Progressive Mayor Andrew Gillum Wins Historic Upset in Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum cruised to a completely unexpected primary victory Tuesday night to become the Democratic nominee for Florida governor. If he wins the general in November, Gillum will become the first black governor of the state. Gillum will go up against Trump-supported Ron DeSantis, who won the…

Centrist Knuckleheads Come Together to Fantasize About How to Stop Bernie Sanders

While a bacchanal for the most boring among us was getting under way in Central Park, an even less comprehensible gathering was taking place in Battleground, U.S.A (aka Columbus, OH) in the form of “Opportunity 2020,” a convention hosted by Third Way, the think tank that positions itself as a “center-left” alternative…

The Radical Teachers Who Led the Red State Strikes Are Still Mad as Hell

PITTSBURGH—There is nothing radical about room 301 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It’s the kind of B-grade utility room usually reserved for capitalism’s dullest rituals: trade show breakout meetings, employee trainings, and low-budget corporate banquets. But last Saturday night, it was filled with 100 of…

Obama Is Reportedly Having Weird Secret Meetings With All the Big 2020 Contenders

There are those—Splinter’s own Hamilton Nolan among them—who would say that Barack Obama has been decidedly lax in his post-presidential life. Here we are, a nation in crisis, and the former president has been largely absent from the public eye, save for a few (refreshingly coherent) tweets and cherrypicked media…