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Why Hoping for a Big Democratic Win in 2018 Could Be a Death Trap for Progressives - AlterNet

Google News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 04:49

AlterNet

Why Hoping for a Big Democratic Win in 2018 Could Be a Death Trap for Progressives
AlterNet
Last week in this space, I suggested that liberals and progressives who dreamed of a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterms, a Democratic House majority in 2019 and the impeachment of President Donald Trump shortly after that were deluding themselves, and ...

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Guide to Virginia's gubernatorial primary - WTOP

Google News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 04:36

WVTF

Guide to Virginia's gubernatorial primary
WTOP
Their votes could also help decide the path forward for both the Republican and Democratic parties still reeling in the wake of Donald Trump's unconventional victory last year. Meanwhile, two candidates are trying to capitalize on their own outsider ...
Meet the Candidates for Governor: Democrat Tom PerrielloWVTF

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Walter Williams: Democratic Party historically was hostile to blacks - Greensboro News & Record

Google News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 00:01

Greensboro News & Record

Walter Williams: Democratic Party historically was hostile to blacks
Greensboro News & Record
Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they'd say the Republican Party with similar unanimity. For better answers, check ... President Woodrow Wilson was a progressive Democrat and an avowed racist who shared many views with the Ku ...

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The making of an independent - Idaho State Journal

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:11

Idaho State Journal

The making of an independent
Idaho State Journal
For too many years I could easily explain why I thought the Republican Party was just wrong on too many issues I cared about. Unfortunately, at the same time, Idaho Democrats moved away from the lunch-bucket carrying, hard-working, outdoor-loving ...

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Vulnerable California Republicans struggle to sell Obamacare repeal vote - Politico

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:47

Politico

Vulnerable California Republicans struggle to sell Obamacare repeal vote
Politico
Hundreds of liberal activists, and more than a few upset moderate Republicans, swarmed his San Juan Capistrano event with signs that read, “repeal and replace Issa,” and “health care is a right.” One said “death panel” in bold black letters ...

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ESPN Wants Everyone To Know They're Not Actually Liberal And They've Got Math To Prove It - Deadspin

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:12

Deadspin

ESPN Wants Everyone To Know They're Not Actually Liberal And They've Got Math To Prove It
Deadspin
Using a 1-10 scale (with 10 being the best score), strong conservatives rank ESPN at 7.2 and Republicans give a 7.1, both up 0.5 from October. That compares to liberals and Democrats (each ... (Just look that those ratings from conservatives!) Maybe it ...

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Meet the Candidates for Governor: Democrat Tom Perriello - WVTF

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:09

WVTF

Meet the Candidates for Governor: Democrat Tom Perriello
WVTF
Perriello, a former Congressman from Charlottesville, is a relative outsider to state politics. But he's been barnstorming the state, taking his pitch for progressive ideas like free community college and universal pre-K, straight to Virginians ...

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Are Democrats hoodwinking blacks? - DeSoto Times-Tribune

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:06

DeSoto Times-Tribune

Are Democrats hoodwinking blacks?
DeSoto Times-Tribune
Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they'd say the Republican Party with similar unanimity. For better answers, check out ... President Woodrow Wilson was a Progressive Democrat and an avowed racist who shared many views with the Ku ...

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New York State Needs to Live Up to Its Progressive Reputation - Rewire

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:04

Rewire

New York State Needs to Live Up to Its Progressive Reputation
Rewire
A ninth Democrat, not part of the IDC, individually caucuses with the Republicans outright. Despite a state assembly in which Democrats outnumber Republicans by two to one, Trump-allied Republicans, led by conservative Sen. John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) ...

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The credo of modern conservatism: 'They're laughing at us' - The Boston Globe

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:44

The Boston Globe

The credo of modern conservatism: 'They're laughing at us'
The Boston Globe
Resentment, be it racial, cultural, or economic, and an overwhelming desire to tick off liberals are the glue that holds the conservative movement and the Republican Party together. It is liberals that have eroded traditional cultural values ... Never ...
Can America's Blue States Tackle Climate Change on Their Own?Harvard Business Review

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Trump will never get help from Democrats in passing his infrastructure plan. Here's why. - Washington Post (blog)

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:37

Washington Post (blog)

Trump will never get help from Democrats in passing his infrastructure plan. Here's why.
Washington Post (blog)
When President Trump was running for the White House last year, his advocacy of a large investment in infrastructure was often cited as evidence that he wasn't a traditional Republican. After all, would some doctrinaire conservative propose spending a ...

