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War On Weed's End In Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

The Trump-Ryan Summit

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow, all eyes in Washington will be on the meeting between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Some Republicans hope this "summit" between two of the leaders of the Republican Party will signify how the party as a whole will move forward with Trump as the presidential nominee.

Israel's Shallow Campaign Discourse

Tal Schneider | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Tal Schneider

Until the media wake up and find a creative way to demand that Netanyahu provide relevant answers to the many questions currently left unanswered and demand the publication of a socio-economic platform, the Israeli public will continue to wish for serious treatment of these issues -- but it won't get one.

Democratic Platform Tackles Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

As the final weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign unfold, one of the starkest contrasts between the recently released Democratic and Republican par...

Sam Stein

Democrats Release Their 2012 Party Platform (READ) | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic Party unveiled its formal 2012 platform on Monday night. And like its Republican counterpart, it is heavy on broad p...

Janell Ross

Republican Draft Platform Includes Immigration Grab Bag | Janell Ross | Posted 08.22.2012 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday, Republican party platform drafters agreed to include language calling for a foreign guest worker program that could provide more American ...

Jon Ward

Dispatch From Tampa: What's A Political Platform Good For Anyway? | Jon Ward | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. –- If a group of insiders gathers in a hotel ballroom room and hashes out a document representing the views of a political party, but no...

Business-Friendly Democratic Party Platform Reflects Interests Of Party Leaders

Brad Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Parker

In its successive drafts, the DNC party platform moved from progressive to liberal to conservative, offering clear evidence that the Democratic Leadership Council and its corporate cronies still control the Democratic Party apparatus.