Posts Tagged ‘progressive’

The Ill-Advised Progressive Push to Get Stephen Breyer Off the Supreme Court

FILE PHOTO: Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer arrives for the swearing in ceremony of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo If you need to have someone to censure for the current makeup of the […]

Will Trump’s mania to slice and dice the right help or hurt the progressive agenda?

What happens when a national party badly splinters? In 1992 Bill Clinton collected 45 million votes, convincingly retiring an incumbent president garnering only 39 million votes and 168 Electoral votes. Ross Perot, an outsider, independent/libertarian, hurt Bush I not by winning a state but 20 million votes, denting the right. But Perot the outside spoiler […]

Biden/Harris and the progressive case against a ‘return to normal’

While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris probably aren’t the leaders that American progressives would have liked for their country at this critical time, most would agree that just about anyone would be better than the malignant narcissist who has put his feelings about losing the presidential election above the suffering of his fellow citizens during […]

What Election Day revealed about progressive policies

[embedded content] Voters have given Joe Biden and Congress a progressive mandate to enact real change. Americans are hungry for change, as evidenced by what happened on Election Day. Voters handily supported progressive ballot initiatives across the country.  In Florida, an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour passed with 61 percent […]

Sharanksy calls out ‘progressive’ antisemitism panel for anti-Zionism

Natan Sharansky responded on Wednesday to Tuesday’s “Dismantling Anti-Semitism: Winning Justice” panel, which made headlines for being hosted by individuals with well-documented anti-Zionist claims.”For the so-called progressives, all the world is the fight between ‘oppressors’ and ‘oppressed.’ ‘Oppressors’ are always wrong and ‘oppressed’ are always right,” Sharansky said at a panel created in order to […]

Seeking the progressive leader

Since 2015, and even before that, Bernie Sanders was a leader of progressive Americans.  Even though he was not the Democratic nominee in 2016, once Clinton lost, he was the undeniable leader of the progressives.  As the horrors of the Trump years fell upon us, Bernie was the one to whom we looked as the […]

Israel becomes big issue in GA Senate race and — a progressive Democrat folds

Let’s put our Objective Hats on and state that there is news out of Georgia, Israel has become a big issue in one of the Georgia Senate runoff races that take place in January. Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock has a history of comments critical of Israel, and his opponent is trying to make the most […]

Report: Progressive CUNY Faculty Group Scheduled Meeting on Shabbat to Exclude Orthodox Jewish Professor

Kingsborough Community College. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A group of faculty members at the City University of New York’s Kingsborough Community College (KCC) are suspected of purposely excluding an Orthodox Jewish colleague from a meeting by scheduling it on Shabbat, according to a New York Post report. The meeting in question was to be held in […]

Progressive judicial group to Biden: Pick a Black woman for solicitor general

Fallon criticized Katyal, a partner at Hogan Lovells who served as acting solicitor general during the Obama administration, for representing Nestlé in oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The case revolves around whether Nestlé and Cargill should be held responsible for their African suppliers allegedly using child slaves. Fallon also faulted Frederick, a […]

Dems reject progressive foreign policy vision for the U.S.

Meeks Wins Last year Joe Biden told a group of rich donors that “nothing would fundamentally change” if he was elected. He was talking about their wealth, but his declaration could probably be applied to foreign policy. Since beating Trump, Biden has staffed his cabinet and transition team with veterans of the National Security Blob. […]

Progressive coalition stages worldwide Black Friday protests to ‘make Amazon pay’

“Amazon takes too much and gives back too little. It is time to Make Amazon Pay.” Those are the words of a global coalition of warehouse workers, trade unionists, climate justice activists, and citizens who have organized worldwide protests this Black Friday to challenge the exploitative and anti-democratic practices of one of humanity’s most powerful […]

Progressive Spirit Podcast: Gilad Atzmon on the Upcoming US Civil War

Posted on November 25, 2020 by fada1 NOVEMBER 25, 2020BY GILAD ATZMON John Shuck writes: Gilad Atzmon returns to discuss what he sees as a civil war brewing in the United States over dividing lines that are based on identitarian politics. In this educational and informative interview, he elaborates on a recent post of his, […]

Biden: I Have ‘Very Progressive Agenda’ and ‘Significant Representation’ from Progressives in Administration

During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News,” Joe Biden said that he isn’t taking nominating Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) off the table for Cabinet positions, but noted that there already is “significant representation among progressives in our administration,” and that his “very ambitious, very progressive agenda,” will […]

Joaquin Castro aims to bring the progressive wave to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

After an exhausting election season rife with dizzying electoral math and threats to democracy, the House of Representatives is gearing up for yet another round of electoral tug of war over its vacant committee chairmanships, including an election next week for House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC). After hawkish, anti-Palestinian rights stalwart Rep. Eliot Engel lost […]

Mad Maxine Claims Biden Has ‘Mandate’ To Usher In ‘New Progressive America’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) claimed at a hearing Thursday that the 2020 presidential election gave Joe Biden a “mandate,” to usher in “the dawn of a new progressive America.” While counting and recounting continues in various states, not to mention legal action in key battlegrounds, it is clear the Democratic Party lost big in the […]

