The former congresswoman is considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat, but not without asking a specific higher-up whether she should.
Samantha Bee: Democrats, Don't Let Panic Make You Abandon Principles or the People Who Voted for You
The "Full Frontal" host thinks that the Democratic Party should "invite working-class white people to the party," but it shouldn't necessarily try to do so by following the Republican Party's lead.
"We can pretend that [political correctness will] make a better world because we’ll all be pleasant with each other, but if you don’t know about the Nazis and who they are, then they become the hidden enemy," says Kelly Carlin (shown), daughter of the late comedian.
In two far-reaching interviews on the "Soap Box" with Eric Poulin, the social philosopher Henry Giroux defines establishment liberals by their persistent failure to address the obvious -- that capitalism and democracy are not the same thing.
One of our most trenchant critics of corporate capitalism deplores the rise of an "extreme center" that has seized control of the political process and wages endless war while doing the bidding of global corporations Our only hope, he says, is revolt One of our most trenchant critics of corporate capitalism deplores the rise of an "extreme center" that has seized control of the political process and does the bidding of corporations .
In a February essay, British columnist Julie Burchill takes aim at the "rainbow coalition of cranks and charlatans" that made "class guilt, sexual kinks, personal prejudice and repressed lust for power" what "modern, non-working-class left-wing politics is about."
What interested me more than Brand's essay in The New Statesman this October was the backlash that he and people on the Left who support his political stance received from elite Academic Leftists and insulated politically correct Secular Leftists.
Women's lib hasn't made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation's policymakers. (more)
I can't help noting that in the Sotomayor drama, the charge of "identity politics" is leveled at relative newcomers. For that matter, identity itself seems to be exclusively a matter of race, gender and minority status.