No one expected George McGovern to win the presidential nomination in 1972. But he did. His victory left the party “establishment” in shock. How could a Democrat senator from the middle of nowhere walk away with a major party’s nomination for the presidency. Representing a state like South Dakota, a bastion of conservative Republican politics with four electoral votes, was unheard of.
Here we go again. Another last ditch effort by the Republican majority in the Senate to cram an ill-conceived health care plan on the American public to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It […]
Democrats across the country are waiting for the specific agenda that will help us win back the House and the Senate. No easy task to be sure. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate […]
George McGovern was well aware of the unique opportunity American democracy has afforded its citizens. This grand experiment in democratic governance was forged in Philadelphia in 1787 and finally ratified by all the states in […]
Anyone with any sense of emotional integrity cannot help but be moved by the horrific events of nature on the coastal regions of Texas. Houston, the nation’s 4th largest city, is experiencing the disastrous effects […]
As part of my Progressive Democrat website, I will periodically announce and support certain public demonstrations relevant to reminding the nation’s leaders and citizen’s of who we are and the moral obligation we have as […]
Thirty some years ago I had to opportunity to meet the United States senator George Stanley McGovern. He was my senator from South Dakota. Living in what would today be called a “red state”, I […]
The recent demonstrations and violence in Charlottsville, Virginia remind us that we have not come as far as we thought we had as being the “shining light on the hill.” After what seemed to be […]