17 Jan 2020

How Obama’s Missed Opportunities Stain Biden

      As the Democratic presidential primary in Iowa gets closer, it should make the distinctions between the candidates even more clear. One of the main differences between the more moderate Democratic candidates and those of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is that they have a very different view

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13 Jan 2020

Why the Anti-Woman Smear Against Bernie Makes No Sense

    Voters can tell the primary in Iowa is getting very tight based on the amount of mud-slinging.  But, based on the latest smear against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders in the upcoming Iowa caucus, we can see that the allegations make no sense and were designed to detract from

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06 Jan 2020

Only a Progressive Can Fix America’s Problems

Being a progressive means, you are against special interests, greedy individuals and corporations, polluters and advocates of the superiority of one group over another.

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23 Dec 2019

Biden’s Naïve Nostalgia for Governing in Post-Trump Washington

        As a former vice president and with a 46-year-long career in politics, Joe Biden is no stranger to Washington.  As Barack Obama’s vice president (2009-2017), he traveled the world, served as Senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president

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14 Dec 2019

Are the Dems Tough Enough For 2020?

    Can the Democrats recover from their last, lost election and regain the enthusiasm at the state level to mobilize their voters?  And, more importantly, what are they doing to allow more progressives to get a voice in statewide discussions and party reform at the state levels? All these

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10 Dec 2019

Mayor Pete is Taking Corporate Money and Is Proud of It

  It’s no secret that Mayor Pete is a corporate, conservative Democrat and believes that large corporate donations will continue to fuel his campaign. In a recent interview, he said the following in a discussion with a student at an Iowa university, as reported in The Independent newspaper: “Pete Buttigieg implied

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09 Dec 2019

Stunning Statistics on Minority Wealth Disparity and Why Real Change is Needed

  “If average Black family wealth continues to grow at the same pace it has over the past three decades, it would take Black families 228 years to amass the same amount of wealth White families [had in 2013]. That’s just 17 years shorter than the 245-year span of slavery

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19 Nov 2019

Obama Goes From “Yes We Can” To “No We Can’t”

      One indicator that the Democratic Party is very tepid about making the needed changes to the current broken political, economic, health care and judicial systems has now come directly from former President Barak Obama. In a Nov. 17, 2019 speech before wealthy donors in Washington DC, Obama

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19 Nov 2019

Millennials Suffer Another Big Blow Towards Building Retirement Wealth

    First, there was significant student debt, then jobs that didn’t pay a living wage,  job insecurity and the rise of the gig economy. The net effect of all these factors is that millennials now say they will be renters for years, some say forever. Even worse,  this will

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05 Nov 2019

More Bad News About Income Inequality–Half of Americans Have More Debts Than Assets

          The story of income inequality and wage stagnation is now a core element of the Democratic candidates’ policy platforms, but a new report from the Federal Reserve paints and even more damning description.  In this article from The People’s Policy Project, author  Matt Bruenig found

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