Tagged: bill clinton

billy jeff

Billy Jeff Backs #BlackLivesMatter And Hillary On Crime

I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out onto the street to murder other African-American children. Maybe you thought they were good citizens. She [Hillary] didn’t. She didn’t. You are defending the people who kill the...

clinton economics

Clinton Economics Works For America

Bill Clinton came into office as the 1991 recession was subsiding and oversaw the subsequent recovery. Clinton economics proved to be effective in those circumstances which are very similar to now. Dylan Matthews gives us an overview of the results of Clinton economics. Clinton Economics Unemployment fell dramatically between January...

cdfi

CDFI Means Michelle Alexander Is Wrong About The Clinton Presidency

  In The Nation, Michelle Alexander talks about how the Clintons were worse than Ronald Reagan for black people. The Clintons worked extremely hard to improve outcomes for black people, and Alexander’s claims are absolutely absurd. Though there were criminal justice policies that were definitely detrimental to poor communities and...

crime

Crime Is Where Sanders and Clinton Are Most Linked

  Hillary Clinton is criticized for her husband’s passing of criminal justice bills that would disproportionately affect minorities. While I think this is a bit rooted in sexism as she is not her husband who has since apologized, it’s a fair criticism because part of her platform is expanding upon...

clintons

This Is The Reason The Clintons Always Beat The GOP

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” No, then President Bill Clinton did not commit perjury when he uttered those words January 26, 1998. The grand jury which questioned him specified in writing that by “sexual relations” they meant genital-to-genital penetration, not oral sex. He answered...

Democratic Party

Why Bernie Won’t Win: The Democratic Party 1968-1992

  The key to gaining and holding political power in a pluralistic constitutional republic, like the United States, is understanding both the composition of the population and what that population believes. Additionally, having the patience to understand that both are constantly changing and infinitely malleable is what separates political proaction...

race

What Happens When Your Race Is Not Your Race

  In 1998, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton “the first Black president”, saying, “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas”. Noting that Clinton’s sex life was scrutinized more than his career accomplishments, Morrison compared this to the stereotyping...

Notorious R.B.G.

Not Ready To Die: The Notorious R.B.G.

  Women need to give themselves more credit. We need to recognize our inherent worth as valuable, contributing, unique individuals, holding the power to achieve our most incredulous dreams. Perhaps one the greatest examples in our modern age is Notorious R.B.G. or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 81 year-old Supreme Court...