Articles and Appearances

To Dump Trump In 2020, Democrats Need A Wild Card
New York Observer, July 12, 2017

From One Democrat To Another: I’m Sorry, But Trump Is Here To Stay
New York Observer, July 4, 2017

This Is How The GOP Health Care Bill Rips Off Poor People
New York Observer, June 28, 2017

What Ossoff’s Near-Flip of a Blood Red District Means for Team Blue
New York Observer, June 21, 2017

To Advance In Blood-Red States, Democrats Need To Abandon Them
New York Observer, June 16, 2017

It’s Okay If You’re A Republican
New York Observer, May 31, 2017

Don’t Impeach: The Liberal Case For Not Removing Trump
New York Observer, May 16, 2017

Wake Up: Politicians Don’t Listen To Phone Calls And Protests
New York Observer, May 8, 2017

Dear Donald Trump: The Civil War Never Actually Ended
New York Observer, May 2, 2017

Quoted in article: Trump’s First 100 Days: Legislative Victories Are Sparse, But Officials Hopeful
By Derek Johnson, Federal Soup, April 27, 2017

Where Berners And Trumpkins Unite: Failure To Employ Basic Logic
New York Observer, April 24, 2017

For 2018, Moderate Democrats Are Progressives’ Last Hope
New York Observer, April 19, 2017

Dear Democrats: Nobody Wants To Associate With The Weak
New York Observer, April 18, 2017

Earth To Idealists: Everything Is Political, Especially Court Appointees
New York Observer, April 7, 2017

Stop Letting The GOP Play Democrats For Fools: Filibuster Neil Gorsuch
New York Observer, April 3, 2017

A Word To Team Blue: Let The Republicans Self-Destruct
New York Observer, March 31, 2017

Because Democrats Need A Refresher Course on How To Be Effective
New York Observer, March 27, 2017

Brown-Harris 2020: A Ticket To Threaten Trump’s Reelection
New York Observer, March 1, 2017

Twitter’s Democrats Lack Originality: Impeaching Trump Will Never Happen
New York Observer, February 21, 2017

The Hal Ginsberg Podcast (Halcast)
Aired February 21, 2017; recorded February 20, 2017. Cliston joins host Hal Ginsberg and fellow guest Danny Cardwell to discuss what Democrats and progressives can do right now, with the Democratic Party controlling none of the levers of power.

The Democratic Party Won’t Win Elections Until Liberals Make Peace
New York Observer, February 17, 2017

Democrats Need To Stop Hoping Republicans In Congress Will See The Light
New York Observer, February 14, 2017

Sorry, Marches Won’t Win Battles
New York Observer, January 22, 2017

Dear Democrats: Nobody Cares About Your Feelings
New York Observer, January 16, 2017

The Worst Could Be Yet To Come For Democrats
New York Observer, December 12, 2016

Partisan Polarization Has Not Stopped Insurance Legislation
W.I.N. Magazine, December 1, 2016

Democrats Are The Party Of Denial
New York Observer, November 17, 2016

How We Blew It
New York Observer, November 11, 2016

Clinton Will Win, But Her Victory Will Be Short Lived
New York Observer, November 7, 2016

The RNC Spins, But Trump Is Still Sputtering
New York Observer, November 3, 2016

Legislative Races Could Determine Control of Several States
New York Observer, October 26, 2016

A Democratic Down-Ballot Wave Is Not Guaranteed
New York Observer, October 19, 2016

Indiana Might Say Goodbye To Bayh
New York Observer, October 12, 2016

Clinton’s Position Erodes Significantly Since Labor Day Forecast
New York Observer, October 4, 2016

Far-Fetched Scenario: How Gary Johnson Could Win The Presidency
New York Observer, September 20, 2016

Don’t Give Third Parties A Second Thought
New York Observer, September 13, 2016

Headed Into Home Stretch, Clinton Is Poised For Victory
New York Observer, September 6, 2016

You’re Stupid, Wrong And Ugly
New York Observer, August 29, 2016

Clinton Can Play It Safe, But That Won’t Help Her Party
New York Observer, August 24, 2016

Democratic Senate Candidates Lagging Behind Clinton
New York Observer, August 18, 2016

Ready, Fire, Aim: The Left’s Suicide Wing Prepares To Self-Destruct Again
New York Observer, August 9, 2016

Inside Story: Could A Third Party Crash The White House Race?
Aired on Al Jazeera English, August 5, 2016; Cliston Brown joins Republican analyst Joe Watkins and Iona College political science professor Jeanne Zaino on a panel to discuss U.S. third parties and what (if any) effect they may have on the 2016 presidential race. Hosted by Jane Dutton.

