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A Budget That's Best for All Americans

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The "People's Budget," which I helped draft, strikes a strong contrast with the Republican plan. It rewards hard work and invests in our country. It ensures that everyone has an opportunity to get a good education, find a good job, live in a safe and secure home, put food on the table, have affordable health care, save for retirement and maybe have a little left over.

Winning Marathons While Running Uphill

Mike Lux | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republican Congress or not, big-money opposition or not, progressives can win victories over the next couple of years if they stay creative, stay aggressive, and never give up. The last couple of weeks have given proof enough of that reality.

Did You Hear What Obama Said?

Jonathan Walton | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

Our perception of the world is horribly off because the scale we use to measure ourselves is skewed and it will never be stacked in our favor unless there is a radical transformation. And that transformation does not exist outside of an encounter with Jesus.

Greece Shines a Light

John R. Burbank | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
John R. Burbank

What went unnoticed was the increasing support for the populist parties of the left, those that believed in and held to the standards for social democracy, as opposed to a liberal bourgeois democracy in which the financial sector called the shots.

From the Cities a Progressive Movement Will Rise

Nick Licata | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Nick Licata

With over fifty percent of the population living in our biggest thirty-five metropolitan areas, it is critical to organize urban areas and pass legislation that demonstrates to the nation that progressive solutions strengthen our democracy.

A Progressive Populism That Works

Mike Lux | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I am so tired of polls asking people to choose between economic fairness and growth. These two things are the furthest thing from being opposites -- in fact, there is a great deal of economic research and analysis that documents the exact opposite conclusion.

Five Reasons Why Nancy Pelosi Should Continue as House Democratic Leader

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Nancy Pelosi is a unifier and not a divider within her Caucus. Time after time the Democrats were united -- from promoting the Make it in America jobs agenda to fighting the GOP shutdown.

How to Organize Under Plutocracy

Max Berger | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Max Berger

In response to the midterm losses, many progressive are asking what we can do to win elections. How can the progressive community deal with problems like inequality, climate change, immigration, and mass incarceration when we can't decide who serves in office?

The Future of the People's Climate March

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Reverend Billy

During the six weeks since the "biggest climate march in history," the CO2 emissions have entered the atmosphere from American cars at two trillion po...

Fighting for the Soul of Islam

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

Let us put this to rest once and for all. This is not a struggle between radical Islam and the West. It is between radical Islam and the rest of us, Muslims and non-Muslims. Freedom is not a Western value. It is a universal value.

Gaza as Seen by a Progressive Zionist

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Sen. Daylin Leach

There is one country in the Middle East which respects women's rights, gay rights, the rights of political minorities, free speech and the right of dissent, and that is Israel. There is no other nation in the region which could, in any sense of the word, be considered progressive.

Does Political Correctness Work?

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

While our lexicons are being updated to reflect a changing understanding of prejudice, it's hard to imagine that some of us aren't losing our relation to the real-life problems that our language is trying to solve.

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal About What Progressives Want

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Miles Mogulescu

The editors of the Wall Street Journal are clueless about who progressives are and what they want.

Compassionate Progressivism Can Stop the Balkanization of America

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

More signals this week that the Obama presidency is standing on its last lame-duck leg. I have now lost any great hope to see progressive legislation ...

Working Families Party Endorsement of Cuomo Shows Progressive Political Power

Richard Kirsch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

It would be a mistake to think that the New York Working Families Party's endorsement of a Wall Street, austerity Democrat -- Andrew Cuomo -- is a defeat for the surging progressive wing of the Democratic Party. In fact, just the opposite is true.

No, It's Not Too Soon To Think About Redistricting

Greg Speed | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

If we focus on the long-game and building back power in the states over time, progressives won't need a "Hail Mary" pass in 2020 -- we'll already be ahead the game.

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Warren knows from experience and writes with warmth that every day in America there are boys and girls asking moms and dads why the family car is gone, why the family home was taken away, why Mom or Dad has lost a job, and why so Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, desperately struggling to make ends meet.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

We're Minding the Gap, But How Do We Close It?

Donna P. Hall | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

White males are only 32 percent of the population, but somehow hold almost 80 percent of the seats in Congress. Millionaires are just 4 percent of the American population, but represent more than half of Congress. This disconnect is too great to be ignored.

Film About Honor Empowers Muslim Women To Stand Up For Their Rights

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Home

Islamic women around the world are demanding equal rights and want to break away from the harmful honor system that governs their lives, according to ...

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

Samantha Lachman

Progressives On SOTU: 'Warren's Message Of Economic Populism Was Right All Along' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's announcement during Tuesday night's State of ...

A New Way Forward: The World Five Platform

Jim Prues | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jim Prues

We can end war, repair our broken government, create thriving communities, revamp our food system, and replace propaganda and distraction with understanding. The real challenge is for we, the people, to rise up and create the change we wish to see.

Fourteen 2014 New Year's Resolutions for Progressives -- and One for Every Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The coming year will determine whether progressives allow the obstructionist tactics of extremists and their billionaire allies to stop change that benefits the vast majority of ordinary Americans.