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.
Jack Eidt: In addition to people in the streets, we need governmental agencies to enforce regulations, to stop the polluting fossil fuel production, and to encourage an economy powered by clean, renewable energy. Fossil Fuels
Walter Moss: “And I’m “sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest—and you all know it!” and I also have “the world’s greatest memory.”
Steve Hochstadt: Republican lawmakers’ interest in buying expensive armaments, however, has not been combined with a willingness to support veterans when they return from combat.