#BREAKING: Sen. Paul Proposes Free Market Experiment

#BREAKING: Libertarian Republican Senator, Rand Paul, wants to make bankrupt and economically distressed areas exempt to labor laws and other similar regulation

#BREAKING: Congressman on 3 Month Streak Without Face-To-Face Town Hall

#CallToAction: Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC7) refuses to face his constituents. The last time that he faced those he represents at an announced, face-to-face town hall or "coffee with your congressman" event (based on our research) was April 14th, 2017. What has he done with the 27 days that the House has had off of Capitol Hill since then? (Not counting weekends!)

Fight for Medicare for All Together

I've been watching the news and listening to people discuss the current plight of health care in America. The present health care bill, which is now before us, made me decide that I needed to express my opinion about this pressing matter.

#WARNING: DWS Now Claiming To Be A South Florida Progressive

South Florida Regressive Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is claiming in a new job ad to be a Progressive! 

Can This New Group Elect Bernies in South Carolina?

In the late 1970s, Bernie Sanders and his supporters started the Independent Coalition to address a then Red rural state in Vermont. And they did this to create the conditions for real progressives to be able to viably run for office. It resulted in Bernie being elected to Mayor of Burlington as a Socialist, electing down-ticket progressives to support him, and eventually breaking into Congress as an Independent.

Born Free

I was sitting back and thinking from a historical point of view how many blessings we've been offered by our country's founders. We have a nation where people can be just about anything they want to be, believe in anything they choose to believe in, and read and write and do whatever they wish. In many countries this does not exist, and for the most part, will never exist.

A Brief Word on This Orphan Politics Nonsense

Look, I oppose policies of putting down unwanted animals in shelters. I find the policy to be quite disturbing. But if you, as an animal rights activist who makes the issue your main and most important issue, are successful in winning the battle against it, and no-kill shelters become the law of the land, what have you done for anyone or anything else? Nothing.

#OPINION: Thank You, Birdie

I was born to a lower middle class, white, Christian, Republican family in Massachusetts. My friends growing up were Libertarian. I, too, grew up believing that this was how I was supposed to think.

This Picture is Every Reason Why Hillary Clinton was not the Lesser Evil

I am writing this because of the time capsule effect. I am not trying to beat this thoroughly dead horse. There are some people for whom this will fall on deaf ears. But for those of you still sifting through the rubble of the 2016 Presidential Election, I offer you this picture. This picture is an important reminder of many of the concerns I had in regard to why Hillary Clinton wouldn't be getting my vote—why she was not the lesser of two evils. 

Intersectional Dismantling of Systemic Racism

The progressive movement in this day and age is built on an understanding of intersectionality, meaning that all forms of oppression are interrelated and the only way we will get the world that we want is by everyone respecting, learning from, and working together. However, that wasn’t always the case, and there is bound to be growing pains in transitioning from the old guard to the new. We will all have to learn as we grow and figure out how to make this progressive movement last, and not just be another flash in the pan that is prevented from accomplishing all of our goals.

The USA should be Ashamed of its Electoral Process

The United States of America should be ashamed about its electoral process. France has wrapped up elections in which a whole new party that did not exist two years ago has won the presidency and the majority of parliamentary seats, and yet the US has people who don't even know that any options exists outside of the Democrats and the Republicans. It is a disgrace to the idea of democracy and it cannot stand.

Alice in Wonderland

I'm sure many of us grew up with our parents and grandparents reading us the story of Alice in Wonderland: a story about a girl who magically enters the land where things are not what they appear to be. In fact, everything is the opposite—wrong is right, right is wrong, left is right, right is left, and so on. Much like the United States today.

Draft Bernie Picks Up Momentum at The People's Summit

At the People's Summit in Chicago this past weekend after Bernie Sanders addressed over 4000 activists and supporters from across the country, National Nurses United Director Roseann Demoro told the dozens of Draft Bernie members, "I want to thank all the Draft Bernie people, 'I'm with you.' Nurses are we with them? Are you all with us? As I say heroes aren't made, their cornered." The endorsement from one of the most prominent Sanders supporters provides another boost to a movement started in February 2017 by former Outreach Coordinator for the Bernie Sanders Campaign Nick Brana. 

