David Axelrod

Pete Buttigieg Knocks Own Supporters for Being Too White

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, an unexpected early frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is criticizing his own supporters for being too white after questions about the “lack of diversity” at his events and among his campaign staff.

Pete Buttigieg voters (Joshua Lott / AFP / Getty)

David Axelrod Unloads on Decision to Free Jussie Smollett After ‘Insidious’ Hoax

David Axelrod, who served as senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, lamented the decision of Illinois prosecutors to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, stating the ordeal shows a well-connected celebrity could fake a hate crime against oneself without facing repercussions.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics, The University of Chicago, speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

Blue State Blues: The Democrats Have ‘Nightmare Envy’

As President Donald Trump’s first year ends with successes in both foreign and domestic policy, Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans are plagued by “nightmare envy,” since the dictatorship they warned about has failed to materialize.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)