Marc Cooper: With the clear message to citizens in six states—including the most populous in the union—being “don’t bother,” the only concrete effect this can have is to further depress the vote all the way around.
The LA Progressive is a member of The Media Consortium, a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets. The mission of this network is to amplify independent media’s voice, increase our collective clout, leverage our current audience and reach new ones. We believe it is possible and necessary to seize the current moment and change the debate in this country. Please support independent media -- like, share, donate as if our democracy depended on it, because it does.
Stephen Fox: In this primary season, we have all seen rampantly abounding media blind spots in every corner of the United States, as if every journalist and editor had been offered some kind of bribe or incentive or hidden reward to “Tell It Like It Isn’t.”
Grace Aaron: The need for revitalization is urgent. All five stations are struggling financially but financial shortfalls at two of the stations are so severe that they are threatening the survival of the entire network.
Rosemary and Walter Brasch: Why so many people have been intrigued by the three-minute video may be because people just need to laugh in a year in which political hate and the media have come together to annoy anyone with a temperature.
Seth Abramson: Waiting for the news to happen is so cringingly Cronkite I’m embarrassed to be even a tangential part of the American media these days.
Seth Abramson: With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century — a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Steve Ybarra: I don’t know if the woman is married, but if somebody called my wife a bimbo and retweeted it 423 times, he would be looking up from the floor.
Lila Garrett: The good news is, recognizing that we are joined at the hip, single issue groups are forming coalitions with other progressive groups all of whom exist to protect we-the-people instead of just the 1%.
Lance Simmens: Attention needs to be drawn to what can only be described as editorial prosecution that defies American exceptionalism as a beacon of free press.
Jack Rothman: Those Democrats and pundits who say that Bernie should drop out of the race and announce full support for Hillary now to ensure Party unity for the election ahead, don’t have the measure of the man. Media Ignores Sanders
Ron Briley: Schilling is often praised for pitching through an ankle injury displayed on television by the blood on his white socks, but the pitcher knows nothing about the daily courage displayed by young people of the LGBT community who are attempting to express their identity but are all too often ridiculed by bigots such as Schilling.
Lauren Windsor: The 2016 primary fight has veered into stupid territory once again. Nothing Hillary Clinton does can not be without controversy it seems.
Georgianne Nienaber: Being raised in the old school of journalism, it has been difficult to find a comfortable niche to explore issues that cycle in and quickly out of the 24-hour news stream. Dick and Sharon’s LA Progressive offers that comfort zone for me, a writer who does not have to write for a living, but who lives to write.