Steve Bannon is racist, misogynist and whip smart. With the authority of the Federal government, Bannon will be able to carry out witch hunts against perceived political enemies and to empower the most hateful elements in society.
Donald Trump is the legally elected president-elect. But he needs to be resisted from day one with all the tools of an aroused democratic citizenry. He is not entitled to a honeymoon.
Last spring I visited with progressive lion Tom Hayden for the last time at his home. While I disagreed with Tom backing Clinton over Sanders, I would hate for this to tarnish his legacy for some progressives. Here are his reasons.
Clinton can win ugly by playing Pre-Vent defense and relying on Trump’s self-destruction. Or she can use the remaining three weeks of the campaign to go full metal progressive policy and lay out a positive populist governing agenda.
If you who care about climate change and are thinking of casting a protest vote for Gary Johnson, fugetaboutit. And don't vote for Stein or abstain. The planet might not survive President Trump.
Clinton may have reassured undecided moderates that Trump is dangerous and she’s the safer choice. But she didn't do enough to energize the base to turn out for her in large enough numbers to insure victory.
Hillary Clinton should make appointing Supreme Court justices who would reverse Citizens United a centerpiece of her campaign. Under Donald Trump, billionaires buying politicians will continue for a generation.
Inside the liberal bubble, Democrats may be taking Steve Bannon’s appointment to help run Donald Trump’s campaign as a something of a joke. But, at their peril, they underestimate Bannon’s ability to harm Hillary Clinton.
Based on Hillary Clinton's transition team appointments, the progressive base has good cause to worry that her administration would be stacked with Washington/Wall Street insiders. The Sanders/Warren wing must insist on representation.
By going counter to common political wisdom about laying low in August, Hillary Clinton can disqualify Donald Trump as a potential president in the minds of voters and exacerbate divisions in the Republican Party.
After Trump's litany of irresponsible statements, including questioning the legitimacy of the election and considering using nuclear weapons, if Republican leaders don't unendorse Trump, their names will go down in infamy.
You're not a fan of Hillary Clinton. But you wake up on November 9 to a Trump presidency. Would you feel happy that Hillary had gotten her comeuppance and the revolution is closer? Or would you be sick to your stomach?
Democrats who chose Hillary Clinton because she was more electable may have picked the least electable Democrat and placed the country in danger of a proto-fascist President Trump. To recover, Clinton needs audaciousness, not caution.
Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed that in exercising power, the U.S. should "talk softly and carry a big stick." In contrast, each time there's a terror attack, Donald Trump speaks loudly, while his small fingers are wrapped around a tiny stick.