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Some Democrats stand in the way of filibuster reform

It’s many of the Senate Democrats that are standing in the way of filibuster reform. They are worried about not having the filibuster if the Democrats are in the minority again. The argument is not entirely wrong. But it shows a lot less confidence in our party and ideals and most importantly democracy (with a small d) than we Democrats should have. The filibuster we have today is not only undemocratic, it is unconstitutional.

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Wed, January 23 2013 » Congress, Politics » No Comments

Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor!

Barack Obama is back in office and moving in a liberal direction. So now it’s time to think ahead about building progressive power. The most important thing we can do in Pennsylvania is to replace Tom Corbett as Governor. So it’s a little surprising to me is that, with all the talk about this candidate […]

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Tue, January 22 2013 » Pennsylvania, Progressive Politics » 30 Comments