Tag: Identity

Hillary Clinton, the ‘Gender Card’ and What it Could Mean in November

Asma Khalid, NPR – April 16, 2016

It’s essentially impossible to win the Democratic nomination without support from women. In primaries and caucuses across the country, women make up a solid majority of the Democratic electorate. In fact, according to exit poll data, there’s not a state that’s voted to date where women made up less than 54 percent of Democratic voters.

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Why is Ted Cruz Saying Christians Should Support Him Different From Saying Women Should Back Hillary Clinton?

Janell Ross, Washington Post – February 16, 2016

One moment that probably won’t is a new interview in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) asserts — in very similar fashion — that evangelical Christians should back an evangelical Christian like him. Cruz told this to viewers of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “Brody File,” “If we allow our leaders to be selected from non-believers, we shouldn’t be surprised when our leaders don’t share our values.”

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Identity Heft: Why the Politics of Race and Gender are Dominating the 2016 Election

Jeet Heer, The New Republic – November 18, 2015

There’s a tendency among a certain class of pundits to act as if identity politics were a distraction from more fundamental matters like economics and foreign policy. What this line of thought ignores is the fact that economics and foreign policy are themselves saturated with questions of identity. Donald Trump is right in emphasizing the question of whether “we’re going to be a country.” Politics is inevitably about not just policy but people: who is included, who gets excluded, who has power, and does not.

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