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Thoughts for Progressives on the Elections 2020

The great civil rights activist Bayard Rustin always emphasized the need for strategy in fighting for social change. Ava Duvernay’s wonderful Martin Luther King Jr movie “Selma” has Bayard Rustin constantly emphasizing to his fellow activists the necessity of thinking … Continue reading

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To Get Progressive Legislation, The Democrats Need to Win Back Both Houses of Congress

Many of today’s Democratic candidates are proposing ambitious progressive ideas that they hope to convince American voters are necessary reforms to fix many of America’s problems. As a liberal, I think these progressive proposals are necessary. But it’s not enough … Continue reading

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The Freshman Democrats in Congress

I’ve been reading a lot about the incoming class of freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It’s great to see the enthusiasm and energy that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Kyrsten Sinema are bringing to their new … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Who To Vote For In 2020

A few days ago I was in a conversation where a friend asked me who I might support in the 2020 presidential elections. For me, it all depends on how the 2018 midterm elections turns out. If a Blue wave … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The Congressional Career of John Quincy Adams

A few years ago, I checked out from the library the book “Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress” by Joseph Wheelan. I had just watched Steven Spielberg’s movie “Amistad” and I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Possible Areas of Common Ground With Republicans

For the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about the lack of bipartisanship in the past few years. I have to admit feeling dread at the new Republicans that are coming to Congress this January. There … Continue reading

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