Tag: 2018 midterms

Trump Thinks Democrats Have an Immigration Problem. Is He Right?

President Trump is ready to shut down the government over his central campaign promise—building a wall along the southern border—and he seems to believe he has the upper hand in this debate. The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country. What […]

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Time to Unplug: Yes, ‘Self-Care’ Is Necessary, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Right to Prioritize It

Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrartes at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley on June 26, 2018 in New York City. She’ll be joining the U.S. House of Representatives in January.Photo: Scott Heins (Getty Images) Fun fact: As I write this, I’m nursing a […]

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Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams

Photo: Getty When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affirmation and recognition. “I just really loved it,” she told The Glow Up. “I felt my most authentic and powerful self.” Speaking over the phone this past […]

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Don’t Hate Mississippi

It’s never a shock to see white Mississippians cover themselves in shame. They’ve been doing it reliably throughout the entire history of a place that became known as the “lynching state” long before the inceptions of the Confederacy, the Klan, or Jim Crow. “By the 1830s,” David Oshinsky writes in […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary […]

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Calls Out Nancy Pelosi: There Is an ‘Undertone of Racism…in Our Caucus’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party. In an interview with HuffPost, Fudge called out what she considered […]

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It’s Time for a New Voting Rights Act

In early 2011, when new census figures showed that Evergreen, Alabama, a small city midway between Montgomery and Mobile, had grown from 53 to 62 percent black over the previous ten years, the white majority on the city council took steps to maintain its political dominance. They redrew precinct lines, […]

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Democrats, Don’t Compromise With Trump

With Democrats in control of the House, they are now faced with the question of how best to use their legislative authority. Nancy Pelosi has already drafted a lengthy list of goals: lowering prescription drug prices, investing in infrastructure, restoring background checks for gun buyers, protecting Dreamers with legal residency […]

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The Republicans Broke Congress. Democrats Can Fix It.

In the great 1972 political satire The Candidate, Robert Redford plays a novice candidate who runs a slick campaign for Senate and wins an upset against an unbeatable incumbent. On election night, right before the media throng arrives, he turns to his campaign guru, played by Peter Boyle, and says, […]

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Winners and Losers From the 2018 Elections

Letitia James joins dozens of healthcare activists protesting in front of a Harlem charter school before the expected visit of House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 9, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which […]

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Under the Influence: If Every Vote Counts, How Much Should a Celebrity Endorsement?

Beyonce and Rihanna attend Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundatio) It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when […]

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America Voted. The Climate Lost.

The last two years in American politics have spelled trouble for the global climate, thanks largely to the Trump administration. And the next two years probably won’t be much better, given the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Voters failed to pass a historic ballot initiative in Washington state to create […]

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Hollywood Elites Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep Donate Big Bucks to Elect Democrats

A new report reveals just how deeply Hollywood celebrities from Steven Spielberg to Jack Black are getting involved financially to help elect Democrats in the upcoming midterm. The Hill reports that Steven Spielberg gave $200,000 to the Senate Majority PAC, a group that works to elect Democrats to the Senate. Spielberg also gave $100,000 to […]

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Hollywood’s Midterm Meltdown: ‘No Human Beings Are Illegal;’ Being Transgender the ‘Truest Form of America’s Freedom’

Less than two weeks away from the most expensive and perhaps the most consequential midterm election in a generation, some of Hollywood’s most influential stars have taken to social media to spew some derange and self-centered hot takes about President Donald Trump and the issues facing the nation. Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, among other […]

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Another Texas District Not As Safe As The GOP Thought

Blue America has endorsed Mike Siegel for the congressional seat that stretches from Tomball and Cypress in the exurbs northwest of Houston, through Prairie View, Brenham and Weimar into northern Austin and its suburbs. Mike beat his TX-10 primary opponent with over 70% of the vote. Now he’ll face entrenched incumbent Michael McCaul, one of […]

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Take This Maine District Back For The People

Maine’s second congressional district isn’t white collar Portland or ritzy Kennebunkport. ME-02 is an all-American blue collar district. It’s a swing district that Obama won by about 10 points both times he ran but that Hillary lost by about 10 points to Trump. The Democratic establishment was looking for a Blue Dog to run, a […]

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Progressive Primary Winners Abandoned By The DCCC

Normally, I don’t buy into “lesser-of-two-evils” politics. If Democrats nominate a corrupt reactionary Blue Dog I’m at least as incensed as I am over a Republican. That’s not going to change either. And, I’m still saying that “normally” no longer applies, not with Trump and his Congressful of enablers and rubber stamps. I’m telling friends […]

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