“With its financial contributions and grassroots organizing, the labor movement helped give Democrats full control of the federal government three times in the last four decades. And all three of those times – under Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama – Democrats failed to pass labor law reforms that would to bolster the union cause. In hindsight, it’s clear that the Democratic Party didn’t merely betray organized labor with these failures, but also, itself.”
A new study suggests the Midwest would still be blue if Democrats hadn’t refused to prioritize labor’s needs under Obama, Clinton, and Carter.
Beating Roy Moore by 1% of the vote isn’t some huge moral victory. Instead it is proof of just how damaged the Democratic brand is, especially in the South. 49% of voters thought a pedophile who espoused slavery was a better choice than the Democrat. This is America going in to 2018
They should have gotten rid of all of them, but this is something.
The proposed changes, backed by the Sanders wing of the party, are designed to empower the party’s grass roots.
A Democratic socialist just unseated the House GOP Majority Whip by a huge margin for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Congrats to…
We’ve been saying it for years – break them up!
“We have become a rent-seeking society, dominated by market power of large corporations, unchecked by countervailing powers. And the power of workers has been weakened, if not eviscerated. What is required is a panoply of reforms—rewriting the rules of the American economy to make it more competitive and dynamic, fairer and more equal.” — Joseph Stiglitz
The Nobel Prize winner argues that an economy dominated by large corporations has failed the many and enriched the few.
Populism will win in rural states
“Quist is running as a populist and supports a single-payer health care system, but his campaign bristles at comparisons to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whom Quist backed in the Democratic presidential primary. In his first TV ad, launched Tuesday, he calls single-payer “health care we can afford.” He’s ardently pro-choice and opposes defunding Planned Parenthood, framing it as a fight against government intrusion into people’s personal lives. He understands climate change, but couches his belief with the exact same anecdote used by Zinke ― a story about watching the ice in Glacier National Park recede year after year.”
Big Sky Country Democrats are running a legendary folk singer with a populist flair against a cartoon plutocrat. Why won’t the national party pay attention?