Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Democrats

Steps left for electing Progressives and defeating Republicans in the midterms

Stopping unhinged Republicans will require that often-deplorable Democrats defeat them.

80% of US voters across party lines support expanding Social Security

"While Democrats have a plan to protect and enhance Social Security, Republicans have shared their plans to privatize, cut, and even end this program!"

Let’s rebrand the misnamed GOP as the BLP

There’s nothing ‘grand’ anymore about this old party. 

Pharma mobilizes army of lobbyists to tank Democrats’ Medicare drug pricing...

"Big Pharma is fighting hard to keep their price-setting monopoly intact," said one advocacy coalition.

Extremism exposed, handing off golden midterm levers – IF only Democrats...

The tragic irony is that the volcanic extremism on display is anything but invisible or mysterious or unexpected.

Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Democrats remain the bulwark against losing what freedoms remain—like it or...

If not Democrats, flawed or not, then who defies the menace of reaction, advances America, and even confronts climate change with serious, systemic reforms?

Biden and Democrats: Climb into your Bully Pulpit, connect with the...

As we watch the Democrats failing to match the Republican’s strategies in reaching and influencing the American people, the word to them must be: “it’s the Bully Pulpit, stupid!”

Senate Dems won’t protect abortion rights, but vote unanimously to protect...

"One problem with the idea that Democrats will benefit from a backlash to Roe being overturned is that the party leadership don’t seem to like the idea of there being a backlash to Roe being overturned."

Progressives can’t depend on the Congressional Progressive Caucus

We can’t depend on the Congressional Progressive Caucus to provide the kind of leadership we need. It must come from the grassroots.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.