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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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Remember Jesse Jackson and 1988

With Elizabeth Warren out of the race, I haven’t rushed on a decision on whether to go for Biden or whether I should go for Sanders. Since the California primary has already passed, I figure I can take my time … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Democratic Primaries on Sunday February 29, 2020

Just found out that Biden won the South Carolina primary with 48% of the vote. I say good for Biden. Biden has spent decades winning the trust of the African American community and he deserves the win. He’s not my … Continue reading

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The Debate Between Progressives and Moderates is a Sign of a Healthy Democratic Party

Lately I’ve been reading some articles criticizing some of the Democratic presidential candidates for pushing for progressive policies for fear of losing moderate voters to Trump. This is really exasperating to me. Isn’t the whole point of the freedom of … Continue reading

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The Dialogue Between Left and Right

This democratic republic has thrived through the healthy debate between the Left and the Right. During the debate over the Constitution, the Federalists argued that a strong federal government was necessary for this country to thrive, while the anti-Federalists argued … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Considerations for Democratic Candidates So Far

With Sherrod Brown deciding not to run for President, I’ve been taking a longer look at the other Democratic candidates. Like most of us, I consider how close their political views align with my own, their ability communicate their ideas … Continue reading

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Groupthink, Cults and the Republican Party

When it comes to political leaders, I’ll support them when I agree with them on an issue, oppose them when I disagree with them on an issue. I’m that way with a Democratic leader or a Republican leader. I don’t … Continue reading

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Senator Jeff Flake and Frank Capra’s Vision of a Democratic America

When I watched Senator Jeff Flake’s speech a few days ago, it reminded me of Frank Capra’s movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Like Senator Flake, Frank Capra and his collaborators were worried about the threats to our democratic traditions … Continue reading

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Protecting Democratic Traditions and Returning to Collaboration and Compromise

One of the things that distresses me the most about today’s political climate is hyperpartisanship and the lack of respect for differences of opinion. This manifests itself in many ways. Both the Left and the Right have their partisans that … Continue reading

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