Electoral Campaigns

We Need Keith Ellison as DNC Chair – a Message from Progressive Democrats of America

Will the Democratic Party lead the resistance to Trump and stand at the forefront of the populist revolt currently brewing, or will we be forced to abandon it altogether as we build the truly democratic and sustainable communities and nation so many of us seek? On February 23 the party will choose its new leadership,…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

This article first appeared at The Conversation and is republished under Creative Commons license. Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise by Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine, UCSF California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by…

Post-Election Squawk – Let the Healing and Organizing Begin

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released a remarkable statement the day after Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States. The two argued emphatically that Californians by large margins did not fall for Trump’s brand of vile and hateful demagoguery, and suggested the…

The Pied Piper – Democratic Nat’l Committee Campaign Deliberately Elevated Trump & Other Crazies

More must-read background on the making of President Donald & the Democratic National Committee’s Pied Piper strategy to elevate the crazies of the GOP – Ted Cruz, Donald Trump & Ben Carson – in the eyes of the mainstream press. “We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of…

If Bernie Won Democratic Primary, Would We Now Be Looking at a Sanders Presidency?

A very worthwhile discussion worth watching on yesterday’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, exploring the big ‘What If’ – What if Bernie Sanders had been the Democratic nominee? Please support Democracy Now! and/or the independent media of your choice. As Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s Jim Naureckas reported in March of 2016, the mainstream corporate…