Is a Progressive Tea Party a Good Idea?

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New Orleans   The other day I was warning that progressives speaking out and organizing against some policies and programs of the new administration were already being lectured by the mainstream media, as some call it, about how boycotts should be conducted and whether or not anarchists attaching themselves to demonstrations could be disciplined. Today’s story …

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Trump as Tea Party Devil Spawn

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Rock Creek, Montana    One of the books I had thrown in my bag as I left for Montana was an updated, reissued volume published by Oxford Press and sent to me at Social Policy, called The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol, a well-known scholar of American voluntary …

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How is the Tea Party Able to Escape Taking the Blame for Trump?

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New Orleans   It’s hard to avoid the guilty pleasure of reading the “woe-is-me, look what’s happening to the Republican Party” pieces being penned by conservative pundits and party leaders of the newly discredited party “elite.” The main theme has been, “damn, we missed the fact that the white working class was angry about lost jobs, …

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Retiring One Halloween Election Boogie Man: ACORN!

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http://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/wadesworld24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans   With the election here, the voter registration period is pretty much over in most states, except for those favored few who have same day registration, so it’s safe to finally talk about it a bit more and make some notes about some of …

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