Blue Wave 2018?

The election results from last night were somewhat startling: Democrats took the House while the GOP strengthened their lead in the Senate and held onto key governorships. I believe that much of the inconsistencies result from the divided nature of our nation.

A Christian Take on Progressivism

As we know, the Christian Right has a conservative bias when it comes to politics. That bias does not often line up with the words of Jesus Christ. As an evangelical Christian that is also a progressive, I want to show how the progressive movement does follow the path that Jesus set for us.

Progressives #Insist, Liberals only #Resist

There's a big difference in philosophy between progressives and 'liberals'. Liberals prefer to 'resist'. That only means fighting against something 'aka' push back. As progressives, we prefer to #Insist. That means we are actually fighting for something

Why I am a Real Progressive

I decided to become a Real Progressive so I could tell the truth about the things the elite don't want us to know.

The Red Scare is Back to Distract (Updated)

(This article has been updated to include more distractions from the DNC and the establishment media)

Solve Racism With MMT

Recognize that racism is only a method of division that works to enslave the majority of the populace. It's time we recognize the real problem (economics) and work together to solve it by implementing strategies using the knowledge of economic reality (MMT).

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #DrainTheSwamp

Donald Trump came in on promises to #DrainTheSwamp (meaning to remove all of the establishment inertia from Washington). It seems that he was just pandering to his constituents. He has instead decided to tap the heads of industry and the same establishment politicians he belittled to head his administration. The disdain of the public for his equivocacy is noted in the tweets below:

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.

Tim Canova Introduces Progress For All

It is obvious we need an organization that actually represents progressives values and is willing to support progressive candidates. Tim Canova has created an alternative: Progress For All

Breaking News: Another Fatal Police Shooting in Charlotte

In Charlotte, NC, Keith Scott, a disabled man, was shot and killed by Charlotte police officer, Brentley Vinson, today around 4pm EDT. The police were looking for someone that had a current warrant when Mr. Scott supposedly went inside a car and came back with a weapon. Officers then responded with deadly force. Some bystanders do not agree with the police's account of the story. They say that the item was not a gun but a book:

Terence Crutcher Dead at the Hands of Tulsa Police

It seems that police still are not getting the memo about shooting unarmed citizens who are following instructions. As seen in the video below, Terence Crutcher was following police instructions while having his hands up. He puts his hands on his vehicle and then is shot. The helicopter camera captures the footage while the police are already calling him 'a bad man'. It is apparent that this is an extra-judicial shooting. When will the system change and not allow someone's life to end so easily? People weigh in on this tragedy:

Ahmad Khan Rahami Wanted For NY Bombing

Over the weekend, there were bombings in the NYC neighborhood of Chelsea and in Seaside Park, NJ. Also, a backpack with multiple bombs was found in Elizabeth, NJ and when it was opened, one of the bombs detonated. The FBI identified a person of interest related to these incidents, Ahmad Khan Rahami. He was determined to have placed a duffel bag in the area around Chelsea.

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #PayToPlay

#PayToPlay has been trending on Twitter. It seems that Hillary Clinton cannot get away from the allegations that donations to her foundation would give big money interests access to her and the US government. In an article from August, Business Insider referenced a situation that some would contend is rather questionable:

7 Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy

The term ‘innocent fraud’ was introduced by Professor John Kenneth Galbraith in ‘The Economics of Innocent Fraud’, which was the last book he wrote before he died. He used the term to describe fraudulent concepts that were being sustained by the ‘conventional wisdom’ (a term he created in a previous book). The presumption of innocence by those perpetrating the frauds is characteristic of Professor Galbraith’s cynically gracious approach.

Progressives Need to Understand Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that often sees sales, parades, and barbecues. Very few people actually understand the true meaning of this late-summer holiday. It is important that as progressives, we need to recognize the importance of what led to this holiday and how unions, the reason it was established, are being attacked.