The Pennsylvania Polka: Every Election Year Is Groundhog Day In The Keystone State
New York Observer, August 3, 2016

We’ll Never Escape The Two-Party System
New York Observer, July 26, 2016

Gary Johnson’s Quest To Shake Up The Race
New York Observer, July 22, 2016

What To Expect When You’re Electing
Speech to the Western States Surplus Lines Conference, recorded July 14, 2016 at the Fairmont Chateau, Whistler, British Columbia

VEEP-Hype: Nobody Votes For The Running Mate
New York Observer, July 12, 2016

The State of the Senate Races
New York Observer, July 6, 2016

Clip From Left, Right, Center With David Shaw
Aired on Sirius XM Patriot (Channel 125), June 27, 2016; taped June 26, 2016 at Politicon in Pasadena, California

Democrats Prep Path To Victory On Gun Control
New York Observer, June 23, 2016

Millennials and the 2016 Election, June 21, 2016
Millennial Talk With Chelsea Krost

Hillary Has The Edge At The Starting Gate
New York Observer, June 20, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, June 15, 2016
Segment begins at 24:56—In the final “Listen to Cliston” segment (at least for now), Cliston wishes Hal the best of luck on his future plans, and discussion focuses on gun control politics and the downward spiral of the Trump campaign.

According To Gun Lobbyists, The Price Of A Human Life Is About $36,905
New York Observer, June 15, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, June 8, 2016
Segment begins at 28:20—Cliston and Hal discuss the last big round of presidential primaries and prospects for the fall campaign.

Latinos Are Registering In Droves To Dump Trump
New York Observer, June 6, 2016

It’s Time To Ditch The Caucuses
New York Observer, June 1, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, May 25, 2016
Segment begins at 25:05—Discussion centers on Cliston’s new Observer column, “Give Bernie What He Wants”, in which Hal is quoted extensively. Hal and Cliston also discuss how the Clinton-vs.-Trump race is developing and whether Clinton’s numbers will rebound, and touch on what should happen with controversial Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Give Bernie What He Wants
New York Observer, May 24, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, May 18, 2016
Segment begins at 25:28—Hal and Cliston discuss the complete breakdown of order at the recent Nevada state convention, whether Bernie Sanders and his supporters are going to far with their “politics of grievance,” and what it might mean for Democrats in the November election against Donald Trump

Goodbye Democrats, Adios GOP, The Party Is Ending
New York Observer, May 18, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, May 11, 2016
Segment begins at 25:32—Hal and Cliston discuss whether Bernie Sanders is doing the progressive cause more harm than good by staying in the Democratic race and continuing to drive up Hillary Clinton’s negatives. Also, what should Clinton do to win over skeptical progressives? And if Democrats win big in November’s presidential race, how many Senate seats do they pick up?

Down-Ballot Blues: GOP Is Right To Fear Trump’s Impact
New York Observer, May 10, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, May 4, 2016
Segment begins at 17:30—Hal and Cliston review the results of the Indiana primary and discuss Cliston’s column regarding Donald Trump’s chances of winning the general election; also discussed: What does Bernie Sanders want and how should Hillary Clinton proceed?

No Amount Of Working Class Whites Can Win Trump The White House
New York Observer, May 3, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Apr. 27, 2016
Segment begins at 24:25—Hal and Cliston discuss the state of the presidential race: why progressives need to get behind Hillary Clinton; whether Donald Trump is on pace to win the Republican nomination and whether he can win the general election; and why Bernie Sanders isn’t using his massive fundraising to help downballot progressives.

Now Is Not The Time To Teach The DNC A Lesson
New York Observer, April 26, 2016

We Hold This Truth To Be Self-Evident: Primary, Caucus Rules Must Go
New York Observer, April 19, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Apr. 13, 2016
Segment begins at 26:06—Discussion includes Cliston’s latest Observer column on the possibility of a Trump-Cruz ticket; whether Bernie Sanders is peaking too soon; why Sanders has struggled with African-American voters; whether Hillary Clinton really gives Democrats the best shot to win in November; and the controversial “bathroom bill” in North Carolina.

Trump and Cruz Have Two Choices: Hang Together Or Hang Separately
New York Observer, April 13, 2016

California, Here We Come
New York Observer, April 5, 2016

Bernie Will Hurt The Party If He Keeps Going After Hillary
New York Observer, March 29, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Mar. 23, 2016
Interview begins at 27:00—Hal discusses with Cliston his recent Observer column on Republican machinations to stop Donald Trump; other topics include the results of the March 22 primaries; what Bernie Sanders hopes to accomplish by staying in the Democratic race; and whether Democrats should be paying attention to the legitimate concerns of blue-collar Americans who are attracted to Trump.

The GOP Is Running Toward The Wrong Goal
New York Observer, March 21, 2016

Cruz Control: Why Ted Will Be Key At a Brokered Convention

New York Observer, March 17, 2016

Listen to Cliston, the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Mar. 16, 2016
Interview begins at 26:41—Hal and Cliston discuss whether Bernie Sanders should drop out of the Democratic presidential race after getting swept in all five states on Tuesday, and also take a look at what happens next on the Republican side.

Speech to the Surplus Lines Law Group, Sonoma, California, Mar. 14, 2016
Cliston previews the March 15 primaries and takes questions about the state of the presidential race. Total length 52 minutes, 28 seconds. (Last few seconds inadvertently cut out.)

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Mar. 9, 2016
Interview begins at 27:05—Hal and Cliston discuss the results and implications of the March 8 primaries and which of the four leading candidates from the Republican and Democratic primaries was the biggest winner.

