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I was up bright and early on Monday morning to talk with folks on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Watch it here!
A stunning surprise coming out of this year’s elections is that the most dominant contenders were not glad-handing braggarts, but the least likely of participants: Shy people.
That’s strange, since running for office these days is assumed to be an ego game, attracting the loudest of self-promoters. But the big winners on Tuesday were a group that actually campaigned anonymously, not even whispering their names to the voters.
Dear Fellow Agitators,
I write to you with great news coming out of my great state of Texas. A strong, intelligent, trailblazing populist candidate is running for Texas Lieutenant Governor: Leticia Van de Putte.
The Grim Reaper is choosing the wrong people to die young. Not that I’d wish an early death on anyone, but there are some passings I’d be okay with.
Thanks for allowing a scruffy Texas populist to join you here at “The Summit” for this uptown, down-to-earth, back-to-basics populist-palooza. It makes me happier than a mosquito at a nudist colony to be looking out at you unabashed, untamed progressives. Thank you for fighting on behalf of America’s workaday majority, who’re being kicked out, knocked down and stomped on by the bosses, bankers, big shots, bastards and bullshitters.
By Jim Hightower and Steve Cobble
There’s a great band in Austin called “Asleep at the Wheel,” a name that jumps to mind when we consider the current mayoral race in Washington, D.C.
Are national progressives asleep at the wheel right now, missing a rare chance to help elect a very strong progressive as D.C. Mayor? Are we collectively missing a second “de Blasio moment” in Washington?
Last week, I had a chance to discuss America's populism in a great interview on Ring of Fire Radio with Mike Papantonio. Here's the video segment of that interview. Enjoy! http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/02/papantonio-time-right-populist-movement-video/