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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Beyond Obama and the Democrats, Part IV – Creating a Force for Progressive Change

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

CLICK HERE TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT  Beyond Obama and the Democrats, if there is to be an independent force to fight for progressive change, the question is, what role will people of African descent, Black people, play in the process? This is particularly crucial since the vast majority of African Americans are proud of the fact that America finally has a Black President. Indeed, there are some within the Black…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Beyond Obama and the Democrats, Part III – A Progressive National Convention to Galvanize a Force for Change

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CLICK HERE TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT To seize the initiative in the struggle to reverse the prominence and dominance of the conservatives, a liberal/progressive counter-offensive must capture and hold the attention of the nation. In an age where the media is the message, to gain national notice, liberals/progressives need a significant gathering, a happening, an event that will garner significant and sustained mainstream media coverage. Now that the 2012 election…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Beyond Obama and the Democrats, Part II – Reclaiming the Progressive Legacy: Defending the “Many Against the Few”

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CLICK HERE TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT In my most recent article, I argued that the progressive movement must devise a strategy that looks beyond Obama and the Democrats but includes supporting the President´s reelection in 2012. My basic premise is that the rise to prominence and dominance of the right in the public discourse and electoral outcomes is bigger than the flaws of a single President. It has more to…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Obama as a One Term President: Implications for the Progressive Movement

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CLICK HERE TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT  Congresswoman Michele Bachman, the Tea Party firebrand from Minnesota, has declared her candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for President.  She stole the show at CNN´s first Republican Primary Debate in New Hampshire by emphatically declaring: “President Obama is a one term President.”   Unquestionably this has been the goal of the Grand Obstructionist Party (GOP) from the very first day of the Obama presidency. …

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Sugar Coated Satan Sandwich with Strychnine on the Side: Will the Debt Ceiling Fix Bring Double Dip Recession?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Our country appears to have avoided default on our debt, based on a deal that was cut Sunday night, and negotiations that will begin Monday morning. Of course, as I write this, there may well be another monkey wrench thrown into the process of compromise, as the Tea Party Republicans have been intransient and completely unwilling to compromise. President Obama and some Democrats, on the other hand, have been far…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Can We All Get Along?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles

August 20th, in conjunction with the commemoration of the birthday of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) of greater New York will present a document entitled – A Call for Action on Immigration Reform: Advancing the Interests of People of African Descent. Anyone who is familiar with the issues and concerns of Black America is aware that immigration reform is a controversial and hotly debated…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Obama to the GOP – I´ll Huff and I´ll Puff and …. Bluff

By Commentaries/Opinions, Vantage Point Articles

Once again Liberals/progressives and a large sector of the electorate have witnessed a dismal and disappointing performance by President Obama and the Democrats.  In the face of staunch opposition by  conservatives and fanatical determination by the Tea Party Caucus,  the Democrats and Obama abandoned the “principle” that legislation to lift the Debt Ceiling must include “revenues” as well as cuts in spending.  Even though polls indicated support for Obama´s concept…

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