Hillary Clinton

The Last Word: Economic populism will not save the centre-left

Robert Philpot  |  10 November 2017

Democratic revival against Donald Trump gives us an idea of the false choice the centre-left is being given in Britain too, writes Robert Philpot One year after his election, Donald Trump’s approval ratings are – with good reason – the lowest for any United States president at this point in their first term. But, despite victories …

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What Happened

Matthew Doyle  |  19 September 2017

While the book is clearly therapeutic for its author, Hillary Clinton’s account of the 2016 US election is far from an attempt to pass on blame, argues Matthew Doyle The title of Hillary Clinton’s new book on the 2016 presidential election – What Happened – is not followed by a question mark. But there are plenty of moments …

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The Last Word: Still with her

Richard Angell  |  15 September 2017

Hillary pulls no bunches on Bernie, Trump and the US election and why it’s time to give public sector workers a pay rise – Progress director Richard Angell has the Last Word Hillary Clinton has hit every news channel with the launch of her new book, What Happened. It is frank, self-effacing and and raw. …

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What We Do Now

William Bain  |  15 February 2017

William Bain finds this collection of essays shows many US progressives ignoring the roots of their defeat Watching Donald Trump take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States and listening to his dystopian vision of America in his inaugural speech proved the sting of defeat has not lessened for progressives …

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Women pay the price again

Lizzy Dobres  |  24 January 2017

Being unwilling to view Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as anything other than two sides of the same coin has come at a terrible cost, writes Lizzy Dobres Just two days after millions of women and men worldwide campaigned for women’s rights; Donald Trump banned federal funds being used for family planning clinics in one of his …

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Annus horribilis

The Progressive  |  12 December 2016

The lows of 2016 will continue if the centre-left does not recognise that history can be shaped In the long sweep of history, there are certain years which punctuate time’s journey, like speed bumps. When Sir Edward Grey looked out of his window at the Foreign Office in August 1914 and remarked that the lights …

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The bumper sticker president

Elaine C Kamarck  |  5 December 2016

What does a Trump victory mean for progressive politics in the US, asks Elaine C Kamarck The extraordinary 2016 presidential campaign was one of the ugliest and most divisive in recent US history. But it is not the only reason this election will be remembered for a long time. The winner, president-elect Donald Trump, is the …

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What happened?

Peter Kellner  |  5 December 2016

The voters pollsters missed – traditionally Labour and Democrat – are now supporters of populist parties, leaders and causes, finds Peter Kellner   In the early evening of 8 November, just as the first American states were closing their polling stations, a Fox News executive rang Donald Trump’s headquarters. Provisional figures from the exit polls indicated that …

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The un-Clinton campaign

Editorial  |  5 December 2016

Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory are consistently understood as a working-class uprising against the establishment and blunt messages from the voters that they want more action on immigration. Like it or not, both were votes for change. While 2.8 million ‘non-voters’ in the United Kingdom mean Britain is leaving the European Union, in the US relatively …

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Not enough

Stephen Bush  |  2 December 2016

The rise of Brexit and Trump means Labour must deal with ‘very real concerns’, writes Stephen Bush While it is overly simplistic to see the triumph of Donald Trump as only the American progressives’ film adaptation of the European left’s novel, it bore some of the hallmarks of the continental original. The left ran up …

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