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Category Archives: Coffee Party USA
That’s the title of a story by Peter Overby which was broadcast onThursday’s edition of NPR Morning Edition. Critics of Citizens United, including newly enlisted philanthropists, are organizing a long campaign of their own to reduce the political influence of big … Continue reading
Sometimes an institution becomes too sick to fix itself… Sometimes an institution, like an individual, needs an intervention, from people, from friends, from outside. —Lawrence Lessig As a friend of … Continue reading
It was a year ago, January 26, 2010, that the Coffee Party began as a FaceBook fan page, Join the Coffee Party Movement. It quickly spread from a virtual town hall to a truly grassroots movement with chapters across the … Continue reading
Mark McKinnon, Republican political advisor and strategist, gave a talk at the CPM convention that really struck a chord with me: If you want to make clear the corrupting influence of money in politics, ask people to consider the following: … Continue reading
I thought that I would share my notes from Frances Moore Lappé’s keynote address at the 2010 CPM Convention. I hope to post notes from workshops that I attended also so stay tuned. Lappé’s talk was about the Spiral of Powerlessness. … Continue reading
This article, by Alexander Amend, was written in anticipation of the Louisville convention, but it’s still a good introduction to the Coffee Party. The article’s last paragraphs: For Park the decision to include [Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express] … Continue reading
The resolutions considered by the Mock Constitutional Convention have been posted here by Eric Byler. Most of them are reasonably self-explanatory, but I think one could use a bit of explanation, because even though it didn’t achieve a consensus, it’s an interesting idea. … Continue reading
In his Huffington Post blog, Jeffrey Abelson writes They came, they talked, they listened — to each other. They were attentive and respectful, with nary a voice raised in anger. A most unconventional political gathering. … It was the first … Continue reading
In his New York Times column of September 14, David Brooks writes, Throughout American history, … there have been leaders who regarded government like fire — a useful tool when used judiciously and a dangerous menace when it gets out … Continue reading