Category 2020 Presidential

Joe Biden is referred to as a moderate. How centrist was his voting record relative to the times and other members of Congress?

The media narrative that Joe Biden represents the moderate third way has been aided by the attacks of other candidates for Democratic nomination on both his US Senate voting record and on the Obama Administration. Given this general acceptance of his moderation I decided to dig deeper because never have I as a keen political […]

Miami Debate Review: Democrats Aggressively Pursue Failure

“If liberals are so f***ing smart, why do they lose so goddamn always?” – Will McAvoy, The Newsroom The candidates in the Democratic debates demonstrated a genuine desire to lose the Presidential race in 2020.  Democrats do not view elections as a contest against Republicans.  They view elections as an opportunity to trumpet their moral superiority […]

Alleged SETH RICH conspiracy source is UFO/cataclysm website that warns of ‘Nordic aliens invading Texas’

Intellectual fraud has been the hallmark of Russiagate since Hillary Clinton first blamed Russia for her loss to Donald Trump. Wild claims are frequently (and quietly) walked back, while the next cycle of wild claims demands our attention. What started out as a salacious tale of Russian spies stealing an election and then running the […]

American (white) identity politics, anti-intellectualism, fear and the 2020 election

Donald Trump on July 4th completed a vision that the right began pushing in the 1960’s and Republicans en masse began executing after September 11, 2011, when moderate voices in the party began to be drowned out. The vision was to turn the American flag into a powerful symbol of identity, not dissimilar to what […]

Democratic debate: bring the noise

It is time to separate the wheat from the chaff.  Democratic activists and voters need to prioritize eliminating non-hackers who do not pack the gear to make it through the long hard slog to become the next President of the United States.   The first candidate who should be eliminated is the most obvious – Beto […]

Hey progressives – Joe Biden isn’t the neoliberal you claim he is!

This column reflects the personal opinion of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not of other TFS writers or contributors. One of the wonderful things about no longer relying on politicians or political campaigns to make a living is you can take a step back and see things more clearly. Rather than be emotionally invested in a candidate, […]

Bernie Sanders while useful cannot be the only option for progressives in 2020

Editors note: This column reflects Kartik Krishnaiyer’s personal views and is not necessarily endorsed or supported by TFS’ other writers. Bernie Sanders is running for President again. The video announcement by the Vermont Senator have dominated cable news shows and Twitter conversations over the past several days. Sanders 2016 run for President was an important […]