Friday evening, Bill Maher did what you would expect Bill Maher to do– excused Joe Biden’s behavior, with some cute jokes (“his hands have been part of an exploratory committee for decades”). Although he considers the whole #MeToo thing “a little nitp… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
CA-34 in Los Angeles is the district next door and to the east and south of mine. I’m there a lot; it’s basically down the street. It includes Angelino Heights, Mount Washington, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, City Terrace, Boyle Heights, the Arts District… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
2014 was a big year for elections in Georgia. Former Democrat Nathan Deal beat Jimmy Carter’s grandson, Jason, 1,345,237 (53%) to 1,144,794 (45%). Not bad, huh. And on the same day, there was a Senate race that pitted two candidates with big family nam… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Cory Booker by Nancy Ohanian-by EmorejThe 1st miracle of the 2016 Bernie-supporting (& Stein-voting) Rosario Dawson has been to enable Cory Booker to sound sincere, in saying: “I’m very lucky to be in a relationship with someone who is just so incr… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
2010 saw a red tidal wave sweep Democrats out of office across America. Democrats lost 63 House seats and watched John Boehner take over the speakership from Pelosi. Democrats lost 6 Senate seats– Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Wisconsin (Russ Fein… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
I got that invitation above the other day and said to myself, “self, didn’t Katie Hill say she wasn’t going to take PAC money?” Maybe not; maybe I was thinking of almost every other freshman. Or maybe there was some Philadelphia lawyer language in the … DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Kirsten Gillibrand by Nancy OhanianPaul Waldman welcomed Kirsten Gillibrand to the fray by citing psychologist Barry Schwartz’s 2004 book, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, pointing out that “there’s a point at which having more choices– say fo… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
by Bob Lynch,@lynchpinLDemocratic political strategistKamala Harris had another great afternoon proving to be one of the brightest stars on an otherwise fairly underwhelming Senate Judiciary Committee.Today’s agenda? To find out whether or not William … DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Too much winning? The coal industry is back? Nope: “Coal mines are closing faster than ever… A bleak outline tonight on the coal industry. A brand new report from CNN suggests more more coal plants have closed during the first two years of the Trump … DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Rolling Stone’s politics guy, Matt Taibbi welcomed the new version of the Weekly Standard (RIP), The Bulwark by noting that “Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in Friday the 13th: You can neve… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Luke Savage has a very good question for Jacobin readers this week: Who Will Be the American Justin Trudeau? “With a restless Democratic base leaning left,” he wrote, “party centrists are looking for their Justin Trudeau– a candidate who will seem pro… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
What’s more important to Democratic primary voters– candidates’ visions for a post-Trump America or who is most likely to beat Trump in the election? In a NY Times piece yesterday–Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020. But Does Beating Trump Matter… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
-by Tim RussoLet me tell you about one of my favorite hangovers.As one of the landed gentry of the Ohio blogosphere’s glory days, my weakness (and finest work) was always internal Ohio Democratic Party coverage, especially the selection of state chair…. DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Change Research– Polling for the People– is a polling firm that began work in 2017 and claims to have “the vision of democratizing access to public opinion research to create a more humane and scientific society. We do that by making polling accessib… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!
Kamala Harris… Climbing by Nancy OhanianTarini Parti had a cute report at BuzzFeed yesterday: Here’s Trump Allies’ Plan To Meddle In The 2020 Democratic Primary. Through 2 neo-fascist organizations, Carl Higbie’s, Katie Walsh’s and the Mercers’ Ameri… DownWithTyranny source DownWithTyranny!