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The Devil and Larry Summers

The Devil and Larry Summers

photo: Larry Summers seated at the White House - Reuters By Alan Minsky, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of AmericaLarry Summers is a recurring motif in American politics, rising to prominence every few years. Recently, he has been meeting with Joe Biden....

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Memorial Day And Mail Voting – Ballots Not Bullets

Memorial Day And Mail Voting – Ballots Not Bullets

By Mimi Kennedy, Board Member - Progressive Democrats of America   Memorial Day Weekend, COVID-19. It’s summer’s kick-off, but we’re not gathering the way we usually do. Still, we remember our war dead. PDA was formed in 2004 to bring the peace movement inside the...

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A Glimpse of What Could’ve Been and Needs to be

A Glimpse of What Could’ve Been and Needs to be

By Alan Minsky, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America   On the last evening of the saddest April in memory, there was a virtual Town Hall that was most notable for going largely unnoticed. Had the same four participants done the exact same thing only...

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We Can See Clearly Now, The Smog Has Gone

We Can See Clearly Now, The Smog Has Gone

By Alan Minsky, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America   The idea that we can live more simply, that life could be so much better if we slowed down, that we could return to living in harmony with the planet - these thoughts are in the wind right now,...

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Death in the 21st century: COVID-19 in Italy and America

Death in the 21st century: COVID-19 in Italy and America

By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Alan@PDAmerica.org   Note: Recently, I was invited to write a weekly column for KPFK, the Pacifica Station in Los Angeles. This is my inaugural article, which was published today. It represents a...

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Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement

Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement

photo: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at Sunday’s debate at a CNN studios in Washington, D.C.(Evan Vucci / Associated Press) | Los Angeles Times By Alan Minsky, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America In the second...

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Rest In Power Randall Holmes

Rest In Power Randall Holmes

photo: Randall (right) - 4/23/11 at protest against Arizona anti - immigrant - SB1070 By Dan O'Neal Progressive Democrats of America lost one of our own last month. Randal Holmes, Phoenix PDA Chapter activists and the former chair of our National Election Protection...

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