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Why Liberals See Barack Obama as Atticus Finch

John A. Tures | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's hard to say who has been more disappointed, liberals with Barack Obama, or Harper Lee fans with the portrayal of Atticus Finch in "Go Set A Watchman," the sequel to "To Kill A Mockingbird." Yet the real Obama and the fictitious Finch are not so different, as we have recently learned.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Delighted’ By Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hailed the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party as a promising dev...

Biden Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"

Clarion Calls for a Progressive Hinduism

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

The Carter Center has agreed to support and bolster Sadhana's efforts to build a network and a movement of progressive Hindus committed to social justice and social action. I am cross-posting an exciting piece which was published on their platform.

Bernie Sanders: Laughing All The Way Through The Media Black Out

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Philip David Morton

While everyone else is battling over bashing Trump's latest nonsensical comments, or not challenging Jeb Bush on standard 'increase the retirement age' talking points, Sanders is experiencing a real populist movement.

Progressive Groups Go On The Offensive Against A Fed Interest Rate Hike

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

Progressive groups are launching a national campaign this week to pressure the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates until wages begin growing ...

New Project Seeks To Unmask Shadowy Payday Lenders

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new project seeking to expose some of the most secretive special interests in American politics launched on Wednesday. Its first targe...

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

Elizabeth Warren's Message At Netroots Nation

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the annual Netroots Nation gathering at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday. D...

A Hindu Reflection on Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

At the beginning of the great Hindu epic, The Ramayana, the sage Valmiki takes an early morning walk with a student in a beautiful forest, by a river. Valmiki is ecstatic about the beauty and peace of the place, and praises the pure water for being like a good man's heart.

Ekalavya: A Progressive Reading

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

Hindu scriptures, like all religious texts, can be interpreted to support whatever worldview one chooses. We reject any Hindu teachings which teach prejudice and the superiority of some over others, in favor of teachings which are based on love, oneness and justice.

Today We Celebrate, But Tomorrow We Get Back to Work

Sebastian Ivory | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Sebastian Ivory

People need to acknowledge, that though this is a huge victory, there are more victories to be had. I still have a lot to be thankful for as a cisgendered, straight male. It is still not easy to be a gay or transgendered person in the United States. But this is a definite positive. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get back to work.

Uh-Oh...Do Some Liberals Think Bernie Sanders Is a Republican?

David Pakman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

If voters don't even realize that Bernie Sanders is running as a Democrat, this is real problem, and one that the Sanders campaign should be aware of. A longtime viewer of ours, Jason, wrote in with one idea about this call

Daniel Marans

Russ Feingold Was Progressive Before It Was Cool | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

On a number of key issues -- the Iraq war, surveillance, criminal justice and same-sex marriage, among others -- Republicans and Democrats alike are r...

A Progressive Agenda Must Be Strategically Pushed

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.

Drinking Liberally for Democracy

Roxane Assaf | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Roxane Assaf

No one's ever accused progressive political activists of being insincere. But no one's ever accused them of having too much fun, either.

An Open Letter to Progressives: TPP Is Not Yet 'The Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

I have deep concern -- and some dismay -- when the president says that "we are just wrong," or we are "satisfied with the status quo," or worse, we are "making this stuff up" when we express concerns about the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

An Interview With a Visionary: Frank Schaeffer

Creston Davis | Posted 05.06.2015 | Books
Creston Davis

This past year I had the privilege of meeting Frank Schaeffer through our mutual friend, Peter Rollins. Frank quickly turned into a person I truly admire. He was the son of Francis Schaeffer, the Presbyterian pastor and cultural theorist that helped galvanized the Christian Right in America.

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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.

Bernie Sanders Jumps In

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think his chances of winning the nomination (or the presidency), Bernie Sanders is going to force everyone else to focus on the little guy.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

How My Progressive Disease Taught Me That It's Okay To Be Human

Kristin Duquette | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Duquette

Facts are facts, there's no doubt about that, but the human spirit is truly immeasurable. No matter how immobile a person may be, the human spirit can light up a room. The human spirit is more powerful than the adversity we face. My spirit is bigger than a scientific diagnosis and weak muscles.

What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.