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Friday, May 25, 2018
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America

Democrats Need Their Own Version Of ‘America First’

“America First” would be a harmless phrase were it not loaded with dark undertones. It harks back to the America First Committee, a group advocating U.S. neutrality in World War II. Some members were Nazi sympathizers, while others simply wanted to keep America out of another bloody conflict in Europe. The attack on Pearl Harbor […]

May 2, 2018
Kobach

Kansas Republicans Turn On Kris Kobach, Top GOP Vote Suppressor

Republican legislators voted overwhelmingly to ban state funds from being used to pay any penalties Kobach might face after a federal judge found him in contempt of court.

May 1, 2018
trade

Screwed By Trump Trade Policies, Voters May Reject Republicans

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Fear and anger continue to mount among Midwestern Republican leaders over Trump’s unfolding trade war with China. Because it is red state farmers who stand to pay a massive price for his reckless agenda. “It’s like he’s microtargeting policy to screw his own supporters,” one frustrated GOP strategist tells Bloomberg. “We knew this was […]

April 30, 2018
Green Party

Second Green Party Candidate Exposed As Secret Republican

Scrambling for ways to hold on to power through November’s midterm cycle, it seems Republicans are opting to back phony Green Party candidates in hopes of confusing voters. After all, in a close contest a Green Party candidate siphoning away a few thousands votes from Democrats could mean the difference between victory and defeat. That strange […]

April 30, 2018
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Hey, Republicans: Stop Repeating Joe McCarthy’s ‘Democrat Party’ Slur

It’s an established American tradition to call people what they wish to be called. That’s why after he converted religions, nearly everyone — except a few die-hard bigots — called the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali instead of Cassius Clay. Marion Morrison chose to become John Wayne. Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov would later become Dame Helen […]

April 29, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Swimming In The Riptide

With each newly announced retirement of a Congressional Republican, with each Democratic victory in a special election, a blue Democratic wave seems to get closer — and much bigger.

April 27, 2018
white

Yee Haw! Is Trump’s Appeal To White Voters Waning Already?

So here’s my question: If Trump’s going to make America great again, when was America last great? And what was so great about it? Here in the South, where I’ve lived nearly all my adult life, the temptation is to wonder if the segregationist 1950s isn’t what some of the president’s keenest supporters have in […]

April 25, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Bad Moon Risen

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

April 1, 2018

Danziger: Bridge On The Free And Fair Election River

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

March 12, 2018
trump

Trump Is Tearing Apart Our Civic Fabric And Democratic Institutions

The United States is coming undone. It is dis-united. Its citizens are bitterly divided along a widening chasm, each side believing the other is despicable; its democratic institutions are under assault; its ideals of equality and respect for the rule of law, once so widely admired around the world, are now ignored, even scorned, by […]

February 2, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Old, But Not So Grand

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 19, 2018
danziger

Danziger: And Another Thing…

September 13, 2017
Trump

Trump Launches A Suicidal War On His Own Party

With his approval rating sinking, Trump has decided his problem is that he has too many allies. So he set out to rid of himself of an important one: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

August 13, 2017
Ossoff

Purple Georgia 6th: Ossoff Scores Big Win But Faces June Runoff

Democrat Jon Ossoff ended up as the top vote getter in a crowded field of 18 candidates vying to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives. With 185 of 210 precincts reporting, he held 48.3 percent of the vote – just shy of the 50 percent he needed to become the first Democrat to represent Atlanta’s affluent northern suburbs since the 1970s.

That would tee up a June 20 runoff with Republican Karen Handel, who was headed to a second-place finish with 19.5 percent of the vote.

April 19, 2017
Danziger on pachyderm paranoia

Danziger: Pachyderm Paranoia

How can the elephant — a sublime creature, legendary for its memory and probity — remain the mascot of a political party that now relies on amnesia and duplicity? Don’t worry, because Danziger has an appropriate fix.

March 2, 2017

Sorry, Liberals. We Have To Talk About Economics — And Race.

Ignoring race to focus solely on economics helps the GOP, and that won’t even be an option considering whom Trump’s policies will target, argues columnist Greg Sargent. But author Ian Haney-López asserts that the Democratic Party presenting itself as “a coalition of minorities, each with discrete identities but united by a few shared interests” won’t reverse the trends that have fed massive inequality either. Instead, Democrats must confront the right’s white identity politics for what it is: a scam against the entire American working class.

January 2, 2017
Obama, Trump

Who Are We Americans Now? And Who Will We Become Under Trump?

We are now on the verge of one of the greatest U-turns in the history of national policy and politics. It may well change the basic workings of our government and private institutions and the role of the United States in the world. The impact is likely to be profound. Since government is a national looking glass, Americans will see themselves reflected in their government in an altogether different way from the Obama years. Many will look at that reflection and insist, “That’s not who we are.” But to the world—and to many Americans—that is who Americans will be, unless we organize and resist.

January 1, 2017
shutdown

Trump’s Broken Promise Will Doom Thousands Of His Voters

Back when the president’s health reform plan first passed, Republicans and their media echoes warned loudly about mythical “death panels” embedded in his legislation. Now, the voters who believed that nonsense are about to meet the real death panel — led by Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate leader Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Tom Price, the Georgia Republican slated to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

December 20, 2016
John McCain disputed Trump on Russian hacking of US presidential election

Despite Trump, McCain Vows To Probe Russian Election Hacking

“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” said Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in a public statement. “This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country.”

December 11, 2016
voter data

In A True Democracy, The Popular Majority Must Count

Endorsing the National Popular Vote would be a critical first step toward reshaping our electoral system. Reform from the top will encourage future Presidents, all elected by majority, to address the other distortions to our democracy, including gerrymandering, voter suppression laws, and the unfettered flow of money into politics.

December 8, 2016
At the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington DC with Donald Trump

Review: Listen, Liberals! And Hear The Political Rage Of America’s Dispossessed

The clash of deeply felt racial and class grievances, compounded by cultural wounds on both sides of the identity divide, is crowding out the progressive brand of populism that America once had and so sorely needs.

November 6, 2016

Ethical Questions Surround FBI Director’s Decision On Email Probe

Nothing could be less surprising than the partisan response by Congressional Republicans, ever ready to string up someone named Clinton immediately, if not sooner.

October 29, 2016
Constitutional Crisis, GOP

5 Reasons The GOP Needs To Be Punished For Trump

How could a party that gave us a sober-minded guy who looks like he escaped from a razor commercial be blamed for the sudden rise and imminent fall of a brutally bombastic bigot?

October 23, 2016
Pro-trump group, campaign finance

Why Trump Terrifies The Republicans Who Created Him And His Movement

Even if Republican officials don’t fully grasp the foulness of Trump’s end game, they must have begun to realize that he poses an existential threat to them.

October 20, 2016