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- (CNN) When your opponent is digging himself a hole, you let him keep digging. By design or necessity, Joe Biden has laid low since we all sheltered in place, allowing President Donald Trump to turn the November election into a referendum on Donald Trump. And right now, Donald Trump appears to be losing badly to Donald Trump. Given Trump's inability to admit and learn from mistakes, there is the real possibility that he will continue to crash and burn all the way through to November 3. But Biden and Democrats can't count on that. Instead, they must offer the American people a real rationale ...

Source: cnn.com

- Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many have wondered if the U.S. can conduct a safe election in November. What we know is this: The safest and most secure way to vote in a pandemic is vote-by-mail. During the 2020 primaries, the virus severely disrupted elections. State voting systems were overwhelmed by long lines, an influx of absentee ballot requests, and technology issues. Considering this, we have chosen to assess the ease of mail voting in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., on dimensions such as requesting, completing, and submitting a mail-in ballot. We are not judging the ...


- MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County’s top elected officials will no longer be known as freeholders, a long-criticized term that has come under increased fire in recent weeks as a symbol of racial injustice. The county’s decision to eliminate the title follows a push from Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, who last week said they support bipartisan legislation that would replace the "outdated" term with “county commissioner.” The legislation, sponsored by Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, R-Morris, is to be considered ...


- Amid the worst public health crisis in a century and a devastating economic downturn that has thrown tens of millions out of work, more than five million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance in just three months this year, shattering the previous record set during the entire annual period from 2008 to 2009. The  finding  by advocacy group Families USA that at least 5.4 million Americans became uninsured between February and May was viewed by progressive activists and lawmakers as the latest evidence of the fundamental brokenness of a privatized system that ties healthcare to ...

Source: alternet.org

- In 2018, Amazon beat back Seattle’s attempts to tax the corporation. Last week, socialist city council member Kshama Sawant and a working-class movement helped win a veto-proof majority for a new “Amazon tax.” Now it’s time to defend this victory. Last November, Seattle’s socialist city council member Kshama Sawant was up for reelection, and unsurprisingly her opponent’s campaign was backed and bankrolled by Seattle’s economic elite. Amazon, the Seattle-based multi-trillion-dollar corporation owned by the richest man in the world, funneled enormous sums of money to defeat ...


- Protests rock the country, the National Guard patrols our cities, thousands have died unnecessarily due to feckless national leaders, an election looms and the country seems close to spinning out of control. Inevitably, 2020 recalls another tumultuous year: 1968. That year, the war in Vietnam was raging, American casualties were mounting, young protestors were taking to the streets. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, America’s Black communities from Oakland to Boston exploded in grief and rage. The National Guard was deployed. Richard Nixon campaigned on a platform of ...

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- A forthcoming book describes his own tough decision to turn down the campaign manager job. A former senior adviser to Bernie Sanders' failed presidential bid has a forthcoming book detailing the campaign’s strategy to win over Latino voters — and his own excruciating decision to turn down an offer to run the campaign. Chuck Rocha, who served as an adviser to Sanders’ bid this year and in 2016, ran the campaign’s efforts to turn out Latinos, including in the senator’s early and overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucus . The book , titled “Tío Bernie: The Inside Story of How ...

Source: politico.com

- The old U.S.-led order has crumbled. What will replace it may be just what the world—and the United States—needs. In 1941, Henry Luce—the founder of Time magazine and its sister publications Life and Fortune —famously announced that “the 20th Century is the American Century.” With unparalleled power and unquestioned resolve, the United States would make the world “safe for the freedom, growth and increasing satisfaction of all.” And it would do so because of a combination of American power and prestige that would engender a near-universal “faith in the good intentions as ...


- Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision protecting expanded exemptions under the Affordable Care Act when it comes to religious organizations like Little Sisters of the Poor, I tend to agree with the Tribune’s editorial ( ”Supreme Court gets it right in Little Sisters case,” July 9). Morality is at the base of the belief systems represented by churches, synagogues and mosques. I also believe that those exemptions extend to those faiths’ affiliated services like schools and charitable agencies. However, the Trump administration’s effort to extend the exemptions to nonreligious ...


- If he is to stay in power, the president needs to repeat that victory while also again winning Michigan and Pennsylvania Donald Trump claimed to have done so much for African Americans that his campaign decided to open the first ever Republican office in a black neighbourhood of Milwaukee. The office on Martin Luther King drive was decorated with “Black Voters for Trump” signs, and launched with fanfare in February in an attempt to win enough African American votes to repeat the president’s razor-thin victory in Wisconsin four years ago, which was crucial to winning the White House. Two ...


