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Republican Districts, Democratic Districts: How are they Different? (How are they Not?)

One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]

Equating Dissent With Treason Is Not Liberal

A currently popular post over at the Being Liberal network on Google Plus, pictured below, shows a photograph of Barack Obama in front of a waving American flag and asserts, “Openly defying and brazenly disrespecting your president, while hoping that he failed, is not called patriotism… it is called TREASON”.

Then, another post asserts that, […]

Missing Rush Holt Already

Today, the 114th Congress of the United States of America begins its business, with the opening session of the House of Representatives. Yes, already.

One voice in the U.S. House will be especially conspicuous in its absence: That of New Jersey’s Rush Holt, who has left Congress to lead the American Association for the Advancement […]

Jim Webb Pursues Presidency With Anemic Communications

When Jim Webb announced that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he promised to wage a vigorous campaign. He said, in his announcement speech, “True leadership makes a difference. Results can be obtained, even in a paralyzed political environment, and in fact I believe we can un-paralyze the environment and re-establish […]

Movement To Draft Elizabeth Warren For President

Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren has said that she will not run for President in 2016. However, for many Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a disheartening candidate. They’re dismayed by Hillary Clinton’s support for the Rush to war in Iraq, and by the way that it took her a decade to admit that vote was a mistake. […]

Who Crossed The Aisle In US House Vote On Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

President Barack Obama has the power to adjust the way immigration laws are enforced, and Congress has the power to reign him in.

There is no present border crisis. Illegal border crossings have shrunk dramatically under President Obama. However, there is a lingering problem of an underground society of businesses who deal in exploited […]

Can Hillary Clinton Count On Religious Voters For Consistent Support?

Back in April, Elizabeth Dias of Time Magazine described the debut of a new political action committee called Faith Voters for Hillary. “Faith for Hillary is in the process of filing as a PAC, marking a strong push by Hillary Clinton’s religious supporters ahead of her potential presidential bid in 2016,” she wrote.

A strong […]

Jim Webb for President, The Pros and Cons

This week, former U.S. Senator from Virginia Jim Webb announced that he is forming an exploratory committee, the first step in beginning a campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.

What can we make of the Jim Webb for President campaign? Here’s a quick sketch of the mixed bag Jim Webb’s political record:

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Roll Call: Anti-Environment Democrats Who Voted For The XL Pipeline – Including Donald Norcross

Two weeks ago, the Democratic Party lost ground in the House of Representatives, and lost control of the U.S. Senate. These losses were largely due to the inability of the Democratic Party to inspire voter turnout from the liberal political base that it has traditionally taken for granted.

Being taken for granted by the […]

What if We Stopped Talking About Party Candidates?

How would politics change if we stopped talking about party candidates?

Oh, I don’t mean that we stop talking about candidates who are running with the Libertarian Party or Green Party or Americans Elect Party or Democratic Party or Republican Party, or what have you. I mean something different. What would happen if we stopped […]

Eat Kale. Vote Clinton. Get Your 2016 On.

The 2014 congressional elections are over, and yes, the Democrats lost. That’s no reason for Democrats to get down-hearted, though. It’s a reason for them to get motivated.

As of today, the 2016 presidential campaign season has begun. It’s time to get involved.

To that end, I offer our first freshly minted 2016 presidential campaign […]