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What is a Massachusetts Democrat? Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch offer two Very Different Answers

What is a Massachusetts Democrat?

In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of [...]

Americans Elect Expresses Desire to Run Legislative Candidates after 2012 Nomination

Does the Americans Elect corporation have plans beyond electing its own candidate for President? It appears the answer is “yes.” On July 25 2011, Americans Elect directly responded to an individual who commented, “I would actually prefer to see some viable legislative candidates put forward. There’s only so much a President can do.” Americans Elect’s [...]

Friedman: Give America More of What Drags America Down

Welcome to Thomas Friedman’s brain:

The Problem: Barack Obama’s legislative agenda has been stymied by politicians to his right:

President Obama has not been a do-nothing failure. He has some real accomplishments. He passed a health care expansion, a financial regulation expansion, stabilized the economy, started a national education reform initiative and has conducted a [...]

Even the Congressional Progressive Caucus Isn't That Progressive

Back in March of this year, articles at Irregular Times and That’s My Congress assessed the progressive record of members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We were surprised to find that fewer than half of the more than 70 CPC members had acted progressively in regard to so much as half of the slate of [...]

Political Networks in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, March 2009

Yesterday, we considered the progressive record of the Congressional Progressive Caucus so far this year on a substantive basis, both in reference to an index of opportunities for progressive action in the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress and in comparison to a new Populist Caucus that is working on an economic subset of [...]

The Senate Democratic Races of 2010

Now is the time for progressive Democrats in the states of Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, Arkansas and North Dakota to begin to organize challenges to their disappointing incumbents in the Senate. [...]