Walter Moss: If, as thinkers from Aristotle to Pope Francis believe, the main task of politics is furthering the common good, then what we should wish for above all in a president is someone who possesses the wisdom qualities to accomplish this goal. Donald Trump Fool
Every four years political parties develop a “party platform” a formal set of principal goals the party supports which is used to appeal to the general public. The discreet components of the platform are known as “planks”. The planks can be used to appeal to specific constituencies while the overall platform is ultimately put forward to garner public support.
James Loewen: Just because African Americans are out of sight, they should never be out mind. They are never out of the minds of the residents of sundown towns .
Michael Flanagan: Teachers who argued that the reason for poor academic performance was the high poverty rate in the communities were not only figuratively, but literally, dismissed.
Robert Borosage: Sanders will push to have the platform lay out a bold populist critique of our corrupted politics and our rigged economy.
n the June 7, 2016 California Primary Election, the LA Progressive endorses Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. Because we’re a small outfit and don’t have the resources to devote to the entire down ticket, we’ve provided you with the endorsements made by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party […]
Lawrence Wittner: In December 2011, a startling 31 percent of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center said that they had a positive reaction to the word “socialism,” with young people, Blacks, and Hispanics showing the greatest enthusiasm.
Rev. Irene Monroe: This June will be the one year anniversary of “Obergefell v. Hodges,” the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Ernest Canning: If party’s elites follow-up their cynical manipulation of the nomination process with a decision to shut out the voices and democratic aspirations of millions via the exclusion of Sanders delegates from the Democratic National Convention’s Committees, they will court disaster for the party and for our nation.
Seth Abramson: The Democratic Party’s perverse obsession with closed primaries has left them with a likely nominee distinctly unpopular with the independent voters who decide national elections. Sanders Political Philosophy
Sylvia Allegretto: From the beginning of the downturn through its trough, job losses in the U.S. totaled about 8.7 million or 6.3% of all jobs; 15% of those were in California, which represented job losses of 1.3 million or 8.3% in the state.
Ellen Lubic: The operant question seems to be, why are there so many Americans who are willing to support Trump, who seems to be a distorted and uninformed clown, a showman and greed merchant, and who seems proud of his ignorance and is so egocentric that he does not even want to learn? Trump Ignoramus
Sharon Kyle: According to In These Times, the newly uncovered documents reveal that the Democratic Party’s goal was to prevent “outsider” candidates from getting the nomination, and to reduce the role of primary voters.