Midterms

Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

November 12, 2018

New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams discusses the 2018 midterms and the need to hold establishment Democrats accountable for real change to occur

Rahiem Shabazz, wrongfully purged Georgia Voter | Photo by Zach D Roberts, Palast Investigative Fund

Purged Voters’ “Provisional” Ballots Could Decide Georgia Governor Race

November 6, 2018

By Greg Palast for Truthout [Macon, Georgia.] On Sunday, I watched President Donald Trump warn a rally in Macon, Georgia, that Stacey Abrams, running to become the first Black female governor in US history, “is one of the most extreme far left politicians in the entire country,”  adding, “you know that! You put Stacey in…

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

November 6, 2018

Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny blog and Paul Jay,  discuss what to expect from a House controlled by the Democratic Party

Progressive Races to Watch

Progressive Races to Watch

November 5, 2018

Howie Klein, from Down with Tyranny blog, reviews the key races that will determine if there will be a progressive breakthrough in the midterms

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

November 5, 2018

Washington state’s democratic socialist House candidate Sarah Smith says progressives must prioritize anti-war activism, as she challenges hawkish neoliberal corporate Democrat Adam Smith, who is funded by the arms industry

New Poll Shows Progressives Can Attract Trump Voters

New Poll Shows Progressives Can Attract Trump Voters

October 31, 2018

In Pennsylvania’s conservative 11th District, progressive candidate Jess King is running neck-and-neck with conservative incumbent Lloyd Smucker, according to a just-released poll

Midterms 2018: What’s There to Hope For?

August 17, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Between now and Election Day, November 6, expect to hear a lot about how politics is “the art of the possible.”  Then, as the results sink in and are processed, expect to hear more. That old bromide is true, of course, but also ambiguous because “possible” can mean anything from…

Midterms Coming: Antinomy Ahead

June 15, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. For centuries, philosophers and logicians have used the word “antinomy” to designate mutually inconsistent conclusions each of which are supported by sound arguments.  Anglophone philosophers nowadays use the term mainly in connection with some deep and thorny issues arising in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Shorn of the technical…

Gubernatorial Candidate Madaleno Blasts Gov. Hogan on Climate Change Following Ellicott City Flooding

June 4, 2018

Democratic candidate affirms his belief in public education and says that the historic Ellicott City flood is evidence that we must address the threats posed by climate change and overdevelopment

Democrats Poised to Blow 2018 Midterm Elections

November 1, 2017

Democrats are poised to repeat the same mistakes of 2006 and 2008, when they were able to achieve short-term victories with Blue Dog Democrats