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The Unbearable Lightness of Reading Dana Milbank

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Feel free to read Dana Milbank if that sort of thing appeals to you, but don't imagine for a minute that you're learning anything. That would be like studying the French Revolution by reading Marie Antoinette's cake recipes.

Why This Ex-AIG Executive Is Protesting Treasury's Backdoor "AIG Bailout"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Life can only be understood backward, but it has to be lived forward. That's the only explanation I can offer for the strange turn of events that led to me becoming an AIG executive, then a progressive writer/blogger.

Speaker Pelosi Defends Record And Praises Impatience [FULL VIDEO]

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The Speaker's remarks were a reminder that honorable public servants see value in communicating with an forceful grassroots, and grassroots activists can pressure those in power and respect them at the same time.

Obama, Progressives, and Leadership

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Progressives shouldn't follow leaders -- they should exploit them. Politicians aren't heroes, they're tools to be used in a greater cause. We need to be unrelenting in challenging the right, whose ideology has demonstrably failed.

Come Shape the Next Phase of the Progressive Movement at America's Future Now

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

America's Future Now will provide opportunities for progressives to plan the next steps for our economy. What further reforms must Congress address next year? How can we press Congress to stand up for its non-corporate constituents?

Did Barack Obama "Kill" the Progressive Movement?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

I understand that nobody wants to be on the outside like they were during the Bush years, but the price of a few cocktail parties at the White House -- and the threat of lost donors -- is buying a lot more than it should.

Doubling Down on Green Jobs

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

We must raise our ambitions for green jobs, and start demanding not five million, but ten million new livelihoods for Americans who want to build a new energy future.

Respect Americans' Choice on Health Care Options -- Howard Dean

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Dean: If Americans like their current, private insurance, they can keep it. If they aren't satisfied, they should be able to choose a public plan. Respect Americans' ability to decide.