Democratic Convention

NYMF Reveals Final Production of 2018 Lineup

The festival announces the 12th production, as well as its slate of concerts and readings.<p>Jamie Leo and Paul Leschen's '<i>68: A New American Musical</i> …

McDonald's

1968: The Year that Changed America

Fifty years ago, America changed forever. 1968 saw the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King J. and Robert Kennedy, the riotous Democratic convention in Chicago and the presidential election of Richard Nixon. Charles Kaiser examines this year of immense change in his …

Manhattan

Don't walk into a Starbucks with a loaded bladder

Considering the two men in a Philadelphia Starbucks just wanted to use the restroom, and considering their only offense was not buying anything, …

Seattle

John Salmon “Rip” Ford

John Salmon Ford, better known as “Rip” Ford, would epitomize the saying “win the battle but lose the war,” as he would command the Confederate …

American Civil War

After Attacking Cramer as a “Scam Artist,” Turns Out Senator Heitkamp Has Also Paid Her Family With Campaign Cash

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is cheered on by delegates at her nomination for the Senate Saturday at the North Dakota Democratic convention. Photo by Eric …

North Dakota

Dana Nessel wins Democratic Party endorsement for Michigan Attorney General

The Michigan Democratic Party has endorsed Dana Nessel for Attorney General.<p>In a unprecedented blow to organized labor, Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel …

Democratic Party

Salt Lake County Democrats aim for unity at convention, where several candidates were glad they’d collected signatures to reach the primary ballot

Several Democrats who collected signatures to reach the June 26 primary election ballot were glad they did on Saturday as others learned the hard way …

Salt Lake City

Apple Won't Offer Financial Support for GOP Convention

Apple has joined HP Inc. and Microsoft on a list of prominent IT companies that will skip corporate financial sponsorship in the Republican National …

Enterprise Tech

Activist seeks jury trial after disrupting Democratic convention

Riley Del Rey<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Riley Del Rey — the activist arrested after disrupting Michelle Lujan Grisham’s speech at the Democratic pre-primary …

Albuquerque

Super PAC goes on the air for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s primary challenger

Backers of California state Sen. Kevin de León, a Democrat challenging Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) from the left, are tiptoeing into the June 5 primary with their first TV ad. The 60-second spot from A Progressive California, a five-figure buy designed to run over one day in Los Angeles media, …

U.S. Politics

Lee Whitnum, Dragged Off Debate Stage In Brookfield, Had Shown Up Uninvited Before

Lee Whitnum, the fringe Democratic gubernatorial candidate dragged off a debate stage by police in Brookfield, showed up uninvited to another …

Democratic Party

Opinion: You need to know our Mary Jo Kopechne

“With Bobby it was different. It didn’t feel like politics, it felt like public service.” – Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne in Chappaquiddick.<p>Mary Jo …

Mary Jo Kopechne

Another Billionaire Goes On The Air In Wisconsin Senate Race

Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate contest has quietly become one of the top races of the 2018 cycle, with conservative interests throwing millions into defeating Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). So far, groups connected to Illinois-based billionaire Dick Uihlein have dominated the airwaves on behalf of …

Senate Race

Richard Vinen: The Long ’68 review - more impartial than impassioned

Born into the late 1950s, I was too young to be a 68er, though I remember watching it all on TV: the protests in Red Lion Square and Grosvenor …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

San Francisco should go for 2020 Democratic Convention

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell wasted no time answering the question from the Democratic National Committee. Within a day of receiving a letter …

San Francisco

In 1968, protests were a call for peace and for violence

An unpopular president. A long war. Student protests. Gun violence. Racial strife. Political fights. Tensions with North Korea.<p>It sounds like today’s news, but these were the headlines of 1968, a year of widespread unrest and change that helped shape our world a half-century later.<p>President Lyndon …

Lifestyle

Kirk Watson Campaign Academy Fellow

Offered By:<p>Senator Kirk Watson<p>Job Location:<p>Austin<p>Salary:<p>Unpaid<p>Job Description:<p>We’re looking for smart, energetic, and creative college juniors, …

College & University

Liberals once again look to Obama’s team for inspiration ahead of party convention

The federal Liberal Party is aiming to convince supporters at its Halifax convention next month to stick with the winning formula that was used in the 2015 general election.<p>“You will see a common thread; we are not going to make a 90-degree right-hand turn all of a sudden. The objectives that we …

Canada

SF Mayor Farrell makes pitch for 2020 Democratic National Convention

San Francisco officials intend to make the city a contender to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.<p>Mayor <b>Mark Farrell</b> sent a letter to …

San Francisco

50 years later, they can’t shake off Vietnam

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Just as last year was all about the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, 2018 is all about … well, everything that happened …

San Francisco

The Latest: 3 ex-presidents attend Zell Miller's funeral

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on former Sen. Zell Miller's funeral (all times local):<p>11 a.m.<p>A funeral for former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller is beginning with three former presidents seated on the front pew.<p>Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all will eulogize Miller on Tuesday at …

U.S. Politics

Vladimir Putin: The Making of a Despot

On March 18, Vladimir Putin secured his fourth term as Russian president.<p>Few question that the election was corrupt, or as international election …

Russia

The Remarkable, Maddening Career of Zell Miller

Most people who hear about the death of former Georgia governor and senator Zell Miller will remember him, if at all, for his abrasive attacks on …

Zell Miller

The Late Zell Miller Diversified the Bench | Daily Report

Georgia Gov. Zell Miller waves to delegates at the Democratic Convention in New York in July 1992. Miller died Friday at age 86. (Photo: Joe …

Zell Miller

'Steal This Country' By Alexandra Styron Is Both A Celebration Of Youth Activists & A Guide For Kids Who Don't Know Where To Start

The kids are fighting back. Maybe they've been inspired by years of watching and reading resistance, in the form of The Hunger Gamesor Harry Potter …

Social Activism

Hillary Clinton wins Nevada caucus

Hillary Clinton prevailed in Nevada's Democratic caucus on Saturday, lending her campaign a much-needed victory as she battles Bernie Sanders for the …

Government

Bill Murray Compares Parkland Students to Vietnam War Protesters

“If you can just stop shooting at them, they really do pretty well,” actor writes in op-ed<p>Bill Murray is standing with the Parkland students, and …

Groundhog Day

IMPACT 1968 - The Destiny of Dissent

IMPACT 1968 Speakers<p>Robert Francis (“Bobby”) Kennedy<p>Robert Francis (“Bobby”) Kennedy (1925-1968) was a charismatic American politician from …

Black History

“The First Time I Saw a Vision I Was a Child in a Cotton Field”

Meet Gertrude Johnson Howard, 82, from Phoenix.<p><i>Having met so many 80-plus-year-olds in possession of a bottomless well of stories and life advice, we</i> …

Time I

The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump

For Trump, the motive for the crime was to use any edge he could to win the election, even if it was clearly illegal, and to complete business deals …

Politics