If the GOP can slap a “socialist” label on Democratic opponents – whether or not it’s true – they can propel their weak candidates to victory An off-cycle special election in Los Angeles’ 12th City Council District wrapped up on August 13 – one necessitated by the departure of Councilmember Mitch Englander, who woke up the … Continue reading The Lessons in Loraine Lundquist’s Loss
Now that Special Counsel Mueller has spoken publicly about his findings, the time has come for a discussion about what know. While the understanding of what we know and don’t know might become clearer as we move forward, a number of facts have been pretty thoroughly established. For example, we know the Trump campaign courted … Continue reading The Certainties of Impeachment
In response to this op-ed in the Johnson City Press asserting he's been inconsistent in his rebuke of presidential overreach, Congressman Phil Roe decided to double down on his support of the national emergency and "the wall." In doing so, he backed his argument with highly misleading half-truths and flat-out lies. First, he claimed that … Continue reading Rep. Phil Roe is Using Lies to Back Trump’s ‘Emergency’ – and Needs to Own It
Donnie loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red, brown, yellow; black and white. They are precious in his sight. Early in his presidency, some had hope. Donald Trump was incensed that Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack on his people, violating international law and killing civilians. “[E]ven beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in … Continue reading Trump’s War On Children
At an estimated cost of $1.2 Billion per week, the federal government shutdown will have an increasing economic impact as the weeks and months drag on. President Trump has indicated that he will hold the country hostage to get his $5.6 Billion in wall funding for months or even years. In that time frame, the … Continue reading Under the Bus: The Impact Trump’s Shutdown is Having on Families
On Thursday of last week, the Frankfurt Police Department raided six of the Bank's offices, after allegations of Russian money laundering, once again came to light.
The assault on voting rights in Wisconsin has been devastatingly effective. A rundown of what the GOP has done and how to mitigate the damage.
The timing of Jeff Sessions' forced resignation is purposeful: we're tired. But now more than ever, we have to show Trump that our Resistance is relentless.As a highly engaged Blue Wave activist, I woke up the morning after Election Day looking forward to a slight smidgen of normalcy. Kiss the kids. Drink some coffee. Have … Continue reading No Rest for the Wave: Massive Nationwide Protests Thursday at 5pm
The brainchild of the black extreme right-wing personality Candace Owens, "blexit" is a false narrative meant to urge black voters to leave the Democratic Party.
Analysts see the Latino vote as the greatest chance as well as the greatest challenge of Beto’s campaign. In spite of the record turnout in Texas, the Latino vote remains uncertain.
If Knute Buehler is elected, Oregon would have a Governor prone to misdiagnosing problems and offering solutions that won’t work.
What does it take for Dave Brat (VA-07) to care about the members of our military and their families?
My opponent in NC-11 is a no-show in his district. Elect Phillip Price: I'll show up for you.
The Press Secretary wants to erase the onslaught of violent rhetoric that has been imposed upon us continually for the better part of three years.
Republican Secretary of State John Merrill adopts his party's favorite approach: anti-woman, anti-Democratic tirades on Twitter.
Let's Hope Florida - and America - gets off Scott-free this November.
Marsha Blackburn is a terrible Congressperson. Why would she be a better Senator?
If you thought Jeff Flake was bad, just wait until you find out what Martha McSally is all about.
Walden's absence on the trail *may* be because he's the architect behind the GOP effort to strip Americans of health coverage.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's budget priorities show where his heart is - and it's not with the people. He faces a November re-election challenge from Democrat Ben Jealous.
The patriarchy is targeting Oregon's progressive female Governor. Republican Knute Buehler would take Oregon backwards. She must win.
Trump may not be a Federalist Society member, but he is proving to be its useful idiot.
Your Action Call your Senators and tell them to demand the FBI have a free hand to fully investigate the sexual assault claims against Judge Kavanaugh. Background Everyone knew Brett Kavanaugh was an extremely conservative judge when he was nominated, raising serious questions about the future of Roe v. Wade, the pre-existing coverage provision of … Continue reading The FBI Probe of Kavanaugh is a Sham. Demand a REAL One!
I'm Phillip Price, Democratic candidate for NC-11. It’s long past time we talk about the character of my opponent - Mark Meadows.
Your Action Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Background Everyone knew Brett Kavanaugh was an extremely conservative judge when he was nominated, raising serious questions about the future of Roe v. Wade, the pre-existing coverage provision of the ACA, affirmative action … Continue reading Senators: Vote NO on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
From coast to coast, Republicans are refusing to debate their Democratic opponents. A race-by-race rundown of the most egregious cases of debate-dodging.
Trump intends to roll back regulations on the coal mining industry even farther. Environmental implications aside, propping up coal will economically and socially devastate our communities. If you grew up in the rust belt like me, you know what hopelessness looks like: crumbling infrastructure, charred landscapes, and despondent residents who love to talk about “back … Continue reading Thoughts From Coal Country
There is an IMMEDIATE need for volunteers to canvass and contact the people of Randolph County to obtain 900 signatures. If you live near Randolph County PLEASE sign up to help canvass for signatures tomorrow! If you would like to assist in funding the effort to keep these polling places open, you can donate to … Continue reading URGENT: Randolph County, GA Needs Immediate Help to Stop GOP Suppression!
