“Warren Is Essentially the Leader of the Party”: Inside Pelosi’s Impeachment Cave—And a Democratic Power Shift | Vanity Fair

The attempt to impeach Trump could easily turn into another Democratic debacle, and Warren could be damaged by the fallout. And she’s also still a long way from winning any actual primaries, let alone the 2020 nomination; her primary opponents will surely step up their claims that Warren is not electable. Tuesday’s events, though, are … Continue reading »

Witness Palestine Film Festival Program Listings

As from our beginning in 2012, each program includes a discussion with a panelist closely related to the film. Note that some start times have changed slightly from past years. Source: 2019 Program Listings | Witness Palestine Film Festival Follow @Rebels_Band

Farm Loan Delinquencies and Bankruptcies Are Rising

Following several years of low farm income and rising debt levels, a review of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation quarterly call report data reveals that the delinquency rates for commercial agricultural loans in both the real estate and non-real estate lending sectors are at a six-year high. Source: Farm Loan Delinquencies and Bankruptcies Are Rising Follow … Continue reading »

Democratic socialist revolution comes to a crossroads

Gregory Krieg, CNN …”Ideology repeatedly clashed with electoral pragmatism during this year’s convention, which veered between a giddy celebration of the group’s previously unfathomable successes, delegates’ passage of Green New Deal and open borders initiatives, and painful deliberations over how to harness its new power. Two votes during the first 24 hours of the gathering … Continue reading »

Two Paths for Millennial Politics

The important issue today isn’t what the world has done to millennials. It’s what millennials are going to do next—and where they’ll look for leadership. Source: Two Paths for Millennial Politics Whither millennials, socialism or democratic capitalism, Obama style? “As he [Bhaskar Sunkara] argues in his new book, The Socialist Manifesto, “we will probably only … Continue reading »

The Democratic Debate Showed the Left Is Winning

Last night’s Democratic presidential debate exposed the deep ideological fissures within the party — and showed again that the energy is with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Left. Source: The Democratic Debate Showed the Left Is Winning Follow @Rebels_Band

There’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is Joe Biden | Common Dreams Views

The comedian George Carlin liked to marvel at oxymorons like “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence.” Now, as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination intensifies, reporters and pundits at corporate media outlets are escalating their use of a one-word political oxymoron—”moderate.” | By Norman Solomon Source: There’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is … Continue reading »

Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker Emerge as ‘Clear Favorites’ of Wall Street as Bankers Open Checkbooks for 2020 | Common Dreams News

Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 by Common Dreams Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker Emerge as ‘Clear Favorites’ of Wall Street as Bankers Open Checkbooks for 2020 Wealthy executives have said they oppose Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and now they are making their 2020 preferences clear by Jake Johnson, staff writer 36 Comments … Continue reading »

The Optimal Tax | Dollars & Sense

Source: The Optimal Tax | Dollars & Sense Up Against the Wall Street Journal The Optimal Tax Mainstream economics supports a 70% top income tax rate. BY JOHN MILLER | May/June 2019 This week Paul Krugman leapt to the defense of Democratic freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s idea of paying for a “Green New Deal” with … Continue reading »

Bernie Versus the Establishment? | Dissent Magazine

The primary field isn’t polarized between left and center as clearly as it was in 2016. But Sanders is still the only candidate who tells us, over and over, that we need more than a good president. Source: Bernie Versus the Establishment? | Dissent Magazine Elizabeth Warren’s sincere reformism has narrowed the political territory Bernie … Continue reading »