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Hillary Has ‘Half a Dream’

nytimes.com — Durham, N.H. - One of the most striking statistics to come of the Iowa caucus entry polling was the enormous skew of young voters away from Hillary Clinton and to Bernie Sanders. Only 14 percent of caucusgoers 17 to 29 supported Clinton, while 84 percent supported Sanders.

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’

nytimes.com — On Sunday, at the Corinthian Baptist Church in Des Moines, former President Bill Clinton, looking frail and sounding faint, stumped for his wife, working through her qualifications with a husband's devotion and a Svengali's facility. But one thing he said stood out to me for its clear rhetorical framing.
Feb 04, 2016

Are white Americans deeply mourning the loss of their privilege? White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ nyti.ms/1R4Q1oW

Feb 04, 2016

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ nyti.ms/1UMRyyY merci Katya Pendill

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Iowa’s Black Caucusgoers

nytimes.com — On Monday, Iowans will become the first people in the nation to officially express their choices for the next president of the United States. But what interested me in particular was that a subset of those voters will be black.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @jamestaranto: "Your column is short. Can you think of something wordier than 'lesser of evils'?" nytimes.com/2016/02/01/opi… pic.twitter.com/0DQw78wde9

Hillary Clinton’s Crucible

nytimes.com — Monday night's presidential town hall provided the best format and platform yet for the Democratic candidates. Each was able to play to his or her strengths without the back-and-forth conflict-baiting that debate moderators seem to demand. Even so, Hillary Clinton stood out.
Jan 28, 2016

RT @rosierifka: Hillary's Crucible nyti.ms/1nQHtXa At the town hall, her back was against the wall &she was brilliant. That seems .…

Jan 28, 2016

Read my column, "Hillary Clinton’s Crucible," and let me know what you think nyti.ms/1Sd0z6P

Jan 28, 2016

Dems' choice, per Charles Blow: survivor-in-chief or dream-in-chief. Hillary Clinton’s Crucible nyti.ms/1Sd0z6P

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Hillary Clinton Stumbles

nytimes.com — In October, when Hillary Clinton made a spectacle of the congressional Benghazi committee during a marathon interrogation that seemed designed to make a spectacle of her, she emerged stronger than ever. Her polls numbers surged. That performance had come on the heels of a strong debate performance the week before in the first Democratic presidential debate.

The Poisoning of Flint’s Water

nytimes.com — In November, I was the guest speaker at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's annual dinner. Before I spoke, the group called to the stage a longtime investigative journalist who had done tremendous work bringing the Flint water crisis to light. His name was Curt Guyette.
Jan 21, 2016

It is hard to imagine this happening in a city that didn’t have Flint’s profile: mostly black and poor @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/01/21/opi…

Jan 21, 2016

Read my column, "The Poisoning of Flint’s Water," and let me know what you think nyti.ms/1PjpB3e

Jan 21, 2016

RT @iDiplomacy: "An entire American city exposed to poisoned water," says @CharlesMBlow "How could this be?" nyti.ms/1T8o6Vu pic.twitter.com/zpdYqb0LhR

Jan 21, 2016

Flint’s Poison Water: Would this happen in a city that was not mostly poor and Black? by @CharlesMBlow nyti.ms/1Udp7dg @NYTopinion

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Obama’s symbolic lesson transcends White House record

postandcourier.com — Last Tuesday, I spoke to a room full of beaming high school and middle school boys - about 150, a vast majority of whom were black - at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Charles Blow: GOP candidates and the Apocalypse

heraldtribune.com — Last week I suffered through another dust-dry Republican debate in which a slimmed-down roster of seven candidates leveled many of the same attacks and regurgitated many of the same staid pitches.There were a few flashes of life that caught my attention or made me chuckle:Ted Cruz debuted some entertaining lines of attack to rebuff the questions the real estate developer keeps raising about whether Cruz is indeed a "natural born citizen" and able to become president.

A King, Never a President

blow.blogs.nytimes.com — On the eve of Barack Obama's acceptance speech this evening, comparisons between him and Martin Luther King Jr. are flying fast, particularly since King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech 45 years ago to the day.
Jan 18, 2016

MLK wasn't a pol, didn't want to be. That's the beauty/freedom of activism. Also, he wasn't so popular then. blow.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/kin…

G.O.P. and the Apocalypse

nytimes.com — Last week I suffered through another dust-dry Republican debate in which a slimmed-down roster of seven candidates leveled many of the same attacks and regurgitated many of the same staid pitches.
Jan 18, 2016

RT @nytopinion: The Republican candidates' negative message may backfire in the general election. nyti.ms/1QhgOxY

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Feb 10, 2016

Agree with me?! You do realize that I'm not the author of the article, right?! (Pls read first ppl...) twitter.com/libabygurl/sta…

Feb 10, 2016

Michelle Alexander going HARD at Hillary---> Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote thenation.com/article/hillar…

Feb 10, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

Way to early for ANYONE to be at an airport, and yet, here I am. NYC, here I come! Goodbye #NOLA... pic.twitter.com/UNnnkCBW1s

Feb 09, 2016

I have a 6:30 am flight back to NY tomorrow. 6:30! Going to be an early night and an early morning. #MardiGras2016 was a blast. Thanks #NOLA

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