Pollster. Strategist. Ad-man. Mark Penn has worn many hats in his career. He worked on the re-election campaign of President Bill Clinton and has advised then Senator Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Bill Gates.
From the viewpoint of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, he joined The Atlantic's Washington Editor at Large, Steve Clemons for an in depth conversation on the state of the race and the many issues facing the country.
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The Atlantic at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
The Atlantic went to Philadelphia for a range of events discussing issues of consequence to everyday Americans and shed light on the vision and policy goals of the Democratic nominee.
The Atlantic at the
Democratic National Convention:
We held a Morning Briefing at the start of each day of the DNC, addressing some of the biggest questions affecting this election.
Atlantic Exchange: A Retrospective on Race in America
“The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.” - Frederick Douglass