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Bernie Sanders For President in 2016

2014 could be the year that Bernie Sanders makes the commitment, one way or another, to run for President or to serve out another term in Congress. [...]

Kay Hagan Lets Nicaragua Wear The Pants

If it wasn’t for politicians like Kay Hagan, we would have more all-American clothing companies, and more clothing companies offering more made-in-the-USA clothes. [...]

What the Congressional Progressive Caucus Has To Say About NSA Spying On Billions Of People

Here’s what I found – a more complete summary of what the Congressional Progressive Caucus has had to say about the unconstitutional, abusive spying programs run by the NSA… [...]

Democrats, What Is The Appeal Of Proposed 2016 Candidates?

Democrats, what makes any of these politicians a good choice – not just the best choice among those who are running, or a popular choice, but an actual good choice to become the next President of the United States? [...]

Will Lincoln Park And Oak Brook Stand Against NSA Spying In 2014?

In 2014, 5th district voters in Illinois will have a chance to register their disgust with the seizure of power by the spies at the NSA, thanks to Green Party congressional candidate Nancy Wade. [...]

Wouldn’t It Be Great If a Civil Libertarian Ran for U.S. Senate? Now Ditch the Subjunctive: It Is Great.

“Vast NSA spying undermines our democratic freedoms and threatens international relations.”

Wouldn’t it be great to have a candidate for national public office who was willing to say something like this in blunt, bold, terms? It would be great to have someone in the U.S. Senate who says “the Senate should open its work to [...]

The End Of The Myth Of Chess-Playing Obama

I haven’t had much heart for wading into the renewed debate over the Democrats’ health care reform package, sealed into law as the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. We debated the Democrats’ plan for health care reform back in 2009. We vigorously urged the consideration of a more simple, single-payer health care system. [...]

Do You Support Sebelius?

Time was, Kathleen Sebelius looked like a good future candidate for President of the United States. Now, to say that she is having political trouble is like saying that the Titanic got wet.

Are the critiques fair? Are the problems with ObamaCare / the Affordable Care Act really the fault of Kathleen Sebelius, or is [...]

How Would Rural Folksiness Change The White House?

Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics says that Montana’s Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, who was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012, would bring “a hefty dose of rural folksiness” to the 2016 presidential campaign.

How would a hefty dose of rural folksiness change the 2016 presidential campaign? What if Schweitzer decided to just [...]

A Green Party Of Displaced Meaning?

If the function of third parties is to keep idealism out of the political mainstream, what are idealists to do? [...]

Update: Of 5 Petitions with Massive Support, 3 Still Ignored by Barack Obama

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011

This is the important promise made by “We The People”, the official online petition website of Obama administration. From [...]