Stay frosty, peeps.
Not much to say here. I am in awe, inspired and quite a bit emotional. I am so proud that this is MY president. This is your open thread to discuss this and other news.
Today's SCOTUS decision on marriage equality is the culmination - but not the end - of a lot of hard work, organizing, patient pragmatism and fierce advocacy. Let us look back at what we have come from, and look forward to where we are going.Read More
Obamacare opponents didn't just lose their case this time - they were plainly humiliated by the Court's majority opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts and joined by the Court's four liberals and Justice Kennedy. The decision not only ruled in the President's favor, it went so far as to question the opponents' English comprehension skills.Read More
Let loose, folks.
Wayne La Pierre is, without a doubt, one of the most pernicious actors on our political scene, going from someone who at one point believed in commonsense gun regulations to a man who is partly responsible for the flood of guns rampant in out culture. An open letter commending him on his good work.Read More
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Senator Bernie Sanders' remarks yesterday about how African Americans need to stop voting based on race are not only dispiriting, but contrary to reality. However, there is a method to this madness. Follow on.Read More
Keep it clean, folks
The Trans-Pacific Partnership - the most progressive trade deal in history - has ironically generated a lot of heat on the Left side of politics, a side that prides itself on shedding light. In true spirit of TPV, a get-it-done progressive, aka pragmatic progressive, response to the hair-on-fire screams on the Left is well warranted.Read More
The big unions' pure white-as-driven snow leadership is against expanding the rights they enjoy to our central and south American and Asian labor brotheren; this much we already knew. But the AFL-CIO and other big national unions have now gone to a new level of bullying Democrats who may wish to stand with a Democratic president in the nation's history's most progressive trade agenda. And that new level, even a bleeding heart liberal like myself must call out, is nothing short of thuggery, and it will backfire badly on labor if it isn't contained.Read More
Welcome to the 2016 field, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.
Let's have a talk about where you stand right now, and what needs to happen in the coming months to for you to close the gap with Bernie Sanders, let alone Hillary Clinton. If you want to be the Democrat's rock & roll star, you need to think about the audience your opening act, Barack Obama, warmed up for you, and how to ride the energy he created in the arena to a big finish of your own.Read More
My America doesn't have armed Nazis protesting a peaceful mosque.
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The ISIL situation in one graphic.
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