‘Incredible’: New Poll That Shows 70% of Americans Support Medicare for All Includes 84% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans

August 23, 2018 by Common Dreams “Don’t tell anyone but, uh, we’re gonna win.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Protesters at a Medicare for All rally in Los Angeles in 2017. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) As its progressive wing and a groundswell of new and energetic candidates continues to move the Democratic Party to… Continue reading

Call Feinstein and Harris: Get us out of Yemen!

Late last week Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced an important amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill, the Pentagon’s funding bill. The amendment would cut off United States’ support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen until the Secretary of Defense can certify that the coalition’s air campaign is not violating international law… Continue reading

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

May 14, 2018 Issue (newyorker.com) The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback. By Caleb Crain A new book blames authoritarianism on politicians entranced by the free market. Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez; photograph from iStock / Getty In London,… Continue reading

Democrats Should Finally Put Superdelegates Behind Them

August 17, 2018 by Huffington Post The superdelegate system remains a burr in the donkey’s saddle, threatening to further undermine party unity. by Norman Solomon At the Chicago meeting this week, the 447 members of the Democratic National Committee are scheduled to decide on the rules for selecting the 2020 presidential nominee. On… Continue reading