The R.O.A.D

For a long time in our political history, we have defined our political parties by a single letter: 'R' for Republican and 'D' for Democrat. I have been giving this a lot of thought and I think that there should be a better way to signify those letters. We should instead redefine what the letter 'R' and the letter 'D' represent. 

5 Reasons the Democratic National Committee Must Lose The Fraud Lawsuit

I simply want to illustrate why Democrats must accept that this lawsuit must proceed, and be decided against the DNC.

Hillary Clinton Doesn't Get to Co-Opt Racism and Misogyny Anymore

Hillary Clinton doesn't get to co-opt racism and misogyny anymore. She doesn't get to use the very real struggles of women and people of color to make excuses for why she was unable to beat a reality TV show host and failed businessman in her bid to become the 45th president of the United States. 

Establishment Democrats Have No Leverage Over Progressives Anymore

The Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders unity tour is forcing people like me to wonder if it's meant to create unity, or the illusion of it?" The unclear answer points to a much more foundational problem.

Why I'm Crazy Enough To Run For Congress At 25

Clearly, it's time to rethink our traditional standards of what constitutes a proper candidate.

Power in Politics and Why it Matters

How do we get past the miscommunication over terms and really understand that ultimately, we the general populace want the same kinds of things? In my mind, one thing we should be talking about is power.

Ignore the Establishment Narrative America

You know you should stop watching CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX etc (and stop looking at NYT for news) when the hardest hitting Donald Trump interview ever was in 1990 by an Asian-American woman not exactly known for being probing. Connie Chung is now 70 years old.

Lose-Lose: Who Is Beto O'Rourke?

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is a hard line Conservative and a gold standard activist, and he must go. But who is the "Progressive" running to unseat him?

The Time Has Come to Rise Up

In just his first 10 days in office, Trump has managed to move the US toward a fascist state, endangering the lives of most of its citizens. How this occurred? Weren’t the Democrats supposed to resist every policy of Trump’s, much as the Republicans did during the Obama administration? For that matter, where are the sane, responsible Republicans who so vociferously expressed their dislike for Trump during the election cycle? It was baffling to see them do nothing as Trump signed yet another asinine executive order banning Muslims from 7 countries, an edict that belongs somewhere in the Dark Ages.

When Free Speech Kills

White Supremacist terrorist groups in this country use our 1st amendment right to promote hate crimes.  Hundreds of thousands of US citizens have been murdered because of the hate crimes committed by these groups, yet our government turns a blind eye.  This is genocide and a human rights violation of monumental proportion.

Trump Is Not the Problem

Trump is a symptom of the deeper problem we have in America: the fact that our country is morally and ethically bankrupt.

Please Stop Protesting Donald Trump

It is your right to protest at any time, for any reason, but in the case of Donald Trump, it's important to ask yourself why you're doing it.

If Trump's Muslim registry is enacted I'll convert to Islam

I will convert to Islam if a Muslim registry passes legislation

Dear Robert... An Open Letter to Robert Reich & Friends

Dear Robert... an open letter to Robert Reich, asking for an explanation for why changed his message and turning his back on progressives when we needed him most.

Hillary Clinton Is Not Simply a Symptom of Our Corrupt System, She Is a Leading Cause

This opinion piece is by Saib Bilaval, a research scholar in modern and contemporary history at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

We Told You So But Now It's Time to Heal

Now is the not the time for progressives to gloat or liberals to lash out. It is time to learn and regroup behind better policies.

The Potential Dangers of Hillary Clinton

"The clock is ticking on the next Wall Street collapse, the climate meltdown, the expanding wars, the slide towards fascism, nuclear confrontation and more. This is the time to stand up with the courage of our convictions, while we still can. Forget the lesser evil. Fight for the greater good like our lives depend on it, because they do." —Dr. Jill Stein