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #HowToConfuseAMillennial

#HowToConfuseAMillenial is a trending hashtag on Twitter. It started off as a way for older generations to gripe on the indecisiveness of those born in the 1980s & 1990s. Here is a sample of older generations having fun at the millennial's expense:

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #ClintonsMemory

#ClintonsMemory is a new trending hashtag on Twitter. It relates to her inability to remember any of her mistakes when it comes to classified materials or discrepancies in her statements to the media and the public. During her time as Secretary of State, she had multiple situations in which classified information was either hacked, lost, or just mishandled. Here are some of the tweets relating to the hashtag:

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #Yeson62 #NoOn66

Today's Trending on Twitter hashtags are #YesOn62 #NoOn66. These are related to the November 8 ballot initiatives, Proposition 62, which would abolish the death penalty in California & Proposition 66, which would 'reform' the death penalty instead. An article by Stephen Cooper discusses how these initiatives would function:

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #VeteransForKaepernick

Today's Trending on Twitter hashtag is #VeteransForKaepernick. Over the past few days, Colin Kaepernick has received plenty of blowback for not standing, including ex-players like Rodney Harrison. Mr. Harrison then had to apologize later. Others have come to Twitter to also criticize Colin Kaepernick for not standing because they believe he disrespected our US military:

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #ColinKaepernick #Respect

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter hashtag of the day is #ColinKaepernick #Respect. There has been a media firestorm because he chose to not stand during the national anthem because of institutionalized racism (a view Real Progressives supports). He comments about that in this article:

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #SinglePayerSunday

#JillStein is the only candidate who'll move from 4 profit healthcare system 2 #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday

Why The 2016 Election Season is So Important

This year, we have seen some of the strangest phenomena in politics in a very long time. From Trump basically inserting his foot in his mouth every time he speaks to Clinton’s gross misappropriation of government emails, it has not been any ordinary election. In fact, it’s a vital election season. We need to make sure to vote our consciences and not be triangulated by the two corporate parties, their candidates, and the mainstream media; otherwise, we may never get another chance to correct our political system.

The American Dream - The Lie That Shackles US

For a long time, the American Dream has been pitched to the poor and middle class of this country of ours. This great American mythos has been ingrained in our culture for hundreds of years. The big problem is that not only is it a lie but it is also a form of control.

Green New Deal - A Prescription for American Prosperity

America has been suffering under the weight of neoliberalism and neo-conservatism for over 30 years. In this time, wealth inequality has increased dramatically, the prison system has become overloaded, and poverty has become a larger problem than it should in a nation as rich as ours. We cannot continue this path and expect the world to become a better place for our children. It is for this reason that we should consider solving the ills of our country with the prescription known as the Green New Deal.

Obama, Clinton and a permanent state of war

President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner,  is ready to hand the baton in our war fighting marathon to his successor, having come full circle himself, adding boots on the ground in both Iraq, Afghanistan and in Syria.

Saving Our World For Future Generations

It has become painfully clear that we are damaging our environment to the point of irreversibility. Because of the irresponsibility of corporations, government, and the people themselves, we are making our world a lesser place for our children and other future generations to live in. We must use our resources to take care of this ONE planet we live on called Earth.

How Clinton and GOP Leaders are Using the Trump Campaign to Turn America into a One Party Neoliberal Disaster

This election year seems to become more insane by the minute. With the obvious insanity of Donald Trump and the more insidious calculations of Hillary Clinton, it’s becoming clear that talks of conspiracy are more than accurate. In fact, I can see how Clinton and GOP leaders are working together to consolidate a base of power than will leave out the majority of Americans.

Lesser Evilism is No Longer an Option

What we were all afraid of happened: Hillary officially won the nomination. #‎BernieOrBust is now at bust. We hoped that it wouldn't come to this and that there was a modicum of fairness left in the Democratic party but, alas, there is none.

Do Not Vote Your Fears

Fear: the most primal of emotions. It incites a biochemical reaction in our bodies to prepare for the fight-or-flight response: the ultimate in survival impulses. What we often do not understand is that fear also overrides higher brain functioning. When we let fear overtake us, we no longer are able to use logic. That means that we are easily confused or misled.