• Why Do We Call Them “Centrists”?

    “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.” –Hillary Clinton Wait … “moderate and center” on what spectrum? This is what Clintonites and “Third Way” Democrats are often called, both in self-definition and as a pejorative — “Centrists,” as in not the hardline right or the radical left, […]

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    5 Commonly Whitewashed Aspects of Dr. King’s Life and Death

    “We made an indifferent and unconcerned nation rise from lethargy and subpoenaed its conscience to appear before the judgment seat of morality on the whole question of civil rights.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, 1967) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister, a brilliant orator, and a prolific civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968 […]

  • Will Any Blue Do?

    Bad news: Broadly, a shut down government is about the same as a functioning one at this point. Earlier, 14 days into a shut down over his proposed border wall, President Trump surmised that the situation could continue for “months or even years,” adding, with his typical lack of understanding of the ‘everyperson’ he purports […]

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    Trump’s Syria Strategy

    On December 20th, President Trump somewhat shockingly announced plans to pull American troops out of Syria. Across mainstream media, from Fox News to MSNBC, and among establishment politicians, Democrat, and Republican alike, the response came in near uniformity … against the decision. It’s not that Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria necessarily holds […]

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    Open Letter to Corbyn: How to Solve the Brexit Dilemma

    Dear Jeremy Corbyn, The UK is fewer than 80 days away from crashing out of the European Union without a negotiated deal. The impacts of a no-deal Brexit scenario are catastrophic – the UK would be destined for a lengthy recession, the GDP would shrink by 7.7 percent in 15 years, goods and food supply […]

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    Ignore the Polls

    She the People, an organization that describes itself as a “national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy,” released a survey of political organizers, donors, and activists on potential 2020 Democratic candidates. The results showed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal.) at the top, followed by Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) and former Vice President Joe […]

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    Dems Say the Darndest Things

    A new contender has emerged for the most bizarre moment of the Trump presidency, which is really saying something with this presidency — a rival to the time the President stared directly into a solar eclipse without eye protection. ‘Uh, sir … you’ll have to wear these glasses in order to protect your eyes while […]

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    Who Else But Bernie?

    At the start of the last decade of the 20th century, the Democratic Party was in disarray. Demolished by Reagan in 1980 and ‘84, and then again by H.W. Bush in ‘88, the ideological foundations which set the modern Democratic Party in motion in the 1960s had become corrupted, watered down, out of touch, the […]

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    Mueller’s Time

    Dear Muellerites, you’re being played. There, I said it. This week, many waited with bated breath for the latest revelations by special counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation. The consensus amongst followers in medias mainstream and social was clear — ‘This time we’ve got him!’ Not so much. While more of President Trump’s lieutenants […]

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    Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism

    Zionism is inherently reactionary The origins of Zionism are profoundly misunderstood by many. This is not coincidental and can be seen largely as the result of propaganda, which opportunistically and erroneously asserts that Zionism is the natural expression of Judaism. In fact, Zionism gained traction among some Jews only in the late 19th  century in response to […]