The Working Families Party Endorsement of Elizabeth Warren Creates a Controversy of Transparency

The Working Families Party's endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President in September 2019 provoked a massive protest by Bernie Sanders supporters. But this wasn't a case of sour grapes -- there was a lack of transparency that made this endorsement suspect.

Behind The Curtain

Democracy may be dead and buried, but the pageantry of it will forever be reanimated posthumously.

The Johnson Amendment

LBJ's knotty legacy is entangled with voting rights and Vietnam, but what does it have to do with mega-churches and superstar evangelists?

Progressives, Purity, and Pragmatism

Barack Obama has warned progressives to avoid in-fighting - "circular firing squads" - that weaken the overall progressive effort. Where, though, should we compromise? Where should we hold firm? Where do we draw the line between purity and pragmatism? Nathan Locke proposes a simple, common-sense litmus test.

How I Wasn't Arrested For Voter Fraud

This country is broken. Imagine that I, a serial voter-fraud committer, can stalk the highways and byways of this great nation is proof!

My Journey from Allende to Sanders

A Chilean immigrant hears Bernie speak and remembers her father's tales of hope and possibility.

How Compromise Killed the New Deal Coalition

FDR made a fatal error when he backed off of anti-lynching legislation to appease Southern Democrats. Today's progressives can make a new, stronger coalition that isn't tainted by racism.

The Problem is Not the 1%

Here's the problem: If we focus solely on the 1%, we take the burden off of ourselves completely. In this abuser-victim relationship we can only point fingers and cry. But the real change we so desperately need will never come this way.

What Freedom?

Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it another bombastic celebration of freedom. Freedom is one of our most celebrated ideals, and for good reason. These days, though, it seems actual freedom is in fairly short supply; and, depending on who you ask, it can mean different things. Nathan Locke explores how the trappings of freedom have obscured the essence of it in this reflection.

Free Electoral College for Everyone!

A comprehensive explanation regarding the electoral college, and  a few of the original intents of the founding fathers of our Constitution, as found in their communications.

We Have To Talk About Julian

With the advent of Julian Assange's revocation of asylum by the Ecuadorian embassy, and subsequent arrest by UK police, we face dark days. This is about how we fight back where we can, and move forward, in Julian's name.

Do We Have Free Journalism?

Is there freedom of the Press in this country? No, but there is absolute freedom of Press executives. And it shows.

What's on Your Litmus List

If you insist that the two parties are different then some standards and exclusions have to apply.

But what can I actually do about election justice?

Cheerleading progressive favorites isn't enough to save the world, and neither is proclaiming that the system is hopelessly corrupt.

Free Assange, Free My Job

If you are in London, we warmly invite you to join the protest and take the opportunity to meet one of the greatest journalists in Europe.

They Are Competition, Not Opposition

Republicans and Democrats aren't actually fighting each other, they are fighting for the same dollars!

We Want Rakes

To clean up the mess created in Washington by Austerity.

The Abuse of Ruth

Liberals shouldn't force a justice to do the job they should do themselves.

Blue Wave 2018?

Unfortunately, if they are not careful, they will lose the gains they made tonight in two years if they do not try to govern and instead choose to only obstruct.

Just (Don't) Do It

A short piece of prose regarding the usurping of our democracy

The Winter of our Discontent in America

After over 25 years of Winter it is time to jump start Spring by adopting policies that recognize our economic potential. 

Policy not Party

There's nothing else that matters.

The Danger of Hope

People are conditioned to be cynical. They confuse cynicism for being "woke". Hope is a bridge too far for many.