It’s time to stop letting the NRA scare the burgeoning gun safety movement led by courageous student survivors into accepting small-bore reforms out of a mistaken belief that stronger gun safety laws would be unconstitutional.
If peace diplomacy were an Olympic sport, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, won the Gold Medal hands down, while Vice President Mike Pence crashed and burned. That's a good thing for the possibility of world peace.
I do wish more Norwegians would emigrate to America, because they could teach us a thing or two about how to run a decent society, the happiest and most prosperous in the world. How do they pay for all this happiness? With higher taxes.
In his victory speech, Doug Jones recalled Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous words: “The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.” And today in Alabama it did, thanks to the voters who came together to reject hate.
Congressional Democrats' resistance to the tax bill has been tepid, compared to their full-court press against repeal of the ACA. Have Democratic leaders been sending smoke signals to the donor class that they can have their tax cuts?
Former President Jimmy Carter has stepped up to point a direction out of the looming crisis with North Korea. Trump should take Carter up on his offer to start negotiations of a permanent peace. It just might work; here's how.
Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico are getting sick from drinking polluted water. And Trump’s lone-wolf attack on health insurance markets will now make care unaffordable to millions of the working-class men and women he promised to protect.
By purging minorities from voting rolls, Kris Kobach, Co-Chair of Trump's "Election Integrity" Commission, may have done more to steal the election for Republicans than Comey and Putin combined. Now he's getting ready to do it again.
In Puerto Rico, we may be seeing a prequel of what a post-climate change dystopian world may look like. That's why, after mitigating the damage, we must fight climate change as an existential threat to civilization.
Lindsey Graham and other GOP leaders say a repeal of Obamacare will kill Medicare for All forever. Yet others believe this last-ditch bid to tear apart our health system, even if it passes, may bring Medicare For All closer to reality.
Donald Trump Jr. told Congress he, Manafort, and Kushner met with Russians hoping to obtain illegal intel on Hillary Clinton, but failed. Sorry, Don: taking a meeting to obtain illegal intel - even if you fail - still counts as conspiracy.
Let's be clear here. Whenever Trump, his family, administration and campaign, or Putin and Kremlin envoys, bring up “Russian adoptions,” they're really talking about removing U.S. sanctions on Russia. Here's why, and why this matters.
For all the harm Steve Bannon has done, he was right to point out that there’s no military solution to North Korea. After Bannon, one has to wonder who will dare suggest anything other than military solutions to Trump.
Voter suppression is a major threat to American democracy. Even if progressives massively organize for 2018 and 2020, Republicans can still win if they succeed in suppressing the votes of minorities and young people nationwide.
In an act of startling hypocrisy, Sen. John McCain returned from his sickbed to cast the deciding vote to proceed with debate to repeal health care, even as he receives the government-financed care members of Congress take for granted.
Did Trump make a deal with Senator Marco Rubio to go easy in the Russia investigation in exchange for reimposing failed Cold War sanctions on Cuba, which also help the president's business interests on the island?
Neoliberal Emmanuel Macron has defeated neofascist Marine Le Pen to become France's next president. That's good news, but neoliberalism is part of what has fueled Le Pen's rise, so it's too early to break out the Beaujolais.
It's time to use every tactic in the book - mass demonstrations, petitions, calls, and emails - to make clear that every Democrat who doesn't filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination will face a primary challenge.
We must force wavering Democratic senators to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, by showing up at their offices to let them know they will face primary challenges if they let him pass.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shows every sign he supports the Federalist Society's pro-corporate, far-right agenda. Democratic senators must filibuster his nomination, or face primary challenges in their home states.
Medicaid block grants proposed by Republicans will force states to either kick old folks out of nursing homes, or kick poor folks off health insurance. Is this really what Trump voters were hoping for?
Resistance to Donald Trump needs an outside/inside strategy. Its strength comes from the streets. But it must also work to transform the Democratic Party into a people’s party, and not one beholden to the corporate donor class.
If Michael T. Flynn informed Trump about his multiple conversations with the Russian ambassador about rolling back Obama’s sanctions to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election, it’s an impeachable offense. For Trump.
If elected Democrats accommodate to the Trumpublicans instead of using every tool to fight back, then the Resistance has to force them, occupying their offices until they grow a backbone, if necessary.
Now comes the hard part—transforming the extraordinary energy of the Womens March into an organized movement that can show up not just on one day, but day after day, and achieve real political power.
Donald Trump is not only morally an illegitimate President, but actually an illegitimate President who would not have won, but for (1) voter suppression, (2) Comey’s letter, and (3) Russian intervention aimed at helping Trump.
Trumpublicans are intent on manipulating the shock of Donald Trump's victory to roll back much of the New Deal and Great Society. It’s incumbent upon everyone who cares about democracy and the common good to fight back.
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.