At first blush, progressives who want a police department more responsive to the communities it’s supposed to serve would want to cheer that move, right?
California Democrats, at least in many cases, are showing political figures around the country that a progressive agenda can be proposed and defended, provided an engaged electorate is behind them, urging them forward.
Dick Price: You imagine him sitting in his pajamas on the edge of his bed, tweeting away at 5 a.m. with only a drowsy bodyguard for company, as Melania has the good sense to stay hundreds of miles away in New York City, polishing her nails and wondering if she should have just stayed in Slovenia.
Dick Price: Besides being a masterfully conceived, thoroughly engaging film, what makes “First Daughter” so moving is the heartening solution it offers in these dark times.
Dick Price: “We’re at the precipice of determining what kind of city we want to have. Do we really want to be another San Francisco or New York, where only the very rich can afford to live?”
Dick Price: A recent Latino Decisions poll tells a fascinating anti-establishment tale, putting Carmona first in favorability with 73% to Gomez’s third-place finish with 69%.
Dick Price: In looking at the statement Martin Luther King Jr., made famous: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” you consider the profound step backwards fellow Americans made in electing a race-baiter and scapegoater, and you think, well, that arc must be very long indeed. But Maybe Richard and Mildred Loving can teach us a thing or two.
hen we launched the most recent LA Progressive survey —and when most people had filled it out—the Clinton Machine seemed to have found its footing at last, with Hillary gliding to a telling victory on November 8th. But then FBI Director James Comey announced that his G-men would again be digging into Clinton’s emails—or those […]
Dick Price: Today, let’s look directions Donald Trump and his family might find themselves in two years.
or greater insight into the performance of elected officials, the LA Progressive often relies on legislative scorecards. We’ve all seen these legislative report cards—they’re designed to give readers a snapshot of the performance of their officeholders. A quick Google search will turn up quite a few of these scorecards on a host of issues. Planned […]
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 […]