Progressive Majority Coalition - Ben Boyce

Can the Democratic Party evolve to avoid extinction?

The 2014 midterm election double-shellacking has forced the issue of reform of the Democratic Party to the front burner.  The most... Continue

The work of our era

Every election year since 2000, the Sonoma County liberal/progressive alliance holds a post-election analysis meeting called (with... Continue

It’s time to carjack the Democratic Party

I am finally totally fed up with the last lame remnants of the Democratic Leadership Council corporate cheerleaders who still occupy... Continue

Myths and facts about the minimum wage

The recent Sonoma City Council decision to authorize a study on raising the city minimum wage came as a pleasant surprise.  It shows... Continue

The campaign for a living wage

This week I attended the North Bay Labor Council Pancake Breakfast, and as always I enjoyed the political buzz and the sense of camaraderie... Continue

Capital in the 21st Century

Rarely does a thick tome on economics get noticed by the mainstream press, let alone become a best-selling book that fundamentally... Continue

Pope Francis on the idolatry of the ‘Free Market’

Once in a great while, you leap to your feet in amazement on seeing a headline that strikes to the heart of your political concerns.... Continue

Destructive mythology of the ‘free market’

Over the last six weeks I have been doing phone banking for the primary election, working off a database of prospective voters which... Continue

Corporate media blackout blots out Progressive Caucus budget

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), one of the largest caucuses in the U.S. Congress, issued a bold federal budget plan that... Continue

Elections have consequences: mid-terms matter

Electoral statistics wizard Nate Silver, who accurately predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 presidential and Congressional... Continue