In “Centrist Dems Are Wrong About November’s Losses” (Dec 21, 2020), Steve Phillips presents evidence that high Republican turnout is what caused multiple Democratic House members to lose their seats. He claims, without evidence, that the slogans “defund the police” and “socialism” aren’t what caused the high GOP turnout. But the sad thing is that “reform the police” would have been a perfectly acceptable slogan. Moreover, Bernie Sanders is not even a socialist, according to analyses by Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Paul Krugman and other scholars. He’s a social democrat (a New Deal liberal). Why are Dems and progressives so bad at messaging?
I spent most of my life a devout capitalist and over 20 years as stockbroker and investment banker. Today I am a Socialist. As the years went by, I observed the amoral practices of capitalism that rigged the system in the absence of regulation. The system forced otherwise good people into that mold because they […]
Look what we have accomplished together! – (see the media roundup below) Together we were: Led by the beauty and spirit of the moment, Emboldened by the drums and wise words of the Duwamish and Native Canoe families and the voices of those on the front-lines of the climate crisis, Driven by a moral obligation […]