by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marks Hoover Institution Jan 30, 2001 With the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a sharp increase in protest and anticapitalist sentiment threatened to undermine the existing political system and create new political parties. The findings of diverse opinion polls, as well as the electoral support given to local radical, … Continue reading How FDR Saved Capitalism
https://youtu.be/3OUbWJrbzog by Robert Reich Dec 22, 2018 Trump isn’t the only problem. As Big Money floods our political system, and some in power are intent on making it harder for certain people to vote, we need a movement to save our democracy. Here are 10 steps: Number 1: Make voter registration automatic for all eligible voters, … Continue reading 10 Steps to Save American Democracy
by Richard Moser Be Freedom Dec 20, 2018 The movement around the Green New Deal is the ultimate testing ground for the kind of political skills and strategy needed to win the most important political battles of all. What do you think of the Green New Deal? I think we might just have a workable “revolutionary … Continue reading Is the Green New Deal a “Revolutionary Reform?”
by Ryan Cooper The Week Dec 18, 2018 If the United States is going to do its part in the international effort to combat the existential risk posed by climate change, it must conduct an all-out crash decarbonization program. The biggest obstacle to that objective is the Republican Party. But the second-biggest is the conservative faction … Continue reading Anybody Can Beat Donald Trump in 2020
by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 11, 2018 When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. Ralph Nader is living proof. After years of effectively pressuring congressional Democrats to protect consumers and the environment against corporate greed, he watched firsthand as the party bowed to the demands of … Continue reading Can a New Political Party Save America From Itself?
2020 ELECTION ‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand In advance of 2020, "the left" wants to make sure candidates aren’t claiming the "progressive" label without actually supporting the cause. By DAVID SIDERS Politico 12/09/2018 MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Progressive Democrats are beginning to confront an unintended … Continue reading If you believe “progressive” is a brand to be marketed, then you’re not one
By Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jointly published at New Economic Perspectives and Naked Capitalism I know the Republicans are complete hypocrites about federal deficits and debt. I know their dishonesty and … Continue reading Obama Loved Austerity and the New Democrats Remain Addicted to It