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Every state is a battleground: Howie Hawkins’ response to “An open letter to the Green Party about 2020 election strategy”.

Every state is a battleground

By News & Current Affairs

By Howie Hawkins — A Response to “An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy” The Open Letter is a response to my article (The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem, December 25, 2019). The signers want the Green Party presidential campaign to adopt the “safe states strategy” of campaigning only in safe states where the outcome is a forgone conclusion. They want the Green Party…

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An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

By News & Current Affairs

From Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathy Kelly, Dr. Ron Daniels, Leslie Cagan, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert — As the 2020 presidential election approaches the Green Party faces the challenge of settling a platform, choosing a candidate for president, and deciding its campaign strategy. In that context, Howie Hawkins, a contender for Green Party Presidential Candidate recently published a clear and cogent essay titled “The Green…

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November 20, 2020 Democratic Debate

Women Rock in Fifth Democratic Debate

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The November 20th Democratic presidential debate took on a much different tone than the previous debates. I’m not sure if it was because the panel of moderators was all women – NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker. Or perhaps it was because the candidates finally got over attacking each other (mostly) and instead decided to be…

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Obama and Hillary Clinton

The Sunset of Neoliberalism

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Max B. Sawicky, Jacobin Magazine — Cheer up. The Left is winning the battle of ideas. Ideas are the basis for organization, and organization is prior to change. The signs are in the evolution of statements and platforms presented by Democratic presidential candidates. As the economist John Maynard Keynes wrote, eighty and some years ago: Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are…

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Maxine Waters

Rep. Waters to American Farmers: Denounce Donald Trump & His Lies!

By News & Current Affairs

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released a statement in response to the escalation of Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Donald Trump announced last week that he will impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports on top of the 25 percent tariffs already imposed on $250 billion in Chinese imports.1 China has threatened retaliation.2 Major stock indexes posted large losses the following day,3…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump Notwithstanding, Blacks Not Biden Should Apologize for the Crime Bill

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — At first glance, Trump’s assertion that Blacks won’t and shouldn’t vote for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden because he backed the 1994 crime bill is ridiculous. Forget the silliness behind this since it’s Trump and that’s to be expected. But underneath his assertion is that somehow he is a better deal for Blacks when it comes to a more enlightened stance on dealing with…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hardly a National Election When Six States Decide Who Wins the White House

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Let’s crunch some numbers in the 2016 presidential election. Trump and rival Hillary Clinton made a combined 250 plus official campaign vote trips to Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. This was exactly 250 plus more visits than they made to California and New York, the nation’s most populist states. Eighteen states got no visits from either of them. There was no need….

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Kamala Harris

Embrace of reparations highlights pivotal Dem contest for black voters

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Amie Parnes, The Hill — The most competition for black voters’ support in recent memory is set to take place among the candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination to take on President Trump. African-American voters for years have been a key constituency in the Democratic race, helping to assure former President Obama’s and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s nominations in 2008 and 2016, respectively. But the fight this year…

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Trump Taps Kavanaugh for SCOTUS Dems Vow to Fight Pick & What’s It All Mean

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Audio courtesy of Critical Hour with Dr. Wilmer Leon —  On this episode of The Critical Hour with Dr. Wilmer Leon, Brett M. Kavanaugh is Trumps nominee to be the next Supreme Court Justice filling Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat. He is 53, a federal appeals court judge, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime investigator of President Bill Clinton during the Starr investigation. Senate Democrats are facing an…

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White Supremacist Men See White Manhood Under Siege

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Randy Blazak — I spent most of 1989 in Florida, hanging out with a group of skinheads who hated “The Cosby Show.” The white supremacists I embedded with for my research complained routinely not about a global Jewish cabal they believed ran the real world but about Cosby’s fictional TV family. In their eyes, the Cosbys had obtained the economic security that they themselves had lost after the local…

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