Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tag: Democratic party

Beto O’Rourke, the (center) right choice in 2020?

While he has his appeal, Beto O’Rourke seems to be more of the same kind of centrist that has dominated the Democratic Party since at least the 1980s.

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.

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Does recklessly killing citizens endanger Trump re-election?

The question for the next six months: Will the damage from Trump’s past, present and future crimes against humanity make him less electable?

‘Unacceptable’: Dems fume after Trump announces plan to refuse Congressional oversight of corporate bailout...

"The Treasury has the ability to move this money extremely quickly; there's nobody that Secretary Mnuchin has to ask."

Media silent as poll workers contract COVID-19 at primaries that DNC, Biden campaign claimed...

And instead of reporting on this urgent story, the media have enabled this dangerous behavior.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

No debates, Joe; a discussion

If Biden and Bernie can have public discussions about important platform and personnel issues, the likelihood is that they could find genuine compromises and form a real coalition.