Progressives often applaud the idea of “speaking truth to power.” But this concept is hazardous. If taken literally and deployed as a single-minded strategy, it can divert attention from the crucial need to take power away from those who abuse it.
Democrats have to keep reminding themselves, and America, that they beat Trump and the Republicans in the competition that mattered most - the only truly national competition this fall. The Democratic mandate is not overwhelming. But it is real.
At 29, the Democratic Socialist—a young woman heralded by some as her party's future, savior, and new face, immediately after she became an overnight household name in June—is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania might be called Trump Country. It is rural and deeply religious, went solidly for Republicans in 2016, as it had consistently in years past. After Trump’s election we knew we needed a protest and an electoral movement.
How do socialist demands become liberal common sense? The history of the New Deal offers a useful lesson. It had a recognition that a good society rests on a sense of mutuality, reciprocity, and community spoke to what was wrong with a market society
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I have been obsessed with exposing the Clintons and like-minded Democratic politicians' dangerous foreign policies, challenging liberal naivet, that ignores or excuses such hawkish proclivities ... Such attitudes played a decisive role in the narrow election victories of Richard Nixon over Hubert Humphrey and of George W. Bush over Al Gore and over John Kerry, resulting in horrific consequences to millions of people in the United States and the world.
Stein's Green Party run doesn't offer a plan to win, or to build power. The Left is capable of so much more. If politics were a battle for the moral high ground, both Bernie Sanders and the Green Party might be in full control of the three branches of government. Sadly, it's not and they're not.