Following the DLC game plan, Gore ran away from key Democratic issues in an attempt to woo "moderate swing voters" with meaningless platitudes about "fighting for America's families" and "continuing our historic prosperity," while his poll numbers continued to sag. It was only when the Gore campaign finally started hitting progressive notes in the final weeks of the campaign that he finally recovered in the polls. The lesson: Democrats still do better running as Democrats than as pseudo-Republicans.
Lexington, Atlanta, Charlottesville, Tampa, Little Rock, Dallas, Durham. This is the best list I could find on short order. Cheese Grits with a Biscuit to go anyone? Collards, Black eye Peas and the best cornbread you've ever put in your mouth!
An in-depth interview with Christian Parenti, author of Lockdown America : Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis [Verso Books, 1999], a fabulous book about the history of the militarization of criminal justice and its effects on life in cities and in prisons. He combines in-depth accounts of current social problems with brilliant and all too rarely heard background analysis about the nature of capitalism.