Alan Minsky

Alan Minsky is the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at the Capitol for a vote on a coronavirus bill amendment on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Democratic Party's Hand Is Weak. Only Progressives Can Strengthen it.
Before this year, it was almost unimaginable that anything could be a bigger story than a U.S. Presidential election. However, COVID-19 has seriously disrupted the 2020 election—not only because it distorted or delayed many primaries, and eliminated in-person campaigning; but also because the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a New Year's Eve campaign event on December 31, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The focus of many democratic presidential campaigns will be on Iowa in the coming weeks before the caucus on February 3, 2020. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Stay in the race Bernie Sanders. America needs you now more than ever.
We understand that many Democrats are calling for Bernie to drop out. They say that Joe Biden is so far ahead that the time has come for party unity, for focusing on Donald Trump. While we agree about the necessity of defeating Donald Trump, we arrive at the opposite conclusion: The Democratic...
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Healthcare expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy, while profiteering in the system creates perverse incentives that delay and even deny care even from people who believe they have adequate insurance. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Progressive Democrats of America Support Rep. Jayapal's Medicare For All Act of 2019
As the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), I am writing on behalf of our activists to urge all Americans to ask their member of Congress to cosponsor of Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act of 2019. PDA was founded in 2004 to organize in favor of policies for all...
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States
This is madness. Fully predictable madness. One archetype of the American experience is now realized. We’ve always had our carnival hucksters and itinerant preachers and snake oil thieves. P.T. Barnum put on a good show. All sought wealth and power. But never before has one risen so high as Donald...
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Sunday, November 09, 2014
This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere. Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World?
Tuesday’s crushing defeat of the centrist Clinton/Obama Democratic Party provides an opening for the American left. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but they could be the beginning of something beautiful. In 2009, shortly after its most crushing national electoral defeat in 44 years,...
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Sunday, April 08, 2012
Would Jesus Occupy?
“Whatsoever you do for the least of My people, that you do unto Me.” --Matthew 25:40 On Easter Sunday 2012, it is important for American Christians, and non-Christians alike, to reflect on Jesus’ teachings in light of a social movement that put some of his most famous actions into practice. The Occupy movement, in its short history, has firmly established an unwavering commitment to serving the poorest and neediest among us, even in the face of severe state repression.
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