Elections

History Repeating Itself

History Repeating Itself

James Madison, at the constitutional convention:  “A President is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution. I’ve recently been doing a bit of historical research into impeachment. Given our current circumstances with Trump, it did seem to be the logical course of action. As I was reading, I began to notice trends in certain things. Similarities to that situation

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Brianna Westbrook Biography

Brianna Westbrook Biography

I first stepped into politics as a concerned citizen in February 2013 when I was nearly 30-years-old. I argued before the Phoenix City Council to support an Anti-Discrimination measure to include protections for members of the LGBT and disability communities in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations. Two months later I argued against AZ Senate Bill 1432, aimed at prosecuting

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Alt-Reich: The Reemergence of an Old Enemy

Alt-Reich: The Reemergence of an Old Enemy

It did not begin in Charlottesville, but did not end there, either.  In August, 2017, self-described White nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying Tiki torches and swastikas, chanting “Jews will not replace us”, and “blood and soil”.  Any student of history knows from whence these phrases came.  Our country fought a war to defeat this very ideology, and here it

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The Unlikely Lesson I Learned

The Unlikely Lesson I Learned

It was a cold night on October 30, 2017, in downtown Chicago. I was in line, outside, with hundreds of people waiting to hear a speech. I saw people from all walks of life. The ladies from the Gold Coast, the men from the south side, the nice, elderly ladies from Suburbia, the college kids from universities far and near,

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Take a Knee Bernie

Take a Knee Bernie

A week ago, The Washington Post ranked the top 15 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020. The article appeared in The Post on Friday before Christmas weekend and was like a package that an unreformed Grinch would leave on the doorstep. If America is suffering now, trying to determine how to recover from the one-man circus that has corrupted the nation,

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Hollow Populism

Hollow Populism

McKean County, Pennsylvania: I’ve been visiting this place since I was a kid. It’s quiet, with good hunting. Next to the Allegheny River, near the northern border of the state, it’s removed from pretty much everything. There’s a college town about 25 miles away, but in the winter, the mountain roads are often impassable. As a young boy, I found

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WHAT MAKES A VIRGINIAN FIGHT?

WHAT MAKES A VIRGINIAN FIGHT?

Growing up in Virginia gives one a unique perspective.  We Virginians spend our formative years immersed in history, and almost daily we’re reminded of the role our state played in the forging of America.  We’ve been on both sides of history, and our pride is tempered with a healthy dose of humility.  When Massachusetts started a fight it couldn’t win

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POLITICAL CARTOON

POLITICAL CARTOON

Cokes the Self-Preservation Out Differing from presidents of the past, President Trump appears to execute the typical day in favor of personal interests. Each day the president engages in excessive social media use and cable television. President Trump continues to challenge normative presidential behavior. Appearing in the New York Times, Inside Trump's Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation states, "For other presidents, every day is a

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Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue

The dust had barely settled on Alabama’s election, when the Trump regime kicked into full gear again to ram through its sham of a tax reform bill. On Wednesday, White House lapdog and sometimes Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell demanded that a vote be held on the tax bill…before Doug Jones is sworn in as Alabama’s new senator. Trump, McConnell,

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Onward. Forward.

Onward. Forward.

So, Democrats it's election night 2016, I’m excited I’m feeling confident going into the polls. I’m excited about voting for our next president Hillary Clinton. I, and so many others thought for sure we would have this election wrapped up a little after 8 PM. We were so wrong and I do wish to apologize I should have done more

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Roy Moore and the Triumph of Tribalism

Roy Moore and the Triumph of Tribalism

Let’s begin with what is known. On November 8, 2017, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore held a lead on his opponent of anywhere from seven to ten points, depending on the poll referenced. On November 9, 2017, The Washington Post published a bombshell article detailing a number of allegations of serious sexual impropriety, and at least one case of sexual assault, all

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All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

Georgia’s Secretary of State has implemented America’s least-secure elections, and voter data has been compromised multiple times during his tenure. This has been a tough year for those of us who believe in the sanctity of American institutions. We’re tired of corruption and are growing impatient at the intentional degradation of norms from the Trump administration and Congressional GOP. Many

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Making Elections Great Again: A Prescription To Increase Electoral Fairness in the Age of Citizens United

Making Elections Great Again: A Prescription To Increase Electoral Fairness in the Age of Citizens United

In 1992, I was a junior in high school in Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire. At the time, Manchester had a population of about 100,000, and during that cold winter it seemed at least half of those people were presidential candidates. Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Bob Kerrey, and Jerry Brown all made appearances at my high school.

