Peter Dreier: The battle between Ellison and Perez was often portrayed as a struggle between the party’s “progressive” and the “establishment” wings. That’s a mischaracterization. Both Ellison and Perez are long-time progressives.
Peter Dreier: Last week you Tweeted that “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Protest PaycheckThank you for the reminder.
Peter Dreier: In hundreds of cities across the country, Americans of conscience — led by churches and synagogues, unions, and college students — demonstrated their support for the sit-ins by picketing in front of Woolworths stores, urging people to boycott the national chain until it desegregated its Southern lunch counters.
Peter Dreier: The demonstrators demanded that the bank cease foreclosing on innocent victims and instead agree to modify mortgages and reduce loan principals to help struggling homeowners remain in their homes.
Peter Dreier: During the 18 months of the “silent sentinels” outside the White House, more than 1,000 women picketed, every day except Sunday.
Peter Dreier: After six years of demonizing Obamacare and demanding its repeal, the Republicans still haven’t figured out how to do it without inflicting huge political damage on themselves, because so many people in GOP districts and states now rely on Obamacare.
Peter Dreier: This is no time for liberals and progressives, Bernie supporters and Clinton followers, to point fingers. This is a time for cooperation and strategizing.
Peter Dreier: For the past few months, Trump has been using his campaign to set the stage for a new white supremacist right-wing media empire.
Peter Dreier: For your consideration, here are my recommendations for candidates and the long list of statewide ballot initiatives
Peter Dreier: Anthony Portantino is a likable and sensible local leader, and an effective problem-solver, who combines progressive values, independence, and good judgment.
Peter Dreier: Geisel would no doubt make fun of Trump’s lust for fame and power and his climb to the top of his real estate empire on the backs of his employees — waiters, dishwashers and plumbers, among others — and contractors whom he stiffed by failing to pay them for services they rendered
Peter Dreier: Supporters of Hillary Clinton seem to believe that each Trump scandal adds to voters’ negative assessment of his fitness to be president, like a snowball that gets bigger and bigger as it rolls downhill. But that doesn’t seem to be happening.
Peter Dreier: Stumpf will be asked how Wells Fargo employees were able to fraudulently open more than two million fake credit card and checking accounts without the knowledge of top management.