John Peeler: Of the potential candidates out there, Warren is best positioned to mobilize Democrats and progressives across the lingering divides of 2016.
new poll shows most Democratic voters want their party to move left, with new people in charge. In other words, they want a political revolution. They’ve got the right idea. If the party establishment thinks Robert Mueller’s investigation will save it, it’s probably wrong. After President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew were both removed […]
Gary Bentley: With the plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act dead for the moment, Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to make the most of the situation by renewing his push for a Medicare for all
Lauren Steiner: In California, we can get a ban on fracking, single-payer health care, free public college and universities and more of Bernie’s platform, if progressives heed Bernie’s call to take over the Democratic party and run for office.
Jaime O’Neill: It boggles my mind how often I see “progressives” doing this kind of work in ways that largely write little chapters of discontent for the right wing narrative.
Peggy Renner: Describing himself as the messenger, not the message, Sanders discusses the decline of the middle class and calls for transforming an economy which exists to reinforce and strengthen the arm of the elite.
Lauren Steiner: I am skeptical about the party’s ability to change and am part of a new campaign started by former campaign staffers and super volunteers to recruit Bernie to start a new people’s party.
Walter Brasch: Most of us within the year will probably declare that we miss Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Lady Liberty “more and more every day.”
Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs: The revelation of this electoral process in which the ultimate candidates on the November ballot are not my children’s first or second choice pushed me to look at this Participatory Democracy anew and what it means to voters who are left to make decisions based on the spoils.
William J. Astore: We will get a narrow discussion of establishment views with considerable jousting and posturing (and perhaps some mugging from Trump), generating some heat but precious little light.
Gene Rothman: For those who support the progressive wing of the Democratic party or see it as the most realistically viable means of changing America, the vision of electing people to Congress and, perhaps even more, building a strong foundation at the local level holds strong appeal.
Gene Rothman: This report examines critical responses from the survey done by the L.A. Progressive on the “Our Revolution” launch by Bernie Sanders on August 24th.
Peter Laarman: Secretary Clinton often sounds moralistic when speaking of the nation’s problems, but she never comes across as a deeply ethical reformer in the mold of Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt, or even 1964’s Lyndon Johnson.