A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives. It is called H.R. 350, also known as the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (DTPA) of 2021. Leftists and progressives need to hold the line on this discussion of “domestic terrorism.”
We need to OPPOSE H.R. 350.
The purpose of the DTPA is described as follows:
To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.
The last time the…
A molti dei miei connazionali americani piace pensare alla loro nazione come un paese eccezionale, un esperimento politico unico, diverso da tutto il resto. Per alcuni, questa è una buona cosa; gli Stati Uniti si distinguono in alto, come ha detto Ronald Reagan, “la città splendente su una collina”.
Per altri, invece, è una terra di eccezionale disuguaglianza, violenza, corruzione e avidità. E, negli ultimi 4 anni, un numero crescente di americani vede anche il proprio paese come unico — almeno nel mondo sviluppato — per la mancanza di fiducia nel proprio governo, nelle sue istituzioni rotte, nella sua incompetente…
There is a debate raging currently that has cleaved the progressive Left in twain. On one hand, there is well-known leftist comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore who has called for the progressive Squad to demand a floor vote on Medicare For All in return for their supporting (voting for) Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
The disastrous performance of the House Democrats in this year’s election has left the Party’s majority so slim, Dore says, that just a few progressive members threatening to withhold their votes could put Pelosi’s speakership in jeopardy.
America likes to think of itself as an exceptional country, a unique political experiment, different from all the rest. For some, this is a good thing; the US stands apart but on high, that “shining city on a hill”.
For others, however, it is a land of exceptional inequality, violence, corruption and greed. …
The US is exceptional in many ways when it comes to elections. First, we are the only industrialized country that disenfranchises so many of its citizens, denying them the right to vote. Second, of those that are allowed to vote, the US has one of the lowest rates of voter participation of any “first world” country.
The US is also unique in how we vote. Unlike most of the so-called “western democracies,” the US relies almost exclusively on electronic voting systems. In some cases this includes touch screens, in some cases marked paper ballots are scanned, and in some cases…
Republicans including President Donald Trump, backed up by former Assistant US Attorney Sidney Powell, are launching a series of bombastic attacks against an electronic voting system vendor called Dominion Voting Systems. They claim that the company colluded with Democrats to “flip” thousands of Trump votes to Biden, and/or simply manufactured additional Biden votes in order to steal the election.
In short, Powell and GOP leaders are accusing the Democrats of a massive electoral fraud involving thousands of votes across multiple states.
At first blush, these accusations seem as baseless as they are outrageous. But if you review the history of…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made news recently with a bombshell interview that appeared in The New York Times. In the piece, AOC offers a critique of the Democratic Party, specifically in the way the party spends its campaign funds.
The DNC and its campaign arms, the D.C.C.C. and the D.S.C.C., are mired in the past, according to Ocasio-Cortez. “Our party isn’t even online, not in a real way that exhibits competence,” she says. “And so, yeah, they were vulnerable to these messages, because they weren’t even on the mediums where these messages were most potent.”
AOC is brilliant, but what she…
The Democrats have won a Pyrrhic victory with Joe Biden. They got rid of Trump, but in electing Joe Biden they may have set the Democratic Party on a death spiral that could culminate in four years.
One surprisingly disastrous aspect of the 2020 election is the poor performance of “down ticket” Democrats running for Congress and State legislatures. Democrats performed horribly: they loss 6–10 seats in the House and failed to take back the Senate.
In short, the “down ballot carnage” that Jim Clyburn warned would happen if Bernie Sanders were the nominee has come to pass — but…
“The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.”
- Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania (1965)
There is only one party in the US, the corporatist party. This is a fact that that is readily apparent and has been well documented by many people, from pundits like Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges and even Ann Coulter to comedians like George Carlin, Lee Camp and Jimmy Dore.
And if we are to be honest, having a government that is run by and for the corporations; a government in…
Why did Biden and the Democrats and the Media get it so wrong? Simple. They massively overestimated the importance of the Coronavirus among the general population. And they massively underestimated the importance of the economy.
They could not understand just how much the working people and small businesses of America appreciated Trump’s calls to re-open the economy, and his promises not to allow another lockdown.
The Liberal elites failed to understand how much Americans love their FREEDOM, and that they are willing to pay almost any price for it. For example: Americans are willing to tolerate levels of gun violence…
Joe is a US Ex-Pat with dual US-EU citizenship, who travels Europe extensively, commenting on trends, attitudes, politics and more.