Category: Politics

The Joe Biden Connection

I didn’t vote for Joe Biden on Super Tuesday, March 3rd. Since the New Year I had been agonizing over whether to vote for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders at my Los Angeles polling place on that day. I am

Posted in Politics

Backyard Democracy

This appeared in the April 24, 2008 edition of and on Huffington Post. Sometimes the fiercest political competition can serve as a catalyst for political reconciliation. “The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush,”

Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign

Where’s the Candidate That Represents Me?

This editorial appeared in the February 2, 2004 edition of Disenfranchised voters in more than 40 states lose the chance to not only influence the 2008 presidential election but also the course of history.   “I’d rather vote for

Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign

For Progressives in 2008, Gore’s the One

This editorial appeared in the June 28, 2007 edition of   In recent days, the word used more and more frequently to describe Hillary Clinton’s march to the Democratic presidential nomination has been “inevitable.” She consistently leads public opinion

Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign

Bad-Ass Democrats

This article appeared November 16, 2006 on The Huffington Post.   “I’d rather vote for what I want, and not get it,” said Eugene Debs, “than vote for what I don’t want, and get it.” Debs, of course, ran for

Posted in Politics

Alternative Inaugural Presidential Address

Delivered By Tad Daley in January 2005 Before Southern California Americans for Democratic Action, University of Southern California College Democrats, Stanford University’s Bechtel International Center, and the University of California at Berkeley International House. It also appeared in the January

Posted in Kucinich Campaign, Politics

Nuclear Proliferation: One Cheer for Kerry

This piece appeared the week before the November 2004 election on Progressive Democrats of America ( and The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. On the small nuclear questions, Kerry is far superior to Bush. On the big nuclear question, Kerry might

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Politics

There is Only Us

This appeared in the March 11, 2004 edition of The National Interest Magazine. When desperate victims in far distant conflicts plead for U.S. help, can American forces ever be used for anything other than saving Americans? As the Bush Administration

Posted in Kucinich Campaign

Top Ten Responses To “I Love Kucinich But He Can’t Win”

This appeared in the January 26, 2004 edition of

Posted in Kucinich Campaign

2001 Congressional Campaign: Platform

In a special election held during the spring of 2001, Tad Daley ran for the office of US Representative for California’s 32nd (later redistricted to the 33rd) Congressional District.   Tad Daley for US Congress Building A Better World, One

Posted in Congressional Campaign