In Denver, Democrats Became a Party

Posted August 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

Despite Will Rogers’ fabled quote from that “I don’t belong to any Party. I’m a Democrat,” during the New Deal years the Democrats were a political party with a clearly defined base. For decades, however, the Democratic Party during presidential
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A Historic Movement Like No Other

Posted August 29, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

Last night, I got to live history. Being at Denver’s INVESCO Field when Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination in front of 84,000 was a moment that will transcend this election. Since at least 1968, progressives have struggled with the
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San Franciscans React to Obama Speech

Posted August 29, 2008 by Ben Malley

Barack Obama’s speech was much like his candidacy has been. The audience saw in it what they wanted to. And they loved it. At Roe Restaurant in San Francisco, progressives cheered lines that acknowledged support for paid sick leave —
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SMV Comes to the Regency

Posted August 29, 2008 by E. "Doc" Smith

In an era where sports fantasy leagues are all the rage comes a real-life historic teaming that serious music fans and bass players have long dreamed of. Last Tuesday night at the Regency on Van Ness, saw the incredible bass
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DENVER DISPATCH: Dr. King’s Movement Lives On

Posted August 28, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

DENVER—11:00 AM: Just got back from a beautiful Prayer Breakfast to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Congressman John Lewis (the only surviving speaker from that march), Al Sharpton, and two of Dr.
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Activists Apply Lessons of 2004 to 2008 Campaign

Posted August 28, 2008 by Randy Shaw

The most important insight that was confirmed for me in Denver this week is this: activists learned the right lessons from the November 2004 election and are applying them to achieve a different outcome this fall. Recall that in 2004,
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