America Needs A Lot More Immigrants

Our Real Immigration Problem Discussion on my Facebook. "Opponents of immigration have long had one rallying cry: rule of law! But most of the people seeking asylum...followed the law to a T." The US government is treating asylum-seekers with unspeakable cruelty in violation of its own laws. — jimbuie (@jimbuie) July 11, 2018... Continue Reading →


Who Broke Congress?

Congress, especially the US House, has always been an institution engendering discontent from reformist members frustrated at the slow pace of change. They come to Congress with an agenda, to get things done. Longtime congressional staffer John Lawrence argues persuasively that some of the reforms of the 1970s had unintended consequences and led to the... Continue Reading →

Obama Advisor on Hillary’s Achilles Heel

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should have seen it coming, because when you distilled it, stripped out the racism and misogyny, we’d run against Hillary eight years ago with the same message Trump had used: She’s part of a corrupt establishment that can’t be trusted to bring change.” -- Ben Rhodes, advisor to... Continue Reading →

Another Chance for Community Organizing in 2018 and 2020

Community organizer job opportunities are growing. Start-ups like Swing Left are seeking to create a national grassroots network of more than 300,000 volunteers to help take back the US House of Representatives by targeting the 78 most competitive races, enough to flip party control and change the country's political agenda. One of the biggest disappointments of... Continue Reading →

Feminism Grows Stronger in Trump ‘Era’

Little did those who rejected Hillary Clinton as the first female president in 2016 realize that they were igniting a movement of fourth-wave feminism, against sexual harassment in the workplace that would sweep through American politics, the halls of Congress, state legislatures, Hollywood, the news media, and even one of the country's most conservative bastions, the... Continue Reading →

10 Conditions That Led the GOP to Nominate Trump

What were the conditions in the Republican Party before Trump that led the party to consider nominating him? Ten reasons: George W. Bush's venture into Iraq on false pretenses, the bad intelligence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and the disaster that followed. This led to a loss of faith in neo-conservativism and... Continue Reading →

NC Politics Up for Grabs. Is It A Red Or Purple State?

Republicans think North Carolina is a solidly red state that occasionally elects Democrats, but Democrats think NC is a decidedly purple state, for whom solid Republican rule 2012-2016 was an aberration. The state is growing rapidly. Both parties increase their vote totals after each national election. North Carolina's population has grown one percent a year, from... Continue Reading →

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