The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) is proud to announce Hartford HealthCare as the title sponsor of the Hartford HealthCare Mystic Half Marathon & 10K. The early Sunday morning race draws more than 2,000 participants to enjoy the beautiful coastline area of Mystic and Stonington over 13.1 or 6.2 mile courses, which will be updated for the May 17, 2020, event. The annual event benefits the local and international charity efforts of the Rotary Club of Mystic, which has raised more than $125,000 since the event began in 2015. … [Read more...] about Hartford HealthCare Named Title Sponsor of Mystic Half Marathon
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And this is precisely what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did. In her justly celebrated campaign ad, the former Bernie Sanders organizer does not mention a single policy until a minute and forty seconds in. Instead, she devotes the bulk of her message to establishing an identity-based connection with her constituents — one defined in both ethnic and class terms. She introduces voters to her mother from Puerto Rico and her father from the South Bronx. She laments the fact that in today’s New York, “every day, it gets harder for working families like mine to get by.” She goes on to assail her opponent for taking corporate money, but makes that stock charge more visceral, by painting Crowley as a representative of the other New York — the one that benefits from gentrification and profits off foreclosure. … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez Proved That ‘Identity Politics’ Is an Asset for Berniecrats
All the candidates are offering you, the voter, something for free which doesn’t exist. There is always cost and value. At least Sanders is honest when he said in the New Hampshire debate that he doesn’t mind a socialist facing President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE. … [Read more...] about Webb: Black country for Democrats
That’s why, for all the pokes he got and didn’t always deflect smoothly, Bernie SandersBernie SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE won last night’s South Carolina Democratic debate. He might have flinched on his gun control record, and bewildered some with his defense of what he thinks Fidel Castro’s Cuba did well, but his overall message of social equity — that is, equality in the delivery of social services, and his mantra of support for the middle class — was clear and of the moment. All the other candidates somehow seemed anachronistic, like talking heads from the 1990s, discussing their competence, but none had a message. … [Read more...] about Why Bernie Sanders won the debate
Another fundamental challenge looms over a strategy built on winning through mobilization: Any candidate, like Sanders, with a persona strong enough to excite positive turnout on his side risks igniting "negative" turnout on the other. Many Democrats believe that the unrelenting partisan conflict of the Trump presidency ensures that their supporters will turn out in large numbers against him in November. If the party picks a polarizing nominee of its own, they fear, it will make it easier for Trump to generate massive turnout from the Republican base against the Democrat. Even if Democrats want to pursue a strategy revolving around mobilization, Teixeira argues, "You can argue it's possible that Sanders is the worst possible candidate to do it. He's so polarizing. He's likely to jack up turnout on the other side at least as much." … [Read more...] about Sanders could not beat Trump simply by mobilizing turnout. Here’s why.