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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DNCC Accessibility Scorecard: D-

Day 1 at the Democratic National Convention (Monday) I decided that today* would be spent determining how accessible it is to get around the convention as a disabled person. Between my Asperger’s and my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and the 100 degree heat) it is QUITE obvious that I am not a healthy, able-bodied person. As a matter of fact, I’m sitting here in a t-shirt I bought at the Wells Fargo Center after a volunteer at...

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Tales of Two Parties: the RNC and the DNC, and Democrats Divided

The first day of the Democratic National Convention opened under clouds of rain and controversy. Wikileaks’ revelations that yes, in fact, the Democratic National Committee had been biased against the Bernie Sanders campaign brought the discontentment of the Sanders supporters to a head. As the Convention got underway, demonstrators sporting Bernie campaign t-shirts marched through the streets and besieged the entrance to the...

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