You've read this since at least 2010. Dems don't have the votes so we can't do this or do that. FDR had a super majority, Obama doesn't. I've always subscribed to something Paul Wellstone talked about, in my words: If you make your case to the voters they will respect you for it, and more often than not, vote for you.
Good Morning, Everybody. What's going on in your minds today? I hope it's not something as nonsensical as what is rumbling around in mine. May I just dump this first? And then at the end I add some links to more serious articles that caught my eye.
I only wish ...
It is with less than surprise that a nation living by 7th Century criminal laws also uses 7th Century military tactics.
In this particular case, Saudi Arabia is trying to win the war against Yemeni rebels by creating a famine.
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are our longest and third longest duration wars for the United States and yet few Americans have been personally touched by them. While our second longest war, Viet Nam, was fought with draftees, these two current wars are being fought using a very scaled down, all volunteer military.
NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles that will lay out an action plan for uniting the populist movement.
The Political Landscape
To accurately gauge the efficacy of the Democratic Party base as a political entity, you need to understand how deeply compromised its members are by “magical” thinking.
The tag field problem has been corrected. I am 99.99% sure of it. Filling in the tag field is now required again to publish a diary and the tags page has also been enabled. If anyone has any problems with the tags please Private Message me by clicking my user name and then click the "Send this user a private message" link. I will leave this announcement up as a sticky for a while so hopefully everyone sees it. Thank you.
Those crazy kids. Hillary Clinton, her Secret Service agents and an aide are road tripping from New York to Iowa. And they're doing it in a van named for a dog and those meddling kids.
Here's a quick question: What was the progressive community outraged about last week? How about last month?
I'm not talking about real issues, like inequality or the Forever War we are engaged in.
I'm talking about the never-ending serious of petty outrages that the online community loves and can't do without. You know what I'm talking about.