July 9, 2019

‘Civility’ Should Not Be a Priority for a Democracy Under Threat

As an abstract principle, civil discourse is regarded as a virtue. However, one should neither mistake a façade of respectability for civility nor be prepared to sacrifice core democratic principles […]
June 21, 2019

VFB Opinion: It’s time for Congress to pass the Saudi Nuclear Proliferation Act

By Dylan Ramos Author’s note: This piece was written before the recent Gulf of Oman incident now being used to push for an unwanted war with Iran, and before Iran […]
June 14, 2019

Joe Biden is not a progressive

Joe Biden’s claim that he has the most progressive record of any Democratic Presidential candidate is ludicrous. Historically, Biden has been financially backed by the wealthy and the powerful. The […]
May 27, 2019

Only three 2020 candidates seem to understand Memorial Day

By Dylan Ramos Some people think that Memorial Day and military casualties ought to be above politicization, off-limits to those pushing their own self-aggrandizing agendas. While I understand the underlying […]
May 7, 2019

Inmate Voting is Not a Radical Idea

The right of inmates to vote is not a radical idea. In addition to Maine and Vermont, 21 other democracies, including Canada, Sweden and Israel, allow all prisoners to vote. […]
April 23, 2019

Bernie Sanders a Runaway Favorite in Democracy for America Membership Poll

NATIONAL VFB (April 23, 2019) — Democracy for America, a liberal PAC founded by centrist Howard Dean, just released the results of its latest membership poll, and with more than […]