All Hands on Deck at The People’s Summit

The 2017 People’s Summit was a meeting of committed grassroots organizers and activists, leaders and followers in Chicago, IL. The land of Lincoln and home to the birth place of the last successful third party movement that went on to replace on of the major political parties in our binary system.

Safe For Work Links To Kill Time At Work

Happy Friday! Where to start, where to start? How about a Political Parrots teaser? While there are questions about what President Trump’s transition team knew and when – now we know what Vice President Pence is busy working on. By the way “transition team” is code for Vice President Mike Pence. Bloomberg Speaking of Pence…Did Sixpence…

This Week on the Interwebs

Beginning a new regular-to-semi-regular series on this website, an internet and news of the week round-up that will be graph-laden and told in a very ad-hoc manner. For the article and commentary news round-up, Pat Meacham has you covered. Depending on your perspective, this week was either the beginning of Watergate Part II (dir. by…

The Greater Recession: Party’s End and A New Beginning.

New York, NY — (the capital of national Democratic Party incompetence, cluelessness, and cultural excess). The beating heart of America and the state of New York (like every state) is the people. And the people have been betrayed. While the GOP celebrates, and all Americans should be protective of those most vulnerable and commit themselves…

The Gentrified Revolution

For all of Bernie Sanders’s rhetoric about the ills of income inequality and class warfare, in Los Angeles his message was most popular in gentrifying precincts. Dissecting the spacial aspects of why his presidential campaign failed offers important lessons as the movement he inspired looks to the future. The Los Angeles Times published a fascinating and telling…

“The Boomers Strike Back”, Clinton vs. Trump it is.

  by Troy M. Olson It’s settled folks. The 2016 Presidential Election is between Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R). Yes, I’m aware that the Democratic Party still has two candidates vying for the nomination, while both Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out a few weeks ago. However, no matter how hard #BernieOrBust folks…

A Look Ahead: the Primary Calendar

*Note: pledged delegates at stake in parenthesis, Caucus states are italicized Democratic Primary Calendar March 5th: Louisiana (59), Nebraska (30), Kansas (37) March 6th: Maine (30) March 8th: Mississippi (41), Michigan (147) March 12th: Northern Marianas (11) March 15th: Florida (246), Illinois (182), Missouri (84), North Carolina (121), Ohio (159) March 22nd: Arizona (85), Idaho (27), Utah (37) March 26th: Alaska (20), Hawaii (34), Washington (118)…

Episode 24: Super Tuesday Results and Overreactions

On this week’s special 1 1/2 hour episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, regular hosts Pat and Jered are joined by special co-host and friend of the show Maria Camargo to get to the bottom of Super Tuesday’s results. Also, all of the Agreeing Loudly contributors are on hand as regional correspondents to give…

The Case for Winning in 2016 #NeverTrump

by Troy M. Olson Because I’m a big believer in the fairness doctrine (R.I.P.), because the remaining viable Republican candidates are this guy, this guy, and apparently, this guy thinks he still is. And most of all, because I believe in competing in every election, every time, in every district  — here is the case for…

Super Tuesday Predictions

by Troy M. Olson On the eve of Super Tuesday, I thought I’d just lay it on the line and briefly mention how I think things will go. Unlike the first four states for both parties, I don’t expect my track record to continue but here goes nothing. Late last year I said Hillary would win…

Millennials Will Destroy Everything You Love: Socialists of Fortune

Millennials were the chosen generation. It was said that they would destroy the old social order, not join it. They were to bring equality to the world, not leave it in darkness. This is Part One of one Millennial’s cynical take of the Leftist potential of his generation. Group of Millennials using laptop and plotting…

Episode 23: Taylor Swift and Caucuses

  Chaos! Agreeing Loudly soldiers on with just one regular, can Pat Meacham carry the show as fill-in host with two guests? And what a terrible time to bring on Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, right after Bernie Sanders has a crushing loss in Nevada. Together, Pat, Carson, and Troy embark on a savage journey…

2016: Challengers, Incumbents, and Successors.

by Troy M. Olson One of the most fascinating aspects to the 2016 Presidential campaign thus far is the shakeup in the traditional breakdown of Presidential campaign politics. Historically, Presidential runs have fallen into three types of campaigns: the “challenger” campaign, the “incumbent” campaign, and the “successor” campaign. The differences are fairly self explanatory. Challengers are…

The Case for Losing in 2016

by Troy M. Olson and Carson Starkey Disclaimer!  By no means am I saying that Democrats should throw the ’16 Presidential Election, I’m just making the argument for why losing wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Why it could speed up the rebuild efforts, and why they stand very little to gain from a 2016…