Category Archives: Analysis

Manchin: I Won’t Put Up With ‘Bulls**t’ If Dems Try To Obstruct GOP

By Daniel Strauss

November 11, 2014

Restoring our Democracy: Calling the NAACP and MoralMondays

Now that Election 2014 is over and we await whatever happens next in the Democratic camp, progressives need to step up efforts to take their rightful place at the helm of the party.

It is clear that voter disengagement was more a function of the unwillingness to keep voting in the status quo, than it was the abandonment of the Democratic party. It should be taken as a warning to Democrats that the party, as it is now, not only stopped reflecting the popular view, but has also allowed itself to be dragged into the Republicans’ dangerous race politics. Continue reading Restoring our Democracy: Calling the NAACP and MoralMondays

Dem Politics: Post-mortem is the new rehab

Former Governor Howard Dean was on Meet The Press today. With the exception of the very last sentence in this clip, I am in full agreement with everything he said.

Tuesday’s defeat was bound to be the catalyst for the kinds of events that happen after, well, all defeats. The victor gloats. Usually, the defeated retreat for a bit to reflect on their loss and how to move on. Continue reading Dem Politics: Post-mortem is the new rehab

Beyond salvation? Democratic party politics on Blog#42

Our system of politics has been breaking for some time. I’ve made numerous public comments on various aspects of our degrading democracy over the last few years.  What I’ve only recently begun to articulate, however, is that the problems we’ve all been focused on in connection to events pertaining to the right, also exist on the left, perhaps to a lesser extent. The rot on the left is my focus here.

Continue reading Beyond salvation? Democratic party politics on Blog#42