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Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? The biggest danger today: a vengeful would-be dictator and a cultist Christian nationalist movement that are reaching for absolute power in our country. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2024.

Cornel West: The Primaries Call

Tom Gallagher Stansbury Forum
Hopefully, West’s supporters will prevail upon him to undertake his fight in the most effective arena that currently exists, where the greatest light-to-heat potential lies – the primaries.

We Ignore Robert F Kennedy Jr’s Candidacy at Our Peril

Naomi Klein The Guardian
If recent developments in the Kennedy campaign have demonstrated anything, it’s that denial is not a viable political strategy. His sycophantic treatment of Elon Musk is about as un-populist as a person can get...

More Indications RFK Jr’s Anti Vaccine Claims Have Little Basis

Russ Baker Going Deep with Russ Baker
At a time when disinformation and narrow-mindedness are at an all-time high, the last thing we need is a purported “reform” candidate who contributes to the mess. The danger of Donald Trump or the GOP's hold on Congress is just too great.


Hot Labor Summer

Bill Lipton The Forge
This summer’s labor fights are an important opportunity for an increasingly militant labor movement to win critical battles. But it could be more than that. It might also be an opportunity for allies to begin to build a solidarity machine.

Dems’ Old Formula Is a Big 2024 Risk

David Sirota The Lever
Dems’ are settling on the same playbook: shifting right, crushing a primary, and hoping demoralized voters are repulsed by the GOP

Young Voters Will Transform Even the Reddest States

Ed Kilgore New York Magazine
There’s a new demographic wave — a tsunami, really — forming in the not-so-distant future that could finally break the recent pattern of partisan gridlock. The youth cohorts growing up right now are just dramatically different from their predecessors

Harry Belafonte: What Do We Have To Lose? Everything

Harry Belafonte New York Times
"What old men know is that everything can change. What old men know, too, is that all that is gained can be lost. Lost just as the liberation that the Civil War and Emancipation brought was squandered after Reconstruction..."


Losing by Not Winning

Shehryar Fazli Los Angeles Review of Books
Reviewer Fazli examines this new History of the Democratic Party, written by a former editor of Dissent magazine.

Congress Members Urge Probe Into Use of US Weapons by Israel

Al Jazeera Staff Al Jazeera
A group of progressive Democrats in the United States Congress has called on President Joe Biden to “shift” American policy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, saying that US aid should not be used to fund abuses of Palestinian rights.
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