Omar and Sanders win Spottys ™

May 21, 2024

Two Congress Members who get it right


I’ll be voting for Sanders on Super Tuesday

February 23, 2020

With comments.

The perils of insularity and tribalism

June 23, 2018

I’m talking to you, Democrats

“Fascism is the result of the failure of the left to provide an alternative”

March 27, 2017

Update 4/7/17: Readers here know that I am an admirer of writer Thomas Frank. He just finished a long and international book tour that ended in his home town, Kansas City. I am sure it was kind of a valedictory presentation for him. Here’s a video of his appearance at the Kansas City Public Library; […]


On comments: Bubba and the Bride of Bubba

May 30, 2016

In a comment to Bubba and the Bride of Bubba, commenter Fred writes: Who writes this crap? You? Or do you copy it directly from the Trump website? I assume you want Bernie Sanders as the candidate for the Democratic Party? It’s this kind of writing that has turned me against him. At the time […]

Not just her thumb . . .

May 21, 2016

Sanders supporters have accused DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of having her thumb or finger on the scale for Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination. Personally, I think it’s a different part of her anatomy, because she is sitting on the scale. Cooking up the money laundry service known as the Hillary […]

Who would Paul Wellstone support?

May 18, 2016

Announcing a LeftMN essay contest

There once was a gal named Hill’ry

May 15, 2016

Even though LeftMN is primarily a state politics website, and even though we are drawing close to the constitutionally-mandated close of the Minnesota Legislature – so there is plenty to talk about there – I am irresistibly drawn to the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. As readers here know, I am a fan […]

How Trump may shock the world again

May 8, 2016

And why Hillary Clinton is running as a Republican

Why it isn’t called “The Down Ballot Victory Fund”

May 6, 2016

I wrote before about an article in Politico describing the Hillary Victory Fund, and its operation in Minnesota, too. I was trying to find out about the HVF before the Politico article, but it piqued my interest even more. The gloss put on the HVF by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee is that it provided […]

Zero, zip, zilch, nada

May 2, 2016

Among the criticisms you will hear as a Bernie Sanders supporter is that Bernie is not a “real” Democrat (although he’s always caucused with them in Congress), and that he’s not assisting down-ballot Democrats. Sometimes, the Clinton partisans will even point to the joint fundraising program called the Hillary Victory Fund as evidence that Hillary […]

Who remembers the PUMAs?

April 25, 2016

I do