Friday, February 21, 2020

Tag: Democratic party

Democrats need to think big for 2020

Will it nominate someone based on perceived electability, which is usually code for incremental policy ideas and a long political career, or a fresh-faced progressive reformer with big ideas?

The establishment ‘unites’ to tear down Bernie Sanders

The American left, using all the platforms available to it, will have to push back against the attacks that are sure to come against Sanders and other progressives in the race, whose coverage is likely to vary between slinging mud at them and ignoring them.

Creating a progressive movement within the Democratic Party

If the candidates and supporters can come up with a uniform platform and promise to vote for the leading progressive candidate in order to defeat centrist and right-wing candidates, that will be a real victory.

A Green New Deal must be 100 percent just

A 100% Just Green New Deal doesn’t just offer a blanket promise of good green jobs and training for everyone, it will ensure that jobs training programs and investments in job creation are targeted and available first to the communities that need them most.

Democratic Party ‘leadership’ is upside down

Clearly, much of the Democratic Party’s momentum is now coming from the left. And many of the positions that the timeworn Democratic leadership has staked out are now being overrun.

It’s time for Democrats to abandon stale centrist politics once and...

The party’s centrist wing is terrified. The political enterprise they’ve spent their careers building runs counter to the big, universal redistributive policies being supported by the Democratic base.

It’s time for progressives to raise their game

The progressive populist insurgency in the Democratic Party has tasted frequent victories this primary season: for our struggle has only begun.

Senate Democrats, with few exceptions, are a gang of warmongers

Where’s the 'democratic socialist' challenge to militarism?

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “spectacular” victory & growing split in...

Noam Chomsky gives his honest opinion on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win.

Geithner’s grift, paydays and Democratic drift

Unfortunately, too many Democratic operatives would still rather be like Tim Geithner, even if their party – and the country – pays for it in the end.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

Sanders alone on debate stage to say candidate with the most votes should get...

“Out of all the candidates, Bernie is the only one to advocate for the democratic will of the people.”

Millions of Americans crowdfunding to cover medical expenses

“It comes down to a profit-making motive that is baked into a system—a system that puts profits over patients.”