Author: Zachary Freeman

Democrats Didn’t Lose Because They Weren’t Progressive Enough

That’s what one Democrat insider told The Hill this week.   This official was speaking ahead of a Colorado summit to determine the future leadership of the DNC, as Democrats are still trying to ascertain exactly how they lost in the general election – and how they lost so badly. It is a well-known fact that Democrats have built what is perhaps the greatest get-out-the-vote machine in the world. Armed with iPads and data, their system, built in part by Google’s Eric Schmidt, sends volunteers – thousands of them – door-to-door for months, from the primaries through the general...

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The New Fad is Equality: NBA’s All-Star Ultimatum

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s recent ultimatum to the State of North Carolina was a very calculated move. Expressing his dissatisfaction with the state’s efforts to make bathrooms and locker rooms safer, Silver sat down with Mike & Mike in the Morning to discuss, among other things, the NBA’s future plans in North Carolina. He delivered a not-so-thinly-veiled threat to the state: lose the “discriminatory” law, or lose the 2017 All-Star Game. Sports teams and leagues regularly employ this tactic when trying to achieve a desired outcome.  In 2014, the NFL threatened to remove the Super Bowl from Arizona if then-Governor Jan Brewer didn’t veto the Religious...

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2016 TCC Pre-Season Presidential Picks

Most would agree that America values competition because, in almost any setting, it encourages higher-quality output.  And while there are sure to be record-breaking numbers of politicians vying for the executive office this cycle, we can already conclude that there are no universally accepted nominees for either party. I’ve asked a few of our contributors here at TCC to weigh in with their thoughts which potential ticket has the best chance to win their party’s respective nominations. Please keep in mind that these are not endorsements, nor are they necessarily preferences. They are, however, predictions.  Feel free to weigh in by voting for...

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In His Own Words: Todd Akin

Somewhere on the spectrum between the salt of the earth and the scum of humanity, you’ll find former three-term Missouri Congressman Todd Akin. As for where he rests on that spectrum, well, that all depends on whom you ask and what they heard. When I first sat down with Todd (he prefers not to be called “Congressman”) in September of last year, I expected to meet a bumbling, washed-up, used-car-salesman-turned-politician–a man caught saying something stupid in front of a crowd of what he assumed were loyal supporters–which is exactly the imagery the media, and even the Republican Party, spent...

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