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Progressive Discontent in Maryland

Appearances to the contrary, Maryland’s Progressive Democrats have little to cheer about. The newly-elected Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez may hail from Montgomery County but the party establishment hand-picked him to run when it appeared economic populist Keith Ellison … Continue reading

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Interview with Montgomery County Councilman Craig Rice

Councilman Rice and I discuss Montgomery County, MD, Public Schools, ways to combat poverty, and the problems posed by Republican executive power.

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Halcast 3

Enjoy a wide-ranging fast-moving chat with “Friend of Hal” Glenn Sadowsky.

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Halcast 2

Great conversation with “Listen to Cliston” Brown and Danny “Thoughtwrestler” Cardwell about the Democratic Party’s (and our) woes.

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On the Democratic Party’s Messaging Woes

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First Halcast

Jack beat me to the punch as he posted this on his facebook page yesterday. If you didn’t see it there, here’s my first videocast. Feedback is definitely desired. I know it’s long (although I hope you find it rewarding) … Continue reading

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Sam Ronan for DNC Chair

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Bernie versus Hillary Redux or the War for the Democratic Party’s Soul

The Democratic Party is not big enough for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They embody mutually exclusive visions of the economic policies the party should pursue and the ethical rules which it should follow. Accordingly, efforts to tamp down or … Continue reading

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My interview with MD Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher

Delegate Waldstreicher and I discuss the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, the Fight for 15, and how progressives can win!

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Fusing Group Identity and Class-Based Politics

In respective post-election “taking stock” articles, Columbia History Professor Mark Lilla for the New York Times and Alex Seitz-Wald at NBC suggest how the Democratic Party can return to prominence. Lilla contends that Trump’s victory should mark the End of … Continue reading

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My Interview with Rob Scribbler on Global Warming

For much more browse to www.robertscribbler.com.

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Hotter than ever!

For the third straight year, earth’s temperatures set a record high.

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Selfish Loser Dems

Establishment favorite neo-liberal Hillary Clinton faced an unexpectedly strong challenge from self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries.  Ultimately, Clinton lost disastrously in November to historically unpopular billionaire Donald Trump who posed as an economic populist. Sanders is now … Continue reading

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The Pied Pipers of the Left

With Trump’s inauguration still weeks away, Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect is calling for progressives to begin building a public case for impeachment by “keep[ing] a running dossier [on Trump’s illegal actions] and forward[ing] updates at least weekly to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton is who we thought she was

Whoever hacked the DNC, Russia or somebody else, and sourced Wikileaks only confirmed that Hillary Clinton is who we thought she was.

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Taxing Economic Injustice

Shortly after the Presidential election, I urged progressives to focus on improving circumstances for poor, working, and middle-class people in targeted localities and states. At the national level, President-elect Trump and the solidly Republican Congress will not be responsive to … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders “Together” – more important than ever!

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Why Hillary Lost

Way Back in August 2015, I wrote: [Hillary Clinton’s] long history of cozying up to moneyed and corporate interests has not led to overwhelming financial support from them but it has led to fragmented support for her from the labor … Continue reading

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Montgomery County’s Fight for $15

Tuesday night a large crowd of Montgomery County residents, including a strong union presence, braved fog and rain outside the County Council’s offices in Rockville to participate in the ongoing national “Fight for $15.”

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The Way Forward for Progressives in Trump’s Wake

Apocryphal Chinese curse – May you live in interesting times. Voltaire – We must tend to our garden.

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