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George McGovern, Barry Goldwater and Civil Discourse

On Oct. 13, 1988, liberal Democrat George McGovern and conservative Republican Barry Goldwater dropped by the MacNeil/Lehrer Report to discuss the differences between liberalism and conservatism, and the divisive politics of their parties during the presidential elections of George H.W. … Continue reading

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The Progressive Activism of Myrna Loy

I’ve always been a big fan of the Thin Man movies of the 1930s and 1940s starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Last year I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Myrna Loy had a long history of liberal … Continue reading

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Why I Am A Liberal Democrat

I’m often asked to explain why I am a liberal Democrat. Why am I not instead a Democratic Socialist? Are liberals just communists in disguise, as Trump and many more radical right wingers always try to label liberals as being? … Continue reading

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Supporting Elizabeth Warren for President

I support Elizabeth Warren for the Democrat nominee for President. Many people worry that Warren is too far to the Left to be elected in a contest against Donald Trump. I understand the worries of many moderates who worry about … Continue reading

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Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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