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Jim Hightower | US Populist Movement Is on the Rise

WHAT IT [POPULISM] IS: For some 238 years, it has been the chief political impulse in America’s body politick — determinedly democratic, vigilantly resistant to the oppressive power of corporations and Wall Street, committed to grassroots percolate-up economics, and firmly rooted in my old daddy’s concept of “Everybodyness,” recognizing that we’re all in this together. […]

E. J. Dionne: The Vital Incoherent Center

 Every decade or so, the Pew Research Center sorts the American electorate into discrete groupings with interesting names.    By E.J. Dionne, Jr. truthdig.com  June 30, 2014 Dirk Loop (CC-BY) Here’s one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional “liberal” and “conservative” boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those […]

William Pfaff. The Obama Method: Combine Threats With Accommodation

From the start it has been difficult to interpret foreign policy as Barack Obama envisages it. The reason, so far as I can see, is that he has always been a man of American domestic affairs and of law, his profession. By William Pfaff  truthdig.com  Feb 25, 2014 White House/Pete Souza The Obama government has taken a Cold […]

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”

If we have liberal media,” as conservatives absurdly claim, why isn’t it flooded with stories about US prisons, wealth inequality, outsourcing? Daily Kos / By akadjian  August 7, 2013 via alternet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Artisticco Prince Riebus (and apparently many others) still thinks there’s a liberal media. While I share Prince’s frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like […]

Tomgram: Barbara and John Ehrenreich, The Fall of the “Liberal Elite”> The Making of the American 99% and the Collapse of the Middle Class

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, The Fall of the “Liberal Elite” Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, December 15, 2011.    Tom Dispatch You might almost think the news was good.  The Europeans, so headlines tell us, have at least a “partial solution” to the Euro-zone crisis (until, of course, the next round of panic is upon us); […]