One of the more common tropes in modern American politics is the claim that the Republican Party has a monopoly on patriotism. A flag flying in front of a home or a “Support Our Troops” bumper sticker is often assumed to signify the right-wing political affiliation of its owner. However, it’s clear upon deeper reflection … Continue reading Dismantling Republican Faux-Patriotism
For too long, the left has allowed the right to own and define our patriotic symbols. But symbols matter. With Trumpism taking hold, the opposition need to fly - and fight for - the American flag. #WeAreThePatriots We’re at a pivot point in American history. The country could either succumb numbly to the expanding darkness, … Continue reading It’s Time to Rescue Old Glory from Trumpism and the un-American GOP
In this piece, Mike Siegel (Democrat for US Congress in TX-10) takes on the private prison industry - which is profiting immensely off of immigrant family detention. “The billion-dollar industry of detaining immigrant kids.” This one headline poignantly captures the ills of our society. The Trump administration’s family detention policy, which has already caused irreparable harm … Continue reading Some Things Shouldn’t Be For Profit
The US Public has until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday 8/7 to comment on the proposed addition of a Citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Do it. Here's the link. Background Trump officials pushed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the Census Bureau to add a question to the 2020 Census that would ask respondents to share … Continue reading ACT NOW: One Day Left to Oppose 2020 Census “Citizenship Question”
A rundown of how this administration is selling out the Earth for profits - and how cities, states & businesses are nonetheless pushing forward. Not long after Donald Trump’s inauguration, National Geographic began cataloging the ways in which his administration was seeking to roll back environmental policies – including, but certainly not limited to, those enacted … Continue reading How Trump is Rolling Back Years of Progress on Environmental Policy
Dear Fellow Americans: Next week, America may open up a gaping loophole that will allow criminals, terrorists and people suffering from mental illness to easily get their hands on untraceable, deadly firearms. This is truly a game-changer. We have to stop it. If we don't stop the Trump Administration from reversing the U.S. State Department's … Continue reading The Trump Admin is About to Open a Gaping Loophole for Gun Access
DemWritePress Contributor J.L. Whitehead, on how Donald Trump uses anger to keep his base in lock-step. In the year following the election of the 45th president of the United States, I frequently wondered why he held so many campaign rallies. Why did he feel the need to continue to campaign even after he claimed the … Continue reading The Blind Rage of Trump Supporters
Trump's steep tariffs risk $83 billion in revenue for Louisiana businesses. Democrat Justin Dewitt will defend the people of LA-06. The growing Trade War hurts everyone, but Louisiana most of all. Steep tariffs on steel and aluminum now threaten thousands of working and middle class jobs at ports across Louisiana, putting at risk more than … Continue reading I’m Fighting Alongside Louisiana’s Working Class
Medical volunteer Ashtyn Tayler went to the Texas border to offer care for asylum seekers being held in CBP detention. Here is her first-hand account of what she saw. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to … Continue reading They Came for Refuge, but Received No Mercy: A Report from the US Border
Your Action: Call your senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to vote 'NO' on the nomination of Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Background Brian Benczkowski is the most dangerous Trump nomination you've never heard of. The Senate is expected to vote next week on his nomination to head the … Continue reading Urgent: Protect Mueller’s TrumpRussia Probe Today
America is a majestic ship, constructed in the late 1700s ― worn-in, but still seaworthy. We (the passengers) co-own the vessel and hire the crew. For the most part, we agree on certain things: people should have a right to live peacefully; we should come together in times of distress and when our values are … Continue reading Our Sinking Ship of State: A Metaphor
Following what has become a disturbing pattern, the Republican-led Pennsylvania Legislature recently approved legislation that bans a woman from obtaining an abortion solely based on a determination that the fetus is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The vote on the bill (HB2050) sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, not only came without public hearings or any … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Proposed Down Syndrome Abortion Ban is an Abuse of Power
From the birther lie to the Central Park Five, J.L. Whitehead discusses Trump's lifelong assault on people of color that we see manifesting in his presidency Sometimes I lie awake at night wondering where we went wrong as a nation. I think about how we wound up so polarized; how tribalism has become the new … Continue reading Trump’s War on People of Color
Recently, the Trump administration dismissed every member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, and HIV/AIDS research has been halted. Trump has made it clear throughout his life how he feels about persons with HIV/AIDS. In the ‘80s, Trump became associates with the infamously ruthless and closeted Roy Cohn. Cohn stated at Trump’s … Continue reading HIV/AIDS and the Right-Wing Republican Agenda
HOW TRUMP AND THE GOP ARE WORKING TO MAKE WOMEN’S LIVES WORSE AT WORK. PART OF OUR SERIES – THE GOP CON. I recently had to document for a male friend (who I consider politically savvy) that, yes, it is a factual truth that women who possess the same education, skills, experience and qualifications do … Continue reading The Gender Wage Gap May Only Get Worse in Trump’s America
For decades, Republicans have been trying to re-label the Democratic Party. It seems like they're finally winning. From our series on The GOP Con. Plutocrat. Kleptocrat. Bureaucrat. There aren't many words that end in "-crat" that have a positive connotation. This is one key reason that Republicans have been on a decades-long quest to relabel the … Continue reading It’s the “Democratic Party”, not the “Democrat Party”
“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.” -- Teddy Roosevelt, 1910A century ago, America was led by a Republican President. Though he was born into New York wealth, at a young age he developed a … Continue reading ‘Conservative’ and ‘Conservationist’ Are Now Antonyms, Thanks to the GOP
How Trump and the GOP are setting back the clock on women’s healthcare. Part of our series, The GOP Con. As campaign promises go, it was pretty spectacular. Throughout 2016, Donald told American voters that he had the answer to the nation’s healthcare crisis – and if he were elected, every single American would soon … Continue reading Trump Promised “The Best” Healthcare…but Women Are Losing. Bigly.
Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is running a tight race against career politician Debbie Lesko in Arizona’s Congressional District 8 special election. Dr. Tipirneni’s surging candidacy has the Republican Party worried, so much so that they’ve now dropped over $1 million into the deeply red district. Why? Because Dr. Tipirneni is an exceptional candidate who has deep … Continue reading The Top Ten Reasons Debbie Lesko is Bad for Arizona