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Obama Hits The Trail For Hillary Clinton -- And To Cement His Legacy For Generations

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is campaigning for Hillary Clinton so fervently these days you might think he is on the ballot, too. That’s because he is. No...

A Progressive Agenda Must Be Strategically Pushed

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

There is too much on the line for us to get caught up with minor differences. From racial disparity to income inequality, immigration reform, marriage equality, fair housing, job growth, pay equity, improved schools and much more, the challenges we face are real, and our commitment must be steadfast.

New Rules

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The promise of America is that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules can earn a middle-class life. That promise is betrayed when the system provides a tiny class of Americans with special treatment, including a get-out-of-jail-free card when they commit fraud to make untold millions.

The New Progressive Agenda: A Return to Citizenship

Toni Morrison | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Toni Morrison

The difference between understanding oneself as a "citizen" and understanding oneself as a "taxpayer" is not merely wide; it is antagonistic. A citizen thinks primarily about his or her community. A taxpayer thinks mostly about himself or herself. The Progressive Agenda seeks to return us to the adult responsibility of being citizens to each other.

How to Create a More Progressive America

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The best chance for a progressive agenda lies not in challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination but in making sure she gets the White House, and then holding her accountable once she's there.

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

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.