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Social Media and the Changing Face of Politics

social_media_strategyI read an interesting article in the New York Times this morning that speculates about what the “swarm” of young social media activists that catapulted the Bernie Sanders campaign are going to do next. These tech savvy activists are developing new ways of campaigning and raising money. Many may turn next to down-ticket progressives, which would be great.

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Rescission in DE: Big Win This Week!

I am so gratified that the General Assembly passed a bill rescinding all past resolutions calling for an Article V constitutional convention this weekRescission 2. Common Cause Delaware was primarily interested in rescinding the resolution that focuses on a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution, which would be an unmitigated disaster for every educational and social welfare program funded by the federal government. It would take control over the budget out of the hands of the people’s representatives in Congress and give power to unelected judges, thus violating the separation of powers.Read More »Rescission in DE: Big Win This Week!

From “Occupy Nation” to the Return of the Left

I just finished reading a really interesting book Occupy Nation: The Roots, The Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street (2012) by Todd Gitlin, who was one of the original members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), back in the ’60s, and is now a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, an Ivy League school in New York City.Read More »From “Occupy Nation” to the Return of the Left