February 28, 2018

Gerrymandering Cases Highlight Need for State, Federal ‘Blue Waves’ 2018 AND 2020

By Ernest A. Canning Don’t get me wrong. The bold move by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in adopting a Congressional map that, according to an analysis cited by the Wall […]
February 15, 2018

Justice Democrat Seeks to Clear Out the Smoke-Filled Rooms of New Jersey’s Party Boss System

By: Jacob Campaign Justice Democrat Peter Jacob continues his steadfast fight for the nomination in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District this week, against repeated plays by the party establishment on a deck […]
February 13, 2018

Beyond the ‘Steele Dossier’

By: Ernest A. Canning The significance of the previously concealed transcripts of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s unclassified Congressional testimony far exceeds the narrow, albeit accurate, observation that the transcripts […]
January 25, 2018

“If it is a fight Jeff Sessions wants, that is a fight I will gladly give him.”

By: Richard Ojeda Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently rescinded the Cole Memo that protects states who have legalized cannabis and it is my fear that if Congress does not pass […]
December 29, 2017

Revolutionary Strategies to End GOP Rule in 2018

We must become the change we wish to see in the world – Mohandas Gandhi In a recent article, I explored the question as to whether California Congressional Republicans should […]
December 12, 2017

GOP/NRA’s ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act’ Likely Unconstitutional

Last week, at the behest of the “terrorist-enabling” National Rifle Association (NRA), the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act [PDF] (CCRA or HR-38), […]
December 6, 2017

CA Congressional Republicans an Endangered Species

By Ernest A. Canning A month ago, the notion that every one of California’s fourteen (14) Congressional Republicans could be voted out of office in 2018 would have been dismissed […]
December 1, 2017

How Extreme is the Danger at the Border of Presidential Psychosis?

By Ernest A. Canning The segment of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (see video below) was truly unnerving. O’Donnell began by playing an earlier clip pertaining to a previous […]
November 28, 2017

The Perverse Economics of Mass Incarceration

By Ernest A. Canning   The United States has long been a nation mired in irony. In 1814, when Francis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner, proclaiming that America was […]
November 12, 2017

Veterans’ Day Letter Underscores Why Veterans for Bernie Endorsed Stephen Jaffe

By Ernest a. Canning On the occasion in which Veteran’s for Bernie endorsed progressive Democrat Stephen R. Jaffe with respect to his bid to unseat incumbent California Democrat and House […]
November 10, 2017

Pelosi’s Cowardice in Face of Dire Trump Threat Not a Virtue

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of Tom Steyer’s Time to Impeach Trump ad (see video below) is not, as suggested by the Los Angeles Times, a virtue. To the […]
October 20, 2017

Trump’s Reckless Disregard for Puerto Rican Lives an Impeachable Offense

“This storm [Hurricane Maria] is no longer killing Americans. The federal government’s response to this storm is now killing Americans” – Rachel Maddow, Oct. 12, 2017 Congress need not await […]
October 4, 2017

Blood On Their Hands

By Ernest A. Canning Stephen Paddock, the 64-year old alleged gunman of Sunday’s Las Vegas massacre, may indeed have acted alone when he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But […]
October 1, 2017

An Equitable Emergency Response Plan Must Be Developed & Funded

  By Thomas Kennedy In the last couple of weeks, Floridians have struggled with Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Foreseeing the impact that this storm would have on low-income communities, […]
September 30, 2017

Words Are Not Enough!

By Jack Perry Some years ago, I worked at a place that put on the facade of being “patriotic” and “supporting the vets.” It was a marketing ploy, of course, […]
September 29, 2017

Donald Trump, Race and the Faux Patriotism of a Scoundrel

  By Ernest A. Canning The intemperate remarks that President Donald J. Trump directed at protesting African-American athletes during an Alabama campaign rally, along with remarks he subsequently posted on […]
September 26, 2017

Can ‘Medicare-for-All’ Serve as Pathway to 2018 Democratic Landslide?

By Ernie Canning “Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 […]
September 24, 2017

Is the Lack of a Plan, a Plan?

By Avery Lawrence Since the election last November, there have been numerous opportunities for the Democratic Party and its well-paid talking heads to capitalize on the Trump administration’s many missteps.  Upon […]
September 18, 2017

Everyone Earns It: Veterans Want Medicare For All

By Jack Perry Some Americans have this unreasonable fear of anything termed “socialism” despite the fact that our NATO allies in the Cold War (you know, on the other side […]
August 31, 2017

Rescind the Failed 2001 AUMF

By Ernest A. Canning There have been occasions during the history of our Republic where a traumatized Congress has, under the gravity and stress of a calamity, made a hasty […]
August 26, 2017

Video shows why Bernie Sanders is America’s most popular politician

By Ernest A. Canning A newly released Harvard Harris poll reveals that Bernie Sanders is not only America’s most popular political leader but that the Vermont senator is the only […]
August 25, 2017
No 1st or 2nd Amendment Right to Armed White Supremacist Protests

