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From Occupy to Progressive Renewal III: A Call to New Truths

James Block | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
James Block

Real equality of opportunities must be through equality of capabilities...to achieve valuable functioning. --Amartya Sen A Common Inheritance A...

The Iraq War Is Over... Lesson for Progressives: Yes We Can.

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The end of the Iraq War demonstrates that "Yes We Can!" is more than a campaign slogan. It reminds us once again that everyday people can successfully organize to change history.

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal II: It Takes a Village

James Block | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
James Block

To move beyond their cautious pragmatism, progressives must abandon the self-defeating assumptions of the past. They must reject the false choice between social justice and individual freedom.

Progressive Caucus Challenge: Jobs Vs. Games

Isaiah J. Poole | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Isaiah J. Poole

The contrast between who in Congress is serious about job creation and economic recovery and who isn't could hardly be more stark than it is today.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 12/2/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.01.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discus Occupy Wall Street and the Homeland Security conspiracy theory; Michael Moore and Naomi Wolf rumor-mongering; progressive outrage; Twitter fights; and other issues.

Progressive California Is Ready to Go on Offense

Dolores Huerta | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

Progressive leaders are trading notes, breaking down silos, building power and going on offense. In 2012, the strength of the 99% will be felt in California.

The Progressive Case for Moving Backward

Justin Talbot Zorn | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Justin Talbot Zorn

Don't let the dreadlocks fool you: There's a profound conservatism about Occupy Wall Street.

OWS: From Building Awareness to Maintaining Momentum

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

By striking a chord with many in America and across the world, Occupy Wall Street is a movement that cannot, and should not be dismissed. It will resonate even more as western economies continue to struggle with sluggish growth and high unemployment. Yet it is too early to declare victory. Having provided a better understanding of the past, it is now time for the movement to pivot in order to contribute a better tomorrow.

A Progressive Caucus for the "New Progressive Movement"

Brad Lander | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

It's not just our legislative fights and our progressive principles that make us part of the "new progressive movement." It's also a style of politics that is infused with hopeful energy, and partners with community members.

From Brain Drain to the Next Economy

Daniel Goldfarb | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Daniel Goldfarb

If we want a pro-growth strategy for the economy, we need to be serious about making sure that America's best minds are going into the industries we believe can drive an economic renaissance.

Run for America

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

As voters in Ohio have shown, politics is not a spectator sport. Democracy depends on citizens exercising the power of the vote to counter the power of money. With Run for America, Progressive Majority is looking for a few good men and women to take the field.

Unity Is Strength for Progressives

Amy B. Dean | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Business and liberal elites have long invested in developing collaborative leadership. In Occupy Wall Street and beyond, grassroots progressives are now getting into the game of working together.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/28/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss the end of the Iraq War, the vanity of liberal perfectionism, compromising with the Republicans, political reality, Pat Buchanan and his new book, and other topics.

Left Out: Obama and the Progressives

Elaine Dutka | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Elaine Dutka

Late last month, 107 California "progressives" flew East to a marathon White House briefing. It was preceded by a Capitol Hill cocktail party, attende...

The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America

Robert Reich | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and the other tribunes of today's Republican right aren't really conservatives. Their goal isn't to conserve what we have. It's to take us backwards.

Five Reasons the Occupy Wall Street Movement Really Frightens the Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

None of them have to do with physical violence -- they have to do with politics. They're not really worried about ending up like Marie Antoinette. But they are very worried that their electoral heads may roll.

Occupy Wall Street: Joining Up!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

If we are in fact one country, it's time for those who got the richest while the rest of us stayed even or crashed and burned to pay their fair share.

Dan Savage On LGBTQ Bullies: Why The Church Must Change

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

To clergy: make a point to preach on welcome, and don't be afraid to talk about how God made LGBTQ persons in God's own image.

Van Jones: Progressives Launching 'October Offensive' To Rival Tea Party

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Former White House adviser Van Jones says that progressives are going to launch an "October offensive" to rival the Tea Party, in the spirit of the Ar...

What Should Progressives Do About the President?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If you believe that the progressive movement should be independent of Barack Obama and the Democrats, then the decision to work with them should be made strategically. There are times to oppose them, but there are also times to support, encourage, and persuade them.

Grim Realities in the Obama Budget Plan

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Obama may be leaning against the right-wing juggernaut, but he is not changing its direction, only slightly blunting its force. He has already given in where it counts by agreeing with the Republicans in August to slash the core of the discretionary civilian budget.

Who Will Be Today's Muckraking Journalists, Wealthy Social Reformers and Principled Political Leaders That We Need So Badly?

Allan Brawley | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media
Allan Brawley

There is a lot at stake here, beyond who wins the next presidential election and which party controls the Congress in January 2013. We are at a critical point in America's history.

GOP Town Halls Hit With Progressive Messages

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

Two years ago, a concerted effort by a corporate-funded Tea Party movement to get conservatives out to town hall meetings changed the dynamic in Washi...

Building a Real Progressive Movement for Change

Eva Paterson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Eva Paterson

Today, too many progressive groups still remain disconnected from one another. In my view, coalitions are not optional. They are essential. Without joining hands with each other, we cannot achieve ambitious goals.

The Debt Ceiling Debacle

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

For all the president's talk about shared sacrifice and the wealthy paying a bit more by closing loopholes, the two choices before the Congress now are all about spending cuts without revenue increases. How did we get to this unacceptable choice?