Show me Drinking Liberally chapters in:
Wyoming International Chapters Mississippi Louisiana Idaho Texas Minnesota Grand Forks Grand Forks Rhode Island Rhode Island Florida Reno Kahului Kalispell Lincoln Lincoln Arizona Arizona Arizona Gainesville Lincoln Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Kahului Kahului Kalispell Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Reno Wisconsin Michigan Houghton West Virginia Connecticut Bismarck Bismarck Gainesville Georgia Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Kahului Kahului Reno New York New York Washington DC Washington DC Fairbanks Fairbanks Lawrence Lawrence New Jersey New Hampshire New Hampshire Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Burlington Burlington Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Delaware Pennsylvania Ohio Massachusetts New Jersey Indiana North Carolina New York Santa Fe Santa Fe Albuquerque Oklahoma Illinois Tennessee South Carolina Anchorage Anchorage Kentucky Iowa Las Vegas Las Vegas Maryland Alabama Washington Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC Missouri Yankton Yankton Oklahoma Norfolk and Virginia Beach Fernley Fernley Calgary Calgary Boulder City Boulder City Augusta Augusta Colorado Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Virginia Oregon Fayetteville Fayetteville California

185 Living Liberally chapters in 44 states including DC, and around the world
[And remember: as you drink liberally, always drink responsibly.]

Newest chapters:

Drinking Liberally Shot of Truth

Missouri Loves Company

Mizzou students rise against racism and indifference,
leading to resignations and more confrontations.
And from Ithaca College to Yale University,
more campuses are wrestling with racial tension.

From the RNC debates and SNL stage,
Donald Trump's bigotry steals the spotlight,
while more and more hate crimes across America
target those who look and sound different.

The NRA fear-mongers about sensible gun laws.
Right wing leaders tell us not to trust Muslims.
And not a week goes by without another incident
of police violence toward people of color.

Yes, students at Mizzou had a victory!
But the fight for justice is far from over
both on that campus and everywhere.

The saying goes, "Misery loves company."
And this week, in terms of racism and tension,
Missouri loves company, as well.

Decompress, debrief, and deliberate
over a drink and some democratic discussion
at your local, progressive social club

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

Mixed Nuts

The off-year elections send off mixed messages:
from wins to regulate money in politics
to a loss for healthcare in Kentucky's gov race,
it's a foggy forecast for the year ahead.

The president's pursuing a mixed bag of policies:
banning the box and taking aim at criminal justice,
but putting boots on the ground in Syria,
and pursuing a deeply flawed TPP trade deal.

And then there's the mixed up GOP primary:
Carson rising on inane and insane comments,
Rubio rising as Jeb tries to "fix it,"
and Trump preparing for his SNL turn.

All told, it's a week of mixed politics,
but one thing that's totally clear:
The GOP field is a bunch of mixed nuts.

Come out for a drink and share what you think
with fellow like-minded left-leaners
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

The GOP's Halloween Hollow Weenies

Marco Rubio can't justify his tax plans,
so he attacks the media instead.
Ted Cruz can't cruise past his rivals,
so he sends cruise missiles at the moderators.

Ben Carson denies he has any relationship
to a supplement for which he's a paid endorser.
Chris Christie's most memorable moment
was a rant about fantasy sports.

Donal Trump claims he carries a concealed weapon
-- but only sometimes, so he can be unpredictable.
Jeb Bush may have claimed something,
but America lost interest every time he opened his mouth.

Huckabee. Fiorina. Rand Paul. Kasich.
They use Planned Parenthood as a bogeyman,
Hillary Clinton as an insult,
and all hate the federal government so much,
it's astonishing they want to run it.

Their stances are scary, their rhetoric scarier,
and the prospect of any of them winning is terrifying.
The GOP candidates are ready for Halloween
-- and the lot of them are Hollow Weenies.

Share a fright, a delight and a political night
as you toast and roast over news and views
at your local, progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

Backward to the Future

Joe Biden wasn't running for president,
but nobody believed him until he delivered
a long campaign-style speech to announce
that Joe Biden is "No" Biden,
and that he is still not running for president.

John Boehner resigned as House Speaker,
then agreed to stay on as House Speaker.
Paul Ryan, who has wanted to be Speaker,
said he wouldn't be Speaker,
and is now going to be the next Speaker.

And the GOP continues to pursue Hillary Clinton
in its witch-hunt / wild-goose-chase
called Whitewater, um, I mean, Benghazi.

Yesterday was the date on which
Marty McFly came back to the future,
-- and a day in which our politics
seemed to go backward toward the future
when it wasn't just going in circles.

Ponder presidents, primaries and Paul Ryan
over pints with political pals
at you local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

The Bern Burn vs The Hill Thrill

The Democrats finally debate!
Turns out Clinton isn't a pushover,
everyone agrees with the Socialist,
and Biden didn't join the fun.

