30 Jul 2019

Understanding The Abundance Of Bad Faith Arguments Against Bernie Sanders

Ahead of CNN’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, Kevin Gosztola outlines exhaustive list of bad faith arguments against Senator Bernie Sanders.

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New DNC Chair Tom Perez. Photo by Edward Kimmel (mdfriendofhillary) on Flickr.
26 Jun 2019

Holding Debate In Miami Offers Establishment Democrats A Way To Resist Transforming The Party

Over two nights in Miami, the Democratic National Committee will host the first presidential debate of the 2020 primary on June 26 and 27. There are multiple swing states the Democratic nominee must win in 2020 to prevent a repeat of what happened with President Donald Trump in 2016. So,

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22 May 2019

The Rank Hypocrisy Of Rahm Emanuel

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took advantage of his elite privilege and joined The Atlantic, a major media publication, as a contributing editor.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo by Fibonacci Blue on Flickr.
06 Mar 2019

Outrage Pushes Democrats To Scrap Vote On Resolution Against Ilhan Omar

UPDATE: The House of Representatives passed a resolution on March 7 that was initially drafted in response to Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which is commonly known as the Israel lobby. It morphed considerably as a result of outrage from progressive Democrats and

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Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr.
12 Feb 2019

Why It Didn’t Take Long For Democrats To Reinforce Right-Wing Attacks Against Ilhan Omar

Democratic Party leaders in Congress made an example out of Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and forced her to apologize for tweets she sent against the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) over elected United States officials. The messages about the pro-Israel lobby were

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03 Jan 2019

Why Establishment Democrats Are Attacking Journalism On Their Preferred 2020 Presidential Candidates

Establishment Democrats are waging smear campaign against journalist David Sirota and his reporting on Beto O’Rourke, who may run for president in 2020.

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18 Dec 2018

How We Define ‘Cheapest Health Care’ Radically Shapes Policy Discussions

How “cheapest” is defined in the context of health care has radically shaped health care policy in the past and will shape it in the future.

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22 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith: Part 2 — Democrats, Influence Of Corporate Money, And What Gives Her Hope

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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10 Aug 2018

DNC Passes Resolution That Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

The Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez, which encourages donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry. Perez introduced the resolution to show that the Democrats are committed to supporting workers and unions that “power the American economy.” But

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09 Aug 2018

Why Media Pundits Are Wrong To Suggest Voters Rejected Socialism In Recent Primaries

Several pundits in the media fully adopted the narrative that the results of Democratic Party primaries on August 7 show democratic socialism was soundly rejected. The outcome proves candidates with socialist politics cannot win in “heartland” districts, particularly in middle America. Right-wing media, such as The Daily Caller, Townhall, American

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