Sanders Campaign Breaks DNC Rules, Purges Activist

Below is a copy of a letter I sent on behalf of Nicole Reid (MI-10), detailing how the Sanders campaign purged at least one activist for her creed - her set of fundamental beliefs or guiding principles - and asking for their response. There has been no response....

MDP Scrambles, Implements Rules at Last Minute

UPDATE: The MDP now says you must return your slates by 4:00pm tomorrow (7 May 2020). Yesterday I reported that the MDP was not prepared to run elections for national delegates according to the rules. Specifically, they were not prepared to run a proportional voting...

Progressives: Stand Your Ground in the Democratic Party

Progressives are coalition partners within the Democratic Party. We’re partners with leftists, moderates, centrists, and yes, even conservatives. A coalition doesn’t just fall in line. A coalition negotiates with each other for support from the groups represented in the coalition. When a coalition partner doesn’t get enough of what they want, the coalition doesn’t get their votes. Progressives have been crystal clear about their policy goals for years. If our coalition partners aren’t willing to make serious policy and personnel concessions (appointments), they risk not getting enough support for their candidate – that’s how politics works, you have to give something to get something.

Biden Loses First General Election Skirmish to Trump

Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden, making Biden the presumptive nominee. Trump’s first ad went up a few days ago, and it tells us a lot about how the campaign is going to go.  Trump’s first ad works on several levels, his people obviously know...

Sanders Campaign Breaks DNC Rules, Purges Activist

Below is a copy of a letter I sent on behalf of Nicole Reid (MI-10), detailing how the Sanders campaign purged at least one activist for her creed - her set of fundamental beliefs or guiding principles - and asking for their response. There has been no response....

MDP Scrambles, Implements Rules at Last Minute

UPDATE: The MDP now says you must return your slates by 4:00pm tomorrow (7 May 2020). Yesterday I reported that the MDP was not prepared to run elections for national delegates according to the rules. Specifically, they were not prepared to run a proportional voting...

Progressives: Stand Your Ground in the Democratic Party

Progressives are coalition partners within the Democratic Party. We’re partners with leftists, moderates, centrists, and yes, even conservatives. A coalition doesn’t just fall in line. A coalition negotiates with each other for support from the groups represented in the coalition. When a coalition partner doesn’t get enough of what they want, the coalition doesn’t get their votes. Progressives have been crystal clear about their policy goals for years. If our coalition partners aren’t willing to make serious policy and personnel concessions (appointments), they risk not getting enough support for their candidate – that’s how politics works, you have to give something to get something.

Biden Loses First General Election Skirmish to Trump

Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden, making Biden the presumptive nominee. Trump’s first ad went up a few days ago, and it tells us a lot about how the campaign is going to go.  Trump’s first ad works on several levels, his people obviously know...

Sanders Campaign Breaks DNC Rules, Purges Activist

Below is a copy of a letter I sent on behalf of Nicole Reid (MI-10), detailing how the Sanders campaign purged at least one activist for her creed - her set of fundamental beliefs or guiding principles - and asking for their response. There has been no response....

MDP Scrambles, Implements Rules at Last Minute

UPDATE: The MDP now says you must return your slates by 4:00pm tomorrow (7 May 2020). Yesterday I reported that the MDP was not prepared to run elections for national delegates according to the rules. Specifically, they were not prepared to run a proportional voting...

Progressives: Stand Your Ground in the Democratic Party

Progressives are coalition partners within the Democratic Party. We’re partners with leftists, moderates, centrists, and yes, even conservatives. A coalition doesn’t just fall in line. A coalition negotiates with each other for support from the groups represented in the coalition. When a coalition partner doesn’t get enough of what they want, the coalition doesn’t get their votes. Progressives have been crystal clear about their policy goals for years. If our coalition partners aren’t willing to make serious policy and personnel concessions (appointments), they risk not getting enough support for their candidate – that’s how politics works, you have to give something to get something.

Biden Loses First General Election Skirmish to Trump

Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden, making Biden the presumptive nominee. Trump’s first ad went up a few days ago, and it tells us a lot about how the campaign is going to go.  Trump’s first ad works on several levels, his people obviously know...

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Progressives: Stand Your Ground in the Democratic Party

Progressives are coalition partners within the Democratic Party. We’re partners with leftists, moderates, centrists, and yes, even conservatives. A coalition doesn’t just fall in line. A coalition negotiates with each other for support from the groups represented in the coalition. When a coalition partner doesn’t get enough of what they want, the coalition doesn’t get their votes. Progressives have been crystal clear about their policy goals for years. If our coalition partners aren’t willing to make serious policy and personnel concessions (appointments), they risk not getting enough support for their candidate – that’s how politics works, you have to give something to get something.