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How Progressives Win the Culture War - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 18:55

New York Times

How Progressives Win the Culture War
New York Times
The only thing I'd say to my progressive friends is, be careful how you win your victories. It is one thing to win by persuasion and another thing to win by elite cultural intimidation. Illiberalism breeds illiberalism. Using elite power, whether ...
Where the Gun-Control Movement Goes SilentThe Atlantic

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Candidates for 107th spar during forum - Effingham Daily News

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 16:33

Effingham Daily News

Candidates for 107th spar during forum
Effingham Daily News
The three candidates running for Illinois' 107th Representative District answered a series of questions at a forum Thursday, with the two Republicans sparring with less than three weeks to go before the March 20 primary. Democrat David Seiler of ...

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Bernie-Style Progressives Pick a Texas-Size Fight With the Democratic Establishment - Slate Magazine

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:45

Bernie-Style Progressives Pick a Texas-Size Fight With the Democratic Establishment
Slate Magazine
Next week's Democratic primary in Texas' 7th District is no longer a race about who gets to challenge the Republican incumbent in a traditionally conservative Houston-area district. Houston's west side is now the site of this year's first full-blown ...

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Claims of radical politics, dictatorship surface in Bastrop judge race - Austin American-Statesman

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:28

Austin American-Statesman

Claims of radical politics, dictatorship surface in Bastrop judge race
Austin American-Statesman
Loucks said the most vocal of his critics have been far-leftist Democrats. “One should probably be more concerned about a candidate who wishes to appear to be both conservative and liberal,” Loucks said of Pape. “Where is a person's compass pointing if ...

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Democrats may have to choose between their biggest group of voters and their biggest donors - Quartz

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:42

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Democrats may have to choose between their biggest group of voters and their biggest donors
Quartz
The progressives are taking over the Democratic party. So far, their message of economic populism has mostly focused on Wall Street and big corporations. Now they are increasingly turning their rage against Silicon Valley. The tension between ...

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Why Democrats are suddenly competitive in deep-red Texas - Vox

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:30

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Why Democrats are suddenly competitive in deep-red Texas
Vox
In past years, the 23rd Congressional District was known as the only one that Democrats could plausibly win. Their map is expanding in 2018 for two big reasons: a national anti-Trump backlash and rapidly changing voter demographics in the state. The ...

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On Religion: Jeff Bell: A Catholic stuck between political labels - Herald and News

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Herald and News

On Religion: Jeff Bell: A Catholic stuck between political labels
Herald and News
An old-school Catholic Democrat, Casey had been denied a speaking slot during platform debates. On the convention floor, delegates were selling buttons showing him dressed as the pope — since he opposed abortion. Months later, a coalition formed to ...

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Fights Worth Having - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 05:45

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Fights Worth Having
New York Times
Liberals tend to admire NeverTrumpers, because they see them as conservatives with a moral sense and, perhaps, a brain. By contrast, MAGA Republicans — whether of the fully or merely semi-Trumpified varieties — detest NeverTrumpers with an animus ...
Trump Revels in Common-Sense Conservatism at CPACNewsmax

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Could GOP inaction on guns hand the House to Dems? - Politico

Google News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 05:03

Politico

Could GOP inaction on guns hand the House to Dems?
Politico
But the political reality in Washington means that new gun control laws — whether an assault weapons ban or universal background checks — are unlikely to pass until gun control advocates defeat recalcitrant Republicans or the president makes a ...

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Sanders Introduces Bill to End Catastrophic US War in Yemen - The Real News Network

Google News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:35

Sanders Introduces Bill to End Catastrophic US War in Yemen
The Real News Network
BEN NORTON: The legislation is being co-sponsored by Utah's conservative Republican Senator Mike Lee. Both Sanders and Lee emphasized the bipartisan nature of the bill. MIKE LEE: Importantly, this legislation is neither liberal nor conservative; it's ...

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Schools should propose arming teachers, staff - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Google News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:47

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Schools should propose arming teachers, staff
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Loyalty to the NRA, Democrats, Republicans, progressives, conservatives or liberals is irrelevant. We need mature, seasoned, unemotional and wise school boards members to lead. Commercial airplanes have armed marshals and pilots. State and federal ...

