Addressing Bernie Sanders’ Recent Comments About the State of the Democratic Party

During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discussed the current state of the Democratic Party, at which point Sanders said the following: The current model of the Democratic party obviously is not working. Republicans control the House, the Senate, they control the White House, they control two-thirds […]

“So I Ran for Congress”: Sneak Preview Redux

In 2016, Arik Bjorn ran for Congress against Joe “You Lie!” Wilson as the Democratic Party / Green Party fusion candidate in South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Arik has been a regular contributor to Forward Progressives since 2013. Below is an interview excerpt from Arik’s new book, So I Ran for Congress, which is available in paperback or on Kindle via […]

“So I Ran for Congress”: A Sneak Preview

In 2016, Arik Bjorn ran for Congress against Joe “You Lie!” Wilson as the Democratic Party / Green Party fusion candidate in South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Arik has been a regular contributor to Forward Progressives since 2013. Below is an interview excerpt from Arik’s pending book, So I Ran for Congress, which will be published […]

There’s a Better Way: Infrastructure Investment Paves the Way for Prosperity

This time last year, the rain fell.  And fell.  And fell. The floodgates burst, and South Carolina found itself facing an historic 1,000-Year Flood catastrophe—and the consequences of a decade-plus of Infrastructure neglect under Congressman Joe Wilson. The world watched, as many parts of South Carolina’s Second Congressional District became flood-ravaged lakes following breaches to […]

5 Congressional Races To Watch In The 2014 Mid-Term Elections

While most of the half-hearted attention being given to the 2014 mid-term elections is being given to the Senate, there are still some interesting races that are not getting the coverage that they should outside of state or local news. Since gaining back the House has been mostly written off as an exercise in futility this […]