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Progressive Agenda

Fantasy Or Forecast? A Progressive Agenda For The Supreme Court

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives can surely add to this list of issues that a Supreme Court with a liberal majority should address. Unfortunately, presidential candidates won't directly address these issues or the views of candidates they would appoint to the Supreme Court when vacancies arise

The Middle Class and Election 2012

Richard Geldard | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

A Left-leaning agenda is progressive in human relationships, attentive to the environment and determined in opportunity for everyone. Nothing less will succeed, and we certainly cannot go back to some Tea Party longing for the past. Nostalgia is not an option.

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal: Demanding the Just Society

James Block | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
James Block

Finally, serious opposition has emerged against the full-scale, right wing and corporate takeover of American society.

Dreaming About Taking Back America

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Let's keep the dialogue civil. We can reach out and try to explain to others why protecting the environment and the economy are not mutually exclusive.

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

Time to Give Thanks for Profiles in Political Courage

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Thanksgiving, I want to thank those Democrats from moderate districts who voted to do what they thought was right for the country, even though they knew there might be negative short-term political consequences.

OMG! Glenn Beck Is Onto Something!

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Glenn, that sure is scary stuff about those well-funded "freedom" groups getting their emissaries elected with secret money and requiring loyalty and litmus tests. Thanks, man, for the warning.

Ain't No Stopping A Progressive Agenda: Part 3

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

PROGRESSIVES IN POSITION TO MOVE FORWARD: PART 3 of Hill Progressives WON! In the third part of my "Silver Lining" series, trying to find some hope i...

After National Losses, Progressives Should Focus on the City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Petro

There is still hope for those who worry about rising inequality, social justice, and sustainability. By focusing on advancing a progressive agenda in cities, we can pave the road for future gains at the federal level.

Prop 8: Let's Get Rid of Marriage Instead!

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Shahien Nasiripour

Green Jobs Are 'Greatest Market Opportunity Of Our Generation,' Senator Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Flanked by forced-out former green jobs czar Van Jones, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Monday that creating new jobs in green industries prese...

Progressives: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Until we change the calculus so that the angry and anxious exact a penalty for obstruction and reap the benefits from concrete actions, results like those in Massachusetts will multiply and the dream will die.

Do Not Kill That Bill

Reno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You may have heard a lotta ugly kill-the-bill crap about our man and our progressive agenda - I just need to remind us all of a few points about this ...

Hope 2.0: Standing With Obama Over the Long Haul

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Klempner

It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.

How Progressives Can Deliver on the Promise of Change in 2009 -- Seven Rules for Success

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The critical battles being fought in 2009 are not about "policies" -- they are about the distribution of wealth and power.

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

Gay Marriage in Vermont: Three Progressive Lessons

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

For too long, federalism, the Madisonian concept of shared power between state and federal government, has been an idea monopolized by conservatives.

Evan Bayh's "Name That Obstructionist!"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Senator Bayh announced today the formation of a "Moderate Dems Working Group", or to put it in layman's terms, a group of 15 or so Bush Dog... I'm sorry... Blue Dog conservative Democratic Senators.

Progressive Agenda Tip #1: Pay Your Taxes

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

When our leaders, or even our potential leaders, fail to contribute to the collective good, it feeds our lack of faith in them as stewards of the incredible coercive power of government.

10 Big Goals for Obama's First 1460 Days, as Proposed by Progressive Policy Leaders

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

President Obama's mandate includes two huge and imminent priorities -- an unprecedented "stimulus" to revive the economy and a plan that gets us out of Iraq. And then?

Tax Credits vs. Spending: Why Progressives Should Care How the Stimulus is Delivered

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

From a progressive perspective, does the use of tax credit represent a political compromise that will limit the potential for the stimulus to seed more substantial policy change?

Ten Progressive Policies Whose Time Has Come

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It seems illogical to tackle some of the roots of inequality -- education and discrimination -- without taking on the central economic issue: wages.

Sam Stein

Podesta Sketches Out Vision For Assertive Presidency | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before it was clear that Barack Obama would be elected, John Podesta, the current co-chair of the White House transition team, laid out an agenda for ...

Progressive Patriotism: How the 44th President Can Change Washington and America

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It was a "change" election all right, but will it actually change Washington and America? November 2008 wasn't so much a culmination as it was the beginning of a new chapter in our national story.