2018 Will Be a Banner Year for Blue Dogs and Conservative Democrats

Democrats are unique in their willingness to sabotage their own legislative priorities in order to win seats. A question was recently asked on Quora as to why there were no Republican candidates who supported Medicare for All, free college, ending the wars, green energy, etc. There are no Republicans that are…

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To My GOP Friends: I Remember 1980, Do You?

I know what it’s like to have your world turned upside-down; soon you will, too. In 1980 I was simply amazed when Ronald Reagan, whom I and all my Leftie friends considered to be an absolute joke, somehow won the Republican nomination for President. I thought: the GOP is imploding and…

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Why Andrew Gillum’s Primary Win is So Important

The unexpected victory reflects a new paradigm in voter participation The Florida gubernatorial primary victory is a huge win for Andrew Gillum, but it is also a significant win for Bernie Sanders and his Our Revolution organization, as well as all the other progressive groups that were supporting Gillum. This…

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Democrats Must Abandon Identity Politics and Run on Actual Policies

A Return to FDR-Style Progressivism will Return Dems to Electoral Victories for Generations to Come Identity Politics has formed the basis of the American political system since the 1990’s. It is enshrined in both parties’ political narratives, and it has become a major animating factor and GOTV (Get Out The…

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Why are Christian Republicans so Pro-Israel?

Republicans are motivated by two large and powerful groups: the Evangelical Christian movement, which believes that the Jews must return to the Holy Land in order for Christ to return (and either kill or convert the Jews), and the extremely powerful Jewish Lobby in the form of AIPAC, who are…

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The Democratic “Civil War” Has a Lot to Do with Actual War

The struggle is about whether to be the Party of War or the Party of Peace Wednesday night, 27 July 2016: At the Democratic National Convention, Leon Panetta, longtime Democrat who served as Director of the CIA as well as Secretary of Defense, takes the stage to deliver a rousing…

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Tr🍩ll Smear #14 [UPDATED]: “Russian Trolls Helped Bernie; Bernie is a Russian Stooge, a Putin Plant, a Kremlin Puppet, etc.”

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the “Russia-Gate” hoax spread to Bernie Sanders. Apparently Putin was not just working overtime to get Trump elected, he was already hard at work in 2015 sending out his flying monkey trolls to support Bernie Sanders. Sigh. The Russia-related attacks…

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This is Neoliberalism, Part III: How We Build Empire

When your only chance at social and economic mobility lies in killing people or possibly being killed yourself. Anyone who remembers the Iraq War of 2003 remembers Jessica Lynch, the first “American hero” of that conflict. Her convoy had been ambushed behind enemy lines and she was the last soldier…

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Troll Smear Nr. 15: “Bernie and Jane are Corrupt”

The screwy accusation of “bank fraud” started by right wing smear merchants and now pushed by anti-Bernie Democrats. This smear has two iterations: 1) Jane Sanders committed bank fraud to obtain a loan for her employer, Burlington College, based on false income projections from donors. 2) Bernie Sanders worked with…

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This is Neoliberalism, Part I: The 10 Tenets of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is the idea that the Market is the Mother of all Things. The tenets of Neoliberalism are as follows: 1.”Market-based” solutions are the most stable and are inherently more sustainable than “top down” publicly funded programmes that rely on the “arbitrary” redistribution of wealth and resources. 2. The Market…

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