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Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

Vote your blue heart out, even in a red state

I live in Georgia, a red state that has had Democrats wringing their hands for almost twenty years. The state legislature has been under Republican control since 2003. There hasn’t been a De...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

Hillary’s establishment pragmatic idealisim vs. Bernie’s political revolution

Let’s call this fight over now, before we go any farther than we already have. Being a liberal progressive and being an establishment candidate or cause are not mutually exclusive. There is ...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

When it comes to voting, it’s not all about that base

Senior citizens and college students, Wall Street bankers and the religious right, Southerners and African Americans, industrial magnates and union workers: if you’re in one of those groups,...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

DNC rules change leaves Lessig out of 2016 Democrat debates, forced to leave the race

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig has ended his nascent bid to become the Democrats’ nominee for president, despite some remarkable fundraising and outreach. Citing the Democratic National C...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

Ghosts in the machine – the GOP enters the spectrum of invisible light

The House Freedom Caucus is suddenly not far right enough for the extremists in the base of the Republican Party. Less than two weeks ago, it was their stubbornness that drove the House Repu...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

Love and electability – the candidates come a-courting

You know you’ve felt it, the glaring double-take from friends who can’t believe you are pulling for Bernie Sanders. “You know he’s unelectable,” they say, referring to his independent affili...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

The dismantling of the House GOP is constructive for all of us

The dome of the U.S. Capitol is surrounded by scaffolding, these days. They’re calling it a restoration of a symbol of government. What’s going on under the dome, though, is more a dismantli...
Prose and Thorn · 2Y ago

‘Two dimensions of otherness’ – the Syrian refugee crisis migrates to America

“Each new American citizen brings a unique set of skills and experiences which they can use to improve our communities and our nation. And each of them can help renew our shared hope that un...
Prose and Thorn · 2Y ago

Will the power of impassioned politicians work down-ticket?

Curiouser and curiouser. It’s like Alice herself is guiding us through the United States of Wonderland’s early primary season going into the 2016 presidential elections. Showmanship and pass...
Prose and Thorn · 1Y ago

The evil that police do – Darren Wilson and the family of Michael Brown

“He’s evil.” – Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, speaking to Al Jazeera America about former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, Darren Wilson When I went to Germany, eight years ag...