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Jeff Bridges’ Urgent Warning: Trump Must Inspire Us To ‘Take Action’

September 23, 2018

“With religious folks, there are many things that can draw people to take action,” Bridges says. “We should be custodians of our planet. Didn’t the Bible say that? Whatever brings us to the party, man. But bottom line, we should engage—not only by voting, and this is a very important election coming up, but also personally.”

Via: Daily Beast

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A Democrat Could Really Win A Senate Race In Tennessee Or Mississippi

September 22, 2018

Republicans don’t have a lot of exposure in the Senate this year — but they’re doing what they can to help Democrats make the most of it. In Tennessee, former Dem governor Phil Bredesen has a slight lead over GOP Rep Marsha Blackburn. And Mississippi Sen Thad Cochran’s early retirement gives Democrats a plausible chance at a pickup there.

Via: Five Thirty Eight

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How The South’s New Progressives Are Taking On The GOP

September 21, 2018

Stacy Abrams, Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke depend on firing up and turning out the voters the Democrats have spent 50 years tuning out and turning off. And they’re trying to accomplish that historic feat while overcoming the effects of gerrymandering and voter suppression.

Via: Rolling Stone

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Anita Hill: How To Get The Kavanaugh Hearings Right

September 19, 2018

“Do not rush these hearings. Doing so would not only signal that sexual assault accusations are not important — hastily appraising this situation would very likely lead to facts being overlooked that are necessary for the Senate and the public to evaluate. That the committee plans to hold a hearing this coming Monday is discouraging.”

Via: New York Times

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Meet The 35 Women Who Can Flip The House

September 18, 2018

Fueled by small-dollar contributions and a wave of volunteer energy, these progressive women are making an impact. If all incumbents running for re-election and these 35 challengers win, the US House of Representatives will be comprised of 24% women—a far cry from gender parity, but an important step in the right direction.

Via: Millennial Politics