Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. There is a very important Democratic primary setting up in Michigan. It is congressional District 3, a working class district which at one time was represented by Jerry Ford. In the 2010 Tea Party wave a real hardcore conservative won, Mr. Amash. The guy is vulnerable [...]
About Art ProninIm a 31 year old progressive in Texas. Have been active in politics since age 18. I believe in pushing the Democratic Party and others towards social and economic justice.
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Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. As this week’s epic SCOTUS hearing unfolded with the 5 Republican justices hammering away at the Affordable Care Act and Democrats freaked out about the ACA getting axed, a funny thing happened. The GOP contenders are now being asked what would they do to provide healthcare [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The loss of Ilya Sheyman, a 25 year old charismatic progressive community organizer in Illinois’ 10th congressional district primary to Brad Schneider, the establishment favorite backed by Rep. Hoyer, has heads shaking. Schneider raised the ire of progressives due to his “centrist” stands, his support for [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Mitt Romney‘s Bain woes continue. Bain is reportedly pumping millions in investment with the Chinese government. Doing what? Why spying camera technology of course. The New York Times does the digging on this big story: In December, a Bain-run fund in which a Romney family blind [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Mitt is channeling his inner Paula Deen in the South. “Morning, ya’ll,” Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. “I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits.” Too bad Santorum can’t find his populist groove against Mittens. Mitt [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The media is at least reporting now on Mormon conversions on the dead, especially that of well known Jews. Yet the media still won’t ask Mitt Romney about this practice. Romney might be our next president. There is a problem in his church with converting deceased [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. I think we can use Britney Spear’s anthem “Oops I did it again” as Mitt Romney’s theme song. Mitt was declared the “winner” of the nasty Wednesday debate but as usual Mitt creates a self-inflicted firestorm. Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club event, in a stadium [...]
Mitt Romney Minute: Romney Spokeswoman Says ‘Ignore the Request’ on Candidate’s Involvement in Baptismal of the Dead Ceremonies
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a “serious breach of protocol” after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized as Mormons. The church also acknowledged that one of its members tried to baptize posthumously three relatives of [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. From PlumLine’s twitter feed at CPAC: Santorum backer Foster Friess: “A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says, “Hi, Mitt!” A too funny video from American Bridge titled “Sh*t Obama Says”: Mitt Romney got crushed by Rick Santorum this week in [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Mitt Romney has had his share of gaffes that are giving the Democrats the ammo needed to possibly destroy any hope he has of getting elected president. Gaffes become stories when they fit the narrative and the narrative is Mitt is a rich insensitive guy who [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Ever put a fortune into a company and then not know it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pSkLw6UvpaM In the CNN Thursday debate, Mitt Romney claimed he had no idea of his investment involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When confronted by Newt Gingrich over the fact that Romney poured 100s [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. “I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns and women join the unqualified men in running our government.” – Sissy Farenthold This week, as President of Meyerland Area Democrats, I was able to get a progressive legend to come and speak. Her name is [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. So what are Democrats getting out of our president when it comes to issues like being forceful against the ruthless practices of big banks? How about President Obama having his acceptance speech at the Bank of America stadium. That should play real well with the 99 [...]
TM NOTE: Art Pronin wrote “Progressive Notes” in 2011. This year I’ve asked him to take a look at Democratic and progressive support for the reelection of Pres. Obama, versus the policies actually implemented and decisions made, asking what are Democratic Party members getting for their votes? Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. The Nation’s John Nichols has been writing on the Occupy Iowa Caucus efforts and had this to say about Progressive Democrats of America and other efforts: Kudos to voters in Montana. Professor Jonathan Turley highlights a recall effort announced there. Why? To force Senators Max Baucus, [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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