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TX-21 primary showcases intra-party conundrum for Texas Democrats in Trump era - Texas Tribune

Google News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:46

Texas Tribune

TX-21 primary showcases intra-party conundrum for Texas Democrats in Trump era
Texas Tribune
Kopser's strategy has made him a frequent target of Crowe and McFadden, the CEO of Austin B-cycle and a former executive director of the Travis County Democratic Party. They have sharply questioned Kopser's progressive credentials, pointing to ...

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Storm warning: Democratic wave could wash away key GOP Texas Senate, House members - Dallas News

Google News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:17

Dallas News

Storm warning: Democratic wave could wash away key GOP Texas Senate, House members
Dallas News
While it's still a bridge too far to predict that Democrats will sweep statewide offices or knock off Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Republicans are at risk for significant losses in the midterm elections. And even the race at the top of the ticket, Rep. Beto ...
Surging Democratic early voting prompts Republican concernSan Antonio Express-News
Your guide to the wild and crazy Texas primariesCBS News
Blue wave may be building in TexasThe Hill
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GOP lawmaker on a mission to purge 'progressive' from news stories - Fox News

Google News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:30

GOP lawmaker on a mission to purge 'progressive' from news stories
Fox News
Smith's beef was with Byrd's use of the term “progressive” to describe “liberalDemocrats. He highlighted the term in a yellow highlighter pen in the accompanying article. “The term 'progressive' comes from the word 'progress,' which has a positive ...

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Hiral Tipirneni defeats Brianna Westbrook in Democratic Congressional District 8 primary - AZCentral.com

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:36

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Hiral Tipirneni defeats Brianna Westbrook in Democratic Congressional District 8 primary
AZCentral.com
Hiral Tipirneni defeated her Democratic rival Brianna Westbrook in Tuesday's closely watched special 8th Congressional District primary. Tipirneni, an emergency-room physician, and Westbrook, a progressive activist, were battling for the chance to take ...

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You're Not a Progressive If You're Also a NIMBY - East Bay Express

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:43

East Bay Express

You're Not a Progressive If You're Also a NIMBY
East Bay Express
But Skinner and SB 827's primary author Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, aren't conservatives. They're diehard liberals. Also, California is run by Democrats — not Republicans. So, the idea that we need "local control" to protect us from Big Liberal ...

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In NRA Fight, Delta Finds There Is No Neutral Ground - New York Times

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:55

New York Times

In NRA Fight, Delta Finds There Is No Neutral Ground
New York Times
In Georgia, the debate has been surprisingly fiery, even in a state long defined by tensions between the liberal metropolis and conservative countryside, and between the values of global corporate culture and those of Southern Republicans ...

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Internal division, lack of leadership could dash hopes for Democratic wave in 2018 - WJLA

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:50

WJLA

Internal division, lack of leadership could dash hopes for Democratic wave in 2018
WJLA
In Illinois, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee remains unusually reticent to support seven-term Rep. Dan Lipinski in his reelection bid. The conservative Democrat's more liberal primary opponent has already won the endorsement of two ...
The Story Behind the California Democratic Party Convention's Floor FracasThe Intercept

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NU is important - Kearney Hub

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:24

NU is important
Kearney Hub
I applaud “lifelong Republican and fiscal conservative” Tom Henning on his op-ed piece regarding the fundamental importance to Nebraska of investing in our excellent University of Nebraska higher education system. As a lifelong Democrat and economic ...

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Democrats considering a new strategy to expand health coverage as frustrations build with Obamacare - Los Angeles Times

Google News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:15

Los Angeles Times

Democrats considering a new strategy to expand health coverage as frustrations build with Obamacare
Los Angeles Times
Democrats are eager to avoid mistakes made by Republicans, who proved unprepared last year as they struggled unsuccessfully to fulfill their years-long promise to repeal the current health law. Developing a new healthcare agenda doesn't promise to be ...
How Republicans Can Win the MidtermsPOLITICO Magazine
Our government can't and won't save us from anythingSumter Item

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