Sanders’ calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont […]

US Democrats Feature First Transgender Speaker at Party Convention

Americans will see the first openly transgender person address a national convention of either major political party when activist Sarah McBride takes the stage Thursday ahead of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.   “I’m honored for this opportunity to share my story,” McBride, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement […]

Bill Clinton: What was missing from speech in support of Hillary?

IT WAS a glowing tribute to his beloved wife, the woman who aims to make history by becoming President of the United States of America. At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Bill Clinton was fulsome in his praise of Hillary, who has now officially received the party’s nomination for the top job. […]