Making a Case for the Middle

Making a Case for the Middle

By Adrienne Kirschner

Centrists and Moderates face increasing, often aggressive, criticism for not being Left or Right enough. But what if I told you the political middle serves a very different–and essential–function in a healthy democracy?

Our Current Political Landscape

The United States has a two-party system: Democrats and Republicans. It’s misleading at best–our political landscape is much more complicated. Americans hold a wide range of political positions that can’t be sufficiently represented by only two party platforms. This false binary is problematic. Everyone is forced to pick a side, like picking a sports team to cheer on for the big game…Pick your team, back them zealously, win at all costs.
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Contact Your MoCs: DOJ Must Release the Full Report & Mueller Must Testify

Your Action

Call your Members of Congress and urge them to demand the Department of Justice immediately release Mueller’s FULL report and all associated evidence to Congress; and insist that Robert Mueller testify publicly before Congress as soon as possible.

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Yes, Donald Trump Is Responsible for Christchurch

By Adam Cohen

He didn’t pull the trigger. He won’t be held criminally liable. And he can’t be sued.

But make no mistake, Donald Trump bears responsibility for the act of white supremacist terrorism that recently took the lives of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.

I’m not saying it was only him. There have been plenty of other aggressors over the years who are equally to blame. But the supposed leader of the free world has been making untrue, nasty mischaracterizations about Muslims and Hispanic people for years now, and words spoken from the bully pulpit of the US presidential podium carry unique, immense weight across the entire globe. If the person at that podium has made statements like “I think Islam hates us. There’s something there that-there’s a tremendous hatred there. We have to get to the bottom of it. There’s an unbelievable hatred of us,” you must realize that his feelings about Muslims go well beyond bigotry or xenophobia and proceed straight to racism.

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Call MoCs: AG Barr Must Release Mueller’s Report & Findings to Congress

Your Action

Call your Senators and Representative and urge them to demand the DOJ release the full original Mueller report and turn over all the investigation evidence to Congress as they have done previously.
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How to Remove a Lawless President Through the Use of Institutional Power

By Nick Knudsen and Matt Scharfstein

Calling for impeachment hearings now is certainly warranted by the evidence, but is not politically strategic, and that is why Democratic leaders are not doing it – yet.

Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on our border has prompted fresh calls for his removal from office. Rightfully so: the American people and their representatives in Congress do not support a border wall, so spending $6 billion in taxpayer funds on a project that nobody wants and that is rooted in xenophobia and politics instead of factual analysis is an abuse of power. Abuse of power is an impeachable offense.

Indeed, polls show that calls for impeachment now resonate with the part of the Democratic base that pays a great deal of attention to the day-to-day horrific news and policy coming out Trump’s White House. However, the same polling shows that those less involved tend to see impeachment as purely political and an attempt to overturn a valid election. Democratic leaders have made a judgment call that an early attempt at impeachment would actually play in Trump’s favor, and hand Trump and the Republican Party a victory we can’t afford. The better strategy – the strategy Speaker Pelosi appears to be endorsing by holding off on impeachment, is to move broader public opinion before beginning the process.
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