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Too Close for Comfort - Older Jews Skeptical of Sanders

Joshua Leifer Jewish Currents
What draws younger voters, and particularly younger Jews, to Sanders’s candidacy is precisely what repels older voters — even, or perhaps especially, older Jewish left-wingers. What for young Jews are sources of identification and pride...

Tidbits - Dec. 26, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment-GOP Stirrings, Trump Sanity, First Impeachment, Mormon Women; Tulsi Gabbard; Year of White Racist Terrorism; Witness at the Border-Brownsville TX; Poor People’s Assembly and March-Washington;

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Reader Comments: Impeachment - GOP Stirrings, Trump Sanity, Racism and First Impeachment, Mormon Women; Tulsi Gabbard; Resource - Year of White Racist Terrorism; Witness at the Border-Brownsville TX; Poor People’s Assembly and March-Washington, DC;

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated

George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson The New York Times
Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. Republican strategists call for defeating Trump and Trumpism, announce Lincoln Project.

Tidbits - Dec. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Accomplished; British elections, Brexit; New NAFTA; Afghanistan Papers; China's Socialism; 2020 Candidate positions on Foreign Policy issues; Sanctions Fact Sheets; Announcements; more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters and Accomplished; British elections, Brexit; New NAFTA; Afghanistan Papers; China's Socialism; Resources: 2020 Candidate positions (or not) Foreign Policy Report; Sanctions Fact Sheets; Announcments; more...

Tidbits - Dec. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters; 2020 Elections as Anti-War Vote; Trump Jobs are Low-Wage; Free Public Transit; Family Separation-Nativity Scene; Greta Thunbeg: TIME Person of Year; Resources; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters; 2020 Elections and Anti-War Vote; Trump Jobs Creation are Low-Wage; Free Public Transit - Kansas City Sets Example; Family Separation as Nativity Scene; Greta Thunbeg: TIME Person of Year; Resources; Announcement

Seed the Vote: Political Assessment

Jason Negrón-Gonzales Organizing Upgrade
Our goal is not just to push Trump out of office, but to help shift the balance of power in the states where we are working in favor of communities of color, social justice organizations, and labor.

The 2020 Elections and the Anti-War Cause

Howard Machtinger Portside
nuclear bomb blast To make passionate arguments against the war machine can be a key part of the fight as well as contributing to building a long-term anti-war movement. The critique of militarism, both at home and abroad, is a crucial part of the resistance to Trump.

The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.

New York Democrats Just Passed a Measure that Could Take the Working Families Party Off the Ballot; What You Can Do - Demand the “Fair Elections Fix”

Akela Lacy; Fair Elections for New York The Intercept; Fair Elections for New York campaign
The Commission created in response to public outcry around the undue influence of big money ended up approving a program that will not do enough to reduce big money’s dominance, and abused its power in an anti-democratic attack on NY's minor parties

Boo-Hoo Billionaires: Why America's Super-Rich Are Afraid for 2020

Dominic Rushe The Guardian
Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As Senators Warren and Sanders have made the ever-widening income inequality centerpieces of their election campaigns, a host of plutocrats have gone public with their anger at all this billionaire-bashing, and others are running for the White House.
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