It is true that the members of the Progressive Caucus are working closely with labor unions and community groups to help bring about a more progressive New York City? It's not a secret conspiracy. We've been writing about it for months.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York investigated allegations of election violations in the 2009 City Council elections and closed the case finding no evidence of wrongdoing. Now a new bloodhound has been hired to re-investigate.
The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.
Some simply dismissed the proclamation as the Democratic presidential campaign platform. Others said that they would be willing to sign it if the savings on military programs were not re-channeled to domestic social programs.
The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.
These parties tend to devolve into a legal extortion system -- demanding patronage or financial support from the Democratic and GOP nominees in return for giving them a second, or third, or fourth line on the ballot.
For the record, I was never contacted directly by anyone with the Working Families Party about running for Governor of New York. But my passion for politics is as important to me as it's ever been. New York needs strong leadership.
Employers must seriously consider the deficiencies in today's workforce and begin to develop solutions to better improve our educational system, create new incentives to attract tomorrow's workers, and stay competitive in a global marketplace.
The Working Families Party wants New York to believe that it can make or break a Democrat running in a tough primary, and that therefore everybody had better treat their issues, and opinions, with extreme respect.