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As’ad AbuKhalil — Newly-Elected Progressives Confront AIPAC Test

Already backpedaling on campaign rhetoric.  After they won their primaries, some young progressives curbed their pro-Palestine rhetoric. Now they are in Washington getting oriented. Next up: early test votes in the new year sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Consortium News Newly-Elected Progressives Confront AIPAC Test As’ad AbuKhalil | Lebanese-American professor of political science at California State University, StanislausSee also at Consortium NewsAnother...

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Stephanie Kelton — The Democrats’ Options for Repealing the Trump Tax Cut

No, this won’t be on the table until 2021 at the earliest. But the party’s candidates need to offer some solutions. Bloomberg OpinionThe Democrats’ Options for Repealing the Trump Tax Cut Stephanie Kelton | Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University, formerly Democrats' chief economist on the staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, and an economic adviser to the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders

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John Queally — ‘This Is Massive’: Landslide Victory for Progressive Reform as DNC Cuts Superdelegates Down to Size

Norman Solomon, national coordinator for the progressive advocacy group RootsAction.org, which had lobbied on behalf of superdelegate reform, said he was skeptical that the power structure of the party would actually move on the issue. "But it moved in a big way today — because of grassroots power," Solomon told Common Dreams in an emailed statement just after the measure passed. "The sustained groundswell of progressive outrage, agitation, activism and organizing since 2016 forced...

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Robert Waldmann — Polling the Left Agenda — Finally

Click this link. Data For Progress decided to ask people about policy proposals which very serious centrists consider way too far left for America. American voters respond differently. As should already be clear from existing polls (click and search for “fair”), there is strong support for egalitarian populist redistributive public policy. At Data For Progress, they chose to emphasize the positive — four proposals with overwhelming support, but I think it is just as striking that opinion...

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Briahna Gray — There’s an Easy Answer to Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won: Socialism

Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist message is not an incidental part of a larger demographic story. And her socialism shouldn’t be treated as a virus opportunistically riding the vector of her Latina form. Socialism is inextricable from Ocasio-Cortez’s success because it’s the secret behind her ability to do what the Democratic party has long failed to do — articulate a holistic progressive vision for America. Socialism is a framework that supports a belief that a country in which everyone can live...

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Steny Hoyer caught telling a progressive to drop out of race

Since the presidential election there have been claims made that the Democratic Party is not interested in change.  People have noted how the pre-election rhetoric of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did not match their post election actions.  (I’ve pointed out specific examples in the past). I just heard the following article on Democracy Now and I think it is important for people to hear just what has been happening when it comes to the hoped for...

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Meagan Day — The Democrats and the Deficit Con

Dick Cheney was right: deficits don’t matter. If only Democrats would learn.… Attempting to balance a commitment to deficit reduction alongside a theoretical responsibility to protect and expand public programs, Democrats end up imposing false limitations on themselves and neutering their own supposed political agenda. One wonders if the party, increasingly reliant on an elite capitalist donor class, is actually using deficit reduction to weasel out of the responsibility to make life...

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The Psychology of Russiagate — An Interview With Glenn Greenwald

Excellent. The Democratic Party establishment as the real villains in the piece.JacobinAn Interview With Glenn Greenwald The consequences of this villainy. Incessant Kremlin-baiting of President Trump is risking a Cuban missile–like crisis that he, unlike JFK in 1962, may not be permitted to resolve peacefully. The Nation‘Russiagate’ Allegations Continue to Escalate the Danger of War With Russia Stephen F. Cohen | Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History, and Politics at New York...

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Bill Mitchell — US Democratic Party should be dissolved

The US Democratic Party has lost its right, in my view, to attract the progressive vote.The CBO Report, which I will discuss in technical terms tomorrow, really just estimated that the latest policy shift under Trump will increase the US fiscal deficit and public debt ratio. The main game should have been on debating whether the the composition of the US fiscal deficit was beneficial to all Americans or not, rather than running a hysterical political response about the need to cut deficits...

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