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Headlines You Want to See in 2020

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Imagining headlines in 2020 helps get us past the habit of reacting mostly to today's events and battles, and thinking instead about where we might be able to take our society in the future.

Peeling Away the "Obama Phenomenon": An Interview with Paul Street

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Street goes beyond the Obama phenomenon and investigates who Obama is and what he's all about in Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics.

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.

Obama and the Revival of Responsibility

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last night Barack Obama spoke to Americans as adults. He told America that responsibility for others is not just a stupid value for chumps -- but the definition of begin a grown-up.

A Surprise for the Right: Obama's Election Has Caused a Patriotic Spirit to Sweep America

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Tomorrow, the celebration will not be limited to the mall in Washington, or the inaugural events all over our country. Tomorrow will be a day to celebrate being an American citizen of a new World.

Why Would Progressives Make "War" on Christmas? It is a Celebration of Progressive Values

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Christmas celebrates the central premise of the progressive ethical system, "love they neighbor as thyself," and rejects the tribalism and radical individualism that lie at the heart of right wing ideology.

What's Your Favorite Progressive Business?

Justin Krebs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Justin Krebs

In every community, there are these businesses -- and we should support them. But first, we have to learn about them. So, which are your favorites?

Hope and Vision

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I hope it's time, if nothing else, to retire cynical bumper stickers, such as: If elections could change anything, they'd be illegal. The air remains...

A Canadian's Appeal To American Voters

Irshad Manji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irshad Manji

Relax - I'm not telling you who to vote for. That's your business. Rather, this blog is about what it means to be connected to the common good.

Two Thoughts Must Obsess Every Progressive for the Next Six Days To Assure Victory on Tuesday

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Undecided voters may very well break for John McCain and Sarah Palin. The other side will not go quietly. They will continue to smear. They will use every tool at their disposal.

Why this Election Actually is About Defining the "Real America"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Sarah Palin is right about one thing: this election is in fact a battle between the "real America" and a pretender. But it's not quite the battle she imagines.

The Progressive Agenda and the Financial Crisis

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

The conservative movement's narrative about the role of individuals and the market led us this mess. We need a new narrative, a new progressive economic philosophy, to lead us out.

Big Oil Big on Profits, Small on American Values

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alan Rosenblatt

Until oil companies start acting like they are on the American team and help us reduce ALL oil consumption, I will be glad we have lots of grassroots advocacy campaigns to keep the pressure on them.

Obama's Call to Service Is the Key to Electing Him President

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Fundamentally, Democrats lost the last presidential election because while we talked about policies and programs, the Republicans talked about right and wrong. Never again.

Clinton and Obama Silence On Winter Soldier Divides Progressives

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have yet to acknowledge the Iraq withdrawal plan crafted by members of their own party, and it appears there is little pressure from the press to question them on it.