Third Way Returns To Attack Elizabeth Warren And Bill de Blasio

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:47 am

For those unfamiliar, when Wall Street bought the Democratic Party they wanted their transaction to be called the triumph of “Third Way” politics in association with other gains by finance capital and neoliberal politicians around the world, especially the UK. They were essentially advocating that Democrats concede the economic argument to Ronald Reagan and let his governing paradigm stand with some marginal tweaks. Progressive politics would be limited to social issues or “the culture war.”

 

Third Way’s Cowan and Kessler Call For the Radical Dismantling of Social Security

By: Tuesday July 12, 2011 8:30 am

In Social Security’s 76 year history, it has always been dealt with independent of the general budget, through the normal legislative process. Rather than enact major changes in haste and, we believe, repent at leisure after the damage has been done, we urge policymakers to focus on Social Security after the debt limit has been raised, in its own legislative vehicle, through the normal legislative process with full hearings and open debate. Let’s go with the old-fashioned way, rather than some new, untested third way.

Marriage Equality: Two Not Emphasizing Rights Still Make a Wrong

By: Saturday March 26, 2011 4:00 pm

In our civil society, if something is legal for one, it just has to be legal for all. The bottom line is, everyone is equal under the law.

At least that’s how I see it.

Not so, it seems, for Lanae Erickson and Jon Cowan, two Third Way muckety-mucks who recently penned a piece for the Baltimore Sun in which they argued that if LGBT Americans want to see marriage equality become a reality, they need to make it less about equality and more about embracing what the authors see as traditional values.

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