superdelegates

Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win

August 27, 2018

By Norman Solomon When members of the Democratic National Committee voted to take power away from themselves and other “superdelegates” — removing their leverage over the presidential nominating process — they took a big step toward heeding a sign that activists held outside their decisive meeting: “Democratic Party: Live Up to Your Name.” Outside that…

Democrats Spar on Eve of Superdelegate Reform Vote

August 24, 2018

Some superdelegates are fighting grassroots pressure to reform the way Democrats choose their presidential candidates

Democratic Party Elites Feel the Grassroots Heat

July 7, 2018

A proposal to curb superdelegates and the primary win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are putting Democratic Party elites on edge, says Norman Solomon

With Superdelegate Reform, is the Democratic Party Now Democratic?

July 3, 2018

New Democratic Party rules scale back the influence of superdelegates in choosing the presidential nominee. But DNC Unity vice-chair Larry Cohen of Our Revolution says the party still has a long way to go towards real reform

What Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has to Do With Democratic Party ‘Superdelegates’

June 29, 2018

By Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley…

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…