We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

I didn’t vote for Trump. I consider myself a liberal with a small “l.” I believe in the value of basic humanity, diversity, and the freedom of religion enshrined in the constitution. Donald Trump was a candidate who seemed to respect none of those values, and the idea of him ascending to the Oval Office filled…

Nothing Left – The long, slow surrender of American liberals

or nearly all the twentieth century there was a dynamic left in the United States grounded in the belief that unrestrained capitalism generated unacceptable social costs. That left crested in influence between 1935 and 1945, when it anchored a coalition centered in the labor movement, most significantly within the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). It…

Clinton’s Transition Team: A Corporate Presidency Foretold

Like other Bernie Sanders delegates in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I kept hearing about the crucial need to close ranks behind Hillary Clinton. “Unity” was the watchword. But Clinton has reaffirmed her unity with corporate America. Rhetoric aside, Clinton is showing her solidarity with the nemesis of the Sanders campaign — Wall Street. The…

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of War

Five ways Hillary Clinton used the State Department to maintain and expand US power across the globe. uring the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama relentlessly criticized Hillary Clinton for supporting the Iraq War. Today, he can’t say enough good things about his hawkish former secretary of state. “Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the…

The Year Democrats Found Out Their Votes Don’t Matter

Massive party corruption and “super delegates” are a hot issue during this year’s primary elections. The 2016 primary elections have been an emotional roller-coaster, with major grassroots politicians gaining a lot of popularity from the establishment. Unfortunately, events that have unfolded over the past few months have revealed massive failures and corruption in the system, especially…