Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad: He’s Worse Than You Think

When I went to college, do you know who my freshman English teacher held up as an example of who *not* to be? Actually, he said if Joe Biden was his student, he’d put his foot so far up Joe Biden’s ass, they’d have to expel Joe Biden to get him to come back on … Continue reading Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad: He’s Worse Than You Think

The Democratic Party Is Further Right Than Most Voters

by Robert  Raymond Truthout   Jan 24, 2019 Communists. Socialists. Subversive revolutionaries hell-bent on spreading their radical vision of Bolshevism into every nook and cranny of the country. This is the image of the modern Democratic Party you might have if your only source of news spews out from the frothing mouths of the right-wing punditry or from … Continue reading The Democratic Party Is Further Right Than Most Voters

Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

by GRETA CHRISTINA   Raw Story Jan 21, 2019 "Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many people … Continue reading Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

If you believe “progressive” is a brand to be marketed, then you’re not one

  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

What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

By Norman Solomon Reader Supported News Dec 4, 2018 Twenty-five years ago – when I wrote a book titled “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era” – I didn’t expect the Democratic Party would still be mired in Clintonism two and a half decades later. But such approaches to politics continue to haunt the party … Continue reading What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

Don’t Be Fooled. Populism Won’t Help Democrats Win Again: Echochamber Friday

Ok, now for something completely different. With the realization we all tend to read the same news sources from the same authors in the same places with the same people frequently, we’re going to do something not-the-same to remind us to get out of ourselves. Today, we’re intentionally going to look at some pieces we … Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled. Populism Won’t Help Democrats Win Again: Echochamber Friday