|Making the Paris Climate Talks Count|
At the bottom of all the jargon that will be thrown about this week's climate conference are human lives.
|November 29, 1980: Dorothy Day Dies|
“All the gamblers in a Greenwich Village bar admired her because she could drink any one of them under the table.”
|The Colorado Shooting Comes Amid an 'Alarming' Escalation of Anti-Abortion Violence|
Threats and attacks on clinics and abortion providers have risen dramatically since an undercover video sting aimed at Planned Parenthood.
|The Deafening Silence of the Republican Field in the Wake of the Planned Parenthood Shooting|
Republican contenders who have had so very much to say against Planned Parenthood were largely mum after Friday's deadly violence.
|November 28, 1960: Richard Wright Dies|
"Mr. Wright's style often reminds one of a stream 'riled' by a heavy storm."
|November 27, 1978: San Francisco Councilman Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone Are Assassinated|
"Milk spoke to and for his homosexual supporters, but he believed he was working for a greater good: the liberation of the surrounding society."
|Giving Thanks for a Nation of Migrants, Refugees, and Immigrants|
Rejecting the ugly politics of now, President Obama recalls an American Thanksgiving tradition of paying "tribute to people of every background and belief."
|November 26, 1863: Abraham Lincoln Proclaims Thanksgiving Day|
"Thanksgiving Day has not a genuine ring. Somehow it sounds ill-suited to the times."
|We've Used Racial and Ethnic Profiling for Centuries, and It Hasn't Worked Yet|
Too many politicians choose to play to the lowest common denominator, pushing measures that make them sound tough but respond to no identifiable problem.
|The Federal Reserve Could Boost Employment and Investment. Here's How.|
Anyone on the left should support directly setting long-term interest rates.
|Campaign for America's Future
|The Democratic Strategist
|Political Strategy Notes|
A brutal truth about political messaging from NY Times frequent commenter Mathew Carnicelli: "I think the Democrats are hideous at shaping message," he said. "They try something for about 10 minutes and when it doesn't poll well immediately, ...
|Why Early Polls Reflect Voter Disinterest, More Than Who is Really Leading|
In his National Journal article, "Forget the 2016 Polls: Nobody Knows Anything Yet," S.V. Dáte writes, "At the same point in the 2012 race, just over two months before the Iowa caucuses, pizza-chain executive Herman Cain had a ...
|Top Rapper Intro of Bernie Sanders |
Hip hop artist and social activist Killer Mike has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. Here is his introduction of Sanders at an Atlanta rally, at which he also called for free education, universal health care and restoration of ...
|Tomasky: Will Republicans Call Out Trump's Flirtation with Neo-Fascism, or Cower in the Shadows? |
At The Daily Beast Michael Tomasky posts what may be the best article written anywhere about Donald Trump's campaign, "Who in GOP Will Finally Stop Trump?: Party leaders could summon the courage of their predecessor Margaret Chase Smith, ...
|Why Dems Must Fight for the Minimum Wage Hike|
You've read all of the good arguments for increasing the minimum wage to a living wage. But to win wider support for this long-overdue reform, we have to make people feel it. Sharing this young man's testimony widely is ...
|Political Strategy Notes|
Here's an excerpt from Democrat John Bel Edwards' inspiring victory statement on winning the Louisiana governorship: "This election shows us that the people of Louisiana in a time of deep cynicism about our politics, and also about our ...
|Baptist Leader Takes Shot Across Ted Cruz' Bow|
Tonight the premier Christian Right organization in Iowa, and hence an organization with national influence, the Iowa Family Leader is holding it presidential forum, with at least seven presidential candidates showing up. I wrote about the atmosphere surrounding ...
|Alterman: Increasingly Unhinged GOP Gets Free Ride from False Equivalency Media|
Writing in The Nation, Eric Alterman has a blistering critique of the Republican Party presidential candidates and their operatives in his article, "The Crazier the Republican Candidates Sound, the More Popular They Become." In one take-no-prisoners excerpt ...