Tag Archives: Progressives

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberal Democrats and the White Working Class

Much has been made in the media about the white working class who make up the majority of Donald Trump’s electoral support. Trump has appealed to the fears of this group of Americans by stoking xenophobia, islamophobia and the worst … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016

These past few months many of my friends have contacted me to try to persuade me to support Bernie Sanders. It doesn’t bother me. I’m a Hillary supporter, but I like Bernie. I have nothing bad to say about him. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Donald Trump and Working Class Whites

In the past few months, I’ve been reading with increasing dismay about the success of Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican primaries and the American political debate. I deeply disagree with his remarks on immigrants, Muslims, women and refugees. A … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Interview With Progressive Christian Blogger and Writer Joel Rieves

One of the most insightful blogs is written by Joel Rieves. Joel was raised in the North Carolina Piedmont, where he acquired a sense of humor, a healthy disrespect for authority and sense of duty toward others. During his 23 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jasper and the Tea Partier

Over the past three months, someone close to me had to go to the hospital and it was a hectic time. During the interval, I had time to reflect on our relationship and I appreciate the many talks we used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment