Posted on Aug 14, 2018

In Wisconsin, The Race To Replace Paul Ryan Gets Vicious

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Last year, local Democrat Randy Bryce shot to political fame when he released this ad declaring his candidacy against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st district. The “Iron Stache,” a military veteran, steelworker, and cancer survivor, became a phenomenon. It was even rumored that his fundraising prowess was enough to scare Ryan into forgoing re-election. For the better part of a year, it appeared a foregone conclusion that Bryce would win...

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

Meet Randy Credico, The Latest Lunatic Targeted by Robert Mueller

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For people who’ve followed Russigate from the beginning, Randy Credico is one of the oddest and most fascinating characters in the whole saga. This New York-based comedian and radio show host seems to be, on the surface at least, the unlikeliest of persons to be involved with Donald Trump’s advisors. But with last night’s announcement that Robert Mueller will subpoena him, and that he will testify on September 7th, his role...

Posted on Aug 07, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Kamala Harris Lays Down the Law

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This past weekend, junior California Senator Kamala Harris certified her role in our country’s future with her powerful speech at Netroots, a progressive conference, denouncing the notion that standing for civil rights is playing “identity politics.” Harris, who is half-Indian and half-black, is the tenth African-American Senator since Reconstruction and the second black woman to do so. Before her ascension to the Senate, she served as San Francisco District Attorney and...

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Is More Sane Than Republican Capitalism

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American views on economics is extremely strange for those who have spent a reasonable amount of time outside of the country. Growing up in Britain, my sense of what was economically “sane” ranged from democratic socialism to moderately deregulated capitalism. The Labour Party has always stood for more government regulation, greater redistribution of wealth, and more central control over the economy. The Conservatives have always stood for a watered...

Posted on Jul 19, 2018

DNC Voting to Swap Caucuses For Primaries, And That’s A Good Thing

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The Democratic National Committee is considering a long-awaited reform that would reduce the number of caucuses in the 2020 election, moving to state-run primaries instead, and will vote on it next month at a meeting in Chicago. This is a huge victory for voting rights and should be celebrated by all who care about a more open and transparent electoral process in this country. The debate over caucuses vs. primaries has...

Posted on Jul 03, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Susan Sarandon’s Fraudulent Resistance

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Last Thursday, Women’s March organized a mass protest at the Hart Senate Office Building against the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. Hundreds of women screamed “Abolish ICE!” and “Where are the kids?” on the floor of the cavernous building. Although Senators such as Tammy Duckworth and Kirsten Gillibrand talked with the protestors and expressed their support, 575 of them were arrested by Capitol Police and charged a $50.00 fine for unlawful...

Posted on Jun 08, 2018

The Case for Doug Jones For Vice President In 2020

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Within a year, Democrats will declare their candidacies for President and there will be numerous debates about whether or not America is ready for another woman, (Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand), another African-American (Cory Booker), or both (Kamala Harris). Any four of them could wind up being the nominee, and I know many who feel that without a white, populist man at the top of the ticket, Democrats will lose....