Food for Thought, Reid Rant

A (Joy) Reid Rant Is Always A Beautiful Thing (Part 2)

Joy Reid began her July 5 rant with this: “Matt Yglesias (Vox) seems to be arguing for Dems to rely on white millennials and rural, antiabortion Dems in 2020.” She’s referring to an article by Matt Yglesias in Vox, his crystal ball in hand, annointing the Dem 2020 candidate frontrunner from the vantage point of mid-2017. Continue reading “A (Joy) Reid Rant Is Always A Beautiful Thing (Part 2)”

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Citizen Activism, Food for Thought, Voting = Resistance

What Can We Learn from Corbyn/Labour Gains?

A Hudson Valley Strong member writes:

I’ve been reading a lot about the Corbyn/Labour gains (as well as the huge Macron win), to glean what I can that might be helpful to us in NY-19 vis-a-vis our grass roots efforts. One thing that strikes me is that the galvanizing and hopeful results for both Corbyn and Macron come from very different political/policy perspectives. For that reason, I don’t think we can necessarily draw, as some are wont to do, that a “progressive” platform is the key ingredient to an electoral win. As they say, it all depends.

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Citizen Activism, Food for Thought, Voting = Resistance

“There’s only one form of resistance that’s going to work, and that’s voting. Voting for Democrats.”

E.J. Kraff, in No Factions in Foxholes, celebrates the coming together of citizen activists across a wide range of interests and concerns to make common cause.

As many have noted, the multi-city Women’s March was (almost pointedly) not a march for women’s rights but a march organized by women that roared on behalf of democracy and fairness, human rights and science. . . .  But the protests are just the part easiest to see. In the background, both novices and longtime progressive organizations and activists are working triple-time to be—not just in concept, but in action—intersectional at long last. Continue reading ““There’s only one form of resistance that’s going to work, and that’s voting. Voting for Democrats.””