Reaching Out to Bernie Supporters: A Primer
Jul30
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The DNC Stands With Michael Bloomberg Instead of Teachers

By Dr. Michael Flanagan So, I came to the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night determined to write about the terrible educational policies of the Obama administration and what education activists fully believe will be an even worse agenda under a potential Clinton presidency. I attended the DNC Convention as a guest blogger for the MOMocrats, to write about educational issues in the Democratic platform. I am one of the directors of the...

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ICYMI: The Most Moving Speeches from the First Two Days of the DNC

Days here at the DNC are long. Caucus sessions happen at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the morning, then the action moves over to the Wells Fargo Center in the afternoon. Speeches begin at 4 p.m. and last until about 11 p.m. Most reactions to speeches I’ve seen on social media respond to the headliners: Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Michelle Obama. But tucked in between party luminaries are smaller...

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The Massive Internal Conflict for Berniecrats Like Me
Jul27
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We Wanted A Revolution, But All I Got Was This Sign

By Dr. Michael Flanagan In Penn’s fair city, calm and grave hangs the old bell which rings no more for freedom sleeps on freedom’s shore – Caroline Weston, 1849 This is a sign hung by the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia I saw Tuesday, July 26th — the same night I had press credentials for the DNC, to be able to blog in the press tent for Tuesday’s roll call vote. Instead, I sat in the shadow of Independence...

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