As the adage goes, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But small-time power—and the little, just-slightly-over-the-line acts that local politicians get away with—offers
Watching the expansive media coverage of the right-wing Tea Partiers’ meeting in February, I’m wondering if a similar, lefty meeting would receive equal attention.
Actually the Republican and Democratic parties collaborated quite a bit well into the 20th century. They had to, because both parties were populated by both liberals and conservatives. Republicans and Democrats crossed party lines to advance their causes.
In a recent posting in ShowMeProgress, a blogger going by the name of Willy K, residing in southwest Missouri reports on an exchange of
While the political philosophy of the Coffee Party is evolving on a day-by day basis, a constant principle seems to be a commitment towards a civil political dialogue. This in itself separates the party from Tea Baggers.
An honest Tea Bagger would ask of a government employee to spend his or her time focused on his or her job. Barack Obama has a day job; it’s called being president of the United States. Claire McCaskill has a day job; it’s called being a U.S. Senator.
If you’re not sure how to be ethical in a Missouri election campaign, you can find out by watching a new, on-line tutorial posted
A few weeks ago, a young woman named Annabell Park was talking to a few of her progressive friends about how to counter the
Three new bills introduced in Congress offer a modest counterbalance to the wide-open corporate spending in election campaigns enabled by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling. The
I’m really hoping this catches on because it provides local support and empowerment for the unemployed while simultaneously strengthening their political voice on the