Progressive message to Joe Biden: Don’t you dare “cooperate” with Mitch McConnell

Near the end of his well-crafted victory speech Saturday night, Joe Biden decried “the refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another.” He went on to say that “we can decide to cooperate. And I believe that this is part of the mandate from the American people. They want us to cooperate. That’s […]

New York progressive Ocasio-Cortez easily wins second House term

New York progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comfortably secured a second term in US Congress on Tuesday with an expected win over her Republican challenger, who was outspent despite raising $10 million. As the neck-and-neck presidential race kept American voters on edge, the quartet known as “The Squad” that includes Ocasio-Cortez posted successes for the Democratic Party’s […]

Still time to support mobilize-the-vote Progressive activism, keys to winning close races

More good news. However appalling was Trump’s temper-tantrum barrage last night, he doubled down on his worst campaign blunder: be the center of attention and make the election about him. Has anyone ever more clearly rushed off the electoral cliff? In the process, he will bring down Republican senate candidates too cowardly to denounce a […]

Despite progressive gains, US Democrat leaders stick to pro-Israel playbook

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Five seconds of Linda Sarsour was enough for Joe Biden. Sarsour, whom Jewish groups have accused of crossing the line from Israel criticism into anti-Semitism, appeared at a meeting — on the sideline of the Democratic convention — of Muslims who will be campaigning for Biden for president. The Republican Party posted […]

Fact Check: Progressive Hero Margaret Sanger Was a Racist Eugenicist

HomeRemedySupply says: August 2, 2020Yahoo changes its “comment policy” following the Bill Gates interview in order to “improve stopping misinformation”.— Comments are no longer offered under articles — Appearing 8/2, a re-run of…Article of July 31, 2020 by Korin MillerConspiracy theories around COVID-19 continue to spread.Experts weigh in on why people believe them. EXCERPTSWhen Texas […]

Bernie Sanders Rouses Progressive Candidates With Call to Fight Democratic and Republican Establishment

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., roused a crowd of hundreds of progressives running for political office—from county board to Congress—with a call to fight back against the political establishments of both parties. “When we have the least-qualified president in our history and right-wing extremists in governors chairs, our job is to stand up, to fight […]

Electing Progressive Prosecutors Isn’t Enough. Now, Activists Are Holding Them Accountable.

Electing Progressive Prosecutors Isn’t Enough. Now, Activists Are Holding Them Accountable. Above Photo: The election of Kim Foxx in Cook County presented a rare opportunity to inject progressive reforms into a broken criminal justice system. (Dominican University/Flickr) From Kim Foxx in Chicago to Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, reform-minded prosecutors are facing pressure from organizers working […]

March For Our Lives: A New Generation Sets Aside Tribalism for a Progressive Cause

WASHINGTON — Google the name “Tallulah Bankhead” and you will be regaled (or mortified if your mores tend to the Victorian) with tales of the actor’s libertine appetites, her breakout performance in the Hitchcock classic Lifeboat, or her half-camp, half-vamp villainess in the 1960s Batman television series. Wikipedia references her patrician mien — dahling not […]

How To Build A Progressive Movement In A Polarized Country

How To Build A Progressive Movement In A Polarized Country Above Photo: Getty Images/ Flickr Whether it’s assault rifles, racial justice, immigration or fossil fuels, the country is rocked by conflicting narratives and rising passions. In a recent national poll, 70 percent of Americans say the political divide is at least as big as during the Vietnam […]

‘Progressive’ Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate

‘Progressive’ Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate A lack of skepticism has characterized much of the reporting on Russiagate, with undue credibility being given to questionable sources like the Steele dossier, and now progressives like Jane Mayer and Cenk Uygur are joining the bandwagon. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks […]

National Consensus For Progressive Transformational Change Grows

National Consensus For Progressive Transformational Change Grows Above Photo: From Note: We have written about the eight stages of successful social movements and how the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace is in the sixth stage (the seventh stage is victory) where our task is ‘building national consensus’. This […]

Nine reasons Israel is not a ‘progressive paradise’

From March 4th to March 6th, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference convened in Washington DC. This gathering is the largest of the year for AIPAC, the main arm of the American pro-Israel lobby. AIPAC represents one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States, having a clout similar to that […]

‘Whites Not Wanted’ Is What Dalhousie Evidently Considers ‘Progressive’

Dalhousie University is looking for a new dean of students but says it is interested only in someone who is “racially visible.” But I’m guessing that’s not what they mean by “racially visible.” What they surely mean is “non-white.” Or maybe “non-white” and also “non-Asian,” since there’s now anxiety in some circles that people of […]

Open Letter to Ben Jealous: Please take a progressive stand on Palestine

Dear Ben Jealous, We are writing this letter to you in regards to your campaign for governor of the state of Maryland. We are both Maryland voters and would like to talk to you about Palestine, BDS, and civil rights. Kim is a Baltimore writer, community college professor, and Green Party activist who has lived […]

TPP Now ‘Comprehensive & Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership’

Above Photo: ARRT!/ Flickr Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. On November 11th, the TPP-11 countries announced reaching an agreement on reforms that have been negotiated since the United States exited the deal. The most evident one is […]

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