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I Cast My Vote Today For President: Paul Wellstone

Today I cast my ballot for president for Paul Wellstone. Ten years ago today, Paul died in a plane crash. I remember him each year to keep his memory alive because what he stood for was a sane, decent, inspiring world.

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Paul Wellstone Would Have LOVED OWS

    Each year, on this day, I try to write something about the late Paul Wellstone who was one of the few elected politicians who really had a deep soul and compass when it came to representing the people. Nine years ago, Paul died in a plane crash, along with his wife, Sheila, daughter Marcia, […]

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Obama Is Not The Issue. This Is About US

    The anger against the president that has been rocketing around many circles of liberal/progressive politics is misplaced.     The crisis we face isn’t about what the president is doing, or failing to do.     We are under siege, fighting the greatest class warfare in perhaps 100 years. And we can expect very […]

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Progressive/Liberals Are Scabbing: It’s NEVER OK To Cross A Picket Line

    Scott Walker, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Paul Ryan…make your own list of the people who are viciously anti-union. We know the threat they pose: attacking the labor movement, and undermining the right to strike, is a death blow to the middle class and justice in America. The problem is that we are also undermined […]

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Trade Collision–Another Democratic Presidential Bad Choice?

    Let’s go back in history briefly to the 1990s. In 1993, Bill Clinton pushed through NAFTA, over the objection of a large number of Democrats, with a large number of Republicans joining with the Democratic president to get NAFTA through the House (The Senate has always been far more receptive to so-called "free trade"). […]

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Remembering Paul Wellstone–Six Years Later

  The dictionary defines "travesty" as "a debased, distorted, or grossly inferior imitation". That is what I think of when I think of Norm Coleman on the anniversary of the death of Paul Wellstone. This is a personal feeling but, in my mind, there is no Senate seat I want taken from the Republicans more […]

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The Lack Of Leadership–And Other Tidbits

   Once again–sigh–what this financial mess shows is how the progressive movement is disorganized, incoherent and fragmented. The bankers are pretty clear what they want. The public has been heard loudly that it rejects the Paulson bailout for bankers. But, progressives? I think I’ve seen at least half a dozen different "THIS IS THE SOLUTION" […]

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Remembering Paul Wellstone–Our Collective Loss Five Years Ago

To this day, the progressive movement—-and the entire country—-misses the voice and leadership of Paul Wellstone. I’m not sure we are conscious of it on a daily basis. But, on the fifth anniversary today of his death in a plane crash, I want us to remember what Paul meant to America.   He was the […]

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