No 1st or 2nd Amendment Right to Armed White Supremacist Protests

By Ernest A. Canning The tragic events, that left three dead and 35 injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, occurred only after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained a preliminary injunction […]
August 14, 2017

Here’s Proof that College Republican President James Allsup is a Racist

VFB NATIONAL (August 14, 2017) — After WSU college Republican president James Allsup was called out for his participation in this weekend’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, […]
August 14, 2017

Veterans for Bernie Endorses Stephen Jaffe for Congress

By Ernest A. Canning Shortly after posting his dynamic Veterans Policy Plan, Tyson Manker, National Director of Veterans for Bernie, issued this powerful statement explaining why our organization has proudly […]
July 19, 2017

Why Do Georgia Election Officials Insist on Unverifiable Elections?

By Ernest A. Canning “I worry that what we have here in Georgia is the Titanic Effect,” Georgia Tech Computer Scientist Richard DeMillo observed, regarding the myriad security issues revealed […]
July 18, 2017

If Nominated, Bernie Sanders Would Beat Trump by 13 Points: New Poll

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new public policy poll of likely voters shows Senator Bernie Sanders would beat Donald Trump by thirteen points if selected as the next Democratic nominee […]
June 27, 2017

What will it take for Americans to understand basics of Election Integrity?

After concerns of a “hacked” 2016 Presidential race and an unverifiable “loss” in Georgia that again defied pre-election polling, Democrats, the media and the American people are still missing the […]
June 6, 2017

Too soon to celebrate CA Senate vote for single-payer

By Ernest A. Canning Late last week, the California state Senate adopted legislation that would  establish a state-run, single-payer healthcare system in the Golden State. That’s just the latest encouraging […]
May 22, 2017

Why I Don’t Buy the Vice President’s ‘Sergeant Schultz Defense’

By Ernest A. Canning Faced with his own inept inability to control the antics of his American prisoners, the only defense for bumbling Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz was […]
May 21, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard Slams “Sellout” Trump for Saudia Arabia Weapons Deal Hypocrisy

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2017) — Tulsi Gabbard slammed Donald Trump repeatedly over the weekend for signing a $460 billion dollar weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, who Trump previously called a […]
May 20, 2017

Bernie Sanders / Rob Quist Rallies Relocated to Accommodate Massive Crowds

MONTANA (May 20, 2017) — So many people RSVP’d to see Bernie Sanders and Congressional candidate Rob Quist at campaign rallies on Saturday that new venues had to be booked to accommodate the […]
May 19, 2017
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Leading from the Front: Tulsi Gabbard Vows to Reject PAC/Lobbyist Cash

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2017) — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard bucked the political establishment in signature fashion on Friday by announcing that she will reject all future contributions from lobbyists and political action committees […]
May 18, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard Rips Donald Trump for Letting Erdogan Thugs Attack U.S. Citizens in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2017) — Tulsi Gabbard ripped President Trump on Thursday for standing by and doing absolutely nothing about brutal attacks carried out earlier in the week by bodyguards of Turkish […]
May 15, 2017
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President Trump is a Threat to National Security [Updated]

By Ernest A. Canning “Sadly, the only plausible explanation of Trump’s indifference to Flynn’s being compromised by Russia is that Trump was himself a traitor” – Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe […]
May 14, 2017
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TRUMP: Forget About My ‘Loyalty Day’ Proclamation, “We don’t worship government”

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2017) —  The week after declaring May 1st as “Loyalty Day” for all Americans to “pledge our dedication to the United States of America,” Donald Trump told a graduating class that “in […]
May 11, 2017

Did Sally Yates erroneously assume Flynn lied to Pence?

“Sadly, the only plausible explanation of Trump’s indifference to Flynn’s being compromised by Russia is that Trump was himself a traitor” – Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe During her May 8 […]
May 10, 2017

Russian Kremlin Tweets From Trump’s Oval Office as American Press Banned

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2017) — Donald Trump met with top Russian agents Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office this morning for what was supposed to be a closed meeting, and yet pictures have emerged of […]
May 10, 2017
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Top Russian MOCKS America about Comey Firing, “Was he fired? You’re Kidding?” as Tillerson Laughs | VIDEO

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2017) — Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Washington this morning for an Oval Office meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump, and the first words […]
May 9, 2017

This Badass Veteran is Hiking 2,650 Miles to Raise Awareness About Suicide

Almost five months after her friend took her own life, US Navy Veteran Leslie Schroerlucke found herself with a new mission: raising awareness about suicide. Now 370 miles into the […]
May 8, 2017

Trump Can’t Stop Tweeting About Sally Yates

TWITTER (May 8, 2017) — Donald Trump can’t stop tweeting about former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, who is set to testify about what she told the Trump administration about intercepted communications […]