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Poll: Majority of voters say the Senate should expel Roy Moore if he is elected

A majority of voters say the Senate should vote to expel Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore if he wins Tuesday’s special election, according to a…

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Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte to Retire

Another GOP lawmaker is choosing to retire rather than run for re-election in 2018. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that he will retire after his […]

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Poll: Democrats Like John McCain More Than Republicans

A new WSJ/NBC News indicates that Democrats view Sen. John McCain in more of a positive light than their Republican counterparts. McCain, a one-time Republican candidate for president, was viewed […]

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Progressive activists must reach out to everyone—including Trump voters who seem to be a lost cause

It is just too much to watch the impending acceleration of the middle class’ demise, especially because it was spurred by Trump-driven policies. The problem is that knowing there are people who do the extensive research to see through the fraud just isn’t enough. We need to somehow reach our Trump-supporting brothers and sisters, and win over the Trump voter.

Many respected Democrats and progressives put all Trump voters in one basket. They suggest that we give up on the white working class, saying they are permanent Republicans who are nativists, racists, anti-immigrant, and much worse. And that is true for many—but not all.

Others say that it is time to recognize that the Democratic Party is the party of people of color, and there is no need to keep trying to win over the white working-class voter. That is just as dangerous a statement as the instantiation of the Republican Party as a white party.

The Democratic Party must be the inclusive party, one where absolutely everyone feels welcome. It is true that for too long the Democratic Party suffered from the same racial animosities people of color have long faced, but with a facade of progressivism. Democrats would do well to clean up their own house before being too self-righteous.

The vast majority of humans can have a change in the head, if not the heart. The problem is it requires a lot of sustained work from activists, and that’s something many aren’t willing to give.

The right invested boatloads of money to indoctrinate voters and create a false reality, and it’s one which many believe and live by. They followed the Powell Manifesto almost verbatim. But what the left lacks financially must be compensated in volume and engagement.

I came up with a standard phrase on my Politics Done Right radio show broadcasted on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston, a Pacifica Network radio station: The scariest thing for the plutocracy is the uniting of the ghettos, the barrios, and Appalachia. While it is a bit stereotypical, the point is clear. It is for this exact reason that Trump magnifies and fosters divisions on many fronts.

Trump must divide Americans given that absent the manufactured conflict, citizens would unite against his fraudulent and deceptive policies. After speaking to voters of every stripe, one thing is true: we mostly want the same thing. It wouldn’t be difficult to craft a chart or graphic to illustrate that reality. But for now, let’s concentrate on the clear and present danger to our “personal economies.”

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‘Pro-life’ GOP lawmaker who urged mistress to have an abortion will resign from Congress this month

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who reportedly encouraged his mistress to have an abortion, will resign from Congress later this month, House Speaker Paul Ryan…

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Report: ‘Pro-life’ GOP lawmaker urged woman with whom he had an affair to have an abortion

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy encouraged a woman with whom he admitted to having an affair to have an abortion, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The…

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Has the right lost its mind? A conservative’s take on what the rise of Trump means for the movement

In his new book, “How the Right Lost its Mind,” political commentator and former talk radio host Charlie Sykes argues that, in 2016, much of…

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he might leave the GOP if the party can’t be ‘fixed’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that he might leave the Republican Party if it cannot be “fixed.” The future of the GOP Asked on…

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Illinois Republican governor signs bill permitting public funding of abortion procedures

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-Ill.) signed a bill Thursday expanding public funding for abortion procedures in Illinois after previously expressing opposition to such a measure, according…

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Steve Scalise likens himself to ‘Humpty Dumpty’ in first sit-down since GOP baseball shooting

In his first interview since he was shot at a Republican baseball practice in June, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) compared himself to the…

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