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It’s Time To Think About What Comes After The Apocalypse

It’s Time To Think About What Comes After The Apocalypse

 Throughout my life, I’ve wrestled with various forms of anxiety. Particularly as a child, I remember holding a deep, looming sense of dread about a coming apocalypse. I remember trembling in fear during thunderstorms, as I’d hear the sky roar and watch dark clouds...

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

A few days ago, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick went on Fox News to deliver the message, “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us that are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country.”...

Here's How Progressives Scored 3 Major Wins in Illinois

Here's How Progressives Scored 3 Major Wins in Illinois

Photo credit: Lorianne DiSabato, Flickr / cc A core lesson from the Illinois primary is that it’s not enough for a candidate to have the right message if there is not sufficient organization on the ground. Tuesday was a rough night for the Left at the top of the...

How Will Dems Name Delegates Amid Virus Shutdowns?

How Will Dems Name Delegates Amid Virus Shutdowns?

Washoe, NV Democratic County Convention, 2016. Photo credit: Trevor Bexon / flickr / cc Top Democratic Party officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle voting by crowds at their next big event of the 2020 presidential season: the county conventions where...

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

United Action for Idaho, part of the People's Action national network of grassroots groups, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President ahead of Idaho’s Democratic primary vote on Tuesday, March 10. Bernie Sanders has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the working...

Let The Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Let The Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat / flickr / cc It’s March in Washington, D.C., which means the cherry blossoms will bloom any day now. Our nation’s capital would be teeming with visitors and excitement under normal circumstances. The mood here, however, is subdued. In...

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

Photo credit: Max Goldberg / Wikimedia Commons / cc One late summer evening in 2000, my home phone rang in Moretown, Vermont. “Can you please hold for Congressman Sanders?” the voice on the line asked. At the time, I had been doing what union organizers do when...

Wisconsin's Voter Purge Is Coming To Your State

Wisconsin's Voter Purge Is Coming To Your State

Photo credit: AFGE / flickr / cc Wisconsin has become early 2020’s Exhibit A for political fights surrounding the updating of statewide voter lists, where escalating court battles over conflicting law, procedures and underlying data could lead to removing thousands of...

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