Articles by Amy Fried

 
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Why the Orlando murders demand a political response

on June 14, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
I went to a vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre, and it was not enough.
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Film Clinton showed at victory party included Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith

on June 08, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Amy Fried: Hillary Clinton marked the historic nature of her candidacy as the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major political party.
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Polls won’t help Sanders with superdelegates. Here are five polling reasons why.

on June 07, 2016, at 6 a.m.
In the waning time before the last Democratic presidential primaries, Sanders has hitched his hopes on the superdelegates overturning pledged delegates and giving him the nomination.
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These 3 choices will most shape the Clinton vs. Trump race

on May 31, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
Sanders must decide how he’ll end his campaign. The Sanders and Clinton camps need to make amends. And Trump needs to focus on how he’ll run his campaign.
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These two videos show how Clinton will clinch the Democratic nomination on June 7

on May 30, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Only a few contests remain in the Democratic nomination schedule. The Virgin Islands will vote on June 4, followed by Puerto Rico on June 5. The final primary is June 14 in Washington, D.C. Between those are the contests of June 7 in New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, …
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Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric is hot, but there are hints he is starting the end game

on May 24, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
In the final weeks of the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric has been fiery. Moreover, he continues to say he will likely fight until the convention. All this happens as Sanders declines versus Clinton in national polls and polls in the biggest states to come — New Jersey …
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Looks like support for Bernie Sanders is declining

on May 18, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
All the Democratic primaries are nearly done. Clinton should win nearly all contests remaining* and by June 7 will reach a majority of pledged delegates, those awarded from people participating in primaries and caucuses. Sanders’ only path to the nomination would be for superdelegates to overturn the pledged delegates, something early …
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Collins, Poliquin: Unable or unwilling to escape Donald Trump’s orbit?

on May 17, 2016, at 6:07 a.m.
This whole column could be filled with the names of reliable Republicans who won’t vote for Trump, but Susan Collins and Bruce Poliquin are not on that list.
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Why the GOP schism matters more than the Democratic divide

on May 09, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Are both parties divided? Well, to some extent, sure. Protestors in California shouted at Hillary Clinton and her supporters and your social media feed may be full of angry claims from some who so Feel the Bern that they don’t ever want to vote for Clinton. Meanwhile, the only living …
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5 lessons for Democrats from the Clinton vs. Sanders fight

on May 03, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Amy Fried: “No. 2: The impatience of youth is a good thing.”
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Whatever Sanders says, there can’t be a contested Democratic National Convention

on May 02, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Political pundits and junkies alike thrill to the prospect of contested conventions, with multiple votes needed to pick a nominee. And, while Senator Bernie Sanders says this is going to happen at the Democratic National Convention, there’s no way it can. Sanders hangs his claim on defining “contested convention” in …

Whatever Sanders says, there can’t be a contested Democratic National Convention.

By Amy Fried on May 02, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Political pundits and junkies alike thrill to the prospect of contested conventions, with multiple votes needed to pick a nominee. And, while Senator Bernie Sanders says this is going to happen at the Democratic National Convention, there’s no way it can. Sanders hangs his claim on defining “contested convention” in …
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Whatever Sanders says, there can’t be a contested Democratic National Convention.

on May 02, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Political pundits and junkies alike thrill to the prospect of contested conventions, with multiple votes needed to pick a nominee. And, while Senator Bernie Sanders says this is going to happen at the Democratic National Convention, there’s no way it can. Sanders hangs his claim on defining “contested convention” in …
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Why Maine Democrats can’t change who superdelegates choose

on April 27, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
Democrats are again discussing the rules for choosing delegates to their national party convention. It used to be that primaries and caucuses didn’t choose many delegates but that changed for the 1972 nomination. Starting then, the vast majority of delegates came from the decisions of caucus goers and primary voters. …
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How Hillary and Bernie’s New York adventure defines the Democratic race

on April 19, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
As the New York race makes clear, neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has the Obama coalition of young voters and black and Latino voters.
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Why Hillary Clinton is favored in the New York primary

on April 12, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
Next week there arrives a clarifying moment for the Democratic nomination fight. All current polling shows Clinton over 50%, with an average 14 point lead over Sanders. The first fact is more important, since it’s harder to move voters already with a candidate. Sanders continues to do poorly with some …
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After the Wisconsin primary, what about voter id and contested conventions?

on April 06, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
The Wisconsin primary is now in the books, with Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders winning with similar margins of 12-13 percentage points. Voter id in Wisconsin As I’ve discussed, the Wisconsin primary featured an onerous voter id law that analysts believed would most affect elderly and disabled people, …
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The war on voting is real. It’s happening now.

on April 05, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
Voter restrictions around the country, passed by Republicans though voting fraud was virtually nonexistent, will definitely benefit Republicans in the general election.
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Donald Trump’s authoritarianism, violence and blackmail

on March 22, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Trump’s people have stooped to blackmail, and this suggests how a President Trump would behave toward his political opponents.
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Four reasons why it’s so unlikely Sanders will win the Democratic nomination

on March 17, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Behind by more than 300 pledged delegates* since the March 15 primaries, the Sanders campaign has been promoting the idea that Democrats have just finished the “first half” of the nomination fight and the next half is much, much better for them. This, they contend, gives them a credible path …