That’s what Joe Biden supposedly is to many Democrats. The safe choice. But is he? I come at this idea not from the perspective of an ideologue or a purist, and most definitely not as a Bernie Bro. I adore Joe Biden. I think he is a fine man. The recent controversy over his space-invading… Read More The Safe Choice?
The primary danger of a man like Trump is not only that he’s so self-serving that he’s willing to test the limits of democracy to promote his own interests, but he’s also so uninformed that he doesn’t even recognize that there are any limits. That’s why he’s so enamored of the world’s most brutal dictators.… Read More America’s Constitutional Crisis is at Hand by Eric Wattree
On this day in 1960, US Navy combat veteran John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest man and first Catholic ever to be elected president of the United States. Kennedy beat Republican Vice President Richard Nixon with 303 electoral votes to 229 and less than one percent in the popular vote. The campaign was hard fought… Read More Why JFK was Special
Sure, we’re going to fight about Nancy Pelosi, whether Bernie or Biden should run in 2020, on what the party platform should be. We will, but we can have that fight later. For now, Democrats, take a look at ALL of the midterm election results. And then DEMOCRATS, center, left and far left, give yourselves a giant “Job Well Done!”… Read More About Last Night
The dust is still settling on last night’s election results, but for now here’s what we know: 1. Democrats have secured more than enough seats to retake the majority in the House of Representatives; 2. Republicans have added to their majority in the Senate (though at present there are still a couple of races that… Read More A Tale of Two Countries
From the start it was clear that Democrats had set their sights on the House. The field of candidates was diverse and strong, a stark contrast from previous election cycles. And, surprisingly, their messaging was disciplined. They ran on ostensibly two issues: healthcare and legislative oversight on the executive branch.… Read More A Tale of Two Countries
On this day in 1916 Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880-1973) of Montana is elected the first woman to the US House of Representatives and the first woman to hold national office in the United States. She won the seat in the House as a progressive Republican in 1916, and again in 1940. Born and raised on… Read More Rankin: the First Woman Elected to National Office