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A Debate Without Class  

The debate may have helped Hillary Clinton’s chances in November. But if she truly wants to set the United States on a path toward greater economic equality, Clinton will have to put class politics front and center.



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Hillary Clinton’s Debate Victory  

After two weeks of losing ground in key battleground states, Hillary Clinton needed a good showing at last night’s first head-to-head presidential debate with Donald Trump. She did better than that.





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Racial Politics After Obama  

Far from heralding a “post-racial” era, the Age of Obama has fostered an intense racialization of U.S. politics and an eruption of agonistic identity politics across partisan lines. These challenges will be among the most vital of the post–Obama era, for both black politics and the resurgent American left.





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Vote for $15  

Now approaching its fourth anniversary, the Fight for $15 has transformed a magnetic labor rallying cry into a popular grassroots movement, making the once unimaginable the new normal and helping to put inequality at the center of national debate.





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Lenny Skutnik’s Convention  

Over the last several convention cycles, we have seen more and more everyday heroes and victims take the place of politicians on the center stage of national politics.





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Bill and Hillary: Biography as History  

What Hillary needed—and got—last night was a biography reboot. If Bill Clinton’s valentine to his wife was characteristically a bit windy, it deftly painted a picture of her as a lifelong progressive who gets things done.





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