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No! Please don’t listen to these guys!

Back to the Center, Democrats

The path back to power for the Democratic Party today, as it was in the 1990s, is unquestionably to move to the center and reject the siren calls of the left, whose policies and ideas have weakened the party.

In the early 1990s, the Democrats relied on identity politics, promoted equality of outcomes instead of equality of opportunity and looked to find a government solution for every problem. After years of leftward drift by the Democrats culminated in Republican control of the House under Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Bill Clinton moved the party back to the center in 1995 by supporting a balanced budget, welfare reform, a crime bill that called for providing 100,000 new police officers and a step-by-step approach to broadening health care. Mr. Clinton won a resounding re-election victory in 1996 and Democrats were back.

The Clinton wing of the party still trying to control the party by trying to blame Obama (whaaaat??) for going too left (and supposedly THAT’S why the party lost over 1,000 seats)!

I agree with InteGritty (remember that name?), absurd!


This is one of the authors. Nuff said!


They must be talking about moving back to the center from the right.


As a break from all the depressing political stories. There is this.


Yes! I saw that this morning! Pretty soon too, right? By 2019?

Did Volvo just seal the combustion engine’s fate?

Electric cars are transforming the auto industry much in the same way these juiced-up vehicles drive: You don’t hear them coming — until suddenly they’re by you.


Yup. 2019. I’m hoping there will be a “common man’s” hybrid or electric soon. :O)


She sure is popular.


She and her brother have the personal $$ to pay off every lawsuit. Shame Eric Prince isn’t in jail.




“But ya ARE, Chris … ya ARE in that chair!!”

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Things getting crazy in Hamburg at G20:

There is a live link of the goings on here from ABC.

Some 20,000 police officers had been activated to keep the demonstrations under control amid high tensions.




For our friend polarbear!


19 AG’s, including AG IL Sues DeVos (& DOE) for Suspending Rules Made Under Obama Administration to Protect Students in For-Profit Higher Education

Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Washington and demands implementation of borrower defense to repayment rules.

The rules aim to make schools financially responsible for fraud and forbid them from forcing students to resolve complaints outside court.

They were created under President Barack Obama’s administration and were to take effect July 1.

On June 14, DeVos announced the rules would be delayed and rewritten, saying they created “a muddled process that’s unfair to students and schools.”

The rules were finalized last year following the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, a national for-profit chain that operated Everest College campuses in the Chicago area before its closure.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading the lawsuit and says DeVos’ decision is “a betrayal of her office’s responsibility and a violation of federal law.”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is among those suing.

“Students should not have to pay for student loans they obtained to attend fraudulent schools that promised education and training that they did not provide,” Madigan said. “The Department of Education has clear evidence of Corinthian’s widespread fraud, yet it has delayed relief for thousands of these former students and others who are still on the hook for their student loan debt.”



When Christians do a good thing:

Breath of God in Palestinian Children: Christian Group Adopts Resolution on Israel

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is calling for an end to what is being described as “traumatic” practices by Israeli military against Palestinian children.

A resolution, brought forward by 16 individual UCC churches, calls on the state of Israel to guarantee Palestinian children younger than age 18 their basic due process rights and to prohibit any use of torture or ill-treatment of detained juveniles in the occupied territories. Needing two-thirds of the votes from General Synod 2017 delegates, that resolution easily had the necessary support, with 79 percent of the votes in favor.

“This resolution is about the breath of God in Palestinian children,” said Catherine Alder, a delegate of the Central Pacific Conference. “What is happening to them is against international law and against the law of love.”

believe that the occupation has created two separate legal systems. Jewish children living in the occupied territories who are arrested are prosecuted through civil courts because they are citizens of Israel.

“These two legal systems treat children of the same age committing the same infraction quite differently,” said the Rev. Leslie Schenk, chair of the committee that reviewed the resolution and pastor of Plymouth Congregational UCC in Madison, Wis. “As a young person said eloquently said during our discussion, ‘It seems like this should have come out a long time ago. Why hasn’t this happened yet?’”


Remember Jonathan Tasini? (I love him)

This is from this past January, but I was happy to see Cathy Myers (Paul Ryan challenger, WI) tweet it out last night.

A pitch to CEOs on health care — lead with your wallets

The current political firestorm over health care, fueled by moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering an alternative, opens the door for an unlikely group to take radical action — the country’s CEOs.

They could unite and present to the country with a simple message: “Our shareholders are demanding that the nation’s political leaders get real about the health-care crisis. From a fiduciary standpoint, we can’t continue to support any health-care system that drains our equity and competitiveness.

“A single-payer, ‘Medicare for all’ system, with its miniscule administrative cost, would check all the boxes in any Harvard Business School manual for effective programs. We endorse single payer because it’s the best business plan for the economy and our businesses.”

It’s an astonishing opportunity for CEOs because they could, with one policy gambit, save billions of dollars on the bottom line, give workers a raise, have more money to invest in research and development, improve international competitiveness and, for a change, earn the respect, admiration and gratitude of millions of Americans.

This is an easy one: lead with your wallets, not your hearts.



Oh look! Another challenger (besides Al Giordano, lol) for Bernie to contend with. And he’s a ‘Real Democrat’, hahahahahaha. There are some idiots in the thread who are asking where can they donate.


Look how he spends his spare time.


I have no idea what Cookie Jam is.


Is this for real? Hope the Bernster blows this, and whatever is backing it out of the water next year. Who is Svitavsky? His B&W pic isn’t inspiring.


This Svitavsky is FRightwing as h*ll. Check out GHWB, etc. in younger days on that FB pic.

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