Two weeks after the Republican National Convention, and one week after the Democratic National Convention, attendee and editor-in-chief of The Progressive, Ruth Conniff, reflects on the activities, platforms, and candidates of both parties.
Voting rights have been under attack for the past number of years, under the thinly-veiled guise of “trying to prevent voter fraud” — even admitted by Wisconsin legislators. Just within the past several weeks, though, federal courts have struck down some of these laws, which U.S. District Judge James Peterson states “…suppress the reliably Democratic […]
With the Republican National convention completed, and the Democratic convention at its mid-point, Jan Miyasaki and Mike McCabe talk about the different tone, rhetoric, and policies coming out of each party, and why the Blue Jean Nation (a.k.a. the common folk) is being left out.
The Republican Party wants to “Make America Safe Again”. The Dems say crime rate is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. Ames Grawert, counsel at Brennan Center for Justice, seeks to create an understanding of the U.S. criminal justice system, and headed a long-term study to see who’s right.
Mike McCabe of Blue Jean Nation and Democracy Checkup talks about the current political theme of “Be Afraid” espoused by both political parties in the country in an effort to gain and hold supporters. McCabe instead suggests that people should find a common ground and focus on democracy, freedom, and service to all.
Michigan Senior Organizer of Food and Water Watch, Lynna Kaucheck, talks about the current status of drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan, and also discusses Governor Rick Snyder’s appointment of a former BP executive to head the Department of Environmental Quality — an appointment that F&WW wants rejected by the state legislature.