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Dick Price: But they’re not the ones who are going to decide this election. No, that will be people in the middle, independents, disaffected voters who don’t follow the issues closely, who grab their impressions from little snippets on the tube.
Dick Price: Rather than building upon existing organizations, Our Revolution launched itself as a brand new organization, just as others are launching Brand New Congress, Brand New City, and Bernie Delegate Network—and no doubt others in the hatchling stage.
Police Practices Reform or Rethink iven the endemic problem of police violence and surging public mistrust in law enforcement, how long can we tolerate the current glacial progress in reforming police practices? Can we permit the dug-in opposition by police officer unions and their political supporters to dictate the way we keep ourselves safe—or not […]
Dick Price: If Trump does implode and she wins by a large margin, Hillary will owe the progressive community nothing, so we’ll get the occasional kind word but precious little action on progressive social change.
Dick Price: What the flap around Donald Trump’s third wife’s entry into the country does expose is the biased nature of America’s immigration policies and the racist underbelly of the political discussions that surround it.
Dick Price: Feelings among Bernie’s supporters are certainly raw coming out of a convention that was so thoroughly orchestrated to marginalize Sanders and his supporters in the coronation of a candidate who party insiders and many media mavens had long ago selected.
Dick Price: Before Wassergate energized the left at the convention, “safe” might have been the watchword. Certainly, Kaine isn’t going to overshadow Hillary.
Dick Price: Yes, we need better police officer training—the outrages this week, like other prominent ones in the past, displayed deplorable police tactics for dealing with the public.
Dick Price: Sentiments were mixed, with 55 percent of you saying there would be no indictment and 45 percent saying there would. But a look at the many comments reveals several shades to that response, not just a black-or-white yes or no.
Dick Price: The Orlando massacre was utterly horrific, the worst mass shooting in recent American history. But it was also just another mass shooting in a numbingly long list—San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and then a great many with fewer victims and less lasting notoriety.
Dick Price: For most it seems that voting for Hillary is the “grow up and eat your peas” course the Democratic Party’s superstructure and Clinton’s many fans in the mainstream media want Bernie Sanders supporters to follow.
Dick Price: A common theme in the responses is that rallies aren’t votes, that what counts is who and how many actually vote, not how many are up for a hootenanny with thousands of their friends.