In this commentary, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses the state of the Democratic Party in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking election. What does the party need to change? Will the Republican Party survive a Trump presidency?
The 2016 election showed that the rural/urban divide is wider than ever. Truly understanding where the interests of rural voters come from requires sincere effort to relate to their sense of place and way of life and unique challenges. In this commentary by Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation, we learn the necessity of empathy in […]
We don’t need to tear someone down to build ourselves up. We don’t need pollsters to tell us what to think, we can think for ourselves. We don’t need political professionals to do the work for us, we can do the work of citizenship. It isn’t over. America is not “finished.” In this commentary, Mike […]
“If my accomplishments ever stand out it’s because I’m standing on the shoulders of others.” Growing up in what is now “red America,” Mike McCabe learned the importance of the common good, and how none of us is self made. The Democratic Party seems to have forgotten those values and written off those Americans. In […]
“Well, first you talk to one person, then you talk to another person, then you talk to another person…” – Cesar Chavez How is change made? From discomfort. Comfortable people don’t move, they stay where they are because they are comfortable where they are. It’s the basic law of physics, an object at rest will […]
Never insult voters; that should be the first rule of politics. Hillary Clinton broke that rule by calling Trump supporters “deplorables” and “irredeemable.” She may have lost the election at that very moment. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation explains how Democrats nominated exactly the wrong person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, Republicans […]