Was The Republican Party Founded By A Socialist Wannabe?

From a reading that was suggested by an online class I am taking. It’s from The Revolution Begins Here Milwaukee and the History of Socialism” by Associate Professor Aims McGuinness, UWM Department of History : …the first Wisconsinites to call themselves socialists were English-speaking men and women who were born in…

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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America?

Over at truthdig, Chris Hedges has an excellent piece outlining the challenges Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is facing from the political establishment in Seattle – especially the Democratic Party – as she gears up for reelection. Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election…

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The most underreported political story in the country

Last week, long term incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin, considered a liberal democrat, claimed victory over Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant by a roughly 53% to 46% margin in a race for a Seattle City Council seat.  Sawant ran an unconventional and grossly underfunded campaign with a combination of old…

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Cal Thomas is full of it (again)!

In the Thursday June 14, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Perspectives page, Cal Thomas opines on ‘Why are Republicans the only ones called extreme?). NOTE: I believe that headline was written by MJS editors since it is different than the one on Thomas’ website which can be found here. His opening…

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