Risky Business: The Unorthodox Way the GOP Can Stop Donald Trump
New York Observer, March 7, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Mar. 2, 2016
Interview begins at 28:14—Hal and Cliston discuss the implications of the Super Tuesday results and turnout in the Democratic and Republican primary races.

The Ides of March Could Be the End of the GOP Establishment
New York Observer, February 29, 2016

It’s All About That Base: Clinton vs. Trump in November
New York Observer, February 24, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Feb. 24, 2016
Interview begins at 26:53—Hal and Cliston discuss whether Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have their respective presidential nominations wrapped up; whether Bernie Sanders pushed Clinton to the left; whether it is even possible for an “anti-establishment” candidate to win the Democratic nomination; and why Sanders supporters should back Clinton if she does win the nomination.

Day of Reckoning: Hillary and Bernie Battle For the Democratic Party’s Soul
New York Observer, February 19, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Feb. 17, 2016
Archived interview incomplete due to technical issues; Hal and Cliston discuss the politics of replacing deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; the upcoming Nevada Democratic caucuses; and the state of the Republican nominating race.

Crunch Time: The Rubber Meets the Road for Bernie Sanders
New York Observer, February 10, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Feb. 10, 2016
Interview begins at 26:38—Hal and Cliston discuss the results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries and what they mean to the upcoming presidential nominating contests.

The Inevitable Crash and Bern: Even If Elected, Bernie’s Agenda is DOA
New York Observer, February 3, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Feb. 3, 2016
Interview begins at 15:15—Hal and Cliston discuss the results of Monday’s Iowa Caucuses and the implications for the upcoming presidential primaries and caucuses.

Michael Bloomberg Will Never Be the Next U.S. President
New York Observer, January 28, 2016

Listen to Cliston, The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Jan. 27, 2016
Interview begins at 23:04—Topics include Mike Bloomberg’s presidential trial balloon, the upcoming Democratic caucuses in Iowa, the standoff with insurrectionists in Oregon and the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Jan. 21, 2016
Interview begins at 11:01—Topics include the media’s fixation with “Reagan Democrats” and the state of play in the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating races.

Newsflash to the GOP: There’s No Such Thing As A Reagan Democrat
New York Observer, Jan. 20, 2016

Political Powerball: The Top Ten “Election Lottery” Losses in American History
New York Observer, Jan. 12, 2016

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Jan. 6, 2016
Interview begins at 24:37—Topics include the politics of immigration & customs raids against undocumented immigrants and what will happen after the Iowa caucuses.

Weeding the Iowa Caucus “Field of Dreams”
New York Observer, Jan. 4, 2016

Democrats Face Unholy 2016 Choice: GOP Or Gridlock
New York Observer, Dec. 18, 2015

Trumped: How Donald Keeps Republicans In Checkmate
New York Observer, Dec. 11, 2015

What If There Is No Obama Coalition?
New York Observer, Dec. 11, 2015

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Nov. 25, 2015
Interview begins at 1:58:52—Topics include the Louisiana gubernatorial election and whether there is still hope for Democrats in the South, Democratic failures to convince voters to vote in their own interests, and the political fallout from the release of the Laquon McDonald shooting video in Chicago.

Louisiana’s Next Governor Is a Democrat, But the Solid South Is Still Solid Red
New York Observer, Nov. 23, 2015

Cruz Control: Firebrand Texas Senator Is Well Positioned in the GOP Sweepstakes
New York Observer, Nov. 9, 2015

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Nov. 6, 2015
Interview begins at 26:34—Topic: Results of the Kentucky gubernatorial election and what it portends for the Democratic Party in the South

The Party’s Over: Kentucky Marks the End of the Democratic Party in the South
New York Observer, Nov. 5, 2015

The Democratic Race That Isn’t
New York Observer, Oct. 29, 2015

Follow the Money: Cash On Hand Shows Who’ll Drop Out Next
New York Observer, Oct. 16, 2015

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Oct. 9, 2015
Interview begins at 48:46—Topic: the state of play in the presidential nominating races

Joe Biden: Will He Or Won’t He?
New York Observer, Oct. 8, 2015

There’s One Group Democrats Dominate: Non-Voters
New York Observer, Sept. 22, 2015

In 2016, GOP Faces Daunting Task of Breaching the Blue Wall
New York Observer, Sept. 10, 2015

The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, Sept. 9, 2015
Interview begins at 58:40—Topic: “Clinton Derangement Syndrome” and how progressives are using some of the same attacks against Hillary Clinton that conservatives have been using for a quarter century.

Democrats Unlikely To Expand Electoral Map In 2016
New York Observer, Aug. 31, 2015

Democrat Celebration Is Premature: GOP Is Hardly DOA
New York Observer, Aug. 26, 2015

Doing the Limbo With Bernie: A Sanders Nomination Will Crater Down-Ballot Democrats
New York Observer, Aug. 21, 2015

Presentation on Political Engagement and the 2016 Elections
Delivered at the Western States Surplus Lines Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho, June 22, 2015