Michael Tracey

News

I Asked Ordinary Voters if They Could Explain Clinton's Complicated Email Scandal

Voters I spoke with in Ohio are convinced that Hillary Clinton is corrupt and guilty of some criminal activity, even if they're not entirely sure exactly what that activity is.
Michael Tracey
11.5.16
News

Why These Americans Refuse to Vote

Across the country, some Americans are preparing to signal their disgust with the system and their choices that they're literally throwing their votes away.
Michael Tracey
10.19.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why Bill Clinton's Sex Scandals Still Matter

The controversy over Bill Clinton's conduct wasn't just the product of a "vast right-wing conspiracy," it was the result of his habit of lying and obfuscation.
Michael Tracey
9.30.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How Hillary Clinton Is Turning Her Back on Poor White Voters

Hillary Clinton's dismissal of many Trump voters as "deplorables" wasn't a gaffe or a mistake but a conscious dismissal of the concerns many poor white Americans have.
Michael Tracey
9.20.16
News

Vermont State Senator Accused of Sexual Assault Kicked Out of Committees

State Senator Norman McAllister could be in some serious trouble.
Michael Tracey
5.15.15
News

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Ready to Run for President

The Massachusetts senator remains a dream candidate for progressives no matter how many times she says she isn't running—but the truth is she wouldn't be doing herself or anyone else any good by challenging Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Michael Tracey
1.22.15
News

What CIA Torture and Police Violence Have in Common

Both are form of state-sponsored violence, both are based around irrational fears, and both are proving incredibly hard to eradicate for good.
Michael Tracey
12.11.14
News

The Police Lobby Has Far Too Much Power in American Politics

If we want to stop cops from killing civilians, we need to reduce the influence law enforcement has on the levers of government.
Michael Tracey
12.4.14
News

​How Democrats Failed Ferguson

There were many people who could have lessened the damage done in the aftermath of the now infamous shooting of Michael Brown—and virtually all of them were Democrats.
Michael Tracey
11.26.14
News

Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes

You know an election is coming up when candidates from both parties are sowing fear and disinformation about the threat the Islamic State poses to the US.
Michael Tracey
10.17.14
Stuff

Al Sharpton Is a Huge Fraud

Though casting himself as a bold teller of truths, more often than not the Reverend Al Sharpton serves the agenda of those in power.
Michael Tracey
8.26.14
News

Israel Is Killing Hundreds of Civilians in Gaza, and American Elites Don't Really Care

The mounting death toll and general suffering inflicted on civilians in Gaza is disconcerting. Somewhat lower on the "horrific” scale, but still pretty messed up, is the portrayal of the bloodshed in American media outlets.
Michael Tracey
7.22.14
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