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