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Exclusive: Sen. Schatz’s new health care idea could be the Democratic Party’s future

Exclusive: Sen. Schatz’s new health care idea could be the Democratic Party’s future Democratic health care reform ideas are not being given the attention as the GOP plans. There is no debate, no discussion, nearly zero coverage. And the narrative of how the Dems have nothing to offer working class voters persists.

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Gore Obama 2008

A Gore/Obama ticket could happen, and here is how. There is no reason why an undeclared candidate couldn’t be named in the Iowa caucuses. And there is no reason why Gore couldn’t come in a strong 3rd in Iowa, even if he isn’t a candidate. And; if Gore comes in 3rd in Iowa as an […]

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proof that voting matters

Want proof that your vote counts? There are now hearings on how money is being spent. Well, this is proof that my vote counted.

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Rep. Rangel’s bill to reinstate the draft

WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel plans to resurrect a bill to reinstate the draft when Democrats take power in January, but the idea got a chilly reception yesterday in the heart of his Harlem district. From New York Daily News – Politics – Rangel feelin’ a draft Last time he brought this up, Mr. Rangel […]

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the end of caveman-style conservativism

As pathetic, desperate efforts to spin an electoral loss of historic proportions go, this line of thinking makes the kind of faux intuitive sense that is pure talking point gold. The concocters of this poppycock deserve some credit. They were ready and waiting to unleash the conservative Democratic mandate and we’ll hear no end of […]

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wing nut spin

I have two words for the wing-nuts that are claiming that America Rolls Over To Al-Qaeda or that Olberman and Bin Laden Are Celebrating: Please continue. If the election shows us anything it is that linking a democratic victory to a victory for the terrorists isn’t working. Linking the fiasco in Iraq to Al-Qaeda isn’t […]

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The Case for the Libertarian Democrat

It was my fealty to the notion of personal liberty that made me a Republican when I came of age in the 1980s. It is my continued fealty to personal liberty that makes me a Democrat today. The case against the libertarian Republican is so easy to make that I almost feel compelled to stipulate […]

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Under Fire, Top Dem Leaves Ethics Post

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is stepping down from his post as Ranking Member on the House ethics committee, Roll Call’s John Bresnahan reports this afternoon, quoting anonymous sources. From TPM Wanna know the difference between the Dems and the GOP? This is an excellent example. Here you have a scandal involving a top ranking Dem […]

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How the Democratic Party Can Change Its Pronouns

One difference between a Democrat and a Republican is that when a Republican criticizes his party, he uses the pronoun ‘we’. From MyDD No one should use we when referring to a political organization unless that person is in a leadership role in that organization. Liberals and Progressives should not buy into GOPer group think. […]

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Leading New York Mayors Endorse Spitzer

New York, NY (December 5, 2005) – Spitzer 2006, Eliot Spitzer’s campaign for Governor today announced the support of 35 city mayors and mayors-elect from across the state. The list of supportive mayors includes all of the largest upstate cities, as well as leading mayors from smaller cities. For more, head over to the Spitzer […]