“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 […]

Ted Cruz Says Climate Change Is A Cause Of ‘Environmentalist Billionaires’ At Koch Retreat

Considering that the 2016 Republican field is extremely crowded, candidates like Ted Cruz have to find a way to get noticed, especially by the billionaire donors. While they have to also throw red meat rhetoric to primary voters who tend to be evangelical Christians and Tea Party conservatives, wooing the big money donors is crucial […]

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Would Be A Better President Than Hillary Clinton

As more Americans find out who Bernie Sanders is and that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only person running for the 2016 Democratic nomination, his poll numbers have begun to rise. If you’re like me, the thought of Hillary Clinton being the next president is better than any Republican, but at the same time, there are […]

Bernie Sanders Is The Truly Progressive Candidate, Not Hillary Clinton

A lot of people, myself included, didn’t expect Senator Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2016. While I certainly welcomed the possibility that he would challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, I figured that he would do little more than push her to the left and force her to talk about issues many […]

Democrats Set to Propose Constitutional Amendment Aimed at Stopping Koch Brothers From Buying Elections

For a long time I thought it was universal from both sides of the political debate that money in politics is a huge problem.  To me, it doesn’t seem like a partisan issue to believe that people pumping millions into political campaigns were obviously trying to buy our government. Or do people really believe that billionaires […]

With One Comment, Newt Gingrich Confirms the Real Goals of the Republican Party

In politics there’s not a lot that liberals and conservatives can agree on.  It’s a problem that only seems to be getting worse as the Republican party slips further and further to their radical right base.  Even in the 90’s, as Republicans spent most of their energy trying to get Bill Clinton kicked out of […]

This Is Ridiculous: Freedom Of Speech Has Nothing To Do With Money

Since the most recent Supreme Court ruling that further opens the floodgates to more corrupt money finding its way into our political process, the debate over this issue has been on the forefront of many politics related debates. Apparently the five conservative Supreme Court justices saw this as a “freedom of speech” issue, which was […]

Citizens United Will Destroy This Country

There aren’t many things Democrats and Republicans agree on.  And by that I mean the citizens who align with these parties, not the politicians. But one thing we should both agree on (well, at least 98% of us anyway) is that money in politics is what’s ruining this country.  Rulings like that of Citizens United […]