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When it comes to saving the planet and humanity from climate crisis, there is no time for “middle ground.” That was the gist of a slew of reactions Friday after Reuters reported that the climate change policy currently being drafted by Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign is “a middle ground approach” that backs some fossil fuel options and curtails […]

In an ideal world, the thought of impeaching Donald Trump would warrant at least three cheers, along with some somersaults and a marching band (my preference would be for a New Orleans Second Line led by Trombone Shorty). Yet in an ideal world Donald Trump would be nothing but a bad dream. Our world is […]

In the fall of 1999, a young Democratic state senator from the South Side of Chicago decided to take on the area’s longtime congressman, Bobby Rush, in the following year’s Democratic primary. Convinced he had something new and fresh to offer voters, and encouraged by his political consigliere Dan Shomon, the senator nonetheless received numerous […]

President Donald Trump is apparently unhappy with the way Fox News hosted a town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) this week. One moment that went viral, and seemed to surprise the hosts of the town hall,  happened when the audience was asked whether they would like to give up their employer-sponsored health insurance in […]

If you tuned into cable news over the past few days, you may have seen a clip of freshman Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) tearing into JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon over the wages he pays to low-level employees. Making a few simple points about household budgeting, Porter demonstrated how the bank’s $16.50 minimum wage is not […]

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bernie Sanders entered the Fox’s den on Monday night — and he not only survived the hour-long encounter, but often dominated. Appearing at a Fox News-hosted town hall smack dab in the middle of Trump Country, the Democratic presidential front-runner played the part, swatting down tough questions from the hosts about health […]

WASHINGTON — When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them. Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled […]

A cigarette, martini, a staircase and Bette Davis — the 2020 election in a nutshellby Thomas NeuburgerThere are two groups of candidates in the Democratic candidate field. The first group contains people like Bernie Sanders. The second group contains a…

The Democratic measure would expand voting rights and crack down on gerrymandering and dark money. The House of Representatives on Friday passed the most significant democracy reform bill introduced in Congress since the Watergate era, by a vote of 234 to 193. The sweeping bill, known as HR1: the For the People Act,would massively expand voting […]

The Triumphant Individual, the Benevolent Community, the Mob at the Gates, the Rot at the Top. Four narratives define America – true Americans must define them What’s the real American story? A film by Robert Reich and Jacob Kornbluth. Donald Trump has perfected the art of telling a fake story about America. The only way to […]

The views of Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives are much closer to the vast majority of ordinary Americans than Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg. DO YOU KNOW what really annoys me about the media’s coverage of U.S. politics, and especially the Democratic Party? Google the words “moderate” or “centrist” and a small group of names will instantly appear: […]

In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the core of one of the crowning achievements of the civil rights movement: the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 bill, propelled by the historic march of protestors from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, officially put an end to the literacy tests, poll taxes, and voting restrictions that had disenfranchised millions of minority voters for […]

Real economic responsibility means sustaining the communities and physical resources on which society is built In the coming days, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, plans to hold a vote on the Green New Deal resolution recently introduced by congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA). Despite polls showing broad bipartisan support for a Green New […]

One image shows a blackface doll in Elizabeth Warren’s kitchen. Democrats are already feeling the effects of information warfare in the 2020 cycle. A calculated disinformation campaign is targeting the Twitter mentions of four prominent Democrats and 2020 contenders, and foreign actors are likely responsible for the attacks, according to a new report from Politico. The […]


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