Howard Dean, Fred Karger, Advocacy Groups Support #TestMe #June 27

By: Monday June 24, 2013 3:20 pm

One of the most exciting, proactive things to come out of Netroots Nations 13 is #TestMe, which encourages people to get tested for HIV on National HIV Testing Day, and to share photos and observations about the testing on various social media platforms using the #TestMe hashtag.

 

Howard Dean Says Obama May Drive Him Out of the Democratic Party

By: Friday April 19, 2013 2:14 pm

Obama’s recent budget proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare while restoring military spending is not going over well with the former Chairman of the Democratic Party. Howard Dean is so outraged by Obama’s assault on the middle class he is threatening to leave the party he once led.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rasmus Nielsen, Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns

By: Sunday March 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Ground Wars by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is an essential new bible for political campaigns locked in the everlasting battle that has become modern American politics.

This book is useful for everyone from a neophyte about to join their first campaign to career campaign operatives and consultants. Neophytes will gain a broad overview of exactly what to expect on their first campaign with the benefit of having their upcoming experience framed within the broader picture of politics. Career campaign operatives and consultants, will appreciate the book’s focus on the “ground war” as an essential component of the modern campaign as well as the historical background on how we got here, which many of them will have experienced firsthand. In the short time Nielsen spent embedded in the campaigns and in authoring this book he has managed uncover and write about what few who live and work in politics are even aware of.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ari Berman, Herding Donkeys: The Fight To Rebuild The Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics (updated)

By: Saturday March 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Welcome to a parallel universe. A casual onlooker might mistake it for our own. The same people run their Congress and their Democratic National Committee. The same election results toss out half the Republicans in 2006 and the rest in 2008. But in our universe, those events were recorded as the triumphs of smart folks like Rahm Emanuel and David Plouffe, winning despite the ruinous work of the DNC. In Herding Donkeys, Ari Berman reports from a place where Howard Dean deserves the credit.

Howard Dean Turns Against Afghan War

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 9:06 am

The notion of occupying Afghanistan for the sake of women’s rights was always spurious. Women’s rights are not traditionally respected in war zones. Not even the Obama Administration is making this argument anymore.

But I guess that was kind of the last justification Dean had for the policy, and with that done, he’s turned completely away. He added, “The Vietnam War showed us we shouldn’t prop up corrupt governments, and that’s what we’ve got in Afghanistan.”

Early Morning Swim: Howard Dean Smacks Newt Gingrich Around on Immigration

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 4:53 am

So, Dean and Newt had a debate last night at George Washington University, and this was pretty awesome, too.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel J. Galvin, Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 1:59 pm

During the summer of 2006, when Rahm Emanuel and Howard Dean were engaged in a strenuous fight over the future direction of the Democratic Party, I stumbled upon a very astute op-ed in the New York Times by an emerging politician scientist, Daniel Galvin, entitled “How to Grow a Democratic Majority.”

More Talk of Severe Budget Cuts to Follow Tax Deal

By: Monday December 13, 2010 1:40 pm

Democrats are accepting the budget-busting extension of the Bush tax cuts because of the stimulative effect expected from the other provisions in the bill. Republicans see those other provisions, essentially, as the impetus to cut spending and essentially cancel out the stimulative properties.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ari Berman, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics

By: Sunday October 10, 2010 1:59 pm

In Herding Donkeys Ari Berman tells a compelling story about how the Dean campaign sparked a grassroots resurgence and laid the foundation for the Democrats’ improbable success over the next 4 years. He captures some of the untold stories from the 2004 campaign and Howard Dean’s years at the helm of the DNC where, despite the ire of Rahm Emanual and other establishment Democrats, his 50-state strategy helped lead the Democrats out of the desert and back into the majority.

Howard Dean Joins Harry Reid, Wishes Muslims Weren’t So Insensitive

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 6:20 pm

Howard Dean, who once stood for some decent principles, tells us that those who want to build a Muslim center in New York City should be looking for a “compromise” that would place the center somewhere that didn’t cause a controversy. So long, Howard.

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