Big New Idea for the Left, by Sarah Miller

The political left in the US desperately needs a Big New Idea, a policy prescription that will grab the imagination of both the base and lower-income voters of all colors, genders and creeds.  Electoral victory for any legitimate left-wing movement necessarily depends on this. A good candidate is a basic minimum income for all citizens,… Continue reading Big New Idea for the Left, by Sarah Miller

What’s Missing in the United Flight 3411 Story

  A bloodied face, a broken nose, concussion, two knocked-out teeth, and sinus problems that may require reconstructive surgery. These were the injuries sustained by Dr. David Dao, a 69-year old Vietnamese doctor after he was beaten and then dragged off a United plane by airport police using all the finesse of 1940s storm troopers.… Continue reading What’s Missing in the United Flight 3411 Story

New Versus Old Economy Politics, by Sarah Miller

Why has the Democratic Party and what passes for the political left in the US failed so miserably to come up with a forward-looking response to their defeat last November by Donald Trump and his ragtag band of reactionary forces? A response that goes beyond the worthy but ultimately conservative call to “resist”? A response… Continue reading New Versus Old Economy Politics, by Sarah Miller

New Tools for Tracking Your Senator’s Votes, by Pete Kalajian

We are a couple of months into the new and terrifying administration of he whose name shall not be uttered, and much of the political media narrative centers on the other-worldly goings-on at the erstwhile center of world power, aka the White House. Crazier and crazier details of secret meetings with foreign officials by swamp… Continue reading New Tools for Tracking Your Senator’s Votes, by Pete Kalajian

Universal Health Care Choice, by Sarah Miller

  Healthcare has become one of the most divisive issues on the US political scene, in striking contrast to most countries, where keeping the citizenry alive and healthy is a matter of cohesive common concern, and national health-care systems engender intense pride. Does it have to be this way in America? Or, since healthcare is… Continue reading Universal Health Care Choice, by Sarah Miller