Tag Archive for Liberals

Who’s Afraid of American Liberalism

John Nichols How scared are the folks over at the Republican National Committee as they head toward an election cycle in which their party’s hold on at least one branch of the federal government – which they’ve enjoyed for all but two years since 1981 – could end? Faced with the prospect that both the…

Democracy For America Training Academy

JULY 21-22, 2007 Organized by: Democracy for America – Orange County Co-Host: Orange County Employees Association Two days of professional training provided by Democracy for America for candidates, staff and volunteers. Intensive training in communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizaing and building a sustainable grassroots movement. Program is designed so you can use the skills…

Is Liberalism Dead?

Scanning over the main page for Raw Story this morning I found this headline “Liberalism is dead, long live Progressivism”.  It raises an interesting question.  Has the term “Liberal” been so negatively defined by convervatives that we need a new frame to describe our beliefs as liberals?  I’m not saying that “Progressive” is a new…

Framing: Pro-Criminals

Fresh of Todd Spitzer’s rant against Steven Greenhut in Sunday’s Register is this post from Jon Fleischman at the Flash Report. It seems the conservatives have latched on to this notion that liberals in positions of government are “pro-criminal.”  Repeat a lie often enough and people tend to believe it (like “Only Republicans can protect…

Spitzer’s “Pro-Criminal Liberals” Accusations and the High Cost of the Death Penalty

Over on Orange Punch, Steven Greenhut takes State Rep. Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) to the woodshed for his insistance that liberals are pro-criminal.  Here’s the link to the post. Spitzer has this to say over at OCBlog.net: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the liberals’ intentions to halt the timely construction of a new death chamber,…