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Democratic Leadership Looks Like Old Soviet Politburo

What does a professional sports team do after 6 straight losing seasons? Among other things, it usually fires the coach and looks for new blood, new leadership, and new strategies. But not if you're the minority House and Senate Democratic...Show More Summary

We Need Swing Voters, Not Swing States

Yesterday, House Judiciary Democrats convened a forum on "The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy." It has been nearly twenty years since the last hearing on this topic in 1997, and much has happened since then. [Watch...Show More Summary

Taking Back The War Power

In my experience you should not trust an erratic person with great responsibility. You should not, for example, give your American Express Card to a teenager, who does not understand the value of a dollar. You should not lend your car keys to a friend, who has had one too many drinks. Show More Summary

Making and Remembering History: Celebrating Our Filipino World War II Veterans This Holiday Season

The holidays are intended to be a time for renewal and hope, but in a political season that's already topsy turvy for a number of reasons, many of us enter the holidays with lots of complex feelings. Regardless of how you feel aboutShow More Summary

A Tribal Chairman Talks Trump, Pipelines and Poverty on the Plains

The last time that the Army had a plan to pacify the Great Sioux Nation, our men, women and children were slaughtered at Wounded Knee; the time before that, Custer died and Sitting Bull was chased to Canada by five armies so the General Sherman could steal our gold. Show More Summary

Peace At The Holidays And Electoral Goodwill

This blog is co-authored by Ann Caldwell, a resident scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center. This Thanksgiving many families put up a political free zone sign at their dinner table. They just didn't want to confront anyone with the elation of victory or the depression of loss from the election. Show More Summary

Will Trump Bring the Robot Apocalypse?

The future was supposed to bring prosperity and leisure to working people, not joblessness and misery. But that was before the money guys took over. This week Amazon announced that it's planning to open a grocery store that has no cashiers or checkout lines. Show More Summary

Why Now Is The Time To Fight

Say you had a child -- if not a child a dog or a cat or an elderly parent -- would you turn that child, that parent, that animal over to the care of a predator for the next four years without protest? Even if that predator was rich,Show More Summary

Let Us Move Past These "Shocks". Citizens Must Organize, Governments Must Engage

And so the year begins to close with much to reflect upon. Did we expect all these "crises" we're now facing - and if not, why? What caused them? How do we engage with them now? Personally, I was surprised at the collective shock at the year's big moments - Brexit, for example, or the US presidential election. Show More Summary

New York Times Reporter Swoons Over Elon Musk

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had his Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Walter Duranty to cover-up his genocidal crimes. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had his New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews to deny his CommunistShow More Summary

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Gap Between Promise And Performance

There will no doubt be many reflective essays written on the Obama presidency in the months and years to come; and in time, as more information becomes available, some of our initial judgments on the quality of that presidency will need to be reset. Show More Summary

Standoff At Standing Rock: The 99% vs. Big Money

Embed from Getty Images Get out, or else. "Protestors...who violate the order do so at their own risk, and assume any and all corresponding liabilities for their unlawful presence and occupation of the evacuation area," said North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple. Show More Summary

Congressman Tim Ryan: From Political Obscurity To Rustbelt Renegade

A year ago, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) was an obscure backbencher Congressman. He has since become a national figure, first for his consideration by Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her Vice Presidential runningmate,...Show More Summary

It's Repeal Day! Lessons That Will Help Us Fight Marijuana Prohibition

By Al Olsen Today is National Repeal Day -- a day to remind ourselves of how sweet is the taste of freedom. On this day 83 years ago, the 21 st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition, a costly, disastrous, 13-year experiment. The...Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick is a Patriot. And Your Respectful Disagreement Makes You One Too

I want to begin by saying that disagreement, political disagreement, is healthy and useful, but that I worry about the way in which we as a society carry ourselves. Conservatives are seen as racist idiots and liberals are seen as bleeding heart idiots. Show More Summary

America's 'Mad' Magazine President-Elect

If you watched the hot mess that was the Trump Thank Me tour yesterday and listened to his what-me-worry psychobabble, it became abundantly clear, to me anyway, that we have elected Alfred E. Newman as our next president. And while this is more Madness Magazine than Mad, the reality is we have ourselves the exact same cover boy. Show More Summary

BET Founder Bob Johnson Urges African-Americans to Give Trump a Chance, Does He Have a Point?

There was fury when former BET founder and financial mogul Bob Johnson urged African-Americans to give President-Elect Trump a "shot" and "the benefit of the doubt." Johnson was lambasted with a slew of printable and unprintable epitaphs from many blacks who raged at him for daring to say such a thing. Show More Summary

The Real Cause--And Cure--Of Trump Anguish

Donald Trump is causing unprecedented anguish and turmoil at this moment, on a scale not experienced since 9/11. Those who keenly feel this anguish are wracked by the prospect of a President-elect who succeeded through a con job that began years ago with the lie of birtherism. Show More Summary

Non-profits In A Trump Era: How To Build And Strengthen Coalitions

This is the second post in a four-part series on how liberal and progressive non-profits can overcome the challenges of the Trump era. What does the Trump era mean for U.S.-based progressive and liberal non-profits? Hints: Within just...Show More Summary

Globalists Blind to Communitarianism

Very recently a new term has entered the public discourse, in which major segments of Americans are referred to as "nationalists". These are people who put community and country--their nation--above all, rejecting globalization, free trade, open borders, and even the United Nations' "Universal" Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

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