Democrats Losing Progressive Support

Editors Note: This is a story that is repeating itself many times across the country as many progressives exit the Democratic Party, specifically citing the Party's constant violations of its own rules. Regular readers will remember Nicole Reid from this article, when...

Cargo Cult “Democracy”

Today the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee will meet to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention. I'm a delegate to the State Central Committee from CD12. We're not actually electing anyone. We're just performing the voting ritual. The DNC, the...

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...

Democrats Losing Progressive Support

Editors Note: This is a story that is repeating itself many times across the country as many progressives exit the Democratic Party, specifically citing the Party's constant violations of its own rules. Regular readers will remember Nicole Reid from this article, when...

Cargo Cult “Democracy”

Today the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee will meet to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention. I'm a delegate to the State Central Committee from CD12. We're not actually electing anyone. We're just performing the voting ritual. The DNC, the...

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...

Democrats Losing Progressive Support

Editors Note: This is a story that is repeating itself many times across the country as many progressives exit the Democratic Party, specifically citing the Party's constant violations of its own rules. Regular readers will remember Nicole Reid from this article, when...

Cargo Cult “Democracy”

Today the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee will meet to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention. I'm a delegate to the State Central Committee from CD12. We're not actually electing anyone. We're just performing the voting ritual. The DNC, the...

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...

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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.

Blood On Their Hands: US Politicians Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

At 330 million, the United States has roughly 13 times the population of Taiwan. We have 356,414 cases and 10,490 deaths so far (April 6). If our response had been as effective per capita as Taiwan’s, we would have just 4,849 cases and 65 deaths. The Trump administration’s incompetent response has already infected over 350,000 more people and killed over 10,000 more people than if we had Taiwan’s response. Per capita, that’s 73 times more cases and 161 times more dead Americans.