H. Scott Prosterman: To progressive-minded people, Ron Dellums represented all the positive urgency of the agenda, and spoke out forcefully against the Vietnam War, while passionately promoting the ideals of the Free Speech Movement and the Black Panther Party.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: More likely than a progressive takeover among House Democrats is the deepening of the military-intelligence policies of the party as many new Democratic candidates are veterans of military and intelligence agencies.
Paul Haeder: We have a republic, a faulty one, the source of which is the power derived from billionaires, financiers, arms merchants, K-Streeters and the attendant moles allowing the government to break every charter of human concern.
Brent Budowsky: The great curse of Republicans in the midterm elections is that on issue after issue, many of them appear to be playing the role of Fredo Corleone, the hapless, duplicitous and incompetent sycophant in the original Godfather.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Restricting providers from giving women full and accurate information about their options for abortion subverts the very foundation of trust between patient and practitioner.
Johnny Townsend: Democratic leaders claim that if we ask too much, we won’t get anything, creating another false narrative far too many rank and file Democrats blindly accept.
Doris Wolz-Cohen: The poison is collective darkness, alive not only in Trump or Putin, but also in our human Psyche—in all of us!
Johnny Townsend: The two parties may not always be the same on every issue, but they’re the same way more than we should accept merely out of a sense of “being realistic.”
Brent Budowsky: The steady stream of negative news flow is destined to continue indefinitely and escalate to white-hot intensity as the midterm voting comes closer.
Robert Reich: There is no exact definition of a constitutional crisis. Presumably it’s when the United States Constitution is in crisis. And it is in crisis now, today, because the president of the United States is abusing it to entrench his power.
Lauren Windsor: Many Third Way’s policy positions include deregulating Wall Street, cutting Social Security benefits, and opposing a living wage.
Walter G. Moss: In that crassness includes a lack of sensitivity, it hinders Trump from empathizing with the plight of misfortunate people such as the impoverished and victims of bias, including some immigrants. The insensitivity is reflected in his budget and tax policies.
Johnny Townsend: Any Democrat with an agenda that satisfies Republicans is a Democrat who has nothing to offer me. Protecting Roe v. Wade is important, but that is not the end of my progressive dreams.