Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ted Kennedy, Orrin Hatch and the Ryan White Act

As a person who deeply believes in our democratic ideas, I am deeply worried about this hyper-partisan times where people demonize those people with differing views. Ideologues are unwilling to debate on the issues, be willing to find common ground … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, John McCain and the Veterans Bill for Greater Access to Health Care

One of the great dangers in this hyper-partisan times is the increasing inability of Democrats and Republicans in finding common ground to collaborate on legislation that could address issues facing this country. Our democratic republic is premised on the idea … Continue reading

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Fighting for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here is a 2018 video where former Senator Jeff Flake talks about his book “Conscience of a Conservative” where he criticizes the current state of the Republican Party. A small group of conservatives like Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Justin Amash, … Continue reading

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Progressives Need to Organize to Push Joe Biden to the Left

Essential workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, and many are working in high-risk conditions without appropriate equipment, safety standards, or job guarantees. They put their lives on the line every day, and we must do all we … Continue reading

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Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Sin and the Dilemma of the Philippine Catholic Church

On Jun 21, 2018 members of the clergy appeal to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to stand up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks against the Catholic Church. Father Robert Reyes also calls on the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the … Continue reading

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Jesse Jackson and Grassroots Social Movements

I empathize with my friends who supported Bernie Sanders who have been posting of their disappointment on Facebook. A few weeks ago, I felt the same sadness and disappointment when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the race. I think that … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy on How to Fight for Progressive Causes in the Senate

I know this is a tough time for my friends who supported Bernie Sanders. A few weeks ago I felt the same sense of sadness and disappointment when my candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped out. Though these two stalwart progressives lost … Continue reading

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Henry Wallace and the 1948 Progressive Campaign for President

This primary season, progressives were excited by the candidacies of both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. So it’s been disappointing that both Warren and Sanders had to drop out of the race. But we shouldn’t judge their candidacies solely on … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Eugene Debs and Pushing the Political Center Leftward

I just heard about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race. I have many friends who are Bernie Sanders supporters and I offer my condolences. I felt the same way a few weeks ago when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders and Paid Family and Medical Leave

With all of our attention being paid to the COVID 19 crisis, the Democratic primaries have become an afterthought for many people. Joe Biden has been winning more delegates and he’ll probably get the nomination to be the Democratic candidate … Continue reading

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