Hillary, Bernie and the rest of the cast
competed on higher ed, climate change,
parental leave, pay equity, gun control --
issues the GOP field fully forgot.

The House Republicans are in disarray,
the Syrian situation in increasing discord,
and the TPP trade deal proving dismal.
But at least Dem discourse delivers a dose
different than GOP demagogues and diatribes.

Sure, there was O'Malley's malleability,
Chafee's chafing, and Webb's web of weirdness,
but the real question of the first debate:
Did you feel the Bern Burn or the Hill Thrill?

Come debate the debate with a drink in hand
as we recount, react and really enjoy ourselves
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

Violence Without Borders

Violence Without Borders

A gunman executed 9 victims in Oregon,
the latest massacre in an endless series,
as the crusade for guns without limits
leads to shootings that know no bounds.

Our own airstrike made senseless victims
of staff and patients of Doctors Without Borders,
a sad testament that American violence
isn't just a tragedy on our own soil.

As the Syrian conflict intensifies,
and the refugee crisis reverberates,
we're reminded that war in one region
has impact all around the globe.

We could be talking the House Speakership,
the first Dem debate, or the baseball playoffs.
But it's hard to embrace the more enjoyable news
in a week of killings without limits,
pain with no bounds, and Violence Without Borders.

If you need to get away from the news,
or get into it in a safe space of like-minded lefties,
join us for a drink and to share what you think
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

The Best Laid Plans

While right wingers planned a government shutdown
over their plans to defund Planned Parenthood,
Boehner announced an unplanned retirement,
keeping the government open a few more months.

Oklahoma planned to execute an innocent man,
and the Supreme Court was going to let it happen
until the governor's surprise 5-week stay,
which extends the saga of Richard Glossip.

And while the US searches for a plan in Syria,
and the world grasps at plans for refugees,
Russia's sudden spate of airstrikes,
has us all seriously scrambling in Syria.

Things don't always go according to plan.
Just ask Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders,
and the still-planning Joe Biden.

The best laid plans of mice and men...

One thing you can plan on:
politics, pints and positive people
at your local progressive social club.

DRNKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

Pope and Change

Pope Francis comes to America
and talks about the climate crisis facing us all,
while President Obama makes climate change
the next - and last? - priority of his presidency.

The Pope invokes the Golden Rule
in how we treat immigrants and refugees,
while Obama raises the US refugee quotas
and continues pushing expanded immigrant rights.

Francis discusses diplomacy,
highlights the challenge of poverty,
calls for the end of the death penalty,
Your move, President Obama.

Meanwhile, the GOP wants to shut down
the government over Planned Parenthood.

After 7 years, we’re seeing Obama
enact some of the changes he championed.
But in the face of Republican opposition,
can the Pope help add pop to this agenda?

Forget hope and change.
Let’s see about Pope and Change.

Share your thoughts, hopes and a few drinks
as you gather with like-minded likable lefties
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

The Stopped Clock

Today, the 60-day countdown clock expires,
meaning war hawks and Republicans have failed
to sabotage the diplomatic deal with Iran.

Last night, in a debate of backward and baseless ideas,
11 Republicans tried to turn back the clock
on women’s rights, diplomacy, gay rights and science.

And in Texas, a teenage tinkerer was arrested
at school for a science project: a home-made clock.
A proud clock — a shameful stop.

Rand Paul’s defense of not bombing Syria
and John Kasich’s claim you can’t just shred deals
proved that stopped clocks can be right twice a day.
But in Texas, that’s one clock-stop that’s 100% wrong.

If you’re ready to get off the clock,
come for timely conversation and tasty beers
at you local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.

Refugees. Refuse-ees. Reuse-ees.

Instead of seizing an opportunity for diplomacy,
Republicans are finding absurd new ways
to reject, obstruct, sabotage and distract,
in a futile tantrum to stop the Iran nuclear deal.

As a refugee crisis grabs global attention,
conservatives return to their own refuge:
slashing aid budgets, shutting borders,
shuttering hospitality and shooting their mouths.

Fueled by prez hopefuls who need to make news
but realizing they have no new ideas,
the GOP use a baseless assault on Planned Parenthood
as a basis for shutting down the government...again.

They’re recycling old tactics, blocking progress
and taking solace in being the Party of No.
When they're not to busy celebrating
Kim Davis, the biggest Refuser of them all.

The world is talking about refugees.
The GOP is a bunch of Refuse-ees and Reuse-ees.

Whether marking hopeful history in the making tonight,
or the eve of somber history made 14 years ago,
do so with left-leaning friends and liberal libations
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Find - or start - a chapter near you.