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Here are three key ways you can help fight Trump corruption and defend our Constitution

Here are three key ways you can help fight Trump corruption and defend our Constitution

Launched on the day of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, Free Speech For People is a recognized leader of the movement to challenge big money in politics and unchecked corporate power — and now its team of legal experts is taking on the unprecedented corruption of the White House under President Trump. Here are Free Speech For People’s

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When They Go Low, We Go Local

When They Go Low, We Go Local

They say all politics is local. It’s where the magic happens -- where change happens one vote, one bill, one life at a time. It’s a quaint idea, imagining how truly powerful all of the Leslie Knopes of our country are, toiling day and night on legislation, holding town halls for their constituents, and fighting for what’s right. But is

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Hacking the Voters

Hacking the Voters

Why a British company has Americans voter data and how British law can help us get it back How did Cambridge Analytica get our data? Who did they get it from? How did they process it? Who were the recipients of our data? Can we opt-out? Can they justify lawful compliance under UK Data Protection law? Donate to the CrowdJustice

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Democrats Messaging Misses Masses

Democrats Messaging Misses Masses

The problem with the Democratic party is poor messaging. In 2016 people that voted for Trump, really had more in common with the Democratic Platform, but nobody explained that to them. A good way to share the Democratic message is through listening tours scheduled in high republican/Trump counties. Gerrymandering has painted too many districts deep red, but the individuals living

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TrumpRussia: Where Are We Now?

TrumpRussia: Where Are We Now?

"TrumpRussia" encompasses alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump and his surrogates, along with Russia's interference in our 2016 election. By now, most Americans are familiar with TrumpRussia, whether or not they think that it's "Fake News." Spoiler alert: it's NOT Fake News. The TrumpRussia scandal is incredibly complex and allegedly involves real estate deals, global finance, money laundering, organized

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A Libertarian’s Perspective on Trump

A Libertarian’s Perspective on Trump

I am a libertarian. Libertarians believe in freedom; in voluntary association; that, because government is society's only mandatory institution (has power over all within its jurisdiction; may initiate force to impose its will), its only permissible function is to protect negative rights (freedoms; liberty); and that positive rights (the so-called right to be given other people's product) do not exist.

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Impeaching Trump is All about Bob

Impeaching Trump is All about Bob

Day after day, we are bombarded by reports of more and more ties between Russia and Donald Trump and his cabal. It seems that EVERYONE on Team Trump "coincidentally" has ties to Russia, whether it's Trump "consigliere" Michael Cohen's negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow during the campaign, Paul Manafort's spider web of connections with Kremlin-linked oligarchs and mobsters, Donald Trump,

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All The Fake News Fit To Print

All The Fake News Fit To Print

This weekend we suffered a tragedy in Charlottesville with KKK and American White Supremacists walking under a Nazi flag. The tragedy though was repeated when InfoWars went on the race baiting offensive claiming Jewish actors were part of the protest to make it look like Nazis were in Charlottesville. (InfoWars Video) The presence of David Duke confirms what we already

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Finding Hope in the Heartland

Finding Hope in the Heartland

On November 8, 2016, I, along with 63 million other Americans, entered the voting booth and cast my vote for Donald J. Trump. I want you to know that my decision to vote for Trump was the culmination of months of debating whether I could even bring myself to vote for either candidate. I, like a lot of Americans, found

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Trump’s Thin Red Line

Trump’s Thin Red Line

It's the interview that launched a thousand misguided thinkpieces. On July 19th, three New York Times reporters presented a tautology to the President of the United States: if former FBI Director and current Special Counsel Bob Mueller does the one thing his appointment by the Department of Justice prevents him from doing-investigate matters that have nothing whatsoever to do with

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We Need More than One Big Party to Save America

We Need More than One Big Party to Save America

The Trump administration is actively deconstructing America’s democratic values and processes, but there is an even more dangerous underlying consequence of Trump’s rise to power. Too many people — especially those on the left — believe the fallacy that either Trump’s removal or his failure will automatically restore the nation’s balance. Uniting against Trump does instill a sense of purpose

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One silver lining to Trump’s win: Democrats could win key governors’ races for 2020s redistricting

One silver lining to Trump’s win: Democrats could win key governors’ races for 2020s redistricting

One silver lining to Trump's win: Democrats could win key governors' races for 2020s redistricting ​ Donald Trump’s shocking victory over Hillary Clinton also saw Republicans win more power at the state level than in any election since 1928. However, there is one possible silver lining for the party that doesn’t occupy the White House. A whopping 36 states elect

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It Is Shameful The Way Seth Rich’s Murder Has Been Exploited As a Tool For Political Manipulation

It Is Shameful The Way Seth Rich’s Murder Has Been Exploited As a Tool For Political Manipulation

Joel and Mary Rich are among thousands of parents whose lives were upended when their children became victims of the gun death epidemic that has plagued this country for years, an epidemic that kills as many American every 90 days as have been killed by acts of terrorism in the last half-century. Like other families have had to do before

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