The fight over the future of the Democratic Party has been decided in the streets. The swelling crowds at women’s marches and the chanting airport cadres protesting President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan have finally pushed the party to the left after years of mincing steps in that direction.
To counteract the forces that would reverse Obama’s policies to fight climate change or exacerbate income inequality by cutting taxes for the wealthy, progressives need to come together and find ways to clearly articulate what they stand for, while telling a simple and compelling story that shows how their ideas will help shape a better future.
The National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed poverty in the United States on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today. Joe joined Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Howard Dean, and the hosts to examine inequality, Occupy Wall Street, the economy, and the poor U.S. population. Watch the clip here: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news […]
Unlike the Tea Party on the right, the Occupy Wall Street protests have thus far lacked any supporters in Congress. But with labor unions and the Working Families Party getting on board, that may be about to change — and with it, just maybe, their ability to shape the agenda on Capitol Hill. “I think […]
The National Memo’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason talked default and Grover Norquist with Howard Dean, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post, and the rest of the crew on MSNBC’s Morning Joe just now: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy