by Charlotte Coyle (June 2019) Political tension is built into the fabric of our nation. The Founders intentionally created a checks and balances tension that forces cooperation and enforces collaboration across political differences. However … …when “we” are in power, we wish those checks and balances were not in our way. …when “they” are in power, we are grateful for the tension that limits the tyranny of the majority. Good tension maintains the strength of a suspension bridge; creates beautiful […]
Current leaders of our country lie routinely, without serious repercussions. Educated people in high-level positions brush aside, as hogwash, both evidence-based knowledge and a near-total global consensus of scientists on climate change. And—perhaps the scariest part—relatively few Americans express alarm about the lying and assaults on objective truth. If you, like me, are genuinely baffled about this “post-truth” era of “fake news” and “alternative facts” and concerned about the state of American democracy, read on. Also, read Democracy and Truth: […]
Heather Prabish, Coffee Party USA President Everyone expresses themselves differently. I do not enjoy writing articles and blog posts. So my friends, I leave you with an original poem. I hope you enjoy it. I hope it inspires you to sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk. Just talk and listen. Talk about anything. Leave the problems of the world aside for a few minutes and connect with people around you. Coffee Party Common ground. Strangers and […]
A friend of mine cast her ballot in a metropolitan suburb in Texas and she remarked how “remarkable” was the mix of voters who stood in line with her. I looked around me in awe at the diverse group of citizens there to cast their political opinions. Those with different colors and shades of skin and features, with varying faiths, from any number of occupations and education and economic situations, first time voters and life time voters, mothers with their […]
Campaign finance reform and corporate reform are serious issues, but that doesn’t mean that members and supporters of the Coffee Party can’t have fun while working to “pass campaign finance laws that limit the impact of special interest groups such as corporations, major political parties, and lobbyists” and affirm that “Corporations are not people, but consist of people” as the Coffee Party’s own goals declare. To that end, Coffee Party USA has partnered with Stamp Stampede to “stamp money out […]
The volunteers of Coffee Party USA have voted on the nominees for the 2018 Coffee Party Entertainment Awards for movies, also known as the Golden Coffee Cups, so it’s time to announce the winners. “BlacKKKlansman” won Best Drama or Comedy about Politics or Government of 2017 AKA the Best Political Scripted Movie. Chadwick Boseman won two awards, Best Portrayal of a Government Official in a Film and Best Performance by an Actor in a Political Film for his role as […]
More than passion by Heather Prabish, president Coffee Party USA is an all-volunteer run organization. Everything we are able to accomplish is done with the passion of our members and volunteers. I love reading the stories of local chapters or groups of friends getting together over a cup of coffee and discussing the news. I am very proud of the work our newsroom does in facilitating and moderating our Facebook page. I enjoy reading the different viewpoints and conversation in […]
Yes, the political climate in Europe is as polarized as in the U.S., and many of the issues are the same.