We are the Resistance #2

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*** Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees, Its Co-Founder :
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/7035...y-law-center-fires-morris-dees-its-co-founder
"As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world," President Richard Cohen said in a statement. "When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action."

No specific reason for the termination was given. Dees, 82, told The Associated Press that the matter involved a personnel issue.
 

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So returning again to the Dem progressive vs. centrist issue (sorry, I think I am a little obsessed with this), I liked this opinion piece in Politico:

The Silence of the Democratic Lambs
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782

In which the author says that, basically, if Dem centrists don't want AOC and Ilhan Omar to grab all the headlines and attention, then they need to step up to the plate and publicly push their own initiatives and legislation. Which I agree with. I'm willing to listen to what they have to say--but say something, propose something.

I noticed this exact thing in the previous article I linked about Omar and the centrist new Dem representative from Minnesota, Dan Phillips. It sounded like Phillips was going to meetings with other centrists in D.C. and voicing concern about people being too far left, but it didn't sound like he had any legislation on the table or anything he was really fighting for. I am so tired of these people getting elected and going to Washington and then diddling around for a year before starting to run again for reelection. I want them to be something more than a safe centrist Democratic vote.

ETA: I guess maybe part of being a centrist is they don't feel the need to be doing anything (i.e., making changes) all the time. :lol:
 
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So returning again to the Dem progressive vs. centrist issue (sorry, I think I am a little obsessed with this), I liked this opinion piece in Politico:

The Silence of the Democratic Lambs
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782

In which the author says that, basically, if Dem centrists don't want AOC and Ilhan Omar to grab all the headlines and attention, then they need to step up to the plate and publicly push their own initiatives and legislation. Which I agree with. I'm willing to listen to what they have to say--but say something, propose something.

I noticed this exact thing in the previous article I linked about Omar and the centrist new Dem representative from Minnesota, Dan Phillips. It sounded like Phillips was going to meetings with other centrists in D.C. and voicing concern about people being too far left, but it didn't sound like he had any legislation on the table or anything he was really fighting for. I am so tired of these people getting elected and going to Washington and then diddling around for a year before starting to run again for reelection. I want them to be something more than a safe centrist Democratic vote.

ETA: I guess maybe part of being a centrist is they don't feel the need to be doing anything (i.e., making changes) all the time. :lol:

An example of this the current Delaware AG's recent proposal
https://theintercept.com/2019/03/11/kathleen-jennings-prosecutor-guidelines-delaware/

AG Kathleen Jennings is change the criminal justice system in Delaware.
 

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