Next Steps for Independent Politics

Next Steps for Independent Politics

Conditions set for the varied fast track of oppressive policies and executive orders of the Trump administration were created, bi-partisan, by preceding administrations. The neo-liberal policies of the last Democratic Party leadership laid fertile ground for a...
America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

The 2016 election and its terrifying aftermath have pulled millions of Americans into a maelstrom of racism, xenophobia, anti-immigrant hysteria, and Islamophobia, which simultaneously reflects and prepares the ground for an even more militarized,...
The Two Sides of Populism

The Two Sides of Populism

The architects of our economy — both Republicans and Democrats — shouldn’t be surprised at the backlash of election 2016, not after decades of shifting most of our economy’s income and wealth gains to a small segment of wealthy people and global corporations. An...
7 Progressive Steps Obama Should Take in His Second Term

7 Progressive Steps Obama Should Take in His Second Term

Most progressives aren’t exactly thrilled with President Barack Obama’s track record so far. Sure, he came out in favor of gay marriage, raised taxes on at least some of the richest Americans, made history by being the first non-white man to occupy the...

Barack Obama on the Middle East

The strong showings by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois in the early contests for the Democratic presidential nomination don’t just mark a repudiation of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy and “war on terrorism.” They also indicate a...