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Democratic Values and Fighting Against Authoritarism

In the past few years, there has been a rise in authoritarian leaders around the world. Many people are looking to greater stability and order as ordinary people struggle to keep up with rising housing prices and longer work hours, … Continue reading

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Supporting Elizabeth Warren During the Democratic Primaries

During the Democratic primaries of 2020, I was a strong Elizabeth Warren supporter. Though I thought this year had many strong Democratic candidates, I thought Warren had the best proposals for solving the problems caused by our country’s economic inequalities. … Continue reading

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Friendships With People You Disagree With

One of the trends that I’ve found most alarming is the decline in friendships with people you disagree with. I’ve noticed on Facebook and in some social interactions a tendency of people to want to interact only with people whom … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens and William F. Buckley Debate the Legacy of the 1960s

Our democratic republic is based on the idea that people of differing views can debate the issues, compromise when the debate reaches an impasse, and find common ground to reach some consensus. No group or ideology has a monopoly on … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Civic Education

Over the course of my life I’ve noticed that the level of political discourse has taken a steep decline. Instead of the give-and-take of a healthy dialogue, too often we’ve seen two monologues going past each other as both the … Continue reading

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Progressives Need to Organize to Push Joe Biden to the Left

Essential workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, and many are working in high-risk conditions without appropriate equipment, safety standards, or job guarantees. They put their lives on the line every day, and we must do all we … Continue reading

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Pushing the Democratic Party to the Left

Ever since Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the race, I’ve been taking my time deciding who would be the best person to support as the primaries have narrowed to two candidates: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s recent primary … Continue reading

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A Civil Debate Between the Left and the Right

It’s important for our democratic republican for progressives and conservatives to have a civil debate on the issues facing this nation. One of the reasons that our Founding Fathers enshrined the freedom of speech and expression is that they believed … 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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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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