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.

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…

Farewell Barry, and Thank You.

New York, NY — The other night before going to bed I watched the Netflix original “Barry.” The film was a slice-of-life moment during Barack Obama’s years at Columbia undergrad in New York City. Last night, I was barnstorming NYC going from protests to anti-inauguration networking events and fundraisers and meeting many people I have never…

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…

Piercing the Bubble: Reflections on Tuesday

First off, I apologize. We got it wrong. But then again, so did everyone. While Agreeing Loudly got the numbers at the Presidential level wrong, if you look at our back catalogue of podcasts and articles, a lot of the analysis was there all year, serving as a caution and a warning that hard times…

Election Postmortem by Justin Norris

When I was a teenager I enjoyed reading the historical fiction of authors like James Clavell. In one of his stories, Tai-Pan I believe, there was supposedly an old Chinese curse that went like this: May you live in interesting times. I have no idea if such a curse exists, but if it doesn’t it…

2016 Election Preview & Predictions: Part One – the Presidency

Two weeks from today the seemingly endless 2016 Presidential Campaign will wind to a close and the voters (those that have not voted early, which I highly recommend if your state allows for early voting. This will be organized into three parts. Today will be the Presidential Election itself. One week from today will be…

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…

Clinton Sports Realtree Hoodie to Win Back White Working-Class Voters

LIMA, OH—In an attempt to win back the support of the white working-class voting block, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has started to appear at rallies wearing a women’s Realtree hoodie and Lucky-brand jeans. Throughout the 1990s and during Clinton’s 2008 primary campaign, so-called “Reagan Democrats” played a major role in the political dynasty’s electoral successes….

Local Man Excited Encyclopedic Knowledge of Clinton Scandals Once Again Politically Relevant

WABASSO, MN — Firing up the wireless transistor radio duct-taped to the roof of his Bobcat skid-loader, local man and long-time conservative talk radio enthusiast Bruce Haldorson, is optimistic that his extensive knowledge of 1990’s Clinton Administration scandals will propel him back into political relevancy. Haldorson, who subscribed to the the Wall Street Journal, Limbaugh Letter, and American Spectator from…

“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…

In Our Post-Factual World, Kayfabe is King

by Carson Starkey At some point in the not-so-distant future, The Nation of Domination will “interrupt” a Donald Trump rally/speech. They will appear suddenly in a doorway, bathed in spotlights, wielding baseball bats, chains, and tire irons. They will begin marching towards the main stage, advancing on scattered groups of terrified, hysterical, elderly white Fox…

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)…

You have Twelve Days until Your Parents Become Trump Supporters

Yep, your yoga-loving parents are about to become vocal Trump apologists.   If you’re like me, your parents are conservative-to-moderate Republicans. Over the past 10 years or so, they may have mellowed out a bit from their heady days of door-knocking for Barry Goldwater, voting for the nominally anti-war Richard Nixon, and restoring American greatness…