Responding to Senator Lee on Democracy

The common theme underlying virtually every Republican talking point is the people must never wield power. For example, when Republicans talk about the Electoral College, they recoil in terror from the dreaded “tyranny of the majority.” What’s the difference between “tyranny of the majority” and “majority rules?” Absolutely nothing. The first is just a derogatory way of saying the second. The Senate, the House, the Supreme Court – every branch of our government where more than one person holds power uses majority rule. Is the normal operation of the House, Senate, or Court “tyranny of the majority”? Why aren’t Senator Lee and other Republicans screaming about “tyranny of the majority” in Congress and the Court?

WCDP Chair wants “Blue No Matter Who” in the Rules

For the second time in as many years, Chris Savage, Chair of the Washtenaw Democratic Party (WCDP), is breaking the rules to cover up his mistakes. In 2018, Savage broke the rules to re-run the vote for Ann Arbor school board endorsements, when he had no authority to...

Vote for the 2020 MDP Platform

This year, the MDP platform deserves progressive votes. Voting is open to members of the Michigan Democratic Party, who have been Party members for 30 days, from now until Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. Click here if you need instructions on how to get credentialed and...

An Open Letter to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

Editors Note: The following is a letter written by a National Lawyer's Guild legal observer and eyewitness to the protests in Detroit this past weekend, to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners. An Open Letter to Detroit Board of Police CommissionersRe: Police...

Responding to Senator Lee on Democracy

The common theme underlying virtually every Republican talking point is the people must never wield power. For example, when Republicans talk about the Electoral College, they recoil in terror from the dreaded “tyranny of the majority.” What’s the difference between “tyranny of the majority” and “majority rules?” Absolutely nothing. The first is just a derogatory way of saying the second. The Senate, the House, the Supreme Court – every branch of our government where more than one person holds power uses majority rule. Is the normal operation of the House, Senate, or Court “tyranny of the majority”? Why aren’t Senator Lee and other Republicans screaming about “tyranny of the majority” in Congress and the Court?

WCDP Chair wants “Blue No Matter Who” in the Rules

For the second time in as many years, Chris Savage, Chair of the Washtenaw Democratic Party (WCDP), is breaking the rules to cover up his mistakes. In 2018, Savage broke the rules to re-run the vote for Ann Arbor school board endorsements, when he had no authority to...

Vote for the 2020 MDP Platform

This year, the MDP platform deserves progressive votes. Voting is open to members of the Michigan Democratic Party, who have been Party members for 30 days, from now until Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. Click here if you need instructions on how to get credentialed and...

An Open Letter to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

Editors Note: The following is a letter written by a National Lawyer's Guild legal observer and eyewitness to the protests in Detroit this past weekend, to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners. An Open Letter to Detroit Board of Police CommissionersRe: Police...

Responding to Senator Lee on Democracy

The common theme underlying virtually every Republican talking point is the people must never wield power. For example, when Republicans talk about the Electoral College, they recoil in terror from the dreaded “tyranny of the majority.” What’s the difference between “tyranny of the majority” and “majority rules?” Absolutely nothing. The first is just a derogatory way of saying the second. The Senate, the House, the Supreme Court – every branch of our government where more than one person holds power uses majority rule. Is the normal operation of the House, Senate, or Court “tyranny of the majority”? Why aren’t Senator Lee and other Republicans screaming about “tyranny of the majority” in Congress and the Court?

WCDP Chair wants “Blue No Matter Who” in the Rules

For the second time in as many years, Chris Savage, Chair of the Washtenaw Democratic Party (WCDP), is breaking the rules to cover up his mistakes. In 2018, Savage broke the rules to re-run the vote for Ann Arbor school board endorsements, when he had no authority to...

Vote for the 2020 MDP Platform

This year, the MDP platform deserves progressive votes. Voting is open to members of the Michigan Democratic Party, who have been Party members for 30 days, from now until Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. Click here if you need instructions on how to get credentialed and...

An Open Letter to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

Editors Note: The following is a letter written by a National Lawyer's Guild legal observer and eyewitness to the protests in Detroit this past weekend, to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners. An Open Letter to Detroit Board of Police CommissionersRe: Police...

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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.