Category: Democrats

Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Like Barry Goldwater’s campaign to “Save America” in 1964, Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign unearthed a marginally suppressed anger rooted in white supremacist racism, fear, and capitalism. Goldwater’s opposition to big government and civil rights had come at a time when the country was wounded and struggling to move forward. It came at a time after a presidential assassination, […]

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Emerge Michigan extends application deadline in response to high demand from future female leaders

Emerge Michigan extends application deadline in response to high demand from future female leaders

For women eager to get involved in our democracy, this program will give you the tools you need to lead. Many of us were sure Hillary Clinton was going to break the highest glass ceiling in the land, and were — and still are — stunned that didn’t happen. But this is no time to wallow. Now, more than ever, […]

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After the Blame

After the Blame

The past several days have been a bit of a blur for me. I sat down to write out my feelings several times immediately following the election to no avail. So, I finally decided to sit with my thoughts for a few days and listen to what others had to say. During my moment of reticence, I heard numerous explanations […]

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One impact of Trump’s candidacy is WAY more money being spent on U.S. House and Senate races

One impact of Trump’s candidacy is WAY more money being spent on U.S. House and Senate races

In early August when FiveThirtyEight.com’s Now-Cast had Clinton with a 96.4% chance of winning the election, more than 70 Republicans signed an open letter to RNC Chair Reince Priebus begging him to stop helping fund Donald Trump’s campaign and instead divert the mone to down ticket races to shore up their majority in the U.S. House and stop Democrats from […]

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3 Turning Points on the Way to the ‘Most Progressive Year in California History’

3 Turning Points on the Way to the ‘Most Progressive Year in California History’

How Courage Campaign helped put the right and ‘corporate Democrats’ on their heels As I was lining my stomach in preparation for the vice presidential debate, I saw this tweet flutter down my Tweetdeck: .@JerryBrownGov signed EVERY SINGLE BILL we prioritized this year! THX 2 our members 4 making 2016 the most #progressive yr in #CA history! pic.twitter.com/zdlnDa2dm6 — CourageCampaign […]

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Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Rep. Lee Chatfield DOES have a Republican primary challenger. Stephanie Chatfield, the wife of conservative tea party Republican state House Representative Lee Chatfield, revealed this week that she had an abortion when she was in high school. In a post on Facebook, Ms. Chatfield revealed that she became pregnant […]

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Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Last night’s Democratic debate in Flint showed America that there is a stark contrast between the Democrats and the Republicans who are vying to be the president of our country. And there were two clear winners in the debate: Flint and the American people. During their debate in Detroit over the weekend, the Republican candidates argued over who would be […]

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GUEST POST: The Nevada Democratic Presidential Caucus in Pictures – by Jason Karsh

GUEST POST: The Nevada Democratic Presidential Caucus in Pictures – by Jason Karsh

My friend Jason Karsh, a writer and political strategist, spent the past week documenting the Nevada Democratic Caucus with his camera. He offered up his view of the event in this photo essay of the week leading up to (and including) Caucus Day. Enjoy.

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A contemporary political education from a Republican

A contemporary political education from a Republican

This year will have many challenges, not the least of which will be comparing and contrasting Bernie and Hillary while sifting through the Frank Luntzian messages coming from the dozen or so remaining GOP presidential candidates. You might wonder why Progressives would even want to spend time inviting blood pressure problems by trying to decoding right-wing messages? For one thing, […]

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Whatever happened to the Democrats’ “Big Tent”?

Whatever happened to the Democrats’ “Big Tent”?

Remember when the Democratic Party was the party of the “big tent?” As of today it seems to have become a two-candidate party. But it certainly didn’t happen in an organic way, that is by voters hearing what each candidate envisions for the U.S. and why, and then winnowing out the candidates that lack vision, leadership skills, or more importantly […]

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Frmr. Dem presidential candidate Wesley Clark calls for placing “radicalized” Muslims in internment/reeducation camps

Frmr. Dem presidential candidate Wesley Clark calls for placing “radicalized” Muslims in internment/reeducation camps

Retired four-star general Wesley Clark was the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. Following his illustrious military career, he became a prominent Democrat, running for president in 2004 and supporting other Democrats financially and with endorsements since then. He was critical of the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks, saying, “You’d be taking them to […]

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