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The Class War: Our First Stand Rallies to Defend Health Care

Posted by on January 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have called for rallies throughout the country to protest Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Called “Our First Stand” to suggest that these rallies are only the beginning of resistance to efforts to eliminate Federal health care for more than 20 million […]

Herbert Hoover’s Revenge?

Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Since 1932 there has been a part of the Republican Party that has consistently resisted the New Deal, the Great Society and whatever we have had for the last eight years. As Democratic administrations enacted Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, this faction fought the descent of the country into the pit of […]

Social Democrats and the New Progressive Movement- 1

Posted by on December 8, 2016 at 10:33 am

Faithful and patient readers will know that I have been using this space to talk about “the social democratic moment” and to urge the potential of the new movement that is forming out of the Bernie campaign. That such a moment was coming was sensed by my comrade Rick D’Loss several months ago, writing in […]

Trump Discovers New Jobs Weapon: Sweet Talk and Arm Twisting

Posted by on December 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Move over, John Maynard Keynes. The Donald isn’t even President yet, and he has already discovered a new tool to end unemployment– in his spare time, between interviews with Mitt Romney, rounds of golf and meetings with his lawyers about how he can appear to divest his business and still run it. The new weapon […]

We’ve Realigned; Now What?- Part 2

Posted by on December 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm

When, in 1960, the members of the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation called for the realignment of American parties, they got the theory right. Simply considering their programs, there was no reason why the labor movement, the black civil rights movement, the working farmers, the nascent liberal Democratic clubs, etc. could not have formed a coalition, […]