Marianne Williamson Grilled by Trevor Noah on Vaccines

After popping up on Real Time With Bill Maher over the past couple of weeks, 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson made her Daily Show debut on Tuesday night. And she was met with some harsher scrutiny than she received from those other two late-night hostseven if it didnt end up in the section of the interview that actually aired on TV. Trevor Noah started his interview with some semi-backhanded compliments. It seemed like you were out of your depth during the first Democratic presidential debate in June, he said, but by the second debate last month he noted that she was the most googled candidate on the stage. Why do you think youre connecting with so many people who first thought …

Joe Biden Has to Do More Than Name-Drop Obama to Win Black Voters

Former Vice President Joe Bidens initial pitch to Democratic voters was systematic voter suppression. Folks, its just absolutely wrong. By highlighting the importance of expanding voter access, as well as his long relationship with President Barack Obamain his speech, Biden referred to Obama as my buddy and my friend multiple times before joking that I shouldnt be so casualBiden pitched himself as a candidate with a broader coalition of supporters beyond the white working class. But the former vice presidents history as an architect of the modern criminal justice system has activists and academics concerned that Biden hasnt sufficiently addressed the legacy of mass incarceration in marginalized communities. Biden, who served in the U.S. Senate for three decades, was a …

Venezuelas Mess Could Benefit Trump in 2020

Theres a theory that supporting calls for an uprising in solidarity with opposition leader Juan Guaids bid to foment an internal rebellion. No president since 1960 has been elected without Florida (except for Bill Clinton in 1992). Given that, its not hard to see how the turmoil in Venezuela could very well impact the 2020 presidential election. According to a 2018 University of Miami study, Donald Trump won Florida by fewer than 113,000 votes in 2016, you begin to see how this issue could prove vital for Trumps reelection possibilities. The path back to the White House for the president runs through Florida, Brad Harold, who managed Ron DeSantis gubernatorial campaign, told me over the phone this week. And [President …