There’s a Huge Aspect to the Russia Facebook Ads Story that Needs to Be Discussed

It’s no secret that Russia was heavily involved in trying to influence last year’s election. While we’ve known about the cyber attacks launched against the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, it wasn’t until fairly recently that we learned Russia operatives had spent at least $100k buying ads on Facebook targeting certain people, demographics, groups, and […]

An Open Letter to the Democratic National Committee from 4 South Carolina Congressional Candidates

We call ourselves the South Carolina Blue Brothers. We are four 2016 South Carolina federal candidates who believe it is critical to share our experience working with the South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP). We believe our experience will help inform your decision to elect a new DNC Chair. Our names are: Thomas Dixon, U.S. Senate […]

Fight Trump and Joe “You Lie!” Wilson While You Still Can

When South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison spoke at this year’s historic 140th Galivants Ferry Stump—the oldest and most famous Democratic Party stump event in the United States—he went to the political woodshed for a quote that could not be a clearer sign of the times to all Democrats from sea to shining sea. […]

There’s a Better Way:  Remarks to the 2016 South Carolina Democratic Party Convention

This is an expanded version of Arik Bjorn’s remarks delivered at the podium to the South Carolina Democratic Party. Good afternoon.  My name is Arik Bjorn. When you find yourself preaching to the choir, sometimes you just have to sing your heart out.  Let’s belt a bit, shall we? When the dust of Campaign 2016 […]

There’s a Better Way: The Nightmare of a Trump-Cruz-Wilson Regime

November 9, 2016. Good morning!  You better sit down.  Here, have a bagel.  Need cream cheese?  I’ve got a strong pot of coffee brewing.  Trust me, you’ll want it black today. Yep, that’s the morning paper.  Last night’s General Election wasn’t a dream.  It was a nightmare-come-true. You have indeed awakened to an American Regime. […]

An Open Letter to Bill Clinton, from a Former Neighbor and Bernie Sanders Supporter

Dear President Clinton: We used to be neighbors, though I doubt you would remember me.  I used to live just down the street from you on F & 19th.  I often took evening strolls by your government housing quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, and waved.  Every once in a while, a sniper atop the White House […]

#HeartBERN / #BERNtheRave, or How to Put Bernie in the White House via the Dance Floor

Bernie Sanders cannot win in South Carolina—or most other states—without your help.  There’s no shame in that, by the way.  Because the Sanders Revolution proudly refuses Wall $treet’s bankroll.  It instead thrives on the efforts of the Common Person.  You. Welcome to the Compassionate Political Revolution!  There is no closed-circuit TV overflow room.  You are the […]

The War Between Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Supporters Must Stop

I have been writing for Forward Progressives for almost three years now. In that time, one thing that has jumped out at me most is how many people are so bound by ideology to their pet cause or favorite candidate, that they are incapable of even considering or tolerating beliefs other than their own. All over Facebook, […]

Here’s Why I Am Supporting Bernie Sanders Instead Of Hillary Clinton

On social media and elsewhere, there is a lot of animosity between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. Before Sanders announced that he was running, I was prepared to accept Clinton as the nominee, because I didn’t expect any credible candidate to run against her. And yes, I was more than happy to vote for […]

5 Things America Will Lose If Conservatives Win In 2016

I recently wrote about how much trouble Democrats are in if they fail to vote in every election. There is no doubt about it, right-wing conservatives, backed by unlimited corporate funding, are successfully eroding rights and slashing regulations in every state they control. This is especially evident here in Louisiana where Bobby Jindal and right-wing conservatives […]