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DNC chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall, Friday, July 22 in Tampa, Florida.

Why Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to go

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
Errol Louis writes that before the leaked DNC emails, the party leader's clout was diminishing because of the party's poor performance in the 2014 midterm election.
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What's at stake in Trump vs. Clinton election?

By Charles Kaiser
America has always relied upon the latest wave of immigrants to reinvent and reinvigorate these United States. For those of us who were raised in that faith -- and there are millions of us -- nothing could be more offensive than the detritus shoveled out for 76 minutes by Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention last week.
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy speaks moments before U.S. President Barack Obama   comes out to speak in support of him on November 2, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On the weekend before Election Day the president is trying to energize the Democratic base to get out and vote. Polls show a tight race in many states with most analysts predicting that the Republicans are on track to make gains and possibly control the U.S. Senate. Malloy is currently in a dead heat with Republican Tom Foley.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Democrats want progress, GOP wants to regress

By Dan Malloy
Last week in Cleveland, we saw a Republican Party that wants to go back in time. GOP leaders adopted a platform that could have easily been written 100 years ago, with ideals that would make leaders from the 1800s blush.

Ivanka Trump, a champion for women?

By Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
To say Donald Trump does not have the best reputation when it comes to women is a huge understatement. He has a history of paying his female employees less than his male employees. Trump has also disparaged women of all backgrounds, referring to them as "disgusting animals," "fat pigs," "slobs," "dogs" and other disrespectful and bullying epithets.
Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks during a campaign rally at Cloverdale Municipal Airport on June 3, 2016 in Cloverdale, California.

How Dems can write a better rulebook

By Ben Jealous
Ben Jealous: in anticipation of the DNC in Philadelphia, the Democratic Party can embrace its mission of inclusion by ending the system of superdelegates.

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