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What the Class of ‘70's Old New Left Might Have Talked About at Their Canceled Reunions
There’ll be no fiftieth reunions for the class of ‘70, it seems. Abruptly thrust out into the world in the uproar following the National Guard’s killing of four students at a Kent State University antiwar demonstration, the class now find their return just as abruptly canceled by Covid-19. A...
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A member of the audience takes pictures of the Democratic presidential hopefuls during the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, 2020. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Imperative of Pulling Together to Beat the Trump Who Would Be King
Soon will come a time when fighting among Democrats must cease.
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Many Americans have come to disapprove of those forever wars, but what have we citizens actually done about them? (Photo: Quora/Wikimedia) Views
My Pentagon Regret
As the U.S. rattles its sabers at Tehran, echoes of Sabers past
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Joe Biden is basing his candidacy on the proposition that he will be able to win over significant numbers of Republican voters, once they see that he's more moderate than other Democrats and realize what a repellent human being Donald Trump is. Here, Biden speaks during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Views
Fearful Democrats and the False Allure of Policy Centrism
In an era of hyper-partisanship, going moderate may not be a winning strategy
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After Trump’s announcement of troop withdrawals, just about every MSNBC host slammed the president and suddenly sounded more hawkish than the clowns over at Fox News. (Photo: The U.S. Army / Flickr) Views
The 'Liberal' Foreign Policy Establishment's Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds
Make no mistake, the Democrats have been tacking to the right on foreign policy and burgeoning their tough-guy-interventionist credentials for decades now
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The Green New Deal resonates with awareness and awakened conscience, with transcendent vision and, hallelujah, youthful determination. (Photo: Archive / History Channel) Views
A Green Future Is One Without War
Our near-trillion-dollar military budget, and the endless and needless wars it funds—not to mention the ongoing development of our nuclear arsenal—can’t be quietly, politely ignored as we envision a sane tomorrow
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If the fascist . . . tendency that lurks in him and in the situation that surrounds him does come out more fully, he will obviously be aided by the ever more imperial presidency that was created in the decades before he left Trump Tower for the White House. (Photo: Rudi Riet/Flickr/cc) Views
The Issues That Won't Go Away
Most of the issues that truly matter, that require a fundamental shift in American politics, remain rawly unaddressed and unacknowledged
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The "No IDC NY" State of Mind
A coalition of young, committed activists has turned New York Democratic politics on its head.
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The point of this informal midterm report card is not to argue that Donald Trump has somehow failed. It is rather to highlight his essential irrelevance. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Views
The President Is a Pimple
After Trump: On The Donald in the rearview mirror
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Democrats Should Finally Put Superdelegates Behind Them
The superdelegate system remains a burr in the donkey’s saddle, threatening to further undermine party unity.
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