Responding to criticism that too much of the process of putting together the party platforms takes place behind closed doors (if not “smoke filled rooms”), the Democratic National Convention Committee has opened up the process. You can watch the DNC Platform Drafting Committee meet LIVE, right here, starting at 5 pm this evening. By Jeremy Bloom […]
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Good morning. Y’all listening to the DNC platform hearing plan? Because I have something to say. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote (This is an unroll of a twitter thread posted by @RL_MILLER in response to DNC actions described in our article, “Watch live NOW as the DNC Platform Drafting Committee holds open meetings online!) […]
When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind of little Linda Blair playing the demon-possessed child in the classic horror movie, The Exorcist (1973), most particularly the scene in which she spews a stream of pea soup-like projectile vomit into the face of kindly old Max von Sydow, […]
Today, however, the future of the Tea-Party – and in fact Tea-Party Republicanism – is in doubt. The reason is simple: the Occupy Wall Street message, which to all who are listening is loud and clear despite the deafness of those caught up in the old paradigm of Twentieth Century politics, resonates with the Libertarian faction of the so-called Tea-Party and the Republicans.
For decades, the perceived incompatibility of labor and environmental interests helped form a deep chasm within the Democratic Party. But a new phenomenon has emerged, moving these two natural allies towards one another. Focusing on the possibility of green collar jobs and a new energy economy, pro-labor and pro-environment coalitions are building a coherent vision that joins the goals of environmental protection and job growth.
My colleague Jennifer Lance recently wrote that both of the major parties would be trying to “out-green” each other for this summer’s national conventions. Republicans and Democrats alike have made efforts to green (or appear to green) what is, for all intents and purposes, a very non-green affair. But Democrats want this August’s convention in […]