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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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Progressives Bridging the Divide Between Working Class White and Minority Communities

One of the big challenged that I see for progressives in these times is to bridge the divide between the working class white communities that supported Donald Trump and the minority communities that feel threatened by Donald Trump. Many people … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and the Autocratic Leader

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to an article describing how President-elect Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s prosecution of his drug war and invited Duterte to the White House. Duterte has in turn praised … Continue reading

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When Democrats Should Work With Trump and When We Should Fight

For the past two weeks I’ve been reading various articles to try to figure out what to do now that Donald Trump is President. How do I oppose Trump within the bounds of our American democratic republic and while maintaining … Continue reading

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