- The Unity Task Force plan by Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is shockingly outdated. President Trump Donald John Trump Davis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' has already solved almost every policy challenge that the Democrats identify. The document, which is the product of extensive collaboration between Biden and Sanders, includes some of the most left wing proposals ...

Source: thehill.com

- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a 9-point national lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by Morning Consult. The former vice president's lead over Trump has been consistent throughout Morning Consult's presidential polling, the tech company said, but his advantage increased over the last month as the coronavirus pandemic and protests in response to the death of George Floyd dominated the news cycle. As the U.S. set record single-day highs of new COVID-19 cases, Trump's approval rating hit an 18-month low , according to Real Clear Politics data. ...

Source: newsweek.com

- © Getty When the great Yankees catcher and everyman-philosopher Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” he probably had in mind a surprise ninth inning comeback by his power-hitting Bronx Bombers. But Yogi’s wisdom applies to the world of politics, too. At the moment, things are not looking good for Donald Trump. Virtually every poll has him losing to Joe Biden Joe Biden . But November — the political equivalent of the ninth inning — is a long way off.  So far, Joe Biden’s strategy has worked: Keep a low profile , say as little as possible, keep off-the-cuff remarks ...

Source: thehill.com

- WASHINGTON, July 8 – Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) welcomed Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) support for his amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which has been guaranteed a floor vote during the week of July 20th.  "Let me thank Sen. Schumer for his support for my amendment to cut the bloated $740 billion Pentagon budget by 10% and invest $74 billion in communities that have been ravaged by extreme poverty and mass incarceration,"  said Sanders  on Twitter.  "This amendment will begin to change our national priorities." "Proud I fought ...


- Nikil Saval went from being an editor at the leftist literary magazine n+1 , to a volunteer for Bernie Sanders, to a successful democratic-socialist primary candidate in for Pennsylvania State Senate. In an interview with Jacobin , he talks about the race and his plans for governing as a leftist in the state capitol. Between the highs of Bernie Sanders’s victories in the early primary states, the lows of the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown, and the whirlwind of the George Floyd uprising, 2020 has been a roller coaster for the Left. In the midst of it all, democratic socialist Nikil Saval ...


- ‘L et Them Eat Tweets ” is not, according to authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, about President Trump. As the titular play on Marie Antoinette’s famous quote suggests, the authors believe that American society is moving toward control by a selfish oligarchy, but they consider the tweeter in chief more consequence than cause. They see the real threat to democracy as the Republican Party’s subservience to corporate and financial interests and a handful of the wealthiest Americans. In their view, the GOP’s dedication to the cause of plutocracy explains nearly every pernicious ...


- ‘Defending a Free Society’ Requires Radically Changing This One A man I wish to persuade, but not to cancel. Americans live in a society that warehouses more than 2 million people in penitentiaries rife with state-ordered torture and unpunished sexual abuse ; a society that lives off the “essential” labor of workers who have no right to vote, and whom the state reserves the right to deport; a society that allows hundreds of thousands of its people to go homeless , millions of its children to go hungry , and dozens of its Fortune 500 companies to go untaxed ; a society that condemned ...

Source: nymag.com

- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) predicted if the compromised Democrat policy recommendations crafted by the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces are implemented would make the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden the "most progressive president" since Franklin D. Roosevelt. "I was glad to work with the vice president informing six separate task forces, which have some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change, and healthcare, and the economy, and criminal justice, and immigration reform," Sanders said during an appearance with ‘All ...


- The fight over free education is much older than you think. There was once a New England politician with an idea. Social and economic changes had made education more important than ever, but access was stubbornly limited to the children of the rich. The answer, this politician thought, was simple: more years of public education, universal, free for all, and provided by the government.  Of course, this idea didn’t go over well. “How are you going to pay for it?” snarled its opponents. “Isn’t the idea that ordinary people needed extra years of schooling elitist?” they said.  And, ...


- “California Is Ripe for a Revolution” Jackie Fielder, a Democratic Socialists of America–backed candidate for California’s State Senate, is refusing to take money from police unions, real-estate interests, and the fossil fuel industry. For her, the connection between capital and police violence is clear: “Our communities face intense repression from the state because it is profitable.” In a campaign video released in May, Jackie Fielder, who’s running for State Senate in a district representing a million residents in San Francisco, pulls no punches. Over shots of homeless city ...