Jonathan Alter. Photo by the Aspen Institute on Flickr.
25 Apr 2018

Daily Beast’s Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win 2018 Midterm Elections

Columnist Jonathan Alter is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating lecture scolding progressive or left-wing voters for their activism around elections.

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24 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Ep. 13: Interview With Ryan Cooper

Our guest this week is Ryan Cooper, a national correspondent for The Week. He’s also the co-author of a policy paper for the People’s Policy Project called “Foreclosed: Destruction Of Black Wealth Under the Obama Presidency.“ We talk about the exuberance and reverence for former FBI director James Comey and

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Photo By Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (Michael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
20 Mar 2018

Three Of America’s Worst Democratic Prosecutors Are Running Unopposed In 2018 Election

Three of America’s worst local head prosecutors are running unopposed in the next election as of March 2018, and all three are Democrats.

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25 Feb 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: Russiagate, Democrats, And Total Lack Of Skepticism Among US Press

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into alleged election interference by Russia. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. He recently wrote, “Hyping the

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New York Times building. Photo by Anthony Quintano (quintanomedia) on Flickr.
24 Jan 2018

New York Times Discourages Democratic Party Activists From Bashing Trump, Running In Red Districts

Days ago, the Democratic Party disappointingly caved to Republicans and President Donald Trump and ended the government shut down without achieving anything meaningful. They were promised the potential for action by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that could help 800,000-plus immigrants known as Dreamers avoid deportation, but there are few

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01 Dec 2017

History Suggests Democrats Unlikely To Repeal Unpopular Tax Bill If It Passes

Senate Republicans are in a rush to pass a very unpopular tax bill that would dramatically cut taxes for the rich and corporations. There are many reasons why they want to pass this unpopular bill. It is what their donors want. Tax cuts are an article of faith among the

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Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden speaks at a meeting of the Democratic Party Platform Committee.
05 Sep 2017

Former Clinton Aide Disingenuously Presents Herself As Bold ‘Fight For $15’ Advocate

Clinton Democrats like Neera Tanden may want to lead the call for $15 minimum wage, but if they can’t reckon with their past opposition, they’re flawed messengers.

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Senator Chuck Schumer. Photo by Edward Kimmel on Flickr.
24 Jul 2017

Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Platform Isn’t Anything Working People Haven’t Been Sold Already

Democrats have “A Better Deal” for citizens that they plan to unveil, but it sounds like more of the same corporate politics.

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Caricature of the Democratic Party donkey. Photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr.
28 Jun 2017

When Democrats Use Muslims As Election Props—And Lose

A 19 year-old medical student and grassroots organizer’s account of Jon Ossoff’s campaign stop at an Islamic community center exemplifies why Democrats lose.

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Photo by Thomas Cizauskas on Flickr.
21 Jun 2017

What If Jon Ossoff Campaigned On Message For Medicare For All?

Democrats prioritized flipping a Republican seat in Georgia, but they lost. They need to take responsibility for Jon Ossoff’s failure to win.

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