Let’s get on with the good news and great cartoons from the past week, plus a call to action! Good News The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin of Russia for war crimes. The court… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 3/11
I hope you all had a good week and aren’t too dragged down by the avalanche of truly horrendous bills coming out of Republican majority state legislatures. In case they are, here is some good news that I hope will… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 3/4
What a week! Good News The top leaders in North Carolina’s legislature reached an agreement that is expected to expand Medicaid coverage Biden is nominated Julie Su as his next labor secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Su would be… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 2/25
Despite the ongoing ugliness coming out of the Republican party and right wing media personalities, this week was dominated by President Biden’s unexpected yet historic trip to Kyiv and the Democrats’ strong turnout in off-cycle elections. Try as they might… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 2/18
I don’t know if you’ve looked at the kinds of bills Republicans in red states are trying to pass these days, but it’s really quite awful. Between Wyoming legislators arguing against a bill to create a minimum age of 18… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 2/11
I was curious, and if I’m being honest, I was worried about how the media would cover President Biden’s State of the Union speech earlier this week. You could see the framing taking shape in the days ahead. That it… Read More ›
Political Charge Weekly Recap 2/4
Earlier this week, I received a comment on one of my good news posts from a follower who asked, “What good news could there possibly be when Republicans control the House?” I’m so glad they asked. First, regular readers of… Read More ›
We Need to Talk About Defeatism
Are there days that you feel like no meaningful change or accountability will happen in politics? While those are perfectly understandable reactions to have considering the news, I want to invite you to think about what effect spreading that feeling… Read More ›
Happy New Year from Political Charge
I want to wish you all a healthy and happy new year. Thank you for subscribing to Political Charge and taking small actions throughout the year to protect our democracy. I’m so grateful for each and every one of you…. Read More ›
Ready to Hear Some Good News?
A roundup of some good news in politics.
The Democrats’ Messaging Is Just Fine. Stop With the Bad Takes.
I reject the narrative that if the Democrats just had better messaging, we would have done better in the election. It’s a garbage take. Read on for what we are going to do instead.
The Election Win the Republicans Won’t Acknowledge
Joe Biden won in a landslide. Trump lost both the popular vote and the Electoral College. But the Republicans still refuse to acknowledge Biden’s win. We need to take action.
Let’s Make Sure Joe Biden Wins in November
Declaring a winner for that first presidential debate is rather pointless. Besides, I’m far more interested and invested in making sure Biden is the winner in November.
Social Media Pressure is Real & Can Turn Out the Vote
Studies have shown that people are very influenced by social norms, and so social media can go a long way to turn out the vote.
You Saw What Happened. You Know What To Do. Act.
I find that today, I’m unable to pull together a coherent post. I am a stream of thoughts, observations, and emotions. I’ve been to Kenosha, Wisconsin. It’s a town of no more than 100,000 people on the shores of Lake… Read More ›
The June Fundraising Numbers Are In And…
I’ve got some good news for you. The reason why I like fundraising numbers better than polls, is that when people put their money where their mouth is, they are definitely going to vote. Any time a voter takes a… Read More ›