What the De Blasio victory says for progressives nationwide
Bill Maher Is an Obama Suck Up.
I will leave it to others to remember the details of his writing and to catalog his faults. For now, I remember a dear friend that I truly miss.
The great leftwing polemicist died on Friday, and I will miss his clarity and his fearlessness.
Stop trying to shut down the discussion of why we suffered such a grievous loss in Wisconsin.
I hear progressives saying they feel betrayed by Obama, and they can’t understand why he’s abandoning his base. But progressives never were, in fact, his base.
Nader is right that there are plenty of activists who are responding more energetically to the rightwing assault, but their voices need to get louder, as they did in the 1930s.
All the scuttlebutt in Washington is about whether he can get his progressive base behind him again. It’s a tough sell.
I’m at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, the heart of post-industrial resistance and community-building.