Progressive Activists Get A Big Foreign Policy Win. It’s Been An Uphill Battle.

February 14, 2019

The House passed a resolution Wednesday to end US support for the war in Yemen. It’s the culmination of a years-long effort by progressive activists and lawmakers to claw back war-approving authority from the president and end US participation in a war that has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

Via: VOX

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Engines Of Democracy

February 13, 2019

Society will be much improved by loosening the stranglehold of top universities on the education of elites. But how?

Via: Aeon

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‘This Is Where We Make Our Stand’: Beto O’Rourke Finally Looks Like A 2020 Candidate

February 12, 2019

Trump’s appearance in O’Rourke’s hometown on Monday night served to elevate the former Texas congressman as a potential rival. And O’Rourke seized the opportunity to re-establish his footing. “It shows that if he can find a balance between being smart and strategic and a [yin] to the president’s yang, that’s what Democrats are seeking,” said Jeff Roe, Ted Cruz’s chief strategist.

Via: Politico

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Stacey Abrams, First Black Woman To Deliver Dem Response To SOTU, Bashes Shutdown ‘Stunt’

February 6, 2019

She also predicts that voters’ ability to cast ballots “is the next battle for our democracy, one where all eligible for our democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for our country.” She added, “We must reject the cynicism that says allowing every eligible vote to be cast and counted is a ‘power grab.'”

Via: Politico