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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an associate editor at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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Obama Endorses Hillary as America’s Best Hope

11:15 AM ET Barack Obama needed to bring Democrats together tonight at the DNC. Tim Kaine had a far more difficult task: Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick needed to prove he can be trusted, has the capacity to inspire, and can effectively take on Donald Trump. In the end, Obama and Kaine both won...

How Can the U.S. Fix a Broken Government?

July 18, 2016 Americans believe that Washington, D.C., is not doing enough to solve the nation’s problems. The situation is so bad that this failure of government has become the most serious concern for the country, they say. But paradoxically, many Americans also believe the federal government is the best hope to fix...

The End of a Political Revolution

July 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders’s fight for the White House has reached its end. He appeared side-by-side with his long-time rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday and officially endorsed her as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. The endorsement was proof that even Sanders can no longer ignore the reality that the Democratic race is...

What the U.S. Can Learn from Protest and Political Organizing in Nordic Countries

July 12, 2016 Liberals in the United States wistfully regard Scandinavia as a kind of social utopia, while conservatives denounce it as a socialist state where government overreach is ubiquitous. Yet across the political spectrum, Americans believe it would be impossible to adopt the Nordic model. That’s the starting point for Viking Economics:...

Secessionists in the States Dream of Declaring Independence

July 4, 2016 Secessionists across the United States are taking heart. The United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union last month has sparked interest in the far-fetched idea that U.S. states might win independence from Washington, D.C. Separatist groups are especially optimistic that Americans will be open to the idea of...

Clinton Takes the Capital

June 15, 2016 Hillary Clinton has emerged the winner of the Washington, D.C., primary. Though Clinton had already effectively clinched the Democratic nomination, winning the D.C. primary must nevertheless be a sweet victory. The win is a high note for her campaign as the primary season draws to a close. In the days...

After a Thursday Meeting With Obama, Sanders Signals the End

June 9, 2016 Bernie Sanders isn’t ready to back down yet—but the end of his campaign is in sight. Speaking outside of the White House on Thursday after meeting with President Obama, Sanders confirmed he would compete in Washington, D.C.’s Democratic primary next week. But he signaled a willingness to work with Hillary...

Elizabeth Warren Plans to Endorse Hillary Clinton

June 9, 2016 Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will soon endorse Hillary Clinton. Reuters reported the news on Wednesday evening, citing sources close to the senator. The report noted that Warren has not ruled out the possibility of joining the Democratic ticket as Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, though she is “not currently interested in...

Would Elizabeth Warren Even Want to Be Vice President?

June 8, 2016 It’s easy to see why, say, Wall Street bankers might not want Elizabeth Warren in the White House. The Massachusetts Democratic senator has earned a reputation as an outspoken opponent of corporate America and the influence of money in politics. Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate’s top Democrat, is reportedly promoting...

Hillary Clinton Tears Into Trump's 'Bizarre' National Security

June 3, 2016 Donald Trump poses a threat to America’s national security, and to the safety and stability of the rest of the world, Hillary Clinton argued on Thursday. Contrasting her track record as secretary of state with Trump’s lack of foreign-policy experience, Clinton made the case that the presumptive Republican nominee is,...

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