Posted on Jun 15, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Extraordinary Legacy Of Mister Rogers

Posted in Media, Members Only

I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood but didn’t quite understand how extraordinary both it and its host, Fred Rogers, were until I saw Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Neville, who previously documented the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in his film Best of Enemies, set his sights on a different kind of communicator, one less obsessed with scoring against his enemies than with teaching young...

Posted on Jun 14, 2018

Hillary Clinton: “But My Emails”

Posted in Politics

To all the neoliberal corporate shills out there who preferred competency and sanity over fascism and utter madness in the 2016 election, this one is for you: But my emails. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 14, 2018 You have to give it to the former Secretary of State. She’s managing to see the humor in all of this despite the fact that she was subjected to the most...

Posted on Jun 08, 2018

The Case for Doug Jones For Vice President In 2020

Posted in Politics

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....

Posted on Jun 06, 2018

Victory For California Democrats As They Survive Jungle Primary Scare

Posted in Politics

California’s jungle primary system, which allows the top two candidates to move to the general election regardless of party, threatened to crash the Blue Wave if too many Democratic congressional candidates split the vote and allowed Republicans to advance. Although the media is obsessed with the “Dems in Disarray” narrative, this time getting the word out about this system might have served a purpose, forcing Democrats to organize to avert...

Posted on May 27, 2018

California’s Jungle Primary May Crash the Blue Wave

Posted in Politics

Taking back the House is critical for Democrats to stop Donald Trump and his insidious agenda. Losing California would block off one of our major pathways for doing so. If you have time in the next week, volunteer or phone bank for these districts. We cannot allow Republicans to have control in places where they should have been voted out long ago....

Posted on May 24, 2018

Left Attacks Hillary Clinton For Supporting Qualified Andrew Cuomo Over Actress Cynthia Nixon

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The fact that the hard left is flabbergasted by Hillary Clinton's recent endorsement of Cuomo -- who served as housing secretary in Bill Clinton's administration and vigorously campaigned for her in the 2016 election -- would not endorse her is further proof that the Bernie Sanders left is completely detached from reality....