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Letters from an American, January 19, 2024 Great post here. I recommend subscribing to this newsletter if you haven’t already.

new party

I wonder if we’ll ever get a new political party out of all the current mess. Fetterman is an interesting case: Fetterman, Breaking With the Left on Israel, Rejects ‘Progressive’ Label “Can’t it be possible that it’s really appropriate to stand for both?” That quote is out out of context – but the sentiment is […]

Great Article in NYT Opinion – A Lost Manuscript Shows the Fire Barack Obama Couldn’t Reveal on the Campaign Trail

Opinion | A Lost Manuscript Shows the Fire Barack Obama Couldn’t Reveal on the Campaign Trail – The New York Times: That’s a shame, because reading “Transformative Politics” today is a bracing experience. This is a great article – well worth reading.

Democratic Party PAC Email List Insanity

Democrats, Specifically, the ActionNetwork and NGP VAN people. Do better. Look, on one hand, I totally get it. You’ve built out advanced CRM systems for political campaigns in order to help democrats up and down the ballot target people more effectively, raise money, and hopefully win campaigns. Data and contact information help the campaigns spend […]

This is why I don’t blog anymore

This article leaves out the “debate” about net neutrality, but the core thesis applies. Republicans are not making policy for the good of the country, (not to mention the world at large). They are governing for the rich and lying to everyone else. Quite simply, Republican politicians need campaign donations from oil companies and other big […]

Stop Watching Us Rally

Billed by organizers as "the largest rally yet to protest mass surveillance", Stop Watching Us was sponsored by an unusually broad coalition of left- and right-wing groups, including everything from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Green Party, Color of Change and Daily Kos to the Libertarian Party, FreedomWorks and Young Americans for Liberty. via […]

Russell Brand on Revolution

I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites. Billy Connolly said: “Don’t vote, it encourages them,” and, “The desire […]