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Kamala’s kryptonite

Kamala’s kryptonite

Sean Gannon, Columnist

December 9, 2019

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2020 Democratic Primary is the stunning collapse of Sen. Kamala Harris. On the outset of her campaign in January, she was the betting favorite to secure the nomination. Lauded for her intelligence, political talent and grit, her position as a pragmatist, person of colo...

Not all votes are equal

Not all votes are equal

Sean Gannon, Columnist

November 14, 2019

National polls can give you the wrong impression. Reading them, a casual observer may deduce that Democrats are primed to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Our three front-runners — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — are each beating the incumbent in hypothetical matchups by more than seven per...

Eliminating private insurance is election-losing politics

Sean Gannon, Columnist

October 3, 2019

At the heart of the 2020 Democratic Primary is the question of private health insurance: should we eliminate private insurance in favor of a mandatory Medicare-for-All system run by the federal government? Or might a public option be a more practical avenue towards universal healthcare coverage, giving Ame...

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