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#StillUs: We have not been defeated

April 13, 2020 by Michael Mertes On April 11, 2020, Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to follow through and vote for him, even though he suspended his campaign: My name will be on the ballot. That’s the way it is in all of the remaining states that hold primaries. We would like to get as […]

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Dear Bernie, There’s Something We Simply Cannot Do Without You

March 22, 2020 by Deborah Ierace Dear Bernie, Firstly, thank you so much for all you have done for the world. I want to say how much I respect you. As your campaign slogan so well explains, it’s “Not Me. Us.” Today I’m compelled to write to you about us. I can’t tell you how desperate the […]

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EDITORIAL: ObamaBiden: No Change to Believe in

March 20, 2020 by Michael Mertes   For those of us who felt quite optimistic voting for Obama/Biden in 2008, I’d like to reminisce. Remember what you expected and thought you were getting? A strong young President who “wasn’t Bush” with new ideas and some “Hope” for sanity and justice in the future. The torch […]

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ACTION ALERT WISCONSIN: Online Voting Registration Deadline March 18

March 16, 2020 Wisconsin residents have until Wednesday, March 18 to register online for an absentee ballot for the April and May elections. We need lots of turn out, but please be safe. Wisconsin’s spring election is set for Tuesday, April 7th: Presidential Democratic Primary: *Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden Supreme Court: *Dane County Circuit Judge […]

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Let’s Talk About Cages: Biden’s Big Oil Boosters

March 10, 2020 by Barbara With Sen. Joe Biden has chosen Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as his campaign co-chair. Even though his low-lying district in Louisiana would be most immediately impacted by climate change, Richmond has a long history of being beholding to the oil and gas corporations: Richmond, a member of the moderate New […]

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The Hope of #NotMeUs

March 8, 2020 by Barbara With I am a healthy, white, 65-year-old woman of privilege. I have no children or grandchildren and live a happy life. I own my home where I have clean water, food on the table, Medicare, and make a living wage. This makes me privileged. Compared to the struggling families around […]

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EDITORIAL: The Snowflake Dilemma

March 6, 2020 by Scott Luedtke Ever wondered why Democrats are often labeled “Snowflakes?” As an independent leaning, recovering Democrat, let me give you my take. “Snowflake” — someone with an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, who is overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Prior to Super Tuesday, Joe […]

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Living in the Age of Propaganda Part 1

By Barbara With Much has been written about Edward Bernays and the origins of propaganda. The word literally means that which is to be spread or promoted widely. Originating in the Catholic Church in the 1600s when the Congregation for Propagating the Faith was written to spread the Catholic faith, various forms of propaganda have […]

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Why the 2016 rigged Democratic primary isn’t going away

May 21, 2019 by Barbara With In July 2016, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was caught rigging the Democratic primary in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and three other top DNC officials were forced to step down when Wikileaks emails […]

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