Good morning friends and a big thank you to those who keep us alive over the weekends! I will ever so slowly encourage you to post your own material as well as create posts that show how easy this can be done… but in the meantime today’s news roundup is in the comments. There is a lot of material to cover including:
*Lots of people (Booker, Whitehouse, etc) are piling onto Bernie’s single payer bill
*Sanders to head back to California
*It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders
*Water Protector/Pipeline news
*Draft Bernie Events & Videos
* the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All
*Progressive Candidate updates & more
So.. see you on the other side!
Update: The list is growing:
Night owls…post away. Enjoy a little music and dancing with the Sanders family if you want. http://bit.ly/2gZ8KVK (Scroll down the FB page to see a birthday party at Lake Champlain last night) … Continue reading →
There’s been a lot of speculation about Clinton’s new book and what’s in it. (See earlier diary with Clinton interview by Jane Pauley) I don’t think I have to read Clinton’s campaign memoirs to know the following on what happened (granted, it is her perspective and she is exploiting her publisher and vice versa) to slap down $25 for that book. I can sum it up in three points: Ti-Nehsi Coates wrote an article about Trump, the first White POTUS. It was published in the Atlantic last weekend. It has a lot of food for thought, but the main premise … Continue reading →
New York has a long history of producing progressives focused on delivering health-care to all. Teddy Roosevelt was the first presidential candidate to propose socialized healthcare. FDR was the first president to actually deliver any kind of federal socialized health-care with the EMIC program and Social Security. EMIC provided some maternity and early childhood care, Social Security provided grants to states to provide programs for public health and services to benefit the blind and disabled. Continuing in that long tradition, New York Democrats have stepped up to support John Conyers’ Medicare For All bill (HR 676). As of today, 15 out of … Continue reading →
Yesterday I watched CBS Sunday Morning’s host Jane Pauley interview of Hillary Clinton. Psst…in case you didn’t know, Hillary has a book coming out on Tuesday! I’m posting the video, and part of the transcript below in the comments (at the risk of copyright). I’d be interested in what everyone thought of the interview itself (meaning were there specific things that caught your ears) and what Clinton’s motives are for the future. Part of the Debunking the Clinton Machine series … Continue reading →
Today remarks the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers in NYC, the Pentagon, and the crash of a plane that was thought to be heading for the Capitol building in DC. There is no official holiday for 9/11 as there are conflicting opinions as to whether or not more national holidays need to be created for tragedies. I appreciate that NYC, the Pentagon, and the National Park Center in Shanksville do their own, and C-SPAN covers at least two of the memorials. My recollection of the day is that I did not have the TV or radio on at … Continue reading →
Today, I wondered if we could try something a bit different. Could we start theme diaries (open thread or focused)–meaning the subscribers actually post the topics? There are 4-5 regulars and we could easily each post a quick diary for jumpstarts on different topics. It seems that all of the burden has been on LD’s shoulders. It doesn’t take much time to just start a thread on a topic or candidate (as LD has been doing). For example, one could start one on Green News (or in LD’s case, he’s great in pointing out pipelines that have created community problems), … Continue reading →
Linda Sarsour and Winnie Wong say that to fight the Trump administration, Democrats need to be accountable to the organized Left – not the other way around
Full transcript here.
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Whenever one publishes a revisionist history book that is likely to get the attention of the media as well as the general population, there are various ways to promote the book. The first one, which is very common, is to leak out inflammatory pages or excerpts for titillative purposes. This works very well with Establishment media and navel gazing types. Another avenue is to be booked on a talk show. Talk hosts are generally more than willing to book a politician or sometimes a provocateur (as Bill Maher does) to who has written a book that will garner interest, or … Continue reading →
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Activist Shaun King, Our Revolution President Nina TUrner, Columbus activist Adrienne Hood and Yes We Can’s Jasmine Ayres and Erin Upchurch discuss police violence in Columbus, the future of the Democratic Part and the importance of participating in local politics.
Video on the flip side of the link below.
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Today is Bernie’s birthday.
Off to a slow start today as my corporate-cubicle job prepares to go on lockdown due to Irma, but I’ll put all the news/video/etc in the comments and leave the main body of this post as a well-wish to all our east-cast readers/members. Do us all a favor and stay safe!
That having been said, Im off to the comments to add the news, see you there!
In this roundup:
*Sanders on Colbert & Chris Hayes’ Shows
*Thomas Franks Responds To Clintons Book
*Irma closes in on the US after devastating the tropics
*A Tale Of Two Cities: The Columbus Revolution
*Randall Woodfin’s Q&A
*Pipeline/Water Protector Updates & More
Check out this tweet by RoseAnn DeMoro.
As a proud husband and father of two young kids, I care deeply about our country and am committed to finding real solutions for the problems we face.
We must create jobs for the future in growing industries like clean energy and advanced technology. We must ensure that our schools provide the foundation to succeed in a new economy. We must protect the quality of our air and water, while continuing to reduce emissions. We must treat each other with equality and respect. And we must demand ethical and transparent leadership from a government that is accountable to all of us, not just the elite.
I look forward to meeting you, listening to your stories, and fighting for you in Washington without fear or favor.
Please click below to watch some videos, read some policies and learn more about the campaign.
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