Front Line Series: Senator Aaron Ford AG candidate in Nevada

Aaron Ford is running for State Attorney General for Nevada As the State Senate Majority Leader, Aaron Ford has said of his rough and tumble background, “It’s my history, it’s my story, it’s what makes me who I am…an example of being able to persevere, to continue to fight and strive and never let things…

Front Line Series: January Contreras AG candidate in Arizona

January Contreras is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Arizona The state of Arizona is being actively contested as Democrats try to take advantage of backlash from Republican overreach and changing demographics. One incredibly important race that can’t be forgotten is the race for the top prosecutor in the state—the Attorney General. In 2018 Democrats…

Front Line Series: Dana Nessel AG candidate in Michigan

Dana Nessel is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Michigan Democrats in the state of Michigan have been long suffering. The Republican Party controls the governorship, the state House and state Senate. A Democratic leaning group, Priorities USA, studied effects of strict voter ID laws passed in several states including Michigan and argue the…

The End of Roe?

On June 27th Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement and the possibility that his replacement could be the majority vote in a decision that could overturn the landmark case of Roe Vs. Wade became a near certainty. June 27, 2018 will always be one of those days I will always remember; that day you can…

Running Toward History – Alexandra Chandler MA03

Alexandra Chandler is competing for the  Democratic nomination for the 3rd congressional district in Massachusetts with candidates with greater name recognition locally than she has. But in troubled times like these, Chandler represents a new wave of aspiring policy makers. She’s got an impressive resume—her 13 years analyzing intelligence for the Navy will be incredibly valuable…

GOP War on the Working Class – Vermont

The latest example of the Republican Party choosing the donor class over the American workers manifested in Vermont. In a state with a population of less than 624,000, about 30 thousand of them are employed by the state and Vermont State Employee Association (VSEA) represents about 6,000 of them. Under the claim of budget cuts,…

Why Single Payer? 18 Years in the System

“You’re born, you get Medicare. The end.” –Jim Hightower, at Saturday’s Healthcare Rally I’ve had a number of people ask me why I support Single Payer over other forms of Universal Coverage. The answer encompasses both practical and ideological reasons. First, let’s clear something up: Single Payer =/= socialized medicine. There are forms of Single…

Prescription For a Sick System: Dr. Kathie Allen on Healthcare

In this special op-ed by invitation, former Democratic candidate for Congress in Utah’s 3rd congressional district and current candidate for Utah State Senate District 8, Dr. Kathie Allen shares her personal experience as a practicing physician on the American health care system. Op-Ed: Reflections Upon Healthcare Reform from a Family Physician By Kathie Allen, M.D….

How Many More Body Bags?: The Cure for Gun Lust is Gun Sense

“A well regulated Militia, necessary to the security of a free State [country], the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” US Constitution Amendment II I’m in a unique position to talk about the subject of guns in America. I was 10 years old when the man in the…