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It's Not How Many They Are But Where They Are Many - BillMoyers.com

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:41

BillMoyers.com

It's Not How Many They Are But Where They Are Many
BillMoyers.com
As if voters in predominantly rural, predominantly white, red states are a) racists, b) christo-fascists and c) conservatives diametrically opposed to everything progressives hold dear. (Not to paint with a broad brush ... There are old-school, Yellow ...

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Ranking Wisconsin's federal lawmakers for 'bipartisanship' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 07:01

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Ranking Wisconsin's federal lawmakers for 'bipartisanship'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner is nowhere near the middle politically (he ranks as one of the most conservative members of Congress). And he represents one of the ... But Sensenbrenner, who has served longer than all but two U.S. House members, has ...

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Voters weary of Christie have their first chance to pick his likely successor - NorthJersey.com

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:03

Voters weary of Christie have their first chance to pick his likely successor
NorthJersey.com
Despite Christie's historic unpopularity — he dropped to 17 percent in January, a low matched only by former Democratic Gov. Brendan Byrne — his lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, remains the lead contender for the Republican Party nomination.

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Maryland Democrats organize a year early for 2018 election - Cecil Whig

Google News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 00:45

New York Times

Maryland Democrats organize a year early for 2018 election
Cecil Whig
But despite their dominance in statewide politics, Maryland's Democrats say they lack the infrastructure and organization to prevent another round of big losses like those in 2014, when Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's upset win put ... Maryland ...
Democrats' Bid to Regain Hold on House Begins in CaliforniaNew York Times
The Democrats' 'Working-Class Problem'HuffPost
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Have Virginia Democrats Learned Nothing? - Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)

Google News - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 19:42

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)

Have Virginia Democrats Learned Nothing?
Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)
Astonishingly, he was barely in office as a state senator for two years when he tried to cut some sort of deal with the Republicans, up to and including possibly switching to their side. This could have tipped the balance of power in the State Senate ...
Two Democratic hopefuls for Va. governor on schools, Metro and the minimum wageWashington Post
After giving Democrats a brief scare in 2009, Northam says he'd be 'steady hand' as governorRichmond.com
How hopefuls for Virginia governor would affect your walletLoudoun Times-Mirror

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Two Democratic hopefuls for Va. governor on schools, Metro and the minimum wage - Washington Post

Google News - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 19:18

Washington Post

Two Democratic hopefuls for Va. governor on schools, Metro and the minimum wage
Washington Post
... as a younger, very liberal candidate with what you call “bold” ideas, but a lot of those ideas — like soaking the rich with a tax hike to provide two years of debt-free community college for any Virginian — are simply non-starters for Republicans ...
After giving Democrats a brief scare in 2009, Northam says he'd be 'steady hand' as governorRichmond.com
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How hopefuls for Virginia governor would affect your walletLoudoun Times-Mirror

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Op-ed: Mormon scripture supports both conservative and liberal values - Deseret News

Google News - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 08:56

Deseret News

Op-ed: Mormon scripture supports both conservative and liberal values
Deseret News
This is not to say that everything is true, only that truth can be learned from anyone, Republican or Democrat, progressive or libertarian. In our quest to achieve this, I have three suggestions. First, we must be willing to keep learning. Humility and ...

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Maryland Democrats organize a year early for 2018 election - Baltimore Sun

Google News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 22:47

Baltimore Sun

Maryland Democrats organize a year early for 2018 election
Baltimore Sun
Democratic Rep. John P. Sarbanes speaks Saturday at the Maryland Democrats' "Summer of Resistance and Renewal," urging party activists to convert antipathy toward Republican President Donald J. Trump into Democratic political wins at home. (Erin Cox ...
Forget the “blue wave” — the sequel: Can the Trump resistance survive the Democratic Party?Salon
Democrats' Bid to Regain Hold on House Begins in CaliforniaNew York Times
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Is California's Legislature ultraliberal? Not so fast - The Mercury News

Google News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 20:56

The Mercury News

Is California's Legislature ultraliberal? Not so fast
The Mercury News
SACRAMENTO — It seemed like a sure bet for another display of California's ultra-blue “Resistance”: Fresh with outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Democratic-dominated California Assembly ...

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