Green Party en Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties <p>After Republican Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a Tea Party challenger last week, most press prophets seemed either to sympathize with the House Majority Loser as Capitol Hill’s equivalent of California Chrome losing the Belmont Stakes to little-known Tonalist or to celebrate the upset as Washington’s or the GOP’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”</p><p>But it’s less about the Loser – an Establishment Republican, despite his ultra-conservative bona fides – than the Virginia voters who supported Dave Brat: populists.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:58:18 +0000 Bill Knight 55078 at Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties In Support of Progressive Change <p>As 2014 gets going, it’s revealing to see current public opinion and notice how Capitol Hill apparently pays more attention to Congress’ wealthy patrons than everyday Americans. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:48:56 +0000 Bill Knight 46468 at In Support of Progressive Change Statewide Political Convention in Macomb <p>The Illinois Green Party&#39;s state convention drew the party faithful to Macomb March 3-4. But the Greens will need to attract many more true believers if they hope to make an impact.<br /><br />Around 40 people took part in the convention in the Sandburg Theater at Western Illinois University. The empty seats far outnumbered the party members.<br /><br />Nonetheless, Illinois Green Party Chair Phil Huckelberry believes most Americans have a lot more in common with the party than they might realize. He called the Greens the &ldquo;majoritarian&rdquo; party in the US.<br /> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:21:41 +0000 Rich Egger 11303 at Statewide Political Convention in Macomb