According to Dana Milbank, a tea party of the left is emerging, with liberal purists turning against Democrats in Name Only. [Read more…]
The Washington Post has a touching and rather humorous piece on the following theme: “I’m a diehard, bleeding-heart liberal. And it’s ruining my parenting.” [Read more…]
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), the liberal favorite, spoke to the Netroots Nation, the big convention of left-leaning bloggers and activists. She answered the question “What does it mean to be a progressive?” by listing 11 beliefs that will probably form the framework of a progressive platform. See them after the jump. Discuss. [Read more…]
Conservatives claim to be pro-family. But liberals too are wrapping themselves in the family cause. But whereas conservatives are thinking about moral and cultural issues, liberals want government policies. One cause is providing child-care, so that someone can watch the kids while the parents work. Now President Obama is calling for paid family leave, whether to take care of a baby or a sick family member. The Democrats have a proposal that would mandate family leave to be paid for by the government and funded by an increase in the payroll tax. After the jump, an explanation of how this would work. What do you think of this? [Read more…]
Contrary to the conventional wisdom that paints the Millennial generation as being the new base of Democratic party liberalism, studies show that their political beliefs are much more complicated than that. As Kirsten Power points out, Millennials are more likely to support gay marriage than other demographic groups, but they are less likely to support abortion.
Their main political characteristics are independence, changeability, pragmatism, and disdain for static ideologies. That means Democrats can’t take them for granted and Republicans have a shot at their votes. [Read more…]