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Yankeestorm is a Nashville, TN attorney and the baseball expert on "Prime Time Sports" 1510 WLAC. A native a Newark, NJ, Norm is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Drake Law. He currently resides in Nashville.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Joe Biden's Relapse into Hallucinations About GOP Leaders
For a while, President Biden seemed to be recovering from chronic fantasies about Republicans in Congress. But last week he had a relapse -- harming prospects for key progressive legislation and reducing the already slim hopes that the GOP can be prevented from winning control of the House and Senate in midterm elections 15 months from now.
Biden's reflex has been to gladhand his way across the aisle.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2020 Elizabeth Warren: Which Side Are You On?
with corporate Democrat Joe Biden enjoying sudden momentum and mega-billionaire Mike Bloomberg joining forces with him, an urgent question hovers over Warren. It's a time-honored union inquiry: "Which side are you on?"
How Warren answers that question might determine the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In the process, she will profoundly etch into history the reality of her political character.
SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2019 Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO
When NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg gives his speech to the assembled members of Congress next Wednesday, you can count on the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader to be right behind him. The bipartisan enthusiasm will be obvious -- in tribute to a militarized political culture that is vastly profitable for a few, while vastly destructive in countless ways.
SHARE Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Being Better Than Republicans Is Not Good Enough
Winning elective power can and must be part of social movements that are engaged in wresting power away from dominant authorities in an array of walks of life while nurturing alternative institutions. Progressive power of enduring value grows from deep roots in communities, with huge potential to weaken the undemocratic power of the current oligarchy.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 11, 2019 Joe Biden on the relaunch pad: He's worse than you thought
Biden makes clear his distaste for the current progressive populist wave. "I know some want to single out big corporations for all the blame," he wrote in a blog post. "It is true that the balance has shifted too much in favor of corporations and against workers. But consumers, workers, and leaders have the power to hold every corporation to a higher standard.
SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2019 Bernie Sanders' Delegates Ready for Another Run
Three out of four former delegates for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention now say he's their first choice to be the party's 2020 presidential nominee, while one out of 20 say he isn't their first choice, according to a poll conducted in late December.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 28, 2018 The Backstory on the Pelosi Leadership Flap
Pelosi is a longtime wizard at generating and funneling hundreds of millions of election-cycle dollars, and as speaker she'll wield enormous power over committee assignments. But she must keep Democratic House members minimally satisfied -- and along the way that should mean yielding more power to the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 6, 2017 The Ghost of Hubert Humphrey
Hubert Humphrey wanted to pretend that war abroad could be compatible with a great society at home. Today, at the top of the Democratic Party, the pretense is similar, as if continual U.S. warfare overseas can coexist with some kind of decent social policy at home. The mix of delusion and deception continues to cause vast human suffering.
SHARE Tuesday, May 12, 2009 A Progressive Challenge to Jane Harman
There are many reasons progressives will mobilize behind the campaign of Marcy Winograd, who announced on Monday that she'll challenge incumbent Congresswoman Jane Harman in the 2010 Democratic primary.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 27, 2009 Where the Money Goes
Here's a fact worth pondering: If the money that taxpayers in California have already provided for the Iraq war - $83.1 billion - could somehow be magically rerouted to the state government's coffers, the lawmakers in Sacramento would now be faced with the problem of what to do with a massive surplus.