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Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

The failure of the White House to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic has given Andrew Cuomo an unlikely turn in the spotlight. Cuomo, for his part, has taken the opportunity and run with it: hosting daily news briefings and running comedy routines with his younger...

The Path From Pandemic To A Green New World

The Path From Pandemic To A Green New World

It feels like everything is on the line right now for our country, our planet, and for humanity. We have a global pandemic in the middle of a climate emergency. The corporate-conservative Radical Right has taken over country after country. Inequality and inequity are...

Trump's Reelection Strategy: Pit Workers Against Democrats

Trump's Reelection Strategy: Pit Workers Against Democrats

Photo credit: James Barragan / Facebook / cc The politics of the pandemic is about to get nasty and divisive. And Trump thrives on the politics of nastiness and division. Chants of “lock her up” will likely be replaced by chants of “open it up.” And unless Democrats...

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...

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