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

Arn Menconi on the Emails

Arn Menconi offers us an opinion piece about the latest developments in the on-going twilight-zone of the presidential "election."

Don't Throw Stones

Trump is showing us ourselves. How angry we are that the American dream has slipped through our fingers while so many of us are doing twice the work and seeing no tangible reward. How this anger is affecting us. How unforgiving we can be, how unkind we can be. How badly we wanted permission to say all the prejudiced things we’ve kept bottled up inside.

The Democrats Must Be Destroyed to Build a People's Party

The corporatist democrats know that a people's party, led by the living will of the majority, would easily defeat the GOP at the polls—and where would that leave them? What if the lukewarm incrementalism of the democratic party had to compete in a real democracy and not just against republicans?

Voting Green: A Moral Imperative

I see a nation that could be great, filled with people who all know better and yet are failing to act upon what they know. Be your neighbor’s keeper, leave the world a better place for your children, spend your time and your money, and above all else, cast your vote in ways that build upon your beliefs rather than betray them.

Is Peaceful Revolution Possible?

As most progressives already know, John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” The corporate cabal that has usurped our government appears never to have taken Kennedy’s words to heart, as they have made it glaringly clear that peaceful revolution via the ballot box is not possible.

WTF Happened to American Unbiased Media?

 The Fairness Doctrine was put into place by Congress to ensure that, as part of the Democratic process, Americans were exposed to the facts, and to both sides of a political dispute. By being informed of two opposing views of an argument, the indidivual could formulate an opinion that best represented his/her views. The Reagan Administration repealed the Fairness Doctrine, and with it went fair and unbiased news reporting. American MSM has turned into nothing more than a propaganda platform from which to broadcast positions that represent corporate interests; something that even Goebells would come to admire.  

The Power of the 91%

With only weeks until the election, anyone even vaguely hinting that they are considering a third-party vote is being browbeaten by both frightened friends and total strangers. “A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump!” they shriek, “This is not the time for a protest vote!”

Everybody Should Support Universal Healthcare

Healthcare cost increases in the US are increasing at a rate nearly 5 times the increase in average wages. Although access to healthcare is considered by the UN to be a human right, more and more Americans are finding that they cannot afford necessary medications, medical treatment, and medical insurance premiums.

Who's the Scariest Candidate of Them All?

This article delineates that despite the propaganda and the rhetoric about Trump, Clinton is really the scariest candidate due to her warmongering history, and recent statement regarding the possibility of a military strike on Russia.   

Hillary's Ambitions

You want to know what keeps me up at night? It isn't the suicide of Vince Foster, or an aneurysm in Hillary’s head, it's a president ill-suited for the high stakes game of nuclear international foreign relations. Plenty has been said about Drumpf, I want to point out Hillary's first international policy goal as President.

The Double-Edged Sword of Talking About Addressing Police Violence - The Example of SF 49s CEO

Recently, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged one million dollars to two Bay Area charities to work for economic and racial justice. This was a critical acknowledgment of the need to address some of the issues that Colin Kaepernick's protest has raised, considering Kaepernick is receiving death threats for his actions