Brennan Center for Justice & the Threat of a Trump Dictatorship & Bill McCamley Picked for Cabinet Slot

The Brennan Center for Justice is not Truthout or some other publication that can get all hyperbolic over a relatively small issue. So when they sound the alarms about the ways in which Trump could use Constitutional “emergency powers” to shut down the internet, arrest advocates, and suspend an array of constitutional rights, it is…

Strong Polling Evidence: Trump Voters Support an Array of Progressive Social Justice Policies– a Huge Opening

Trump told them the Dems didn’t understand them, that he would get them jobs and protect them from those scary immigrants and from others threatening to take their guns. But on minimum wage, tuition-free college, universal health care and other social justice issues, they support progressive positions even more strongly than centrist Dems.  Hmmm. Read…

Common Cause Call to Action, Town Hall with Ben Ray, and Links to 3 Great Nation Mag. Articles on the Midterms

Normally an off-day for Retake, but late breaking actions hit my in-box and I thought you should know, as they are happening today.  As a bonus, I include links to three tremendous The Nation articles on the midterms and their long-term impact. Very worthwhile reads. Plus stunning video of Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump discussing wall…

Blue Wave Dems Wash Ashore in DC To Be Indoctrinated By Corporate Lobbyists

The New Blue Wave ran into a reality check as the Koch Brothers and other Corporatists laid out how its done in DC. We also include info on the scope of the Blue Wave in DC and a link to our new Roundhouse Advocacy Toolkit, with video training, tools, and more. Also listen in at…

Borrowing from N. Carolina, Wisconsin Statehouse Votes to Undermine Democracy + a Report on Attacks on Journalists

Shameless WI legislature passes a raft of bills that erode the power of the newly elected Democratic Governor and Attorney General and utterly gut a wide range of heinous legislation. A hint of what could happen in 2020 when the Dems sweep the Senate and White and consolidate their grip on the House. Democracy Now!…