Grassroots progressive wins are changing the defining spirit of our times. Last year’s grassroots progressive runs for office laid to rest much of the Democratic Party’s orthodoxy about who is “electable,” and how it’s essential … Read moreThe Zeitgeist, It Is A-Changing: Grassroots Progressive Victories Are Mounting
Corporate candidates are old hat: time to ring in the new! Last June, after Democrats had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, … Read moreFed Up with Corporate Candidates and Rigged Politics?
Now available on the Humor Times “News in Cartoons” free app, the latest edition: “Wake Up Call.” In the latest edition of the News in Cartoons Humor Times free app, titled Wake Up Call: Trump … Read moreIt’s a Trump Wake Up Call: Enjoy the Latest Edition of the Humor Times Free App!
2016 Election: Has our country gone completely nuts? No. There’s some good news. Buckle-up friends, it’s going to be a hairy ride. Start with Day One for President Trump (gotta get used to saying that). … Read moreTakeaways from the Election
If you won’t support Bernie Sanders now, you never really got him in the first place. Bernie Sanders is, and has always been, a true progressive. He’s ALSO a very practical and smart political strategist, … Read moreYou Say the Practical Bernie Sanders Let You Down? You Let the Movement Down.
Cleaning off the horsestuff that careless politicos dump on the word “populist.” Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. It’s a messy, stinky … Read moreCleaning Up After Pundits
Fresh from working on the Democratic national platform committee, Jim Hightower reports. An old cowboy aphorism offers this advice: “Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse.” I relived this truism last weekend in Orlando, … Read moreHow to Make a Political Platform Progressive
“We need a movement which tells Wall Street that when a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.” — Sen. Bernie Sanders At a recent dinner with my work team, … Read moreTake the Movement to the White House
The “Reclaim Chicago” coalition challenges the status quo Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Toolmaker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. … Read moreAn Exciting Democracy Movement Arises in Chicago